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Legislation authored by Robert Pierce Dorough

Includes legislation with Robert Pierce Dorough as the primary author for the 36th through 37th 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.

37th Regular Session
SB 9 Caption: Relating to an act amending what is known as the Employers Liability Act as passed by the 33rd Legislature and amended by the 35th Legislature.
SB 10 Caption: Relating to an act to regulate and supervise the sale and purchase of stocks in this State (termed the Blue Sky Act).
SB 11 Caption: Relating to limited partnerships, in companies or associations, etc.
SB 12 Caption: Relating to proposing the creation of a Public Utility regulation, known as the Public Utility Act.
SB 13 Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment of the "Employers Liability Act", as passed by the 33rd Legislature.
SB 14 Caption: Relating to making it a felony for any ten or more persons to enter into an agreement by which it is sought to make less doubtful any game of baseball or football, or other games of sport, etc.
SB 15 Caption: Relating to amending the present law relating to the irrigation and drainage, and amending the law so as to provide that the Reclamation Engineer perform the duties of the Board of Water Engineers and changing the name to that of the Water and Reclamation Engineer.
SB 16 Caption: Relating to amending Article 1521, defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme court, further limiting the jurisdiction of the said court.
SB 17 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Highway Commission to establish and operate a cement plant, selling only to counties and municipalities to be used in constructing public highways, etc.
SB 18 Caption: Relating to proposing that suicide of the insured shall be no defense to any suit brought upon the policies of insurance upon the life of the insured issued by life insurance companies, fraternal or other and all organizations, unless it can be shown that the insured contemplated suicide at the time the policy was taken out, etc.
SB 19 Caption: Relating to requiring mechanics working in garages or machine shops to pass an examination and secure license, and granting owners and operators of machine shops and garages a lien for labor and material furnished.
SB 20 Caption: Relating to the creation of a Parole Officer for the State, conferring upon him the authority of declaring who are meritorious convicts, prescribing rules, etc.
SB 120 Caption: Relating to amending the present law regarding interest of a mortgagee or trustee under fire insurance policy, with reference to neglect on part of the mortgagor or owner.
SB 125 Caption: Relating to a certain Act seeking to place the management and control of the Texas State Railroad with the Railroad Commission of the State.
37th 1st Called Session
SB 8 Caption: Relating to abolishing the Criminal District Court of Bowie County, Texas.
36th Regular Session
SB 15 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to private corporations by providing for the creation of private corporation for the establishment and maintenance of garages with authority to purchase, sell, store, house, rent, repair and otherwise deal in automobiles and other motor vehicles and their accessories, gasoline and oils necessary in the operation of motor vehicles, with the right to operate motor vehicles of all kinds (except aeroplanes) for the carriage of passengers and freight, either or both, and to make reasonable charge therefor.
SB 16 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute by providing for the creation of corporations for the establishment and maintenance of drilling companies for the purpose of operating for oil, gas, and other materials.
SB 17 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to corporations by providing for the incorporation of stock exchanges with authority to buy, sell, exchange and otherwise deal in the stocks and bonds of all classes of corporation.
SB 18 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to private corporations by providing for the creation of private corporations for the purpose of construction, building and manufacture of aeroplanes, to buy, sell and otherwise deal therein, and to operate, or have operated, any such machine for the purpose of carrying passengers and freight and to maintain all necessary starting and alighting grounds and fields.
SB 19 Caption: Relating to regulating and supervising the sale and purchase in this State of stocks by any person, firm, corporation, joint stock company, or other association of persons, organized for profit which propose to increase their capital stock; providing penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
SB 20 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the operation of a corporation for the dual purpose of owning, controlling or operating a cotton seed oil mill, and of owning, controlling or operating a public cotton gin; also prohibiting a corporation chartered for the purpose of operating a cotton seed oil mill from owning, controlling or operating directly or indirectly a public cotton gin in this State; providing suitable penalties, forfeitures and procedure for enforcing this act.
SB 21 Caption: Relating to regulating cotton oil mill corporations and public cotton gin corporations.
SB 22 Caption: Relating to providing for a uniform compensation for ginning cotton and the price to be charged therefor; providing for a uniform price for wrapping cotton and conferring upon the Commissioner of Markets and Warehouses the power and duty to establish the basic and corresponding prices therefor; authorizing the Commissioner of Markets and Warehouses to cancel the license of any ginner violating the provisions of this act.
SB 23 Caption: Relating to repealing certain statutes relating to partnerships and joint stock companies and providing for the dissolution of the said partnerships and joint stock companies within ninety days after the taking effect of this Act.
SB 24 Caption: Relating to providing that the interest of a mortgage or trustee under any fire insurance policy shall not be invalidated by any act of neglect of the mortgager or owner of the property insured by said policy, or the happening of any condition beyond his control, and declaring void any stipulation in any fire insurance contract in conflict herewith.
SB 25 Caption: Relating to forfeiting the interest of any beneficiary under a life insurance policy or contract when the beneficiary is the principal or accomplice in bringing about the cause of death of the insured.
SB 26 Caption: Relating to providing that suicide of the insured shall be no defense to any suit brought upon policies of insurance upon the life of the insured, issued by any life insurance company, unless it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the court or jury trying same, that the insured contemplated suicide at the time he made his application for a policy, and providing that any stipulation to the contrary, in the policy or contract or by-laws of any such life insurance company shall be void.
SB 34 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes concerning the marital rights of parties, defining the separate and community property of the husband and wife, conferring upon the wife power to make contracts, authorizing suits on such contracts.
SB 61 Caption: Relating to placing under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, public utilities as defined in this Act, conferring upon the Commission powers for the regulation of such public utilities as defined herein, except the rates and service of public utilities operated by cities and towns, prescribing the rights and duties of public utilities, preserving to cities, towns and municipalities powers for regulation and control, providing penalties for violations of provisions of this Act.
SB 97 Caption: Relating to limited partnerships, joint stock companies, and unincorporated joint stock associations or companies, and common law corporations (so-called), providing that a certified copy of the articles of agreement and all amendments, or supplements, as well as dissolutions thereof, of all limited partnerships, joint stock companies, unincorporated joint stock associations or companies, now organized, or that may hereafter be organized in this State be filed in the office of the Secretary of State to be by such officer kept for the inspection of all persons interested in such organization.
SB 163 Caption: Relating to amending certain acts providing certain manner of marking bales of cotton ginned by each and every ginner, and providing that the quality of bagging shall at all times be such that the making thereon will be under ordinary conditions remain intact and visible.
SB 214 Caption: Relating to making appropriation to pay Honorable C.C. Hines, of Jefferson, Texas, Ninety ($90.00) Dollars for services rendered, as Special District Attorney, during 1915, in the District Court of Titus County, Texas.
SB 228 Caption: Relating to garages and machine shops, requiring mechanics employed or working therein to pass an examination and secure a license, and granting to the owner and operators of garages and machine shops a lien for labor materials and parts furnished.
SB 286 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to employers' liability, and providing for the compensation of certain employees and their representatives and beneficiaries for personal injuries sustained in the course of employment.
SB 287 Caption: Relating to the formation of corporations and to contract for and make blue prints, mimeographs and do plat work.
SB 305 Caption: Relating to providing for the payment by taxation, when authorized by an election in the district affected, of any certificates of indebtedness issued by any improvement district created prior to the year 1915 for drainage or levee purposes.
SB 374 Caption: Relating to amending certain act so that it will provide the interest of mortgagee or trustee under deed of trust or other lien named in any fire insurance policy, insuring real property shall not be invalidated by any act or neglect of the mortgagor or owner of the property insured by said policy or the happening of any condition beyond his contract and declaring void any stipulation in any fire insurance policy in conflict herewith.
36th 2nd Called Session
SB 35 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Prison Commission of the State of Texas to purchase the necessary land and machinery needed with which to establish, maintain and operate a cement plant in this State.
SB 68 Caption: Relating to amending an act incorporating the City of Texarkana as a city of the first class by granting said city a special charter.
SB 81 Caption: Relating to amending an act relating to establishing and creating a criminal district court for Bowie County.
SB 131 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating the employment and salaries of stenographers of Courts of Civil Appeals.
36th 3rd Called Session
SB 9 Caption: Relating to incorporating the Texarkana Independent School District, authorizing the election of trustees, continuing the present trustee in office until the expiration of their term of office for which they have been elected under the existing law, which trustees shall be known as the Texarkana School Board.
SB 53 Caption: Relating to amending the Bowie County Road Law.
SB 75 Caption: Relating to amending certain articles of the Revised Civil Statutes so as to authorize any county to issue bonds when hereafter authorized by a vote of two-thirds majority of voters of said county.
36th 4th Called Session
SB 23 Caption: Relating to creating a state warehouse system.