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Legislation authored by William Luther Dean

Includes legislation with William Luther Dean as the primary author for the 34th through 36th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

36th Regular Session
SB 1 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to appropriating the sum of one hundred twenty-five thousand ($125,000.00) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of the general revenue, not otherwise appropriated, to pay the mileage and per diem of members and the salaries of officers and employees of the Thirty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, providing how accounts may be approved.
SB 2 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of Thirty Thousand ($30,000.00) dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the contingent expenses of the Thirty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, providing how accounts may be approved.
SB 32 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to increasing the salaries of the Judges of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals, and judges of the Courts of Civil Appeals and District Courts of this State.
SB 33 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by further limiting the jurisdiction of said court.
SB 59 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to making certain emergency appropriations out of the General Revenue for the several institutions and departments of the Government for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1919.
SB 103 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to providing for aid for rural schools by appropriating two million dollars each year, and providing the manner and conditions for giving such aid.
SB 104 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute defining and designating the persons to whom may be granted pensions as Confederate soldiers and sailors or their widows, so as to provide that women, now widows, who were wives of Confederate soldiers and sailors and after the death of said soldiers and sailors, re-married, may be eligible to the grant of a pension.
SB 112 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of one Million ($1,000,000.00) dollars to the available school fund of the State of Texas for the scholastic year beginning September 1st, A.D. 1918 and ending August 31, A.D. 1919, and providing for the method of distribution.
SB 124 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to providing the method of selecting a special venire in counties other than those having the wheel system, for the selection of juries.
SB 203 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to providing that the Industrial Accident Board of this State shall not be made a party defendant to any suit to set aside any final ruling and decision made by such Board.
SB 209 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute defining the purposes for which the public free school funds of Texas may be expended.
SB 210 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to placing concurrent jurisdiction in the district and county court of Travis County by presentation by indictment by a grand jury.
SB 232 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to Permanent Teachers' Certificates so as to add thereto the provision that any person who has taught as long as forty (40) years in the public schools of this State shall upon recommendation of the Board of School Trustees, be entitled to receive a permanent certificate of the grade last held by him.
SB 244 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to prohibit the giving of assistance to a voter in preparing his ballot, except when such voter is unable to prepare the same himself because of some bodily infirmity which renders him physically unable to write, or is sixty years of age, and providing that ballots be prepared in violation of this Article shall be void; providing a penalty for violation; making it mandatory for both parties to use the English language when assistance is given to a voter.
SB 317 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to naming the Pecan as the Texas State tree.
SB 328 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that the Commissioners' Court of a county not having a resident licensed veterinarian may appoint and designate a person resident of said county to administer hog cholera virus without first securing a permit for the use of same from the Livestock Sanitary Commission of Texas.
SB 330 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute by adding thereto a method of securing service of citation or other process or foreign corporations, joint stock companies or associations, or acting corporations or associations.
SB 339 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to changing and fixing the times of holding the Courts in the Twelfth Judicial District of Texas.
SB 342 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain title of the Code of Criminal Procedure by adding thereto a section relating to and providing that the purchaser of any intoxicant or any intoxicating liquor shall under no circumstances be regarded as an accomplice witness when testifying to a sale thereof prohibited by law.
SB 343 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes defining connecting carriers by making each of them an agent for the others for certain purposes and fixing their contract relations to shippers; providing that bills of lading, waybills, receipts, checks or other instruments issued by either of such carriers or other proof showing receipt of freight, baggage or property transportation, shall be prima facie evidence of the relations, duties and liabilities of such carriers to the owners or shippers of such freight, baggage or other property transported, notwithstanding, contrary stipulations by any of such carriers.
SB 355 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring to be creators and promoters of a public nuisance, being any person who is the proprietor of any place of public amusement, who shall permit his place of business, or place of public amusement to be opened for the purpose of traffic of the public amusement on Sunday; declaring that such may be enjoined at the suit of either the Attorney General, the County or District Attorney in behalf of the State.
SB 361 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to teachers' certificates issued by State Normal Colleges.
SB 385 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to authorizing gas, oil, other mineral or metal leases and sale of gas, other minerals or metals by executors or administrators under order of the County Court entered on the Minutes of the Probate Court either in term time or in vacation.
SJR 6 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 2 of Article VI of the Constitution of the State so that every person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of twenty-one years shall be deemed a qualified elector; providing that all electors shall vote in the election precinct of their residence; fixing the time for the holding of an election and making an appropriation therefor.
SJR 11 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Proposing an amendment increasing the amount of ad-valorem taxes that may be levied by counties, cities and towns; making an appropriation.
SJR 12 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Proposing an amendment increasing the total tax rate that may be levied by cities and towns having a population of five thousand or less; making an appropriation.
SJR 16 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Proposing an amendment relating to oath of office.
SJR 17 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Proposing an amendment exempting independent school districts created by Special Act of the Legislature from the limitation of a total tax of fifty cents on the one hundred dollars valuation for any one year; making an appropriation.
SJR 24 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that the Legislature shall have power to enact laws authorizing a division of the net proceeds arising from the operation of the prison system of this State between the State and prisoners confined in the penitentiary or their dependents; making an appropriation.
SJR 26 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Proposing an amendment fixing the salaries of the Attorney General, the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Secretary of State, the Treasurer and the Commissioner of the General Land Office; making an appropriation.
36th 2nd Called Session
SB 6 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to employ additional help until August 31st, 1919, present year, making an appropriation.
SB 52 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to continuing the Commission of Appeals until last Saturday in June 1922.
SB 137 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to making it the duty of every oil pipeline company to make to the Comptroller and to the Railroad Commission written report showing the number of barrels crude petroleum run by it; providing penalties.
SB 138 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing the Common School District No. 20 in Walker County, Texas.
SB 143 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a statewide intoxicating liquor prohibition law.
SB 169 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending the Polk County Road Law.
SJR 3 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment directing the Governor and Attorney General to file suits for determination of the Texas-Oklahoma boundary line.
36th 3rd Called Session
SB 6 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to the available school fund of the State of Texas for the scholastic year beginning September 1, 1920.
SB 58 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay debts of the Texas State Railroad accrued prior to June 1, 1920, and providing the manner and method of payment.
SB 62 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending the Walker County Road Law.
SB 67 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making appropriation to pay transportation, subsistence and all other expenses of military forces of the State when ordered on State duty.
SB 73 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending Sections 2, 7, 8 and 16 of the Polk County Road Law.
36th 4th Called Session
SB 1 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles relating to the the qualifications of voters, so as to eliminate from the provisions of all said articles the word "male" and so as to levy and collect from all persons, both male and female, within certain ages, poll taxes, and fixing the qualifications of voters so as to include all persons, both male and female; providing penalties for violations of certain of the provisions of this Act.
35th Regular Session
SB 45 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to prohibiting Commissioners' Courts from issuing warrants or from otherwise contracting debts against the court house and jail fund or the road and bridge fund of their respective counties, in excess of the estimated receipts in the year for which such warrants or evidences of indebtedness are issued.
SB 46 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to providing a period of limitation within which action must be brought to foreclose liens upon land securing taxes, providing a period within which such liens shall become barred.
SB 47 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to making appropriations for the support and maintenance of the Sam Houston Normal Institute, the North Texas State Normal, the Southwest Texas State Normal School, and the West Texas Normal School, during the summer term of 1917.
SB 65 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the owning or operating of any Pool Hall or Billiard Hall or any Pool Table or Billiard Table for profit within the State.
SB 66 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to the disqualification of judges by adding thereto the provision that no judge of a district court shall be disqualified by reason of the fact that he may be a member of a mutual benefit order, insurance society or insurance company, from trying any cause in which such company may be a party.
SB 217 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to re-organizing the 75th Judicial District of Texas, adding thereto the County of Tyler, and removing said County from the 1st Judicial District of Texas.
SB 232 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to declaring telephone and telegraph companies to be common carriers and placing same under control of the Railroad Commission.
SB 264 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to authorizing W.A. Eastham et. al, as executors and devisees under the last will of Mrs. Della Eastham, deceased, to sue the State of Texas.
SB 265 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to authorizing B.A. Eastham to sue the State and the Prison Commission of Texas, in Walker County.
SB 278 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending Articles of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, of 1911, providing for county depositories.
SB 331 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain articles providing for the joint duties of County and District attorneys and to provide for compensation of County Attorneys in certain cases.
SB 377 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending an Act creating the Huntsville Independent School District in Walker County, Texas, and defining its boundaries.
SB 412 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws providing for county depositories, providing that the amount of the bond of the county depository shall in no event be for less than the total amount of revenue of the county for the next preceding year.
SB 414 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Grimes County, Texas; fixing penalties.
SB 478 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to incorporating and creating the Phelps Independent School District in Walker County, Texas.
SJR 7 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Proposing an amendment so as to exempt from taxation county and city bonds, school and road district bonds, vendor's lien notes and other securities bearing a rate of interest of six per cent or less.
SJR 8 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that certain towns and cities may assess and collect an annual tax to defray the current expenses of their local government.
35th 1st Called Session
SB 31 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending Revised Statutes of 1911, regulating management, control and financing of the penitentiary system.
35th 3rd Called Session
SB 29 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road law for Madison County.
35th 4th Called Session
SB 3 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws so as to prohibit the sale of spirituous or vinous liquors in quantities of one gallon or less without taking out a license; prescribing a penalty.
SB 4 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws so as to prohibit the sale of malt liquors capable of producing intoxication in quantities of one gallon or less without taking out retail liquor dealers' license.
SB 5 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the sale of any intoxicating liquor to any person engaged, employed or enlisted in military or naval service; prescribing a penalty.
SB 6 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the purchase or procuring for of any intoxicating liquor for any person engaged or enlisted in the military or naval forces of the United States; prescribing a penalty.
SB 7 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to prohibiting making an appointment for or soliciting any person in the service of the United States military or naval forces to meet or come in contact with any immoral woman for the purpose of unlawful sexual intercourse; providing a penalty.
SB 9 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors within ten miles of any place where soldiers of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Aviation Department are being quartered, held, or trained for military service in time of war; providing a penalty.
SB 11 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring it to be a felony for amy person shall during the time that the United States of America is at war use any language in the presence and hearing of another use language which is disloyal to the United States of America or abusive in character and calculated to bring into disrepute the United States of America, fixing a punishment.
SB 28 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to creating a Court to be styled the Commission of Appeals of the State of Texas.
SB 48 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to declaring syphilis, gonorrhea and chancroid and hereinafter designated as venereal diseases, to be contagious, infections, communicable and dangerous to the public health.
SB 49 Author: Dean, William Luther | et. al.
Caption: Relating to Public Health and providing a Sanitary Code for Texas, prohibiting advertisement concerning certain diseases and afflictions, providing a penalty for the violation thereof.
SB 56 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws prescribing uniform weights and containers for flour and meal.
SB 57 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to amending certain laws by providing for standard "grades and packs" of other fruits and vegetables, prohibiting common carriers from receiving fruits or vegetables for shipment or transporting the same; prescribing penalties.
SB 89 Author: Dean, William Luther
Caption: Relating to authorizing the investment of the sinking funds of counties, cities, towns, school districts or school communities in United States bonds, war savings certificates, certificates of indebtedness issued by the United States Government and in State, city or town bonds.