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Legislation authored by Offa Shivers Lattimore

Includes legislation with Offa Shivers Lattimore as the primary author for the 32nd through 35th 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.

35th Regular Session
SB 36 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the manipulation of corporate stocks and the bankrupting of corporations for speculative purposes.
SB 150 Caption: Relating to defining the duties of the district judge and Comptroller of Public Accounts in auditing and approving bills, claims, etc for fees and salaries in felony cases.
SB 176 Caption: Relating to authorizing Commissioners Courts to make appropriations to regularly organized relief and charitable organizations; requiring such associations to make annual reports to said courts.
SB 183 Caption: Relating to authorizing the incorporation by those engaged in agricultural pursuits of Farmers Co-operative Societies.
SB 184 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Comptroller to appoint and contract with persons to collect inheritance taxes.
SB 185 Caption: Relating to amending the anti-pass law.
SB 197 Caption: Relating to creating a Board of Public Utility and defining its powers and duties.
SB 242 Caption: Relating to providing that women may vote in all primary elections in Texas; prescribing qualifications.
SB 254 Caption: Relating to conferring upon the Railroad Commission authority to require two or more railway companies whose lines enter the same city or town.
SB 269 Caption: Relating to defining junk dealers and requiring such dealers to give bond; prescribing penalties.
SB 275 Caption: Relating to expediting business in the Courts and to require exceptions and dilatory please to be presented and acted upon in such a way as not to delay the trial of causes.
SB 339 Caption: Relating to creating a State Board and Department of Charities and Corrections.
SB 349 Caption: Relating to reorganizing the 18th Judicial District of the State of Texas and to reorganize the 29th Judicial District of the State of Texas, and to provide that Somervell County shall be taken from the 29th Judicial District and transferred to the 18th Judicial District of the State of Texas.
SB 379 Caption: Relating to the creation of a juvenile board within certain counties of this State, and prescribing the duties and powers of such board, including the appointment by it of probation officers and providing for the payment of compensation of such officers and allowing the said district judges an additional salary to be paid out of the general fund of such county.
SB 431 Caption: Relating to providing that owners of public fee school land purchased from the state on condition of settlement and residence between certain dates, shall have the right to re-purchase.
SB 449 Caption: Relating to establishing at Arlington, Tarrant county, Texas, a junior agricultural mechanical and industrial college to be known as the Grubbs Vocational College, making an appropriation thereof.
SB 450 Caption: Relating to the registration of chattel mortgages and to provide the effect to be given to the registration of such mortgages where the same relates to property sold to be thereafter attached to the realty as a fixture; to regulate the manner of registering same.
SB 466 Caption: Relating to Loan and Investment Companies; defining same and providing for their incorporation, powers and supervision.
SJR 1 Caption: Proposing an amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale, barter and exchange of intoxicating liquors except for medicinal, scientific and sacramental purposes.
35th 1st Called Session
SB 34 Caption: Relating to providing for the salaries of the Dairy and Food Commissioner, chemists, etc.
35th 4th Called Session
SB 8 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the barter, sale, or exchanged in time of war of intoxicating liquor within ten miles of any camp or concentration point where soldiers, sailors, marines or aviators are being trained in time of war for military service; providing punishments.
SB 53 Caption: Relating to providing that women may vote in all primary elections and Nominating conventions; prescribing qualifications, providing for registration in cities of ten thousand and over.
SB 63 Caption: Relating to making it a penal offense for any person to cause, encourage or contribute to the delinquency of any minor under the age of 17 years.
SB 74 Caption: Relating to preventing and punishing prostitution and other unlawful sexual intercourse and the spread of venereal disease.
SB 75 Caption: Relating to amending certain articles changing the punishment for vagrancy and providing for the treatment of vagrants affected with communicable venereal disease.
SB 76 Caption: Relating to making unlawful sexual intercourse by any person knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he is infected with any communicable venereal disease; providing a penalty.
SB 94 Caption: Relating to fixing compensation of county commissioners in counties of more than thirty thousand population.
SB 114 Caption: Relating to regulating the taxing of all money and securities deposited with the State Treasurer, or other State officials or department, where such securities belong to any person, firm or corporation organized under the laws of the State of Texas.
SB 115 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation of $350,000.00 for the purpose of providing for the pay, transportation, subsistence and all other expenses of the military forces of the State when ordered on duty or when mobilized or when recruiting and organizing troops or when ordered on other military duties.
34th Regular Session
SB 31 Caption: Relating to remitting penalties for failure to pay 1914 taxes by February 1.
SB 32 Caption: Relating to compulsory school attendance by children between the ages of eight and fourteen years; prescribing punishment.
SB 41 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute regulating sale of property belonging to estates of decedents.
SB 42 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the disposition of funds of improvement districts for the construction of levees to prevent overflows.
SB 95 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure defining the duties of the district judge and the Comptroller of Public Accounts in examining, auditing and approving all bills against the State for fees and salaries in felony cases; providing a penalty.
SB 96 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act regulating the sale of cocaine and other drugs; providing penalties.
SB 124 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for taking appeal in criminal cases by giving notice in open court.
SB 132 Caption: Relating to creating an Illiteracy Commission for the State and outlining its powers and duties.
SB 135 Caption: Relating to granting permission to Lee Smith and others to sue the state for the purpose of ascertaining and establishing claims for damages arising out of injuries.
SB 136 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to injunctions.
SB 137 Caption: Relating to aiding in the collection of unpaid taxes; forbidding and preventing the issuance of tax receipts for current taxes when there are unpaid back taxes; providing penalties and making law cumulative.
SB 147 Caption: Relating to establishing, maintaining, operating, equipping and disestablishing county free libraries and county circulating libraries for the use of the citizens of this State.
SB 166 Caption: Relating to compelling any corporation which discharges any employee to give such employee a detailed written statement of its reasons for doing so; prescribing penalties.
SB 242 Caption: Relating to regulating the payment of any part of the premiums on Life Insurance as commissions to agents.
SB 244 Caption: Relating to defining junk dealers and requiring such to give bond; prescribing the conditions of such bond; requiring such dealers to take bill of sale and forbidding the purchase of certain articles by such dealers from minors or in the night time.
SB 252 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to further defining indigency within the meaning of the pension laws.
SB 261 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for giving notice to persons summoned for jury service.
SB 262 Caption: Relating to requiring gas, electric and other corporations to make connection in all localities or districts where permits have been granted to do business.
SB 263 Caption: Relating to amending and repealing a certain Statute prescribing the fees to be paid to the secretary of state by mutual building and loan companies.
SB 273 Caption: Relating to providing for an election at which the women of Texas may express their approval or rejection of Women's Suffrage.
SB 276 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the incorporation, organization, regulation and supervision of Co-operative life insurance companies; providing penalties for violations.
SB 300 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code fixing the closed season for killing doves, bob-whites, quail or partridges in this State.
SB 308 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute fixing the manner in which liens may be fixed on homesteads.
SB 332 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing penalty for taking, driving or using bicycles, automobiles, or horse-drawn vehicles without the owner's consent.
SB 342 Caption: Relating to providing that in certain cities and towns which maintain a regular police department, the patrolmen thereof shall be required to serve on actual duty no longer than eight hours in every twenty four except in case of a riot or other emergency.
SB 365 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to cases brought up from inferior courts so as to provide that new parties may be made after said cases have been brought up.
SB 366 Caption: Relating to amending a certain local and special law incorporating the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County to grant it a new charter; further defining powers and jurisdictions of the corporation court of the said City of Fort Worth and of appeals therefrom.
SB 383 Caption: Relating to authorizing domestic and foreign corporations to make contributions to purely public relief or purely charitable associations actually engaged in relief and charitable work.
SB 392 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute regulating the employment or use of stock, assets, and property of corporations.
34th 1st Called Session
SB 32 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute authorizing the Comptroller to appoint and contract with persons to collect inheritance taxes.
SB 35 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code relating to the killing certain wild animals between a certain time period; providing penalties.
SB 36 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to all sales of real estate made in this State under powers conferred by any deed of trust.
33rd Regular Session
SB 27 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to sell or barter medicines carried for sale in a wagon, automobile or other vehicle or on foot or horseback, or to leave any medicine at any residence on consignment, prescribing a penalty.
SB 28 Caption: Relating to erecting memorials to commemorate the unselfish devotion to duty, exalted patriotism, and heroic services of Texas soldiers during the war between the states; to provide and create a commission to carry out the provisions of this act and to make an appropriation therefor.
SB 32 Caption: Relating to the granting of free passes over railroads and other means of transportation.
SB 38 Caption: Relating to defining livestock commission merchants, requiring such merchants to give bond, imposing penalty for pursuing occupation of livestock commission merchant when bond has not been made.
SB 39 Caption: Relating to amending Article 199, Chapter two, Title Seven of the Penal Code.
SB 76 Caption: Relating to defining loan sharks and fix a penalty for lending money at a greater rate of interest than is hereinafter provided.
SB 77 Caption: Relating to regulating the sale of cocaine and other drugs; to regulate the issuance of prescriptions for such drugs; to require persons selling such drugs upon prescription to file same, and to provide that nothing in this act shall prevent the sale of certain preparations containing not more than two grains of opium, one-eighth grain of morphine, two grains of chloral hydrate and one-sixteenth grain of cocaine, in one fluid ounce and to provide penalties.
SB 115 Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of toll railways and defining their powers and duties.
SB 211 Caption: Relating to amending article 302, chapter 7 of the penal code of 1911.
SB 212 Caption: Relating to fixing the venue of suits on certain contracts, and causes of action.
SB 221 Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to sell, barter, or exchange spirituous, vinous and malt liquors or medicated bitters in quantities of one gallon or less in any place in this state other than a legally licensed saloon, naming certain places where such sales may not be made; forbidding such acts to be done by indirection. Fixing penalties.
SB 246 Caption: Relating to defining, regulating and controlling Fraternal Benefit Societies.
SB 247 Caption: Relating to prescribing the fees to be paid to the secretary of state by mutual building and loan associations, or either, and certain foreign corporations.
SB 256 Caption: Relating to permitting the incorporation of mutual fire, lightning, and hail storm insurance companies; providing penalties.
SB 257 Caption: Relating to amending the penal code of the Revised Criminal Statutes of 1911, so as to make same conform to other laws, making act cumulative.
SB 276 Caption: Relating to preventing the giving of bogus checks, to make same an offense against the law, and to prescribe penalties.
SB 277 Caption: Relating to granting relief to any person, who has filed on any public land in this State; and who has been compelled to defend a law-suit to obtain title, to and possession of said land, because of an erroneous award, of same to an adverse party, by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
SB 289 Caption: Relating to providing for the payment of Ex-Officio salaries to district clerks in certain cases.
SB 329 Caption: Relating to regulating the granting of divorces and decrees of separation in this state and the fixing of the status of property and of the rights of children in such cases.
SB 331 Caption: Relating to amending 5715 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911.
SB 335 Caption: Relating to amending articles 1133, 1134, and 1138, of the revised Code of Criminal Procedure of 1911, defining the duties of the district judge, district clerk and the comptroller of public accounts in examining, auditing, and approving, all bills, claims and accounts against the stat for fees and salaries in felony cases and providing a penalty.
SB 346 Caption: Relating to establishing a separate system of public roads and bridges for Tarrant county and to constitute each county commissioner ex-officio commissioner of the public roads of his precinct, and to authorize and regulate the issuance and sale of bonds and levy of taxes for such purposes.
SB 352 Caption: Relating to granting permission to Lee Smith, Boyd Neilson, Arly Gilbert, or the parents, or guardian to bring suit in a district court of Tarrant County against the state of Texas for injuries received.
SB 367 Caption: Relating to amending article 23 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1911.
SB 381 Caption: Relating to creating a Criminal District Court for the County of Tarrant County to prescribe the jurisdiction therefor; provide for the transfer of criminal cases.
SB 385 Caption: Relating to punishing the making or use of false statements to obtain property or credit.
SB 389 Caption: Authorizing stock yards receiving or unloading livestock or in shipping livestock to issue certificates to the owner thereof.
SB 417 Caption: Relating to amending articles 902 and 903 of the code of criminal procedure of 1911, relating to recognizances of defendants after conviction and upon appeal.
SB 434 Caption: Relating to authorizing railways to acquire, either by purchase or lease, and to own, maintain and operate, or cause to be operated, a demonstration and experimental farms; orchards and garden.
SB 467 Caption: Relating to creating the Tolar Independent School District in Hood County, Texas; vesting it with the rights, powers, duties and privileges of districts incorporated for school purposes only under the general laws.
33rd 2nd Called Session
SB 7 Caption: Relating to authorizing the appointment of state weighers and graders of cotton in public warehouses; facilitating the lending of money thereon and making cotton warehouse receipts safer collateral.
33rd 3rd Called Session
SB 9 Caption: Relating to compelling a reduction of the acreage of land planted in cotton during the year 1915; fixing penalties.
32nd Regular Session
SB 48 Caption: Relating to the institution and maintenance of hospitals by certain railroad companies for the use and benefit of employees; providing penalties..
SB 54 Caption: Relating to providing an additional method of obtaining service of process on any foreign or non-resident corporation or any receiver thereof doing business in the State.
SB 55 Caption: Relating to prohibiting railroad corporations and receivers thereof from charging for transportation on Sunday less than the amount charged on any other day; prescribing punishment.
SB 94 Caption: Relating to providing for the erection of a monument over the remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett, wife of David Crockett, in the cemetery at Acton, Hood county, Texas; to make an appropriation therefor.
SB 99 Caption: Relating to prohibiting and preventing adulterative fraud and deception and misbranding in the manufacture and sale of articles of food and drugs; prescribing penalties for the violation of this Act; to provide for the appointment of a Dairy and Food Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties.
SB 130 Caption: Relating to making college and university diplomas have the force and effect of permanent state certificates.
SB 133 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the desertion of a wife and children; fixing a penalty.
SB 150 Caption: Relating to amending an Act relating to the selection of juries in counties with cities of certain population.
SB 155 Caption: Relating to erecting memorials to commemorate the services of Texas soldiers during the War between the States; creating a commission to carry out the provisions of this Act.
SB 189 Caption: Relating to amending an Act providing for the organization of companies for the purpose of growing, preparing for market, and selling rice or any other agricultural products with the power to construct, maintain and operate dams, reservoirs, lakes, wells, canals, flumes and laterals as are necessary for irrigation and or cultivation.
SB 203 Caption: Relating to amending an Act , to define and provide for organization and disciplining the militia, to prescribe the duties of the Governor, the Adjutant General and all officers and enlisted men thereof, so that same shall provide for the appointment by the Governor of a staff, consisting of the Adjutant General and twelve aides-de-camp, and that said aides-de-camp shall not be ineligible from holding any office of emolument, trust or honor, and shall not be ineligible from serving as the chairman or member of any committee of any political party.
SB 234 Caption: Relating to defining live stock commission merchants, requiring such merchants to give bond; imposing penalty.
SB 235 Caption: Relating to defining and regulating Fraternal Beneficiary Associations.
SB 245 Caption: Relating to more clearly defining who are Confederate soldiers under the pension laws of this State, and declaring what persons shall be in included in the term "Confederate Soldiers".
SB 256 Caption: Relating to granting cities the power to license engineers.
SB 257 Caption: Relating to authorizing stock yards or stock yard companies receiving or unloading or shipping live stock to issue certificates to the owner thereof; and weighers to issue certificates of weight; and authorizing commission men to issue their accounts of sale to be used in evidence in court.
SB 274 Caption: Relating to amending an Act, relating to the Texas State Board of Health and Vital Statistics, and repeal Section 11 of said Chapter; providing a penalty for violation of this Act.
SB 290 Caption: Relating to regulating Pool Halls and Billiard Halls and prescribing penalties.
SB 293 Caption: Relating to requiring Hotels and Restaurants to publish Bills of fare in plain American language.
SB 338 Caption: Relating to fixing the time of filing an answer in all cases where the defendant is cited by publication.
32nd 1st Called Session
SB 49 Caption: Relating to increasing the authority and duties of the commissioners court of Tarrant county, Texas, and of the county commissioners court of said county, to require said commissioners to devote their entire time to the affairs of said county, to provide for a road engineer for said county at the option of the commissioners court, and fixing his salary and defining his duties; to fix the salary for the members of said court.