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Legislation authored by John E. Davis

Includes legislation with John E. Davis as the primary author for the 34th through 41st 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.

41st 2nd Called Session
HB 122 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute; relating to purposes for which private corporations may be formed; providing that corporations may be formed for the purpose of dealing in oil leases and royalties.
HB 179 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to validating incorporations of cities, towns and villages; amending certain laws.
40th Regular Session
HB 206 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to assessments for street widening and street opening.
39th Regular Session
HB 687 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of the general revenue of the State of Texas, to pay the contingent expenses of the Regular Session of the Thirty-ninth Legislature of the State of Texas; providing how accounts may be approved.
39th 1st Called Session
HB 82 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number One (1), in Dallas County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 386 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation of Dallas County Fresh Water Supply District No. 7 in Dallas County, Texas.
37th Regular Session
HB 6 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amend a certain Act providing for the appointment of a guardian of a person of unsound mind or an habitual drunkard, on a hearing before the court.
HB 174 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amend a certain Act providing for the appointment of deputy constables in justice precincts in which there is no city of eight thousand or more inhabitants.
HB 249 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act regarding the apportion the State into Representative districts, and to fix the number of Representatives thereof.
HB 254 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act apportion the State of Texas into Representative districts, etc.
37th 1st Called Session
HB 9 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to apportion the State into Representative Districts.
37th 2nd Called Session
HB 1 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative Districts, and to fixing the number of Representatives thereof.
36th Regular Session
HB 174 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles by defining the term "commission merchants," and requiring all commission merchants dealing in agriculture products, including poultry, other than live stock dealers and corporations chartered under the General Laws of Texas, to take out a license through the Commissioner of Agriculture of this State, paying a fee therefor, authorizing them to do business in this State; prescribing penalties for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 496 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain law as amended which relates to reports to made each month by county officers as to actual and necessary expenses incurred by them in the conduct of their several offices to the auditing of such expense account and the manner of payment of the same.
HB 623 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating the sum of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary out of any funds in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to pay the contingent expenses of the regular session of the Thirty-sixth Legislature.
36th 2nd Called Session
HB 173 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide for the appointment of a guardian of a person with unsound mind or an habitual drunkard without the need of a jury trial.
HB 192 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to re-enacting and amending an act to create a more efficient road system for Dallas County, Texas.
35th Regular Session
HB 117 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to the holding of elections in public buildings in all instances when practicable.
HB 235 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the compensation, fees and duties of district and county attorneys and certain officers.
HB 517 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending criminal procedure relating to the amount of the allowance to Sheriffs for the maintenance of prisoners.
HB 669 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the county court of Dallas County at law, so as to restore to the county court of Dallas county jurisdiction in all matters and causes, civil and criminal, over which by the general laws of the State, county courts have jurisdiction.
35th 4th Called Session
HB 100 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of Official Stenographers for grand juries by the judges of the District Courts.
HB 156 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending statutes; fixing the compensation of county commissioners in counties having a population of 30,000 and over; and counties under 30,000 population.
34th Regular Session
HB 114 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of land that may have been or may hereafter be sold to the State of Texas under judgment foreclosing tax lien; freeing such land when sold from any other accrued State and county taxes.
HB 153 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners court of any county in the State to levy and collect a tax not to exceed five (5) cents on each $100 of assessed valuation of the county for one year for the purchase and improvement of lands for county parks, and providing the manner of acquiring lands for park purposes, and providing for the management and control of said county parks.
HB 154 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to incorporation of certain cities and towns, and for the acceptance by certain cities and towns of the provisions; providing for application for incorporation.
HB 479 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the time and place of holding elections and providing that in all instances where practicable all elections shall be held in some public building within the limits of the election precinct; authorizing the use of public building.
HB 505 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the duties and maximum amount of fees to be retained by certain county and district officials.
HB 613 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to enlarging the concurrent jurisdiction of the Criminal District Court of Dallas County, Texas, and the Criminal District Court No. 2 of Dallas County, Texas.
34th 1st Called Session
HB 61 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of land that may have been or may hereafter be sold to the State of Texas under judgment foreclosing tax lien; providing a method of advertising the same; freeing such land when sold from any other accrued State and county taxes.
33rd Regular Session
HB 3 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes providing that any incorporated city, town, or village of a certain population is authorized to extend its limits.
HB 5 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners court in any county to levy and collect a tax not to exceed 5 cents on each 100 dollars of assessed valuation of the county for one year for the purchase, improvement and management of park lands.
HB 130 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the safe-keeping, support, and maintenance of prisoners confined in jail, or under guard.
HB 164 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating amending articles of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, providing for the payment of salaries instead of fees to district, county and precinct officers.
HB 210 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in any city or town which has fixed limits in which the same shall be sold, outside of such limits, and providing a penalty therefor.
HB 335 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to duties of railroad agents, and affixing a penalty.
HB 416 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to granting permission to Mrs. F. E. Gardner, surviving widow of W.S. Gardner patient and inmate of the State Epileptic Colony, to bring suit against the State, to ascertain, fix and establish her claims for his death as the result of wounds alleged to have been inflicted by another inmate under the control of the State.
HB 600 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of land that may have been or may hereafter be sold to the state, under judgment foreclosing tax lien, providing a method of conveying same and the disposition of the proceeds of such sale and freeing such land when sold from any other accrued state and county taxes.
HB 742 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Chapter 19 of the General Laws by adding thereto section 7 and renumbering its present sections 7 and 6.
33rd 1st Called Session
HB 64 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 7642, of Chapter 13, Title 126, Revised Statutes of 1911, providing for the redemption by the owners of lands or lots heretofore sold to the State, city or town for taxes, and to provide for the sale of land that may have been under judgment foreclosing tax lien.
HB 77 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Dallas county, Texas, and defining the powers and duties of the commissioners court of said county and making county commissioners ex-officio road commissioners of their respective districts.
32nd Regular Session
HB 63 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to regulating fees and salaries paid; providing for the keeping and maintenance of county prisoners and to create the office of jailor; prescribing penalties.
HB 123 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the commissioners of any county in the State to levy and collect a tax on assessed valuation of the county for the purchase and improvement of lands for county parks.
HB 235 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act providing that any incorporated city, town or village in this State containing six hundred inhabitants or over, including those incorporated under Chapter 11 of this title, and other laws general and special, may accept the provisions of this title.
HB 297 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the qualifications and service of grand jurors.
HB 346 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for publicity of contributions to campaign funds in this State; providing penalties.
HB 349 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person, firm or association of persons to haul Johnson grass hay along any public road or highway unless the same be baled; prescribing penalties.
HB 421 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into representative districts and to fix the number of representatives thereof.
HB 422 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act relating to the purpose for which corporations may be created.
HB 458 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act prescribing franchise taxes and providing for the collection thereof, extending until the first day of September, 1911, the time during which corporation embraced pay taxes and penalties.
HB 497 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act relating to Sunday Law.
HB 498 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act relating to insurance, providing the limitations upon the amount of any one risk or hazard; providing that re-insurers shall be authorized to do business in the State.
HB 535 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act to create the "County Court of Dallas County at Law, ' to define the jurisdiction thereof".
HB 544 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to amending an Act relating to corporations.
HB 587 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to creating the Garland Independent School District in Dallas county, Texas, so as to include the territory situated within the bounds of the town of Garland in the county of Dallas and State of Texas, and other lands and territory adjacent thereto, providing for the election of a Board of Trustees to manage and control the public free schools within said district and for the continuance in office of certain trustees until said election; prescribing limitations.
HB 615 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to incorporating and creating the Rylie Independent School District of Dallas County, Texas, for free school purposes only, defining its boundaries and providing for the election of a board of trustees, for the raising of revenue by taxation, issuing of bonds; vesting said district and board with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties conferred upon Independent School Districts.
32nd 1st Called Session
HB 47 Author: Davis, John E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to incorporating and creating the Rylie Independent School District of Dallas county, Texas, for free school purposes only.
29th Regular Session
HB 222 Author: Davis, John E.
Caption: Relating to the levying and collection of poll taxes.