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Legislation authored by Fred Mauritz

Includes legislation with Fred Mauritz as the primary author for the 44th through 50th 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.

50th Regular Session
SB 23 Caption: Relating to validating the consolidation of certain common and independent school districts where a majority of the qualified voters of each of the affected districts approved such consolidation at an election held for such purpose; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 419 Caption: Relating to granting one-half of the State ad valorem taxes collected in Jackson, Fayette and Colorado counties for flood control; providing that this Act shall be severable; repealing all laws in conflict.
49th Regular Session
SB 43 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation out of the General Revenue Fund in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred Nineteen Dollars and Sixty-five Cents ($1,219.65) to refund to the cities of Sinton and Aransas Pass the amount of ad valorem taxes collected and wrongfully remitted to the State Treasury by San Patricio county since September 18, 1939.
SB 79 Caption: Relating to encourage the speedy economic rehabilitation of the State; making an appropriation for the first two years.
SB 127 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Control, at its option, to sell the Texas Railroad running from North Rusk, Texas, to Palestine, Texas, within two years.
SB 128 Caption: Relating to placing all State Parks and all other tracts of land used or to be used by the State for the purposes of public park and/or recreational areas, including all public parks, historical parks, and/or recreational areas now under the control and custody of the State Board of Control, under the control and custody of the State Parks Board, under the authority conferred upon such Board by existing law; providing that all laws which are in conflict, in whole or in part with this Act are hereby repealed.
SB 129 Caption: Relating to amending the statute relating to the ten-year limitation on action to recover lands, tenements, and hereditaments so as to require the person in in peaceable and adverse possession to duly render property for taxation within proper time during the last five years of such adverse possession.
SB 184 Caption: Relating to increasing the maximum gross load limit on commercial motor vehicles and combinations thereof from thirty-eight thousand (38,000) pounds to forty-eight thousand (48,000) pounds and, regulating the gross load of commercial motor vehicles and combinations thereof; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 209 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for proving a written will produced in court when the witnesses thereto are non-residents of the State of Texas, etc.
SB 297 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Control to negotiate for the purchase of the Tribune Building, the real estate on which it is located, and all lands pertaining thereto, or used in connection therewith, in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas; appropriating eight hundred forty-seven thousand dollars or as much thereof as may be necessary for the purchase of said building, real estate and lands; appropriating an additional ten thousand dollars for the biennium beginning September 1, 21945 to cover maintenance and other miscellaneous items.
SB 314 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for injunctive relief against owners of livestock placing on lands of another.
SJR 12 Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 10 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing for the relocation of the Medical Branch of the University of Texas.
48th Regular Session
SB 34 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to change the time and terms of holding the terms of the District Court in DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Calhoun and Victoria Counties, constituting the 24th Judicial District of Texas.
SB 40 Caption: Relating to prescribing venue of actions and suits for collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes on real and personal property.
SB 56 Caption: Relating to providing for the construction and maintenance of partition fences along the boundary lines between adjoining tracts of land when both said tracts are being used as pasture for grazing cattle, horses, or other livestock.
SB 85 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the ten year limitation on actions to recover lands, tenements and hereditaments so as to require the person in peaceable and adverse possession to duly render property for taxation within proper time during the last five years of such adverse possession.
SB 92 Caption: Relating to repealing certain Acts by providing for the disposal of State owned jacks and stallions.
SB 152 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide anyone under twenty-one (21) years of age who has had his disabilities removed, shall be eligible for appointment as a notary public provided such person shall furnish the Secretary of State a certified copy of the judgment removing such disabilities.
SB 153 Caption: Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide the State tax on property shall never exceed Seventeen and a half (17 1/2) Cents on the One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars valuation; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
SB 157 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code to further define "barratry" so as to provide that an attorney is not prohibited from making application to a county, city, school district or other taxing unit for a contract to collect delinquent taxes.
SB 174 Caption: Relating to amending certain Articles so as to change the time and terms of holding the terms of District Court in Aransas, San Patricio, Bee, Live Oak, and McMullen counties, constituting the 36th Judicial District of Texas.
SB 175 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts relative to the transfer of ad valorem tax collections to aid the City of Port Lavaca.
SB 183 Caption: Relating to providing that the serving as a Judge of a Court of Record, within the State of Texas, for six (6) consecutive years, prior to making application to take the bar examination, shall be equivalent to, and may be substituted for, the prelegal study and training and the study of the law required as a prerequisite for the taking of the examination to practice law.
SB 189 Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for uniform registration of earmarks and brands, the issuing of certificate of registration, renewing registration, disposition of fees for so recording, and providing for publication of notice, and payment for said publication.
SB 199 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State of Texas to invest certain funds in defense bonds or other obligations of the United States of America, and authorizing any political subdivision of the State of Texas which heretofore has issued and sold bonds and is unable to obtain labor and materials to carry out the purpose for which the bonds were issued may invest the proceeds now on hand in defense bonds or other obligations of the United States of America.
SB 246 Caption: Relating to placing all State Parks and all other tracts of land used or to be used by the State for the purpose of public parks and/or recreational areas, including all public parks, historical parks, and/or recreational areas now under the control and custody of the State Board of Control, under the control and custody of the State Parks Board, under the authority conferred upon such Board by existing law; providing that all laws relating to the same shall be executed and administered by the State Parks Board.
SB 270 Caption: Relating to providing for the sale of easements and right-of-ways by guardians, executors and administrators and prescribing the procedure therefor.
SB 319 Caption: Relating to authorizing the allowance of traveling expenses not to exceed Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars per month for each County Commissioner in counties having a population of more than twenty-five thousand two hundred ($25,200) and having a tax valuation of less than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00).
SB 345 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to regulate fishing and shrimping in the public waters of Aransas County to the extent and in the manner herein provided and so that said Article and said Acts shall read and provide as hereinafter shown.
SB 354 Caption: Relating to making appropriations to pay miscellaneous claims out of the General Revenue Fund, or such other funds as may be designated herein for each item, not otherwise appropriated.
47th Regular Session
SB 5 Caption: Relating to granting and donating to each respective county for a period of five (5) years, beginning with taxable year 1942, one-half of the State ad valorem taxes for general revenue purposes.
SB 12 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article providing that persons claiming title under the ten-year statute of limitation must have paid taxes without delinquency for the last five years of the period of peaceable and adverse possession.
SB 16 Caption: Relating to amending certain Act relating to the refund of motor fuel taxes, so as to allow those using gasoline for non-highway purposes to make affidavit when purchasing gasoline, to avoid necessity of paying tax and obtaining refund.
SB 62 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article by providing for changing and prescribing terms and times of holding Court in the 24th Judicial District of Texas.
SB 83 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article permitting the use of recorded instruments as evidence in trials without producing the originals by means of certain procedures.
SB 97 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article exempting instruments, notes, or other obligations taken by or on behalf of State Banking Corporations.
SB 121 Caption: Relating to amending certain Act exempting from the definition of "Motor Carrier" and "contract Carrier" certain persons, firms and corporations transporting under certain circumstances and conditions their own employees or property in which they have an interest as consignee or agent.
SB 146 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing that a city or town shall have the right of eminent domain to condemn private property for the purpose of digging or drilling thereon water wells or producing water therefrom or constructing pump stations or reservoirs.
SB 149 Caption: Relating to authorizing the County School Board of Trustees in certain counties to detach territory within its county and to attach the same to any school district or districts within its county.
SB 157 Caption: Relating to authorizing the sale of all United States Treasury Bonds held for the account of the Permanent School Fund at September 1, 1940.
SB 278 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article providing that in certain counties an election may be ordered, as otherwise provided herein, to determine whether or not said county shall adopt the county unit system of education.
SB 279 Caption: Relating to creating a special road law for San Patricio County; providing that said county may fund or refund into coupon bonds the scrip and time warrants outstanding against its road and bridge fund as of the 28th day of February, 1941.
SB 350 Caption: Relating to permitting the use of convicts as guards in the Texas Prison System at the discretion of the Prison Board.
SB 405 Caption: Relating to fixing the term of office of school trustees of certain Independent School Districts, whether created under General Law or by Special Act of the Legislature.
SB 408 Caption: Relating to creating a special road law for De Witt County.
SB 410 Caption: Relating to providing for the transfer of title to certain lands to Refugio and Aransas Counties.
SB 429 Caption: Relating to marks and brands of livestock in Victoria County only; relating to amending a certain Act by requiring that in said County each owner of livestock mentioned shall within six (6) months after this Act takes effect, have his mark and brand for such stock recorded at the office of the County Clerk.
SB 475 Caption: Relating to accepting title to and establishing King's State Park and setting up a Board of Commissioners to advise and assist the Board of Control in the improvement, care, and preservation of said park.
SB 477 Caption: Relating to authorizing the County Judge to employ a stenographer or clerk in any certain county; regulating the salary of same.
SB 489 Caption: Relating to declaring the floods of Jackson County to be a public calamity; authorizing a donation and grant to Jackson County Flood Control District of one-half of the State ad valorem taxes collected Jackson County for flood control improvements and maintenance purposes.
45th Regular Session
HB 105 Caption: Relating to requiring owners of real estate or other taxable property in certain counties, or their agents or representatives, in rendering same for ad valorem taxation to give the post-office address of the owner or owners of said property at the time of such rendition.
HB 125 Caption: Relating to providing that the Deputy County Surveyor shall not be required to give a larger bond than the County Surveyor.
HB 158 Caption: Relating to granting and donating to each respective county of this State for a period of five years beginning with the taxable year 1937, all the State ad valorem taxes, not heretofore donated or appropriated to any county, district, city or other political subdivision, collected for general revenue purposes upon the property and from persons in each respective county.
HB 231 Caption: Relating to providing that the Board of Insurance Commissioners shall require any corporation, person, firm, association, local mutual aid association, or any local organization to have a permit or certificate of authority in order to carry on any insurance business.
HB 232 Caption: Relating to closing the waters of Caranchua Bay in Calhoun and Jackson Counties to certain types of net fishing except during certain months in Calhoun County; providing a penalty.
HB 452 Caption: Relating to providing that a special partner may contribute property as capital to the common stock of partnership limited.
HB 556 Caption: Relating to granting aid to the property and inhabitants of Jackson County, Texas, because of the public calamities which have occurred in said County by reason of floods and storms which have caused great destruction of property and loss of life.
HB 770 Caption: Relating to preventing the cancellation of a contract for the retail sale of automobiles entered into after the passage of this Act.
HB 984 Caption: Relating to providing for a closed season for the killing, taking, or possessing of squirrel in the County of Wharton, Texas, during the months of January, February, and March of each year; providing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 1063 Caption: Relating to declaring it unlawful to hunt, trap, shoot or kill any wild deer within the limits of Jackson and Wharton Counties, Texas, for a period of five (5) years; providing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 1064 Caption: Relating to providing that the Board of Commissioners in any city or town containing less than two thousand (2,000) population, according to the last preceding Federal Census, may fix the salary of the mayor not to exceed Six Hundred ($600.00) Dollars per annum.
HB 1112 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the hunting, trapping, ensnaring or killing of any wild deer, buck, doe or fawn or wild quail within the confines of Commissioners' Precinct No. Three, Wharton County, Texas, for a period of five (5) years; prescribing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this Act.
45th 2nd Called Session
HB 45 Caption: Relating to granting and donating to each respective county of this State for a period of two (2) years beginning with the taxable year 1937, all State ad valorem taxes, not heretofore donated or appropriated to any county, district, city or other political subdivision, collected for General Revenue purposes upon the property and from persons in each respective county, including ad valorem taxes on rolling stock belonging to railroad companies, for the use of each respective county for the purposes of constructing improvements to prevent soil erosion, flood control, irrigation, and drainage projects, reforestation and road building.
HB 88 Caption: Relating to assessment and collection of school taxes.
HB 110 Caption: Relating to authorizing councils of certain towns to act as a Board of Equalization.
HB 135 Caption: Relating to fixing net weights of feeding stuff per container.
HB 169 Caption: Relating to providing for the inclusion in Road District No. 10 of Jackson County, Texas, certain territory now embraced in Road District No. 1 of said County.
44th 1st Called Session
HB 114 Caption: Relating to State Ad Valorem Tax of certain districts in Matagorda and Wharton Counties donated for use and benefit of such districts.
44th 2nd Called Session
HB 100 Caption: Relating to providing that the Board of Insurance Commissioners shall require any corporation, person, firm, association, local mutual aid association, or any local organization, company or organization to have a permit or certificate of authority in order to carry on any insurance business; providing that the Commissioner of Insurance shall make known to the Attorney General of the State of Texas any violation of this Act.
44th 3rd Called Session
HB 50 Caption: Relating to requiring owners of real estate or other taxable property, or their agents or representatives in rendering same for ad valorem taxation to give the post office address of the owner or owners of said property at the time of such rendition; providing a penalty for failure to render such property in the manner herein prescribed.
HB 80 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the running of deer with dogs in the counties of Jackson and Wharton; making same a misdemeanor and providing a penalty for violation of said Act.