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Legislation authored by Menton J. Murray

Includes legislation with Menton J. Murray as the primary author for the 34th through 63rd 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.

63rd Regular Session
HB 60 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Motion to reconsider spread on the Journal
Caption: Relating to the boundaries of a county seat.
HB 215 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to corporate guaranties.
HB 397 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to possession of deer carcasses before final processing.
HB 545 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the period of probation and the term of imprisonment after revocation of probation.
HB 568 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Making appropriations for and directing payment of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments out of the General Revenue Fund and other funds designated herein; requiring approval of the claims in the manner specified in the Act before payment is made; providing for severability; repealing laws in conflict.
HB 1280 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to eligibility for membership on the Texas Vending Commission.
HB 1284 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulating certain coin-operated machine businesses.
HCR 135 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Memorializing Congress to federalize Title XIX (Medicaid) program to provide financial relief to states.
HR 244 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Requesting the Alcoholic Beverage Commission to collect certain taxes due to the state regarding liquor and importation of same from Mexico.
62nd Regular Session
HB 178 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to tuition equalization grants for students of certain private colleges and universities in Texas.
HB 179 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to contract with certain private institutions of higher education for the education of Texas resident students.
HB 211 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to treat persons with various respiratory diseases at the Harlingen State Chest Hospital and San Antonio State Chest Hospital.
HB 227 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the exchange of benches in probate matters between the judge of the County Court at Law of Cameron County and the judge of the County Court of Cameron County.
HB 246 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing a self-liquidating navigation district coming under the scope of Chapter 63 of the Water Code to accept bid bonds executed by a corporate surety in lieu of the certified check currently required.
HB 273 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Professional Association Act.
HB 403 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Harlingen State Tuberculosis Hospital to the Harlingen State Chest Hospital, to change the name of the San Antonio State Tuberculosis Hospital to the San Antonio State Chest Hospital, and to change the name of the East Texas Tuberculosis Hospital to the East Texas Chest Hospital.
HB 485 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the Commission for Rehabilitation.
HB 486 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to including persons employed by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission in the definition of employee relating to the accumumlated vacation and sick leave payment to estates of employees.
HB 538 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to a political subdivision or tax supported institution authorizing the Attorney General to bring an action on its behalf to recover damages provided for by the federal antitrust laws.
HB 539 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of agreements violating the prohibition against a monopoly, trust, or conspiracy in restraint of trade.
HB 595 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing procedures to be employed by the State Judicial Qualifications Commission in the exercise of its power to censure.
HB 703 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to prescribing civil penalties of not to exceed $100 per day for any wilful violation of any rule, regulation, or order promulgated by the Texas Water Rights Commission which is not in conflict with this Chapter and any term or condition contained in declarations of appropriation and permits heretofore or hereafter granted by the Commission which is not in conflict with this Chapter.
HB 896 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the student loan program.
HB 1234 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to increasing the amount of the building use fee for certain colleges and universities.
HB 1235 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to certain exemptions from the sales tax.
HB 1672 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to contracts and leases for the operation of water systems.
HCR 191 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Granting Mrs. Quatha Kirkpatrick permission to sue the state.
HR 32 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: In memory of County Judge Oscar C. Dancy.
HR 312 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Welcoming Law Enforcement Explorers Post No. 396 of Harlingen.
62nd 1st Called Session
HR 37 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Commending Mrs. Dorothy Hallman, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, and her assistants and staff.
62nd 2nd Called Session
HCR 1 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: In memory of the Honorable Will L. Smith.
HR 52 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Commending the Confederate Air Force for its efforts in commemorating and preserving aircraft of World War II and its efforts in advertising the State of Texas at Transpo '72.
62nd 4th Called Session
HB 76 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authority of Texas State Technical Institute to grant bachelor of technical education degrees.
HR 36 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: In memory of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Whalen.
61st Regular Session
HB 10 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to changing the time required between adoption or abolition of local sales tax elections.
HB 45 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, maintenance and operation of Willacy County Drainage District No. 1.
HB 94 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the time when an adoption hearing may be held.
HB 95 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the source to be used for selecting names for jury wheels in certain counties.
HB 175 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to removing the financial limitation on the Texas Water Development Board's storage acquisition program; eliminating the financial limitation on an investment in a single project.
HB 179 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of certain inactive conservation and reclamation districts.
HB 181 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that certain imported waters are property of the state.
HB 301 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for any person, with a malicious and mischievous intent, to trespass upon the property of another, whether private, business, or public property; fixing a penalty.
HB 331 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties and financing of Cameron County Hospital District of Cameron County, Texas.
HB 334 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to requiring that English shall be the basic language of instruction in all grade schools; providing the governing body of the school district or school may determine when, in which grades or classes, and circumstances instruction may be given bilingually; declaring state policy on bilingual instruction.
HB 726 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of an Interstate Compact Commissioner to represent Texas on the Rio Grande, Pecos, Canadian, Red and Sabine River Compacts and to continue negotiations on the Red River Compact; providing an effective date.
HB 805 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to increasing the voltage restriction on electro-trawls used by Commercial Gulf Shrimp Boats in certain waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 806 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Palm Valley Estates Utility District".
HB 840 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to seizure and sale of unlawfully possessed marine life.
HB 841 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the holding of a county convention in certain counties containing all or part of two senatorial districts; amending the Texas Election Code.
HB 1084 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to criteria for political subdivisions which request financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 1085 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to increasing the maximum maturity to fifty (50) years for bonds or securities purchased by the Texas Water Development Board; abolishing the maximum loan limit of a political subdivision.
HB 1127 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing alternative disclosure requirements in coordination with federal law and providing for administrative enforcement and criminal liabilities.
HB 1138 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement that certain statements be sworn to.
HB 1139 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Water Rights Commission or its designated agents to investigate the feasibility of fresh water supply district projects financed by bond issues.
HB 1140 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the creation of fresh water supply districts.
HB 1141 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to prescribing penalties for violation of wilfully taking, diverting or appropriating water of the State without complying with certain provisions.
HB 1142 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to prescribing civil penalties of not to exceed one hundred dollars per day for any willful violation of any rule, regulation or order promulgated by the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 1143 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the continuing right of supervision of the State of Texas, by and through the Texas Water Rights Commission or its successor, of the powers and duties of certain water districts, with certain exceptions.
HB 1288 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to conferring general jurisdiction in probate proceedings on the County Court at Law of Cameron County.
HB 1318 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing a conservation and reclamation district known as "Arroyo Estates Utility District".
HB 1359 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Long Island Utility District".
61st 1st Called Session
HB 48 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings to the County Court at Law of Cameron County.
61st 2nd Called Session
HB 42 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain probated proceedings to the County Court at Law of Cameron County.
60th Regular Session
HB 46 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to requiring that the address of the grantee appear in a deed before it may be recorded.
HB 56 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to publication and mailing of notice of hearing on an application for appropriation of water.
HB 57 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain article relating to the right to appropriate the ordinary flow, underflow, or floodwaters of a stream.
HB 174 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute by deleting provisions relating to the prior right of appropriation of the owner of land through which water flows when water is appropriated for mining purposes.
HB 175 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending Article 7468, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, relating to the authorized purposes of use of certain water by providing that it may be used for certain specified purposes and for any other reasonable beneficial use.
HB 176 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain statute relating to presentations to the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 177 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to publication of new rules and amendments of rules by the Texas Water Rights Commission.
HB 178 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain statute relating to the prohibition against acquisition of riparian rights, water rights, water supply, and certain facilities and lands by a person, corporation, city, town, municipality, or other public corporation by eminent domain or condemnation.
HB 447 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the recordation of certain claims of water rights and imposing limitations on the exercise of such claims; providing for the adjudication and administration of water rights.
HB 594 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for a person to enter upon a boat, vessel, ship or other watercraft of another without the consent of the owner or other person in charge thereof; providing a penalty.
HB 760 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to repealing a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to parental consent to marriage of a minor child.
HB 958 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Congressional Districts.
HB 1129 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to the sponsorship of water resource development projects in this state.
HB 1130 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the periodic review, re-evaluation, and approval by the Texas Water Rights Commission of local master plans for water development.
HB 1131 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts authorizing the Texas Water Development Board to create a centralized data bank for all hydrologic data collected in this state; providing for the travel expenses for certain employees; transferring the functions of the State Reclamation Engineer to the Texas Water Development Board; declaring unlawful the construction or maintenance of levees without approval of plans by the Texas Water Development Board; providing penalties.
HB 1132 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to conferring the power of eminent domain upon the Texas Water Development Board.
HB 1133 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the use of compensatory regulations for the purpose of preserving land for reservoirs, water supply, forest, and other open space uses.
HB 1134 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the Texas Water Development Board to purchase or retire outstanding prior lien water bonds of a political subdivision.
HB 1135 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to rental of space for state agencies.
HB 1185 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to the perpetual care fund of perpetual care cemeteries.
59th Regular Session
HB 6 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the prevention, control and eradication of the disease of tuberculosis.
HB 52 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to inspection of motor vehicles.
HB 81 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts to provide that construction of a new reservoir on that portion of a stream over which a water master has heretofore been, or may hereafter be, appointed, shall not void such appointment nor restrict the authority of such water master to act both upstream and downstream from such new reservoir; providing for the retention of jurisdiction by the Trial Court to allocate and distribute water in its judicial custody during appeal and until entry of final judgment.
HB 265 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the power to create, convert, and consolidate water improvement districts, water supply districts, water control and preservation districts, fresh water supply districts, levee improvement districts, drainage districts, and conservation and reclamation districts.
HB 266 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to Texas Water Commission fees, permits, and presentations.
HB 267 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the power and duty to plug abandoned oil and gas wells.
HB 379 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain arbitration agreements.
HB 455 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing an exception under the prescribed wages for overtime labor for certain female employees.
HB 560 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating Cameron County Conservation and Reclamation District.
HB 1129 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts creating Rio Grande Palms Water District by correcting the metes and bounds of said District.
58th Regular Session
HB 97 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation of Padre Island National Seashore.
HB 194 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to defining interest and providing maximum rates and to provide that all installment certificates hypothecated to secure a loan shall yield not less than one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) interest per annum.
HB 195 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that a boy between the age of fifteen and seventeen or a girl between the age of fifteen and eighteen may be indicted for a felony under certain circumstances and not treated as a delinquent child.
HB 196 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and providing for the purchase of educational motion picture films by the State Board of Education for the use and benefit of the Texas public school system; providing the effective date of this Act.
HB 197 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the recovery by the State Department of Public Welfare of funds paid to any recipient of public assistance, if such recipient owns property at the time of his death and to provide further for the denial of assistance where transfers of property have been made for the purpose of qualifying for or increasing the amount of assistance or for the purpose of precluding recovery of assistance payments.
HB 198 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways relative to speed of vehicles, rules of enforcement and admissibility of evidence.
HB 353 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fixing the penalties for the failure to pay losses under Marine Insurance policies issued by a general casualty company, mutual casualty company, Lloyds organization, reciprocal exchange, or other insurer; providing for attorneys fees for the prosecution and collection of such losses.
HB 750 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to determination of water rights by district courts in cases where the State or Texas Water Commission is a party.
HB 751 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to establishing a procedure for the removal of certain officers.
HB 752 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the creation of a conservation and reclamation district to be known as the Lower Rio Grande Water Conservancy District; authorizing the District Court to punish for contempt in certain cases.
HB 753 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the limiting of hours of labor and prescribing of wages for overtime labor for certain female employees.
HB 861 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to certain motor vehicles; providing for the issuance of time permits and the conditions relating thereto; defining an offense and prescribing a penalty.
HJR 1 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish payment of the poll tax as a prerequisite for voting and to authorize the Legislature to provide for registration of voters.
HJR 31 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the abolishment of the levy of ad valorem taxes for state purposes.
57th Regular Session
HB 105 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act governing elections of Navigation and Canal Commissioners in certain Navigation Districts.
HB 262 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that the term merchandise in the Bulk Sales Law shall be construed as including, but not limited to, meat and other edible foods furnished to restaurants, cafes and cafeterias.
HB 263 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to funeral directing and embalming, to authorize the State Board of Morticians to provide for a license for funeral establishments to operate.
HB 508 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes defining the interest and providing maximum rates; providing that all installment certificates hypothecated to secure a loan shall yield not less than one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) interest per annum.
HB 677 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to take, hunt, kill or posess any game bird or animal in Cameron, Willacy, Hidalgo and Starr Counties; providing a penalty for the violation of any of the provision of this Act; providing for the effective date of this Act.
HB 678 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to size limits upon fish taken from the Laguna Madre within the Counties of Cameron, Kenedy, and Willacy.
HB 702 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the exclusion of certain lands from Water Control and Improvement Districts.
HB 772 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing the removal of disabilities of minority of minors above the age of eighteen (18) years who are on active duty with, or who have been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States.
HJR 67 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas relating to certain elections and the qualifications of voters in such elections.
56th Regular Session
HB 28 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to establishing districts for creation and operation of a Citrus and Vegetable Commission in the State of Texas.
HB 30 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the re-employment of retired teachers receiving benefits under the Teacher's Retirement System of Texas.
HB 124 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code relative to the authorized investments of insurance companies and particularly the required insurance coverage on collateral.
HB 207 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain types of property described herein as "urban property" and subject to taxation by certain types of water improvement districts as described herein now existing or hereinafter created, to be excluded from such district by proceedings and conditions as described in the Act.
HB 554 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to validating certain road bonds heretofore voted and authorized by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those qualified to vote thereon and validating all proceedings pertaining to such bonds.
HB 642 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code relative to the payment benefits of a fraternal benefit society.
HB 780 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the management, control, use, and disposition of the surface estate in certain state-owned submerged lands and islands located within tidewater limits and that portion of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the State of Texas.
56th 2nd Called Session
HB 35 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the board of directors of any water improvement district, water control and improvement district or irrigation district, in its discretion, to contract in writing in advance to waive any immunity of such district from liability for torts or negligence of agents of such district in certain cases and circumstances.
55th Regular Session
HB 90 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fishing in Laguna Madre in Cameron County.
HB 143 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Election Code, relating to qualifications for voting in elections for the purpose of issuing bonds or otherwise lending credit or expending money or assuming debt, by adding a provision stating the conditions under which property shall be deemed to have been duly rendered for taxation.
HB 245 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the summons provided therein may be made by first class United States mail, certified United States mail or by registered United States mail, as the judge drawing the jury may direct, as well as verbally made upon each juror in person.
HB 246 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the use of certified mail in lieu of registered mail.
HB 332 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the issuance by the Department of temporary registration permits for any truck, truck-tractor, trailer or semi-trailer which is being temporarily operated by nonresident owners thereof in Texas for the purpose of transporting farm products produced outside of Texas to market, storage, processing plant, railhead, or seaport within Texas; limiting the distance from the point of entry allowed by such special permit and providing a penalty for violating the same.
HB 333 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the temporary registration of vehicles for one-trip movements within the state; providing a penalty for movements in violation thereof.
HB 717 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes defining waste of a certain quality of underground water.
HB 920 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and directing the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, acting by the Executive Director thereof, to exclude and deliver to the State Highway Commission of Texas a right-of-way easement to certain land in Cameron County, Texas, for the reconstruction and maintenance of a Farm to Market Road extending along and across certain State property known as Harlingen State Tuberculosis Hospital.
54th Regular Session
HB 66 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes by providing for qualifications of voters and oath required in water control and improvement district elections.
HB 75 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by deleting all reference to population of county and to require vaccine approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and certification by a licensed veterinarian of anti-rabies vaccination.
HB 128 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to fishing in Laguna Madre in Cameron County.
HB 169 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating the size and taking of certain fish in the waters of the Laguna Madre lying within Cameron, Kenedy and Willacy Counties, State of Texas; providing a penalty for violations of the Act.
HB 303 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to granting to Arroyo Colorado Navigation District certain additional powers and authority; validating said District and bonds heretofore issued by it; providing that this Act shall be cumulative; containing a saving clause.
HB 343 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the packing and shipment of citrus fruit; amending Statutes so as to clarify the law prohibiting the shipment of citrus fruit in bulk under certain circumstances and requiring such fruit to be packed in closed containers.
HB 351 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Special 138th District Court composed of the counties of Willacy and Cameron providing for the creation of a permanent Judicial District Court to be known as the 138A Judicial District Court composed of the counties of Willacy and Cameron.
HB 403 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Lower Rio Grande Commission of the State of Texas; providing for a Commission to be composed of three (3) members, to be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, setting out their qualifications, tenure, organization, salary and duties, making provisions for appointment of a secretary, hydrographers, engineers, lawyers, and other employees to aid in the accomplishment of the purposes of the Commission.
HB 742 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to define the term "political subdivision of the State" for the purpose of providing for coverage of certain officers and employees of political subdivisions of the State under the old-age and survivor's insurance provisions of the Federal Social Security Act.
HB 746 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing counties on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico having islands within their boundaries susceptible of development for recreational purposes to issue bonds for the construction of roads on such islands, secured by a pledge of tolls to be charged for the use thereof and further by the levy of a tax; providing a severability clause.
HB 747 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of Cameron County to issue bonds, time warrants and certificates of indebtedness, payable from the Constitutional Road and Bridge Fund of the County, and to levy and collect taxes in payment therefor, for the purpose of acquiring right-of-way for designated state highways and for such other road and bridge purposes that may now be authorized by law.
HB 748 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the power of fresh water supply districts to incur indebtedness; authorizing the issuance of notes payable solely from revenue upon a majority vote of the members of the board of supervisors without the necessity of an election; making further provisions concerning the issuance of the notes and the pledging of revenues for payment.
HB 881 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts concerning title to bed and banks of Rio Grande River so as to include within its terms and provisions the Counties of Brewster, Cameron, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Presidio, Terrell, Val Verde and Webb, Texas.
HB 920 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation from the General Revenue Fund to the State Department of Health for the purchase and manufacture of anti-poliomyelitis vaccine for indigent and dependent children of the State; prescribing methods for distributing such vaccine and authorizing the State Board of Health to adopt necessary rules and regulations.
53rd Regular Session
HB 24 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating fishing in the waters of Laguna Madre lying within Cameron County, Texas; fixing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 58 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing counties in this State having a population in excess of one hundred and twenty-five thousand (125,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census to donate and convey land to the State of Texas for the establishment of a State Tuberculosis Sanitorium.
HB 93 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts, making it a misdemeanor for persons having control of any livestock to permit the same to be on any designated State Highway.
HB 94 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment, location and construction of State Hospitals for Tuberculosis patients; establishing and providing for a permanent institution at the East Texas State Tuberculosis Hospital, near Tyler, Smith County, Texas.
HB 101 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing that in all actions brought to recover damages for personal injuries, injuries resulting in death or injury to property the contributory negligence of the person injured or his agent, or the owner of the property, or person having control over the property, shall not be a complete bar to the recovery of damages, but such damages shall be diminished by the jury in proportion to the contributory negligence shown; and providing that all questions of negligence and contributory negligence shall be for the jury to determine.
HB 346 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide for coverage of certain officers and employees of political subdivisions of the State under the old-age and survivors insurance provisions of the Federal Social Security Act.
HB 423 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide for the election of directors of water improvement districts for two (2) and four (4) year terms of office and for the holding of a general election on the second Tuesday of January every two (2) years; providing for staggered terms of five (5) directors to be elected at the first general election.
HB 429 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to re-enacting and Amending certain Acts providing restrictions regarding the speed of any vehicle.
HB 633 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to creating an additional Judicial District to be composed of the counties of Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron, and providing a court therefor to be known as the 138th Judicial District Court.
HB 883 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for zoning islands within the State along the Gulf of Mexico, by the Commissioners Courts of counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico within whose boundaries such islands or parts of islands lie, on recommendation of a zoning commission of seven members to be appointed by the said Commissioners Courts; providing for an effective date of the Act.
HB 912 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relative to creating the Lower Rio Grande Authority, and to validate the boundaries and all proceedings had in connection with said Authority.
HJR 37 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that the Legislature shall have the power to pass such laws as may be necessary to enable the State to enter into agreements with the Federal Government to obtain coverage for employees of the State and its political subdivisions and for the employees of any joint instrumentality of this State and any other State or States under the old-age and survivors insurance provisions of the Federal Social Security Act.
53rd 1st Called Session
HB 72 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating an additional Judicial District to be composed of the counties of Willacy and Cameron, and providing a court therefor to be known as the 138th Judicial District Court.
HB 125 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for Cameron County by authorizing the Commissioners Court to acquire right-of-way for public roads of a greater width than now allowed by General Law by purchase, gift, or condemnation.
52nd Regular Session
HB 36 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts creating the Texas Citrus Commission; providing methods for better enforcement of said Act.
HB 80 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas; prohibiting the manufacturing and selling of any article of food to which has been added formaldehyde, boric acid, borates or sulphites, with certain exceptions; regulating the use of sulphur dioxide in lime and lemon juices.
HB 81 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes; prohibiting the manufacture or sale of food to which has been added formaldehyde, borates and certain other ingredients; regulating the use of sulphur dioxide in lemon or lime juices.
HB 124 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to regulating fishing in the waters of the Laguna Madre lying within Cameron County, Texas; fixing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 236 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that no delinquent taxpayer may plead or rely on any Statute of Limitation by way of defense against the payment of taxes.
HB 320 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of guardians of the person or estate, or both, of persons who by reason of some physical or mental infirmity are incapacitated to transact business.
HB 329 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to Tuberculosis; authorizing Commissioners Courts to establish rules and regulations for protection of public health.
HB 350 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts by authorizing cities and counties levying an occupation tax on coin-operated machines to seal any machine on which the tax has not been paid; making it unlawful for any person to break said seal or exhibit, display or remove from location any machine after said seal has been broken; providing penalties.
HB 388 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to levy an annual tax on every person, firm or corporation peddling any articles of wearing apparel or food for human consumption; providing exceptions.
HB 458 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide restrictions regarding the speed of any vehicle; defining certain terms; authorizing the State Highway Commission, the County Commissioners' Courts, and the Governing Bodies of Incorporated Cities and Towns upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation to fix the maximum legal speed on highways, roads, and streets within their respective jurisdictions at a speed greater or less than the maximum hereinbefore fixed by this Act subject to certain exceptions.
HB 509 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to changing the name of the "County Court of Cameron County at Law," to County Court at Law of Cameron County; providing that all laws heretofore or hereafter enacted by the Legislature, applicable or relating to the County court of Cameron County at Law shall be applicable and relate to the County Court at Law of Cameron County.
HB 541 Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating the Lower Rio Grande Authority pursuant to and for the purposes set forth in Section 59 of Article XVI of the Texas Constitution and constituting such Authority a governmental agency and a body politic and corporate.
HB 554 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities which have heretofore annexed or hereafter may annex territory within certain Water Control and Improvement Districts to purchase the assets and properties of said districts.
HB 579 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to authorizing Fresh Water Supply Districts heretofore or hereafter created, to issue revenue and combination tax and revenue bonds for the purpose of constructing, purchasing, repairing, improving and extending improvements.
51st Regular Session
HB 44 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to making eligible all counties entitle to receive apportionment under the Officers' Salary Law.
HB 151 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing means for owners of land in an incorporated city to remove said land from water district of which it is a part.
HB 211 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the selection of Judges of the Corporation Courts in cities heretofore or hereafter incorporated, in the manner specified in the Charters of such cities; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 212 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to drive or operate any motor or other vehicle upon any beach in the State at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour during the daytime or in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour during the nighttime, or at any time while the operator of such vehicle is intoxicated, providing for arrest without warrant for such violations; defining the terms "daytime" and "beach" and providing a penalty.
HB 331 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of court interpreters in certain counties in certain Judicial Districts; providing for the payment of salaries to such interpreters; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 511 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to validating certain covenants restricting additional indebtedness and taxes contained in plans for the composition of indebtedness of water improvement districts, and making such covenants binding when the plan is accepted.
HB 523 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, to create a lien on domestic vessels for wharfage, dockage, port charges, pilotage, storage, harbor fees, mooring fees, crane hire and all other charges for services, facilities, supplies, materials furnished or labor performed for or on account of any domestic vessel by any Navigation District or Port, deep-water or otherwise, situated within the territorial limits of the State of Texas; providing for the presumed authority of the owner of any vessil to certain named persons; preserving the validity of any provision of this Act not specifically held unconstitutional.
HB 584 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to preserving the faith and credit of the State and its agency Cameron County, to which State General Fund Ad Valorem Texas have been donated or granted; enacting other matters related to the subject.
HB 585 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, authorizing Navigation Districts coming within the scope of said Act to increase the terms of office of their Navigation and Canal Commissioners to six-year terms; providing that this Act shall be cumulative of all other Acts in force affecting Navigation Districts.
HB 615 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to the water of the Rio Grande River between Fort Quitman, Texas, and the Gulf of Mexico; providing for enforcement of this Act by courts of competent jurisdiction, providing a saving clause.
HB 679 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, concerning the construction, acquisition, improvement, operations and maintenance of causeways, bridges, and tunnels by certain counties bordering on the Gulf of Mexico.
HB 786 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways, so as to exempt from this Section vehicles used in the actual harvesting and transporting of lettuce and cabbage from the fields to a packing or a processing plant.
HB 787 Author: Murray, Menton J.
Caption: Relating to regulating the use of seines in the waters of Laguna Madre lying within Cameron County, Texas; providing a penalty for violations; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict.