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Legislation authored by Joseph Andrew Merritt

Includes legislation with Joseph Andrew Merritt as the primary author for the 38th through 43rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.
Please note author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

43rd Regular Session
HB 206 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to making it a felony and providing punishment for the stealing of lint or seed cotton from any wagon, truck, or other vehicle, or from any gin or house, or from cotton pens or piles after the same is gathered and located in any field.
HB 243 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the scholastic ages of pupils in the public free school by raising the minimum school age to seven (7) years, and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith.
HB 270 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to providing for the relinquishment of interest and penalties on State, and other defined subdivisions of the State taxes, other than incorporated cities and towns delinquent up to and including November 30, 1932, provided said taxes are paid prior to November 30, 1934, and no suits shall be instigated for collection of same prior to November 30, 1934.
HB 341 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to banks and banking by providing a method whereby the State Banking Commissioner may fix liens upon such real property of stockholders of banks and/or trust companies, as is subject to execution, immediately upon receipt of advice that any bank and/or trust company has closed its doors.
HB 342 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to banks and banking by prohibiting loans to stockholders except under certain conditions.
HB 640 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to banks and banking by providing and creating a lien or liens upon real property, subject to execution of stockholders of banks and/or trust companies for the payment of any assessments against such stockholders.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 174 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to an occupation tax on coin-operated vending machines, marble table machines, and similar devices, within the scope of the subdivision.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 78 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to validating the organization and creation of all school districts, where such districts lie entirely within certain counties.
43rd 3rd Called Session
HB 46 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing the time and terms of holding the terms of District Court in Nolan, Mitchell, Scurry and Borden Counties, constituting the Thirty-second Judicial District of Texas.
HB 75 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to the duties of the county board of trustees of public schools of this State, in all counties having an area of not more than 900 square miles and not less than 875 square miles and a population of not less than 8,500 and not more than 8,650 inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, authorizing them to condemn land for school purposes.
40th Regular Session
HB 103 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to placing a closed season of five years on Mexican Blue Quail, partridge, quail, bobwhite and wild pheasant in certain counties; providing a penalty.
HB 263 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment by the commissioners courts of certain counties, a County Sealer of Weights and Measures.
HB 298 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Dickens County.
HB 482 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to increasing and fixing the salary of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Scurry County.
HB 559 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Scurry, County.
HB 610 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to validating the sale of lot 9 in Snyder, Scurry County.
39th Regular Session
HB 28 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to providing for the bonding of every person and every chauffeur operating either directly, or by agent employee, or hired hand, or by any representative, any motor vehicle upon any public highway or thoroughfare in this state for compensation, wages or hire, said bond conditioned for the satisfaction of any judgment for damages growing out of the operation or business or operating said motor vehicle as set out herein; providing for the punishment for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 73 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to placing a closed season of two years on certain species of wild bird in certain counties; providing a penalty for the violation of same; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 293 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating the Dry Lake Independent School District, situated in Dickens County, Texas; providing for a board of seven trustees; defining the powers of said board of trustees.
HB 509 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating the Common County Line School District No. 9, in Scurry, Borden, and Mitchell counties, Texas; providing a board of trustees thereof, and vesting said common county-line school district board of trustees with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties conferred upon common county-line school districts incorporated under the general laws of Texas.
HB 590 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Snyder Independent School District in Sourry County, Texas.
HB 604 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating and incorporating the Twin Wells County Line Independent School District in Dickens and Kent counties.
HB 637 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Stonewall County, Texas, providing that the commissioners' court of said county shall be authorized to issue bonds of said county for the purpose of funding or refunding indebtedness incurred for road and bridge purposes.
HJR 3 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment excluding the requirement of a tax for free text books; requiring the one-fourth of the revenue derived from all poll taxes shall be set apart for the benefit of public schools; eliminating the provision that special laws creating school districts may be enacted without the usual notice required for special legislation.
39th 1st Called Session
HB 155 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Five (5), in Stonewall County, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 314 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating the Ennis Independent School District in Scurry County, Texas, including therein the village of Ennis in said county.
HB 315 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating Fluvanna Independent School District in Scurry County, Texas, including therein the town of Fluvanna in said county.
HB 316 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe" | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute creating Common County Line School District Number 9, in Borden, Mitchell and Scurry Counties.
HB 333 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating McAdoo Independent School District in Dickens County, Texas, including therein the McAdoo Common School District No. 15 in said county.
HB 345 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating the Indale Independent School District in Scurry, Fisher and Nolan Counties, Texas.
HB 348 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating Road District No. three (3) in Garza County, Texas.
HB 349 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating Common School District No. 3 in Dickens County, Texas, including therein the present Common School District No. 3, in said county.
HB 382 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Three (3), in Garza County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
38th Regular Session
HB 282 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to providing that citizens of Texas, who are qualified electors, who will reach the age of twenty-one year after the first day of February and before the day of a following election, hall be entitled to vote at such election without having paid a poll tax and without having obtained an exemption certificate; providing procedure in case the vote of such person is challenged.
38th 2nd Called Session
HB 75 Author: Merritt, Joseph A. "Joe"
Caption: Relating to providing that citizens of Texas who are qualified electors who will reach the age of twenty-one years after the first day of February and before the day of a following election, shall be entitled to vote at such election without having paid a poll tax and without having obtained an exemption certificate; providing a procedure in case the vote of such person is challenged.