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Legislation authored by James Finlay

Includes legislation with James Finlay as the primary author for the 38th through 41st 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 34th.

41st Regular Session
HB 117 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating the season for taking fur-bearing animals and regulating the taking of and traffic in hides and skins taken from fur-bearing animals.
HB 484 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to repealing certain laws providing a closed season on certain fish species; providing a size limit; providing for the saving or salvaging of fish from stagnant or polluted water; providing penalties.
HB 639 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending Chapter 84, Section 2, Acts of the Fortieth Legislature, First Called Session; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 651 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to establish and maintain a horticultural and agricultural experiment station.
HB 653 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to providing a means of abolishing certain Water Control and Improvement Districts.
41st 1st Called Session
HB 119 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to amending certain fishing laws to omit McCulloch County from certain provisions of said laws.
HB 224 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on persons, firms, or corporations engaged in the occupation of maintaining billboards; defining the term billboard.
41st 2nd Called Session
HB 82 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the levy and collection of income taxes.
HB 109 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal code relative to the taking or catching of certain fish at any time in Burnet and other counties.
HB 110 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to providing for the appointment of one deputy sheriff in certain counties and authorizing the payment of salary out of the general fund of the county.
HB 168 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to amending the law; relating to catching of fish by changing certain counties included.
HB 177 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to proscribing the kind of tackle and method of taking fish in certain fresh waters in certain counties and prohibiting all other tackle; prescribing a penalty; amending certain laws.
HB 211 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to pay the salaries of certain Assistant District Attorneys.
41st 4th Called Session
HB 54 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on the maintenance of bill boards; providing a penalty.
HB 72 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to making it unlawful to shoot at, or kill any wild deer or wild turkey in San Saba and Harrison Counties, providing a penalty.
41st 5th Called Session
HB 48 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to levying an occupation tax on the business or occupation of maintaining bill boards; providing a penalty.
40th Regular Session
HB 203 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that Confederate Veterans receiving Pensions from the United States Government, shall not be deprived of pensions under the general laws of this State.
HB 215 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to providing that the State Board of Control and State Parks Board shall give due consideration to the Pecan Tree when beautifying State Parks or other public property belonging to the State.
HB 411 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for San Saba County.
HB 464 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to providing for the licensing of all dogs in this State over a certain age; providing a penalty.
HB 631 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to directing and authorizing the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to locate, establish and develop an experiment station for the study of the pecan and other nuts in San Saba or Lampasas Counties, Texas; making appropriations therefor.
40th 1st Called Session
HB 19 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for San Saba County, Texas, and making the Commissioners of said County ex-officio Road Commissioners in their respective precincts and prescribing their duties as such, and providing for the compensation for Road Commissioners, defining the duties of the Commissioners' Court with reference to roads and bridges.
39th Regular Session
HB 76 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating the taking of certain fur-bearing animals or their pelt for barter or sale, declaring them to be the property of the people of the State; defining trapper; prescribing resident, non-resident and alien trapper; licenses; providing for disposition of funds; prescribing penalty for violation; providing for enforcement.
HB 270 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating and incorporating the Melvin Independent County Line School District lying in the counties of McCulloch and Concho in the State of Texas, defining the boundaries thereof, placing said independent district under the control of the General Laws governing independent districts, providing that no outstanding indebtedness of the Melvin County Line School District be invalidated.
HB 374 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to making it lawful for the commissioners' court of McCulloch, San Saba and Lampasas Counties to pay out of the general fund of such counties bounties for the destruction of predatory animals, providing that on petition of two hundred free holders the commissioners' court of such county may provide amount of bounty and method of proof to entitle claimant to obtain such bounty, and prescribing manner of payment.
HB 593 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to amending the special road law for San Saba county to permit the issuance of bonds by funding or refunding indebtedness incurred for road and bridge purposes.
HB 629 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that confederate veterans receiving pensions from the US government shall not be deprived of pensions under the general laws of the State; providing pensions of inmates of the Confederate Home.
HB 648 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating the Whiteland Common School District in McCullough county, Texas, including therein the present Whiteland Common School District in McCullough county.
HB 656 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating the Bodenhammer Common School District in McCulloch County, Texas, including therein the present Bodenhammer Common School District No. 40 in McCulloch County.
HB 674 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating the Lometa Independent School District in Lampasas County, Texas.
HB 675 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating a more efficient road system for McCulloch county, Texas; defining the powers and duties of the commissioners court of said county in adopting such system, and providing for the condemnation of lands for the opening, changing, widening, ditching, making embankments or fills or draining water away from the public roads in said county; creating a penal offense for the obstruction of ditches or drainways and diverting surface water or stream into public roads of said county, and providing a penalty.
39th 1st Called Session
HB 189 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number Two (2), in McCulloch County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 244 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating Road District Number One (1), in McCulloch County, Texas, validating and approving all orders made by the commissioners' court of said county, in respect to the organization of said district.
HB 373 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to validating the action of the Lampasas County School Board in redefining the boundaries of the Lampasas Independent School District No. 1 and adding thereto certain territory.
HB 385 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to amending Special Road Law for McCulloch County.
38th Regular Session
HB 44 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to preserving and protecting the wild fur-bearing animals of this State; declaring wild fur-bearing animal to be the property of the State; providing for the issuance of trapper's licenses, and the disposition of the license fees; defining offenses and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof; and making it the duty of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner and his deputies to enforce the provisions of this act; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 123 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to creating the Richland Springs Independent School District in San Saba County, Texas.
HB 353 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to prescribing closed season for the hunting of blue quail or scaled quail in Lampasas County, Texas, and to providing adequate penalties for the unlawful taking, slaughter, storage, or possession of same; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 354 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to regulating motor-driven vehicles operated on highways of Texas, by requiring each owner to equip said motor-driven vehicle with a red mechanical semaphore blade as a signal; and defining signals, and providing penalties.
HB 609 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Relating to re-defining the boundaries of the San Saba Independent School District.
HJR 11 Author: Finlay, Sr., James
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 51 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that the Legislature may grant pensions to Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows, who have been citizen of Texas prior to January 1, 1900.
HJR 13 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to Section 51 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that the Legislature may grant pension to Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows, who have been citizens of Texas prior to Jan. 1, 1900.
38th 2nd Called Session
HB 62 Author: Finlay, Sr., James | et. al.
Caption: Relating to regulating the trapping or taking of the pelts of the wild furbearing animals of this State, and declaring an open season for the taking of pelts of such animals; declaring such animals to be the property of the State.