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Legislation authored by William Riley Butler

Includes legislation with William Riley Butler as the primary author for the 33rd 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
HB 84 Caption: Relating to revising Civil Statutes and authorizing verdicts to be rendered by juries without concurrence of all the members of the jury.
HB 298 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Railroad Commission to require non-grade crossings at certain crossings of the lines of railways; providing penalties.
HB 498 Caption: Relating to providing for the establishment and maintenance of a state home for dependent and neglected children; making an appropriation.
HB 704 Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of a commission for the study of epilepsy.
HJR 5 Caption: Proposing an amendment relating to the compensation of certain public officials.
HJR 6 Caption: Proposing an amendment relating to authorizing appropriations out of the general revenue for the erection of buildings for the University of Texas.
HJR 15 Caption: Proposing an amendment relating to the qualification of voters; making an appropriation.
35th 1st Called Session
HB 11 Caption: Relating to creating the Armstrong Independent School District of Bell County, Texas, with certain metes and bounds.
35th 2nd Called Session
HB 7 Caption: Relating to the creation of the Center Oak Independent School District in Bell County, Texas.
35th 3rd Called Session
HB 43 Caption: Relating to an appropriation to cover authorized deficiency claims to two years ending August 31, 1917.
35th 4th Called Session
HB 107 Caption: Relating to amending the law, providing that none but citizens of the United States shall vote in primary elections or conventions, and providing the right to vote given women by any law is not by this Act repealed, restricted, or limited.
HB 133 Caption: Relating to authorize the Commissioners Court of Bell County to fund an issue of road warrants with an issue of road improvement bonds and thereby relieve the road and bridge fund of the warrant debt.
HB 151 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to the time for holding court in the Twenty-seventh Judicial District of Texas.
34th Regular Session
HB 27 Caption: Relating to amending Article 790 of Title 8 Chapter 7 of the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the testimony of defendants.
HB 119 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute abolishing the office of District Attorney in the 27th Judicial District.
HB 160 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws by authorizing the rendering of a verdict by nine jurors in certain civil cases.
HB 189 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the redemption by the owner of lands or lots sold to the State, city or town for taxes.
HB 317 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws defining and regulating the practice of professional nursing; fixing suitable penalties.
HB 377 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the per diem pay of County Commissioners.
HB 495 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the duties and powers of the State Board of Embalming.
HB 503 Caption: Relating to regulating the practice of dentistry in the State of Texas; providing for a board of dental examiners and prescribing their duties.; providing penalties.
HB 588 Caption: Relating to the relief of railway corporations which have failed or are about to fail to construct their roads and branches or any part thereof within the time required by law.
HB 611 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the condemnation of private property in order to establish a dumping ground for garbage for an incorporated city or town.
HB 650 Caption: Relating to creating the Prairie Dell Independent School District of Bell County, Texas.
HJR 3 Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the compensation of certain public officials.
HJR 4 Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the levy and collection of a special road tax.
34th 1st Called Session
HB 62 Caption: Relating to providing for the redemption, by the owner, of land or lots heretofore sold, or that may be hereafter sold, to the State, city or town for taxes, and repealing all laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 67 Caption: Relating to repealing certain laws relating to the payment of witness fees to witness residing in the county of the prosecution in felony cases.
HB 72 Caption: Relating to repealing certain laws providing for the payment of witness fees to witnesses residing in the county of the prosecution of felony cases.
33rd Regular Session
HB 268 Caption: Relating to the granting of divorce.
HB 293 Caption: Relating to the testimony of defendants.
HB 346 Caption: Relating to providing that nine jurors may render a verdict in the district courts and five jurors may render a verdict in the county and justice courts.
HB 473 Caption: Relating to defining the offense of manslaughter and providing a punishment.