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Legislation authored by Horace Ben Houston

Includes legislation with Horace Ben Houston as the primary author for the 34th through 58th 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.

54th Regular Session
HB 60 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for payment by the State for hospital care of tuberculous children in public and private hospitals of this State in case of financial inability of the parents to provide such care; placing administration of the Act in the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools; providing restrictions, conditions and terms under which State care is to be rendered and making further provisions concerning the administration of the Act; placing certain duties on county judges; providing for severability; making an appropriations.
HB 112 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes by providing for adding the names of qualified women jurors to the jury wheel.
HB 347 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for exemptions from jury duty for nurses, persons having care of children under sixteen years of age and persons physically incapacitated.
HB 619 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Banking Code to provide a method whereby a national bank may convert into a state bank.
53rd Regular Session
HB 7 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code relating to the securing, holding, and conveyance of real property by insurance companies.
HB 85 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that the wife shall have the sole management and control and disposition of her separate property, both real and personal; and providing for the disposition of the homestead, whether the separate property of the husband or wife, or the community property of both, by the joint conveyance of both husband and wife.
HB 106 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending statutes relative to providing for exemptions from jury service for nurses, persons having care of children under sixteen years of age, and persons physically incapacitated.
HB 293 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending Article 18.15 of the Insurance Code of Texas, relative to division of profits to an underwriter.
HB 602 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts increasing the amount of partial payments which may be made on a contract to an amount not to exceed ninety (90%) per cent of the amount due at the time of such payment.
HB 621 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating a water control and improvement district to be known as "West Trinity Water, Sewer and Improvement District."
HB 817 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending statutes to include all headquarters buildings designated as State office buildings of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs of Texas, exempting them from State and County taxes; including all ad valorem taxes and exempting buildings included in said act from taxation by incorporated cities.
HJR 2 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the qualifications of no person to serve as a juror on grand juries and on petit juries shall be denied or abridged on account of sex; providing that existing provisions of the Constitution shall be construed in conformity herewith.
52nd Regular Session
HB 34 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes regulating the issuance of marriage licenses.
HB 170 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes defining the separate property of married women and regulating the management, control and disposition of her separate property.
HB 192 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of the duties of support imposed by law.
HB 297 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for suit against a parent who fails to provide for the support and maintenance of his or her child or children under sixteen years old; providing for suit between parents to determine custody in certain cases; providing for venue, hearing and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey any order.
HB 368 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide that any person who shall have been three times convicted of a felony less than capital under the laws of this State, any other state of of the United State shall on such third conviction under the laws of this State be imprisoned for life in the penitentiary.
HB 369 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide that any person convicted a second time of any offense under the laws of this State, any other state or of the United States to which the penalty of death is affixed as an alternate punishment shall not receive on such second conviction under the laws of this State a less punishment than imprisonment for life in the penitentiary.
HB 507 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to preserving the legality of the time credit price and its component parts in the sale of motor vehicles sold on installment terms, and requiring a written statement be furnished the purchaser itemizing cost items making up the total time credit price agreed to, and for the prevention of unfair trade practices in the sale of motor vehicles; providing penalties, constitutional clause.
HB 622 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide for the service of citation to sureties of a defendant where the recognizance or bail bond has been forfeited and the sureties have not been exonerated from liability thereon in counties having a population of 350,000 inhabitants or more according to the last preceding or any future Federal Census.
HB 624 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to providing for the annexation by cities of territory within one or more levee improvement districts; providing for the assumption of bonded indebtedness or the financial obligations of such district or districts; authorizing such cities and districts to enter into contracts respecting the assumption of rights, duties, obligations, debts and liabilities of such district.
HB 752 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating the business of giving bail in criminal and quasi-criminal cases; providing for the licensing of persons, firms and corporations who engage in that business in any county having within its boundaries a city with a population of 250,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing certain penalties.
HB 762 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes to repeal in part a statute relative to Foreign Insurance Companies.
HB 763 Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts; to repeal in part a statute relative to Foreign Insurance Companies gross premium tax.