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Legislation authored by Tom James

Includes legislation with Tom James as the primary author for the 34th through 57th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not complete for the 43rd through 45th Legislatures or for sessions prior to the 34th.

57th Regular Session
HB 26 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Criminal Procedure providing that in certain counties containing more than one (1) district court, selection of grand jury commissioners shall rotate among the district judges.
HB 215 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to stores and mercantile license fees and exception; providing for exemption of stores and/or mercantile establishments operated by non-profit, religious or charitable institutions.
HB 231 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to revising and arranging certain Statutes of this State relating to delinquent and dependent children, juvenile courts, detention homes, juvenile boards, juvenile officers and domestic relations courts into a consistent whole and under single title, preserving the substantive law as it existed immediately prior to the passage of this Act.
HB 270 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to providing for a standing general investigating committee of each House of the Legislature.
HB 271 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act adopting the "Uniform Traffic Ticket and Complaint" as prepared by the American Bar Association Traffic Court Program as the form to be used for the summons and complaint in all misdemeanor cases arising under this Act.
HB 272 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that certain acts of personal misconduct shall be cause for removal from office of certain district and county officers.
HB 273 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting District Courts to form special grand juries and prescribe their areas of inquiry.
HB 399 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act deleting the subsection which provides for the termination of membership of Senators and Representatives upon interim committees upon their failure to receive nomination or election to the Legislature for the next succeeding term.
HB 441 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code of Texas providing criminal penalties for certain acts involving certain obscene articles; defining obscene.
HB 892 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Liquor Control Act defining private clubs, establishing regulations for their operation; providing for licensing fees to be paid annually; providing for the cancellation or suspension of license for violations; providing penalties; providing an effective date.
HB 962 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of the State of Texas that it is unlawful for any officer or agent of any corporation to fail or refuse to keep true, accurate and current certain minimum records of the corporation; prescribing the penalty for violations.
HB 963 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the authority of the Attorney General to examine the books of accounts, minutes, letters, etc. of corporations so as to provide for certain minimum records required to be kept true, accurate and current by said corporations.
HB 964 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to probationary firemen and policemen, suspensions and appeals therefrom, and other matters relating to tenure of employment and qualifications for employment for any such firemen or policemen.
HB 1018 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act providing that the Attorney General shall no longer be a member of the Banking Board; providing that a member of the Finance Commission shall be elected by said Commission to serve on the Banking Board.
HB 1033 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to provide that where any intrastate rate or charged prescribed by the Railroad Commission or established by railroads or motor carriers is higher than the interstate rate or charge on the same commodity for a like distance within Texas, or between the same points in Texas.
HB 1066 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending Article 17.22 of the Insurance Code, enumerating Articles of the Statutes which shall and shall not apply to county mutual insurance companies.
HB 1103 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to fixing the minimum and maximum salaries of certain officials in certain counties.
HJR 9 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof; relating to regulating the speed at which any motor vehicle may be operated thereon; and providing certain exceptions.
HJR 76 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas repealing a certain Section so as to permit equality of representation in the House of Representatives.
57th 1st Called Session
HB 126 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting the District Courts to form special grand juries and prescribe their area of inquiry; providing that special grand juries shall have the same powers and qualifications as regular grand juries and shall be wholly privileged from libel actions; providing that special grand juries may hire assistants, not to exceed five (5), and fix their compensation; providing for terms of special grand juries and for extensions thereof.
HB 143 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas making unlawful and void any part of an agreement, arrangement or other device which requires or permits a carrier to pay a levied charge, allowance, assessment or compensation to any person or organization if such charge, allowance, assessment or compensation is dependent or contingent upon the use of another mode of transportation; prescribing penalty therefor.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 38 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to permitting the district courts to form special grand juries and prescribe their areas of inquiry; providing that special grand juries shall have the same powers and qualifications as a regular grand juries and shall be wholly privileged from libel actions.
HB 70 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute to increase the salary of district attorneys in all judicial districts to Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000) per year; to increase the salary of the State's attorneys assigned to and practicing before the Court of Criminal Appeals to Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000) per year; providing compensation for county attorneys performing duties of district attorneys.
HB 105 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas relating to defenses and exemptions applicable under a certain Article.
56th Regular Session
HB 314 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting companies engaged in the purchasing or transporting of crude oil from favoring their own or affiliated company production and to prohibit the sale or other disposal of gathering systems for crude oil to avoid the operation of the conservation laws of Texas.
HB 387 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to bonds, undertakings, recognizances, guarantees or other obligations executed by surety companies duly qualified to do business in Texas.
HB 397 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to make clear that certain defects in certain indictments or errors made in the trial need not necessarily be grounds for reversal.
HB 457 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to enabling county seat cities having a population of over fifty thousand (50,000), according tot he last preceding United States census, to establish one (1) Municipal Court.
HB 472 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code to authorize the State Board of Insurance and State Treasurer to accept and hold voluntary deposits made by Texas insurance companies as a prerequisite for such companies to gain admission to do an insurance business in other states, countries or provinces.
HB 492 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts and adopting the "Uniform Traffic Ticket and Complaint" as prepared by the American Bar Association Traffic Court Program as the form to be used for the summons and complaint in all misdemeanor cases arising under this Act and for the offense of "Speeding", and when the law does not require the offender to be taken immediately before a magistrate after arrest.
HB 624 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to the conditions required to be met as a prerequisite to the granting of a charter and the organization of life, health and accident insurance companies.
HB 629 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to providing for the fixing of compensation of Criminal District Attorneys and certain Judges, where all County and District officials are compensated on a salary basis, repealing all other laws applicable to the compensation of these officials.
HB 680 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay amounts owed by the State for apportionments to counties where county officers are paid salaries and where there is a Criminal District Attorney or County Attorney performing the duties of District Attorney, or where the full salary of the District Attorney is paid out of the Officers' Salary Fund of the county.
HB 872 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways relative to maximum and minimum speeds of vehicles.
HB 897 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to a tax on the Gross Receipts of certain Labor Organizations; providing penalties.
HB 903 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending the penal code relating to concealing mortgaged property by increasing the punishment making the violation of said law a felony, and providing that the removal of the mortgaged property from the location and address when the mortgage or lien was created without notifying the holder of the mortgage or lien within 30 days after said removal the location of such property shall be prime facie evidence that the mortgagor has willfully concealed said property in violation of this act.
HB 904 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to amending the Election Code by requiring the holding of separate county conventions in counties having two or more Congressional Districts.
HJR 53 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that the Legislature may delegate authority to zone public highways, roads, streets, and alleys or portions thereof.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 39 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to providing for the fixing of compensation of Criminal District Attorneys and certain Judges named in this Act, where all County and District officials are compensated on a salary basis, repealing all other laws applicable to the compensation of these officials.
56th 2nd Called Session
HB 37 Author: James, Tom
Caption: Relating to providing for the fixing of compensation of Criminal District Attorneys and certain Judges named in this Act, where all County and District officials are compensated on a salary basis, repealing all other laws applicable to the compensation of these officials.
HB 60 Author: James, Tom | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the creation of County Traffic Courts in certain counties with original and appellate jurisdiction in certain traffic cases.