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Legislation authored by Walter Hartwell Beck

Includes legislation with Walter Hartwell Beck as the primary author for the 40th through 42nd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.
Please note author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 30th.

42nd Regular Session
HB 325 Caption: Relating to levying a certain tax on each acre-foot of water which might be used of the State's waters.
HB 685 Caption: Relating to repealing certain statutes relating to the manner in which property shall be listed or rendered.
HB 686 Caption: Relating to providing for commissions that shall be paid to the County Treasurer.
HB 961 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relating to water control and improvement districts.
HJR 25 Caption: Proposing an amendment authorizing certain counties to adopt a Home Rule Charter.
42nd 2nd Called Session
HB 35 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts relating to the holding of elections in Trinity River Canal and Conservation District.
42nd 3rd Called Session
HB 33 Caption: Relating to facilitating the efforts of Water Control and Improvement Districts to procure loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation or from other sources.
HB 47 Caption: Relating to conferring on the State of Texas the right to appeal from awards made by commissioners to appraise damages and, or, judgments of courts in condemnation proceedings.
41st Regular Session
HB 193 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that the tax imposed by said statutes shall not apply to the personal property of non-residents of this State (except as actual situs in this State): (a) in any case in which the decedent or transferer at the date of his death of such decedent, impose a transfer tax or death tax of any character in respect of personal property of residents of this State (except tangible personal property having an actual situs in such State, Territory or foreign country).
HB 389 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws to better define the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas, in the regulation of motor bus transportation.
HB 545 Caption: Relating to amending Article 198, Title 8, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas 1925.
HB 592 Caption: Relating to the transfer of secondhand or used vehicles and the recording of said transfers.
HB 593 Caption: Relating to regulating the operation of vehicles on the public highways; limiting the size and weight of vehicles and loads permitted on any public highway.
HJR 20 Caption: Proposing an amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide for compensation of employees of the State for injuries received in performance of their duties as such; making an appropriation.
41st 1st Called Session
HB 146 Caption: Relating to providing for a commission to make recommendations to the Legislature of this state regarding the possible concentration and/or relocation of the prison system of Texas; making an appropriation.
HB 155 Caption: Relating to more accurately defining the term "Motor Bus Company" and better defining the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas, in the regulation of motor bus transportation; providing for penalties and punishment for the violation of the provisions of said Act, and for the violation of the rules and regulations of the Railroad Commission; amending certain laws.
HB 212 Caption: Relating to providing for the operation of heavy equipment over any highway or street in this state by filing a bond with the State Highway Commission; providing a penalty.
41st 2nd Called Session
HB 18 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Highway Department to audit the records and fees collected by the tax collectors for the registration or transfer of motor vehicles.
HB 19 Caption: Relating to providing that any person, firm or corporation desiring to operate over any highway or street in this State extra heavy equipment may do so by filing a bond with the State Highway Commission; providing for the conditions of such bond; making any violation thereof a misdemeanor and providing a penalty.
HB 55 Caption: Relating to providing for a commission to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the possible concentration or relocation of the prison system of Texas; making an appropriation.
HB 74 Caption: Relating to amending certain articles for the purpose of fixing adequate compensation of the members of the State Board of Water Engineers and of the Reclamation Engineer of the State of Texas.
HB 95 Caption: Relating to regulating the operation of vehicles on public highways; prescribing penalties.
40th Regular Session
HB 50 Caption: Relating to regulating motor propelled passenger vehicles not usually operated on or over rails and engaged regularly in the business of transporting passengers for compensation or hire over the public highways of the State; fixing penalty for violation of the law and the rules and regulations of the Commission.
40th 1st Called Session
HB 136 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws by providing that that the Railroad Commission of Texas shall have supervision over, and power to regulate, the public service rendered by and the payments and charges of motor bus companies or others operating depots, termini, waiting rooms, etc., appurtenant to or in connection with any motor bus service.
HB 141 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide for the enforcement of the Act by assessing and collecting a penalty instead of making the failure to obey the law a misdemeanor.