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Legislation authored by Ottis Elmer Lock

Includes legislation with Ottis Elmer Lock as the primary author for the 45th through 55th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

55th Regular Session
SB 90 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for County Juvenile Boards in each of the Counties of Angelina, Cherokee and Nacogdoches.
SB 91 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to liens of mechanics, laborers, contractors, and materialmen; pertaining to the manner of fixing and securing liens, the rights of parties, and defining the rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of parties affected thereby.
SB 92 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to repealing bond for wages, relating to the requirement of the usual penal bond on public works and the additional obligation that a contractor shall make payments to all persons supplying him with services and materials in work on public jobs; providing the requirements as to sureties, and defining the duties, rights and obligations of contractors, sureties and all those parties furnishing labor, services or materials for public jobs.
SB 93 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to acquire by purchase in the name of the State of Texas, for the use and benefit of the Texas Forest Service, and to improve the same, a sufficient quantity of land suitable for the operation thereon of a forest tree seedling nursery in the reforestation program of the Texas Forest Service and for the production of other forest products.
SB 94 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code by adding a provision that representatives of newspapers, wire news services, radio and television stations shall have the right to attend the precinct conventions, the county conventions, and the state convention for the purpose of reporting the proceedings thereof.
SB 150 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to giving preference to supplies, material or equipment produced in Texas or offered by Texas citizens in contracts made by agencies of the state for the purchase of supplies, material or equipment.
SB 155 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to fixing penalties for the failure to pay losses under life, health, and accident policies issued by general casualty companies, local mutual aid associations, mutual casualty companies, Lloyds organizations, reciprocal exchanges.
SB 188 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Uniform Narcotic Drug Act, specifying the acts prohibited and providing penalties for violation.
SB 189 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to constituting the State Board of Control purchasing agent for state agencies and certain other agencies.
SB 190 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to designating the State Board of Control as agent to sell and dispose of all state-owned surplus and salvage personal property.
SB 191 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Insurance Code so as to provide authority for the regulation of unfair methods of competition and unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the business of insurance; to provide penalties for violations of provisions hereof.
SB 245 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing any incorporated city or town to issue bonds to refund outstanding bonds payable from and secured by a pledge of revenues derived from its electric light and power system, gas system, water system, sewer system, or any combination of two or more of such systems, and containing provisions relating to said refunding bonds.
SB 332 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by deleting the requirement that schoolhouse bonds shall mature in not more than twenty years from their date when schoolhouses are built of wood.
SB 346 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing that any owner, operator, their employees, of retail stores or service establishments or any duly authorized peace officer shall have the authority to hold in a reasonable manner for a reasonable length of time any person suspected of shoplifting and in doing so shall not be subject to civil or criminal liabilities for false imprisonment or slander.
SB 441 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to authorize school districts to place the proceeds from sale of school district bonds on interest bearing secured time deposits with a state or national banking corporation within this state, as well as to invest such proceeds in bonds or other obligations of the United States of America, until needed for purposes for which school district bonds were originally authorized.
SB 484 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to authorize the State Industrial Commission to conduct a program for attracting and locating new industries in the state, to be financed through contributions other than state funds.
55th 1st Called Session
SB 40 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to effectuate the purpose of treating as a loan and a repayment the appropriation therein made to the Neches River Conservation District.
55th 2nd Called Session
SB 21 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to granting to water control and improvement districts the authority to lease facilities and lands of the district to bona fide water customers of the district.
SB 23 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by deleting the requirement that schoolhouse bonds shall mature in not more than twenty years from their date when schoolhouses are built of wood.
SB 25 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by authorizing the Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools to accept other lands in Cherokee County in exchange for certain lands it now owns.
54th Regular Session
SB 14 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making certain adjustments with respect to the examination of insurance companies and accomplishing this purpose by: Amending Article 1.15 of the Insurance Code pertaining to examination of insurance companies; amending Article 1.16 of the Insurance Code pertaining to expenses of examinations and disposition of sums collected; amending Article 1.17 of the Insurance Code pertaining to the appointment by the Board of Insurance Commissioners of a Chief Examiner, Supervising Examiners, Senior Examiners and Assistant Examiners and Actuaries, and providing for their compensation; amending Article 1.18 pertaining to the oath and bond of all Examiners; amending Article 1.19 pertaining to the duties and powers of the Board of Insurance Commissioners in examinations and the making public of examination reports; repealing conflicting laws and parts of laws to extent of such conflict; setting forth a severability clause.
SB 34 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to validating the establishment, organization and/or creation of all school districts; validating the acts of county boards of school trustees, county judges, commissioners' courts, boards of trustees of such school districts, and municipal governing bodies; validating tax elections, bond elections, bond assumption elections, and all bonds voted, authorized, and/or now outstanding of said districts; authorizing the levy, assessment, and collection of taxes; providing that this Act shall not apply to certain districts involved now or previously involved in litigation, or to districts involved in certain proceedings now pending before the State Board of Education, or to districts which may have been established and which later returned to original status; providing a savings clause.
SB 35 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to extend the time of existence of the Special Second District Court of the counties of Angelina, Cherokee, and Nachogdoches.
SB 36 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to increase the authorized rate of tax which may be levied by school districts for bond purposes to seventy-five cents on the one hundred dollars valuation; and increasing the amount of bonds which may be issued accordingly.
SB 55 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, acting by the Chancellor thereof, to execute and deliver a deed to certain land in Angelina County, Texas, conveying said land to the Hudson Independent School District of Angelina County, Texas; providing the exceptance and reservation unto the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas of all fissionable materials and all oil, gas, and other minerals of whatever nature upon, in, or under said land; providing a reversionary clause in said deed to the effect that if the said land ceases to be used by the Hudson Independent School District for school purposes it shall revert to the Grantor, the said Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas; providing for approval of the form of such conveyance by the Attorney General.
SB 72 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Governor on behalf of the State of Texas to execute the South Central Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact; providing an effective date for said compact; designating the State Forester as compact administrator for this State; providing rules governing appointments of certain members to the advisory committee established in said compact.
SB 73 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the principal of a certain judgment obtained against the State of Texas in Cause No. 100009 styled Arkansas Fuel Oil Corporation, et al, vs. The State of Texas, in the District Court of Travis County, Texas, according to the tenor, effect and reading of such judgment.
SB 93 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to the Stephen F. Austin State College for the purpose of repairing its Science Building.
SB 105 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Commission on Higher Education; providing for the appointment and organization of such Commission; authorizing said Commission to employ a Director and other necessary personnel; providing for advisors to said Commission; providing certain duties of said Commission; providing a repealing clause.
SB 133 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts appropriating all unexpended balances of funds and aid heretofore appropriated or granted thereby to Soil Conservation Districts; recognizing and declaring the existence of a public calamity from drought, wind and water erosion of soil.
SB 157 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing payment of publication costs incurred in the collection of delinquent taxes or in the satisfaction of claims or judgments in favor of the State or any county, city, school district, or other political subdivision, out of general funds of the claimant; repealing conflicting laws.
SB 184 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that the commissioners' court of any county after investigation and hearing may lift a pest or plant disease "eradication" or "control" zone imposed by the Commissioner of Agriculture.
SB 185 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing each of the Governing Boards of the various State institutions of higher education to collect a fee from regularly enrolled students not to exceed Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars per semester or entire summer session for student services.
SB 186 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to assessment of real estate by banks and repealing Statutes relating to assessment of personal property by banks for tax purposes.
SB 187 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to exempting from existing statutes regulating the length of motor vehicles which may be operated in this State such vehicles or combinations or vehicles used exclusively to transport poles, piling or unrefined timber from the point of origin of such timber to a wood processing mill no more than fifty (50) miles distant; imposing conditions governing such vehicles.
SB 217 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for authorization for the Board of Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools to discharge any nonresident patient or student.
SB 218 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for initial admissions to State mental hospitals; providing that notification as to findings be given County Court; providing that this Act shall not apply in any way to the Abilene State Hospital; providing for partial invalidity.
SB 219 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the furnishing, use, and disposition of equipment, materials, and merchandise for use in occupational therapy programs; providing for the sale of goods so produced; providing for disposition of funds realized from such sales.
SB 220 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the return of persons released from State Mental Hospitals to the committing county.
SB 264 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that any independent school district which under existing laws selects its own treasurer may in lieu of the treasurer's annual report heretofore required to be filed, file an annual independent audit report prepared and certified by a Texas licensed or certified public accountant.
SB 265 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay claims arising prior to the convening of the next session of the Legislature under deficiency grants hereafter approved by the Governor which are payable from the General Revenue Fund.
SB 272 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making certain adjustments in the Title Insurance Law, authorizing the creation of corporations for the purpose of compiling and/or acquiring and owning abstract plants in this or any other state and to compile and sell abstracts of title therefrom, and to insure the title to lands and interests therein and liens thereon, and authorizing such corporations to handle all transactions relating or incident thereto and authorizing such corporations to accumulate and lend money, to deal in securities and to act as trustee, receiver, executor, administrator, and guardian.
SB 281 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide additional directors for annexed areas; so as to provide certain changes in the method of annexing territory containing exceptions with respect to petitions for annexation from the cities of Athens and Tyler; so as to provide certain changes in the method of tax and debt assumption by annexed areas; so as to remove certain restrictions and provide others on the location of the District's facilities; so as to provide the right to develop underground sources of water where feasible and necessary; so as to remove certain restrictions on the District's right of condemnation; so as to provide that the District may pledge to the proceeds of water contracts, but that it shall not be obligated to construct facilities to any member city which fails to so contract; repealing conflicting laws to the extent of such conflicts.
SB 286 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act; providing for the payment of benefits; providing benefit eligibility conditions; providing disqualification for benefits; providing for an effective date of this Act and its sections; providing for the repeal of all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith; providing for the separability of provisions.
SB 294 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to the form of the ballot and the manner of voting at certain stock law elections.
SB 385 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation district comprising the territory of San Augustine County, Texas, to be known as "San Augustine Water Authority," for the purpose of providing a source of water supply for irrigation, stock raising, agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial use and processing, transporting and distributing the same; providing for a Board of Directors for the government of said authority; authorizing the authority to do all things necessary to the exercise of the powers herein granted; authorizing the issuance of bonds and providing for payment and security thereof; making applicable to the District Title 52 relating to eminent domain and certain General Laws relating to water control and improvement districts; prescribing the other powers of the authority; providing a saving clause; enacting other provisions relating to this subject.
SB 388 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating Newton County Water Supply District; providing for its organization and governing body; prescribing its powers, authority, functions, duties and privileges; providing a severability clause.
SB 397 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to amend the definition of a "subdivision of an underground water reservoir; adding an additional definition of waste; dealing with the exclusion of grazing land while water is being produced only for domestic and stock raising purposes; to authorize underground water districts to require permits for the drilling, equipping and /or completion of water wells, as set forth.
SB 426 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Special Second District Court of Texas, composed of Angelina, Cherokee, and Nacogdoches Counties; providing for the creation of a permanent judicial district court to be known as the 145th Judicial District Court of Texas, composed of Angelina, Cherokee, and Nacogdoches Counties.
SB 429 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Act by providing for the method and time of allocating the monies in the Clearance Fund.
SB 436 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating a conservation and reclamation district to be known as "Tyler County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1"; conferring upon the district the powers of the general laws governing water control and improvement districts where not in conflict with this Act.
SB 456 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to charge, contract for or collect, or attempt to charge, contract for or collect usurious interest; defining words and terms; providing penalties for violation of this Act; making this Act cumulative of all other statutes in this State in the same subject.
SB 457 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring every person, firm or corporation within this State engaged in the business of making loans at interest, to file annually with the Secretary of State an affidavit stating that such person, firm or corporation has not, within the preceding year, made any loan in the principal sum of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) or less for a greater rate of interest than ten per cent (10%) per annum; providing a penalty for the violation hereof; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SJR 6 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Proposing an Amendment to Article I of the Constitution of the State of Texas, by adding thereto another section following Section 15, providing that the legislature may provide for commitment in lunacy cases without a jury; further providing for the submission of this amendment to the voters of this State; prescribing the form of ballot; providing for the proclamation and publication thereof.
53rd Regular Session
SB 1 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to pay mileage and per diem of members, officers, employees and contingent expenses of the Regular Session of Fifty-third Legislature, and to pay any unpaid accounts or expenses of the Fifty-Second Legislature.
SB 60 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to appropriating money for the support of the State Government, and for State aid to designated public junior colleges (General Appropriation Bill).
SB 61 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to validating the establishment, organization, and/or creation of all School District; authorizing the levy, assessment and collection of taxes.
SB 94 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the State Department of Agriculture for the operating expenses for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1953.
SB 95 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the principal of certain judgments obtained against the State.
SB 146 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing payment of publication costs incurred in the collection of delinquent taxes or in the satisfaction of claims or judgments in favor of the State or any county, city, school district, or other political subdivision, out of general funds of the claimant.
SB 177 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes by reducing the amount of bond to be executed by contractors for textbooks.
SB 210 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to creating "Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority", a Conservation and Reclamation District.
SB 227 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation from the General Revenue Fund for the publication of certain proposed Constitutional Amendments and for paying labor costs and other expenses thereto.
SB 228 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating an additional District Court for Angelina, Cherokee and Nacogdoches Counties, Texas, to be known as the 140th District Court.
SB 243 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes to establish a more equitable method for granting exemptions from local fund assignments for Foundation Fund purposes to school districts.
SB 271 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting the closing of a hunting season in certain counties where a fire hazard is found to exist; prescribing a manner to determine such a condition.
SB 272 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code by defining certain offenses relating to the cutting, destruction, or carrying away of merchantable timber and prescribing the penalty therefor.
SB 292 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making appropriations to pay deficiency appropriations and witness fee certificates issued pursuant to law and for which no appropriations have heretofore been made.
SB 293 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to the salaries of all State officers except the salaries and other compensation of the District Judges and except those Constitutional State officers whose salaries are specifically fixed by the Constitution; specifically providing that the Legislature shall fix the amount of compensation to be paid clerks of the Courts of Civil Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Criminal Appeals out of the fees of office.
SB 323 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the State Parks Board to sell iron ore in place, for reasonable valuable considerations, located in or on the lands of Jim Hogg State Park and to grant certain rights.
SB 329 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code, by providing a different limitation on the length of vehicles or combinations of vehicles used primarily for transporting poles, piling, or other unrefined timber.
SB 337 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes to increase the authorized rate of tax which may be levied by school districts for bond purposes to Seventy-five (75ยข) Cents on the One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars valuation.
SB 340 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to the financing of expanded services of the Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools; establishing the effective dates of this Act.
SJR 11 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms for convening the Legislature of the State of Texas; providing that the Regular Session of the Legislature shall not exceed ninety (90) days in duration; providing that each House shall determine its order of business.
SJR 15 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing that all taxes levied after May 1, 1953 on motor fuels and lubricants used to propel motor vehicles over public roadways shall be devoted to roadway use only.
53rd 1st Called Session
SB 3 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of the sum of Two hundred thousand ($200,000) 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, and to pay the mileage and per diem of members and the per diem of officers and employees of the First Called Session of the 53rd Legislature, and any other necessary expenses of the 53rd Legislature; reappropriating the unexpended balances of the appropriations previously made by Chapters 1 (S.B. No. 1) and 61 (H.B. No. 846), Acts of the 53rd Legislature, Regular Session.
SB 6 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making appropriations to pay deficiency grants approved by the Governor for which no appropriations have heretofore been made; making an appropriation to pay claims arising prior to the convening of the next session of the Legislature under deficiency grants hereafter approved by the Governor which are payable from the General Revenue Fund.
SB 43 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating an additional District Court for Angelina, Cherokee and Nacogdoches Counties, Texas, to be known as the Special Second District Court.
52nd Regular Session
SB 118 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the recording of certain contracts and agreements of agencies or political subdivisions of the State government.
SB 119 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending Statutes requiring tax collectors to issue Tax Certificate and authorizing same admissible as evidence under certain circumstances.
SB 120 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the appointment of a State Forester to act as a Director of the Texas Forest Service; prescribing the duties of said Director; providing for cooperation with the Federal Forest Service.
SB 182 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Director of the Texas Forest Service to establish zones of infestation and infection for the purpose of the control of forest tree insects and disease; providing for notice of the establishment of zones of infestation; authorizing the Director of the Texas Forest Service and his agents to go upon the land within zones of infestation and suppress, eradicate and destroy the insects or disease.
SB 231 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to the willful injury or destruction of property belonging to another.
SB 285 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to facilitating and encouraging the distribution of gas to the inhabitants of cities, towns, villages and rural areas of the State of Texas by providing that any person, firm or corporation engaging in the business of transporting or distributing gas for public consumption may lay and maintain pipes, mains, conductors and other facilities used for conducting gas through, under, along, across and over all public highways, public roads, public streets and alleys, and public waters within this State.
SB 286 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to prescribe the courses of study and the degrees to be offered at Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College and authorizing the Board of Regents of the Texas Southern University to prescribe the courses of study and the degrees to be offered at the Texas Southern University; providing such courses shall conform to the provisions of Senate Bill No. 140, Acts 50th Legislature, 1947; authorizing the expenditure of funds appropriated by Article V of House Bill No. 426, Acts of the 52nd Legislature, 1951, to such Institutions In conducting such courses; containing a repealing clause; and declaring an emergency.
SB 315 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts creating a Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools; providing for the terms and appointments of such board.
SB 316 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the conversion of a rural high school district into an independent school district.
SB 389 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts authorizing the governing boards of the various State institutions of higher education to collect certain fees from students to cover the costs of student services for a period of five (5) years.
SB 418 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the treatment of alcoholics in certain State Hospitals.
SB 440 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to the development of a civil defense and disaster relief plan for this State and its political subdivisions; granting necessary powers to State and local governments of this State to cope with emergencies threatening life and property within the State; authorizing cooperative and mutual aid agreements for relief work between this and other States.
SB 441 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing that the State of Texas may enter into a compact with any other State of the United States or of the United Mexican States -- with the consent and approval of the government of the United States -- for mutual helpfulness in meeting any civil defense emergency or disaster.
SB 468 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to make it unlawful to use electrical and mechanical devices, poison, lime, etc., for catching or taking of fish and providing a penalty.
51st Regular Session
SB 82 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to an repealing Chapter 403, House Bill No. 78, Acts First Called Session of the 44th Legislature, which created an Industrial Revolving Fund of the Texas Prison System.
SB 94 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the collection by the Tax Collector of a fee of One Dollar ($1.00) for the issuance of each certificate on each tracts of land to be accounted for as official fees of office; providing for repeal of all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith.
SB 116 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing a minimum Foundation School Program for the public free schools of Texas and establishing the eligibility requirements for grants from the Foundation School Fund applicable to all Texas public school districts in connection therewith; providing penalties for violations of the provisions of this Act; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act and providing a savings clause.
SB 272 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating the Special District Court of Angelina County, Cherokee County and Nacogdoches county, Texas, prescribing its jurisdiction, limiting its existence, fixing its terms; providing that if any Section of this Act to be held unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the same shall not impair or affect the remaining sections or provisions.
SB 311 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for stream and water improvement through the control, prevention and abatement of pollution in the waters of the state; repealing certain laws in conflict herewith.
SB 312 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to approving the election by the Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in exercising its option to purchase the two hundred-acre tract of land, more or less, known as the R.G. Muckleroy Farm situated east of the City of Nacogdoches on State Highway No. 21 and now under lease by the College; making an appropriation of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) to pay therefor.
SB 385 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to change the name of Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College to Stephen F. Austin College.
51st 1st Called Session
SB 29 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to transferring all funds appropriated to the State Auditor for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1951, and for the unexpended balance appropriated for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1950, out of the Foundation School Fund, by House Bill No. 322, Acts of the 51st Legislature, Regular Session, 1949, for the purpose of paying salaries and other expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of Senate Bill No. 116, Acts of the 51st Legislature, Regular Session, 1949, from the State Auditor to the State Department of Education; fixing the day such transfer shall be made.
50th Regular Session
HB 178 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the Adjutant General's Department for the balance of the fiscal year beginning March 1, 1947 and ending August 31, 1947.
HB 179 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the Texas National Guard Armory Board for the balance of the fiscal year beginning the 15th day of February, 1947, and ending August 31,1947.
HB 180 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making appropriation to pay deficiency appropriation granted by the Governor to the Industrial Accident Board on March 19, 1946, and for which no appropriation has heretofore been made.
HB 181 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending relating to state aid to public schools, providing for a supplement to the salary of teachers in equalization aid schools for the last four months of the school year 1946-1947; repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
HB 252 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing counties or any political subdivisions of counties to make, and the State Highway Commission to accept, voluntary contributions of funds for expenditure by the State Highway Commission in the development of public roads in such counties or political sub-divisions.
HB 295 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for a more efficient public school system in Texas; providing for the equalization of funds; making an appropriation; providing an effective date for the various portions of the purchasing provisions of such Article and this Act; providing penalties for violation of this Act; providing for the repeal of all laws in conflict with this Act; providing a saving clause.
HB 365 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the Texas Forest Services of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas for the balance of the fiscal year beginning the 25th day of February, 1947, and ending August 31, 1947, being an appropriation available immediately.
HB 443 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to transferring the License and Weight Division of the Department of Public Safety to the State Highway Department; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith; providing a saving clause.
HB 458 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for the transfer of title to certain lands to the State Highway Commission consisting of three (3) separate tracts or parcels across Nueces Bay and the Pass connecting Nueces Bay with Corpus Christi Bay in San Patricio and Nueces Counties, lying under, along and adjacent to the proposed Causeway and its approaches on Highway U. S. 181.
HB 590 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the formation of corporations for the purpose of engaging in the business of fighting fires and blowouts in oil wells, and gas wells, and oil and gas wells; providing a saving clause; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict.
HB 782 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending a previous Act, by adding Angelina County to the list of Counties named therein so as to permit certain Counties by an election of the freeholders thereof to have a stock law in such Counties, or in subdivisions thereof.
HJR 1 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide a method of payment for the construction and equipment of buildings and other permanent improvements at state institutions of higher learning.
49th Regular Session
HB 426 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts so as to extend their provision regarding the issuance of certified copies of instruments to be used in furthering claims and establishing proof of such ex-service men of the Federal Government and their Auxiliaries and their heirs at law.
HB 454 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to change the date for holding the annual meeting for continuing or discontinuing textbooks in current use and making new adoptions.
HB 536 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for a more efficient public school system of Texas; making an appropriation of Fourteen Million Dollars ($14,000,000) for each year of the biennium ending August 31, 1947.
HB 734 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the appointment and qualification of Board of Directors of Sabine-Neches Conservation District.
48th Regular Session
HB 176 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Providing for a more efficient public school system in Texas; making an appropriation of Eleven Million, Forty Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety Dollars ($11,040,990.00) for each year of the biennium ending August 31, 1945.
HB 185 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing a more efficient fiscal system for the State of Texas; creating a Legislative Audit Committee, and the appointment of a State Auditor by such Legislative Audit Committee; prescribing penalties.
HB 560 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending law creating the Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District.
47th Regular Session
HB 438 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the taking of the school census of Texas upon prescribed form by census trustees for the year 1941-42 and providing that said census shall be added to and deducted from by the names of children who have moved in and are born into the different communities of Texas and deducting therefrom names of children who have moved out or who have died in said communities in Texas; providing for the duties of various positions; providing for penalties.
HB 485 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating a certain amount, per year for the biennium beginning September 1, 1941, and ending August 31, 1943, for the purpose of promoting public school interest and equalizing the educational opportunities afforded by the State to all children of scholastic age.
HB 849 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful for employees to strike unless and until fifty-one percent of all affected employees shall approve such strike at an election held for the purpose; making it the duty of the Commissioner of Labor to supervise such election and defining his duties with respect thereto; making offenses hereunder a felony and prescribing penalties.
HB 931 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to declaring it unlawful for any person to kill, take, or have in his possession for purpose of sale in Angelina, Tyler, Newton, Jasper, Sabine, and San Augustine Counties any wild fox or the pelts thereof; prescribing a penalty for the violation of this Act.
HB 937 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for a closed season for turkey in Angelina and Tyler Counties for five (5) years; prescribing a penalty for the violation of this Act.
HB 1032 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing that candidates for nomination for State Representative in a primary election in certain counties shall be required to pay a fee not to exceed Thirty Dollars ($30) to the County Executive Committee.
HB 1060 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District No. 6 of Tyler County, Texas, under certain authority for the purpose of the construction, maintenance, and operation of macadamized, graveled or paved roads and turnpikes or in aid thereof.
HB 1085 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating a Consolidated Road District No. 3 of Tyler County, Texas, for the purpose of fully and fairly compensating original Road Districts Nos. 3 and 4 of said County.
47th 1st Called Session
HB 32 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act declaring the policy of the State with reference to building, maintaining and financing State designated roads; declaring the policy of the State with reference to financing the construction of county lateral roads; creating the Board of County and District Road Indebtedness; creating a County and Road District Highway Fund and a Lateral Road Account; making it a felony for any County Judge or County Commissioner to expend money coming from the Lateral Road Account contrary to the provision of this Act and prescribing a penalty.
46th Regular Session
HB 70 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Texas Planning Board shall hereafter be known as the State Planning and Industrial Development Commission.
HB 73 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to promoting and making practical the conservation and timely utilization of the natural resources of the State by creating a governmental agency to be known as the State Planning and Industrial Development Commission.
HB 338 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to requiring all purchasers of trees and timber, or either of them, in the form of logs, staves, shingles, pulp wood, or any of them to obtain a bill of sale therefor from the seller, providing what shall be contained in such bill of sale; providing penalties.
HB 367 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to validating all county line independent rural high school districts in certain counties and validating all proceedings of County School Board of Trustees.
HB 537 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article to provide for a divorce in case of insanity.
HB 616 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing for a Rural School Supervisor in certain counties.
HB 662 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code to increase the penalty from a fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars, to confinement in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years.
HB 775 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to empowering the State Board of Education to adopt a multiple list of textbooks for the high school subjects now on the accredited list for which no textbooks are furnished.
HB 870 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District No. 4, of Tyler County, Texas, under authority of Article 3, Section 52 of the Constitution of Texas, for the purpose of the construction, maintenance, and operation of macadamized, graveled, or paved roads and turnpikes or in aid thereof.
HB 871 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to creating Road District No. 5, of Tyler County, Texas, under authority of Article 3, Section 52 of the Constitution of Texas, for the purpose of the construction, maintenance, and operation of macadamized, graveled, or paved roads and turnpikes or in aid thereof.
HB 1022 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to providing an open season when it shall be lawful to hunt, take, or kill squirrels in Angelina County, Texas; fixing a penalty for the violation thereof.
HB 1023 Author: Lock, Ottis E.
Caption: Relating to declaring it unlawful for any person to kill, take, or have in his possession for purpose of sale in Angelina and Tyler Counties any wild fox or the pelts thereof; providing that this law shall be in force for a period of two (2) years; prescribing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 1031 Author: Lock, Ottis E. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating the sum of One Million, Two Hundred and Seventy-eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-eight Dollars ($1,278,978) as a supplement to the equalization appropriations for the biennium; providing a penalty for violating the provisions of this Act.