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Legislation authored by Preston Louis Anderson

Includes legislation with Preston Louis Anderson as the primary author for the 40th through 47th 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.

47th Regular Session
HB 86 Caption: Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to making the Texas Unemployment Compensation Law conform to amendments made by the United States Congress in 1939 to the Federal Social Security Act.
HB 139 Caption: Relating to validating all zoning ordinances and amendments thereto heretofore passed by the legislative bodies of cities and incorporated villages pursuant to certain acts, and declaring such ordinances to be in full force and effect, in so far as the required procedure and public notices for the passage of such ordinances and the publication of such ordinances is concerned.
HB 251 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation for the use of the San Antonio River Canal and Conservancy District; providing the manner for signing warrants; providing that any unexpended balance on August 31, 1943, to be repaid to the State of Texas.
HB 807 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to certain services and fees of the County Clerks of this State.
HB 814 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article by providing that contracts for the purchase by counties for certain supplies shall be awarded to the party who, in the judgment of the Commissioners Court, has submitted the lowest and best bid.
HJR 34 Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain cities may adopt or amend their charters.
46th Regular Session
HB 197 Caption: Relating to defining and limiting jurisdiction of the courts in matters of labor disputes.
HB 228 Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities to fund by ordinance the deficit in the wages of firemen and policemen of said cities.
HB 229 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act with reference to the manner of conducting elections.
HB 280 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute naming the persons who shall hereafter constitute the State Tax Board, providing for a Secretary and compensation for such Secretary.
HB 343 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for form of receipt for payment of poll tax; prescribing punishment.
HB 381 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article in the Penal Code by making it unlawful to give out any poll tax receipt or certificate of exemption in blank, to issue any poll tax receipt or certificate of exemption in blank, or to deliver any poll tax receipt or certificate of exemption to any fictitious person; fixing a penalty therefor.
HB 621 Caption: Relating to amending Bexar County Road and Bridge Law by providing manner of expending and apportioning monies now on hand and coming into the road and bridge fund of Bexar County, Texas.
HB 622 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article providing for salaries of reporters in certain counties.
HB 633 Caption: Relating to providing for the execution of an agreement to extend the Interstate Compact to Conserve Oil and Gas.
HB 801 Caption: Relating to authorizing County Commissioners' Courts in certain counties to pay employees' salaries while ill or injured.
HB 841 Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article providing time for preparing budgets in cities, towns and villages.
43rd Regular Session
HB 16 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute providing for the disposition of fees of officers; providing that if any part of this Act is held unconstitutional it shall not affect the remaining parts of the Act; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; fixing the effective date of the bill.
HB 17 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to adjust the compensation for County Treasurers in counties of a population of not less than two hundred fifty thousand (250,000), where the Treasurer of such counties prepares the payrolls, makes payments thereunder in cash, and acts as paymaster for the county, in addition to the regular duties as County Treasurer.
HB 18 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to authorize the substitution, in whole or in part, of motor bus lines for street and interurban railways by companies authorized to operate a street or interurban railway by and with the consent of the cities through which said companies operate, authorizing such companies to operate motor buses for the carrying of passengers for hire, and providing that the substitution of motor buses shall not impair any of the corporate powers of such corporations heretofore organized, and providing that companies taking advantage of this Act shall amend their charters and pay the fees therefor, and providing that this Act shall not affect any case now pending, and providing that this Act shall not impair the rights of any city under any franchise it may heretofore have granted.
HB 122 Caption: Relating to regulating the manufacture, sale, distribution, disposition, storage and transportation of vinous or malt beverages, prescribing definitions and providing the means, manner and method thereof; prescribing offenses, punishment and penalties; providing the effective dates of certain provisions of this Act.
HB 123 Caption: Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code of 1925 so as to define intoxicating malt liquors capable of producing intoxication as any malt liquors containing in excess of 3.2 percent of alcohol by weight; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 124 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide that information concerning the legislative activities of life insurance companies shall be filed with the Chairman of the Board of Insurance Commissioners and transmitted by the Chairman to the presiding officers of the House of Representatives and Senate of the State of Texas.
HB 125 Caption: Relating to requiring domestic life insurance companies to file a statement annually with the Board of Insurance Commissioners listing all securities acquired during the preceding year and all loans made during the preceding year and showing the history of the acquisition and disposition thereof and other information relating thereto.
HB 126 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to require that payment of compensation by domestic life insurance companies to officers, trustees, directors, and other persons, firms, or corporations shall be first authorized by vote of the board of directors of such companies and approved by the Board of Insurance Commissioners.
HB 127 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide for annual examination of insurance companies.
HB 128 Caption: Relating to requiring the annual statement of life insurance companies, or accident insurance companies, or life and accident, health and accident, or life, health, and accident insurance companies, organized under the laws of this State, to include information regarding securities acquired and loans made during the preceding year.
HB 129 Caption: Relating to amending the Bexar County Road Law.
HB 130 Caption: Relating to providing that hereafter no life insurance company shall be compelled as a condition of its right to transact life insurance business in Texas or otherwise, either to invest or to keep invested in Texas securities and/or Texas real estate a sum of money equal to 75 or any other per centum of its Texas reserve, but that each life insurance company shall continue bound to make reports of the amounts of its Texas reserves and of its investments in Texas securities and in Texas real estate.
HB 131 Caption: Relating to establishing and creating a criminal judicial district and a criminal district court for Bexar County; providing when this Act shall go into effect, providing that if any part of this Act be held invalid the remainder shall be valid, repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 132 Caption: Relating to providing that all goods, wares, and merchandise manufactured, produced, or mined, wholly or in part, by convicts or prisoners, except convicts or prisoners on parole or probation, or in any penal and/or reformatory institutions transported into the State of Texas, and remaining therein for use, consumption, sale, or storage, shall upon arrival and delivery in the State of Texas, be subject to the operation and effect of the laws of the State of Texas.
HB 133 Caption: Relating to providing for the sale by tanners and taxidermists of specimens in their possession unclaimed after the expiration of ninety (90) days, and exempting said tanners and taxidermists from penalties for possession, sale, barter, and trade of hides, heads, and carcasses of animals during closed seasons.
HB 134 Caption: Relating to defining "money lenders," and fixing an annual tax of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) for each place of business.
HB 135 Caption: Relating to amending certain article of the Penal Code of 1925 relating to keeping a gaming table or bank so as to omit reference therein to slot machines and making it a misdemeanor to keep or exhibit any slot or vending machine for the purpose of gaming, and defining the same. prescribing penalties for a violation thereof.
HB 136 Caption: Relating to making it lawful to teach modern languages in certain elementary grades, and in the high school grades, in public free schools, and making it lawful to teach the Spanish language in the elementary grades in the public free schools in counties bordering on the boundary line between the United States, and the Republic of Mexico.
HB 151 Caption: Relating to prohibiting directors and officers of insurance companies transacting business in this State from being interested in investments and loans made by the company.
HB 163 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Insurance Commissioners to exercise such incidental and implied powers and duties as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of the insurance laws of this State.
HB 164 Caption: Relating to requiring every life insurance company organized under this State to file with the county tax assessor where the company's home office is located, a sworn statement showing the number and amount of the shares of said company, and other information.
HB 165 Caption: Relating to providing for the taxation of property owned by life insurance companies organized under this State.
HB 264 Caption: Relating to providing the electors, voting in the election held for the issuance of bonds within the State of Texas or any political subdivision thereof, shall be the owner of taxable property in the State where such election is held and which has been duly rendered for taxation.
HB 367 Caption: Relating to providing for the time and place of the meeting of the district executive committee and district conventions of political parties.
HB 368 Caption: Relating to prohibiting the operation of, or permitting the operation of, any freight train consisting of more than seventy (70) freight cars or other cars, exclusive of caboose, and prohibiting the operation of any passenger train consisting of more than fourteen (14) cars on any line or road, or any portion thereof, in the State of Texas, by any person, firm, association, company, or corporation operating any railroad in the State of Texas; fixing a penalty for the violation of this Act, and providing for the Attorney General to recover in the name of the State of Texas, in any county through which said railroad may be run or operated, and making an exception in certain cases to the provisions of this Act.
HB 369 Caption: Relating to defining the terms "common carrier," "power unit," "light engine," "passenger train," "Freight train," "motor car," "engineer," "fireman," "conductor," and "brakeman"; defining the term "competent employee," and applying such term to an engineer, a fireman, conductor, and brakeman; prohibiting any common carrier from running over its road or part of road, outside of the yard limit, any motor car, passenger train, freight train, light engine, or self-propelled machine with less than a full crew of competent employees; providing that the Act shall not apply in case of disability in any train crew on the road between terminals; providing a penalty for the violation of this Act; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 370 Caption: Relating to providing that inadequacy of selling price alone, shall be sufficient ground for setting aside forced sales of real or personal property, and providing that the fact that any such property was sold at such sale for less than the unpaid balance of purchase money notes given for such property, or for less than the unpaid balance of purchase money notes given for such property, or for less than the unpaid balance of note or notes evidencing loans made on the security of such property, and interest and costs, shall be prima facie evidence that such sale was for an inadequate price or consideration, and providing that, if any part of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remainder shall, nevertheless, remain in full force.
HB 371 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute relating to sales of real estate under deed of trust by adding an Article providing the manner and method of sales of homesteads, either by judicial foreclosure proceedings, or by sales under deed of trust, providing that no sale shall be made of any real estate occupied as a homestead, unless written notice of intention to foreclose thereon be served in person upon the occupant thereof, for at least six months prior to the first advertisement.
HB 372 Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on life insurance companies doing business in this State, based on gross premiums collected and Texas securities owned, by amending certain statutes and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 373 Caption: Relating to regulating the sale of alcohol and wine by wholesale druggists and retail druggists or pharmacists; and providing for the keeping of records thereof; and prescribing the duties of physicians issuing prescriptions, and providing for the Comptroller to issue permits and collect a fee therefor; and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 380 Caption: Relating to requiring every insurance company organized under the laws of this State to maintain assets equal in amount to its liabilities, including its policy reserves and its surplus or contingent reserves; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 381 Caption: Relating to prohibiting directors and officers of banks from borrowing from the banks of which they are directors or officers; prohibiting banks from making loans to relatives of directors or officers.
HB 382 Caption: Relating to prohibiting domestic and foreign life insurance companies doing business in this State from investing their funds in stocks of other life insurance companies, and providing penalties for a violation of this provision; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 387 Caption: Relating to fixing the minimum monthly wages to be paid policemen and firemen by cities in the State of Texas, having a population of more than five thousand (5,000) inhabitants; authorizing any person employed as a policeman or fireman in any such city to recover the full amount of such minimum monthly wage, where a less sum is paid him by any such city; making it unlawful for any officer or agent of any such city to employ any policeman or fireman for less compensation than the minimum wage here fixed, and fixing penalties for violation hereof, and repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 400 Caption: Relating to providing that each individual, company, corporation, or association or receiver operating, managing, or controlling any telephone lien or lines or any telephones within this State, and charging for the use of same, shall make quarterly reports, under oath, showing separately the gross amount received from all local exchange business within this State, showing separately the gross amounts received from local exchange business in each exchange area within this State.
HB 401 Caption: Relating to regulating the construction and maintenance of magnetic telegraph lines; empowering incorporated cities or towns to control by ordinance the construction and maintenance within the corporate limits.
HB 402 Caption: Relating to providing that no jury trial shall be had in any civil suit unless application therefor be made in open court, and the jury fee of forty dollars ($40) for, in the district court, and twenty dollars ($20) for, in the county court, be deposited by the applicant with the clerk to the use of the county.
HB 435 Caption: Relating to fixing the salary of the Judges of the County Courts at Law of Bexar County, Texas, at $3,600, and fixing the maximum of the office of county judge at $6,500, whether the duties are performed by one or more persons.
HB 452 Caption: Relating to repealing certain statute relating to oil production.
HB 453 Caption: Relating to the opening of ballot boxes and the recounting of votes in contested primary elections; requiring the district court or the executive committee to unlock and unseal the ballot boxes and recount the votes in any precinct where fraud or illegality is charged.
HB 454 Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of corporations for certain defined purposes.
HB 490 Caption: Relating to providing for the disposition of fees of office and setting the maximum for precinct, county and district officers in certain counties; repealing all laws in conflict herewith; fixing the effective date of the bill.
HB 572 Caption: Relating to amending the the Bexar County Road and Bridge Law by permitting the Commissioners Court to re-allot certain funds; providing an effective date of this Act; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 630 Caption: Relating to providing for conventions to pass on amendments to the Constitution of the United States, which may be now or may be hereafter proposed by the Congress of the United States for ratification by conventions in the several States.
HB 636 Caption: Relating to abolishing all penalties heretofore charged on delinquent ad valorem State, county, city, and school taxes, and fixing the interest to be charged on such delinquent ad valorem taxes at the rate of 8 percent per annum, beginning with the fiscal year and the date on which such taxes became delinquent; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict therewith, and providing that the invalidity of one part of this Act shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.
HB 740 Caption: Relating to providing that every life insurance policy, providing for endowment, limited payment, retirement incone, life income, and similar life insurance policies hereafter sold in this State, shall provide that all premiums paid on said policies, over and above the ordinary premium charged by the same company or on ordinary life policy for the same amount on the same insured, shall be designated in said policy as investment deposit.
HJR 21 Caption: Proposing a convention to frame a Constitution for the State of Texas.
43rd 1st Called Session
HB 21 Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Board of Education to create and establish school districts at military reservations located within the State of Texas upon such terms and conditions as agreed upon by and between said Board and the War Department of the United States government.
HB 37 Caption: Relating to defining, licensing, taxing, regulating, and controlling recreation establishments; fixing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 198 Caption: Relating to authorizing any county or district, organized, or which may be hereafter organized, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, to purchase for the use or benefit of the people of any such municipality, or the use and benefit of a portion of the area of the municipality served thereby, works, buildings, equipment, together with all the rights, land, and easements appurtenant thereto and necessary therefor, for rendering any type of public service which has heretofore been authorized by the statutes of this State as a public utility or a public service.
HB 202 Caption: Relating to amending certain Act providing for the maximum compensation of public officials by prohibiting soliciting of, or from, elective public officials.
43rd 2nd Called Session
HB 10 Caption: Relating to the licensing of motorcycles, sidecars, and passenger motor vehicles, providing a license fee therefor, fixing an effective date of this Act.
HB 77 Caption: Relating to defining "license tax,' regulating and controlling recreation establishments, fixing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 127 Caption: Relating to authorizing any county or district, organized, or which may be hereafter organized, in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, to purchase, for the use or benefit of the people within and adjacent to any such county or district, or the use and benefit of a portion of the area of the county or district served thereby, works, buildings, equipment, together with all the rights, land, and easements, appurtenant thereto and necessary therefor, for rendering irrigation, food prevention, water supply, drainage, and/or sewerage service.
HB 160 Caption: Relating to creating the office of Securities Consulting Officer of the Board of Education, for the purpose of assisting the Board of Education in the carrying out of its duties in investment of the Permanent School Fund.
42nd Regular Session
HB 115 Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to require an affidavit of insanity to be filed by a competent medical authority after examination.
HB 191 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide adequate and proper punishment for the violation of Chapter Seven, of Title Eleven of said Penal Code.
HB 257 Caption: Relating to amending certain article relative to annual reports of life insurance companies.
HB 258 Caption: Relating to amending certain article by adding a provision exempting a dwelling place for the ministry of any church or religious society from all taxes.
HB 259 Caption: Relating to creating the one-hundred and eighteenth judicial district of Texas.
HB 260 Caption: Relating to amending certain article regulating the ringing of bells in cities.
HB 487 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to make it lawful to teach modern languages in certain elementary grades and making it lawful to teach the Spanish language in the elementary grades in the public free schools in certain counties.
HB 503 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article relating to railroad bells.
HB 558 Caption: Relating to providing that hereafter no life insurance company shall be compelled as a condition of its right to transact life insurance business either to invest or to keep invested in Texas securities and/or Texas real estate a sum of money equal to seventy-five or any other percentum of its Texas reserve.
HB 714 Caption: Relating to establishing and creating a Criminal Judicial District and a Criminal District Court for Bexar County.
HB 809 Caption: Relating to amending certain Article relating to proceedings to escheat regarding aliens.
HB 928 Caption: Relating to limiting the compensation of County and district officers to $8,000.00 per year, providing for an accounting of fees and other compensation.
HB 930 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes relating to persons listing or rendering real estate.
HB 989 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes regarding annual reports of insurance companies.
HB 1021 Caption: Relating to providing that all examining trials held before Justices of the Peace, sitting as Magistrates, must be held in the Justice Precinct in which the alleged offense is committed.
HJR 26 Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that only qualified electors owning taxable property in the State, county, district, political sub-divison, city, town or village where the election is held and which has been duly rendered for taxation shall be qualified to vote at elections held for the purpose of issuing bonds.
42nd 2nd Called Session
HB 68 Caption: Relating to amending the Rural School Aid Appropriation law.
HB 84 Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to keeping a gaming table or bank so as to omit reference therein to slot machines; making it a misdemeanor to keep or exhibit any slot or vending machine for the purpose of gaming; prescribing penalties.
42nd 3rd Called Session
HB 41 Caption: Relating to limiting the compensation of precinct, County or district officers to $6,000.00 per year, providing for an accounting of fees and other compensation.
HB 53 Caption: Relating to amending Chapter 137 of the Special Laws of Texas, Regular Session of the 42nd Legislature relating to Bexar county.
HB 66 Caption: Relating to repealing certain Article 1416, Chapter 10, Revised Civil Statutes of 1925.
HB 86 Caption: Relating to amending certain chapters by adjusting the compensation for County Treasurers in certain Counties.
42nd 4th Called Session
HB 2 Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the disposition of fees of office and setting maximum for precinct, county and district officers.
41st Regular Session
HB 253 Caption: Relating to empowering the State Text Book Commission to adopt a multiple list of text books in German for use in high schools and also other high school texts on such other subjects for use in junior high schools as may be determined by a seven-ninths vote of said Commission.
HB 284 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Governor to appoint a commission of three citizen of the State of Texas to acquire, by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, all remaining property now privately owned in the block bounded by Alamo Plaza, Nacogdoches and East Houston Streets, in the city of San Antonio, surrounding the historic Alamo, for the State of Texas.
HB 363 Caption: Relating to amending certain statute pertaining to the law of the road upon approach of the operator of a vehicle to the intersection of a public highway.
HB 409 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws relating to the fees of office of County Treasurer.
HB 457 Caption: Relating to amending certain laws regulating the pay of judges and clerks of general and special elections.
HB 597 Caption: Relating to conferring upon corporations engaged in supplying electric energy and gas or either to the public certain rights.
HB 603 Caption: Relating to granting reciprocal exemptions from payment of registrations or license fees on automobiles and motor vehicles owned by non-residents of the State.
HB 657 Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of County Auditors in counties with a certain population.
HB 665 Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of constables and assistant or Deputy Constables of certain Justice Precincts.
HB 728 Caption: Relating to fixing the compensation of Justice of the Peace in certain counties.
HJR 13 Caption: Proposing an amendment so as to provide that the Legislature shall have power and authority to create and maintain a state plan of insurance to underwrite industrial accident insurance in Texas.
41st 2nd Called Session
HB 49 Caption: Relating to authorizing the Governor to appoint a commission of three citizens of the State of Texas to acquire all remaining property surrounding the Alamo not currently belonging to the State; authorizing condemnation proceedings; making an appropriation.
HB 138 Caption: Relating to fixing the fees and salary of the Official Shorthand Reporters of the County Courts at Law in certain counties.
41st 3rd Called Session
HB 20 Caption: Relating to making an appropriation out of the State Highway Fund to be used in refunding 50% of the license fee paid by owners of private cars.
41st 5th Called Session
HB 152 Caption: Relating to the purchase for the State of Texas of property adjacent the Alamo in San Antonio.
40th Regular Session
HB 110 Caption: Relating to providing for the taking and filing by the County Clerk of written application under oath from all applicants for marriage licenses.
HB 111 Caption: Relating to fees of Office of Constables.
HB 164 Caption: Relating to fees allowed district clerks.
HB 337 Caption: Relating to preventing the paintings of buildings by spraying paints containing certain chemicals; fixing a penalty.
HB 343 Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the loaning of money by any person or persons at a rate of interest in excess of ten per centum per annum.
HB 369 Caption: Relating to amending Article 2843, Title 49, Chapter 16 of the Revised Civil Statutes, relating to the uniform system of the Textbook Commission.
HB 405 Caption: Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code so as to provide adequate and proper punishment for the violation of Chapter 7, of Title 11 of the Revised Penal Code.
HJR 13 Caption: Proposing an amendment giving to the Legislature power and authority to publish or print or have published or printed all books furnished to and used by the public schools of Texas; making an appropriation therefore.