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Legislation authored by James Christopher Hall

Includes legislation with James Christopher Hall as the primary author for the 39th through 40th 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.

40th Regular Session
SB 134 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to allowing witness fees and mileage in all out county felony cases in the sum of five cents per mile for each mile traveled going and coming and two dollars per day for each day of service and such witnesses in all cases who attend in obedience to any process issued by any grand jury or any court in this State other than any county of their residence.
SB 222 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to granting to the Harris County Ship Channel Navigation District of Harris County, Texas, or its successors, all right, title and interest of the State of Texas, to certain islands and lands subject to overflow, and lands lying under the waters of certain bodies of water within Harris County Navigation District as far as the State may own same, for public purposes and for the development of commerce only.
SB 225 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the payment of salary to the County Judge by the Commissioners' Court for presiding over said Court, ordering elections, making returns thereof, hearing and determining civil cases, and transacting all other official business, by providing that the amount so paid shall be ex-officio, and not accountable under the maximum fee bill, in counties of 150,000 population or more.
SB 226 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to creating an additional criminal district court for the County of Harris; and to provide for district, jurisdiction, and organization of, and procedure in said court.
SB 238 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to reviving and extending for a period of two years from the passage of this Act, Oil and Gas Permit No. 2609, embracing two hundred acres in San Jacinto Bay, Harris County, Texas, said reviving and extension to be upon the same terms and conditions on which the original permit was issued, except that the owners who may desire to take advantage of this Act shall pay into the General Land Office within thirty days after the taking effect hereof twenty-five cents per acre for each acre within the permit for the second year.
SB 239 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to providing for the care of dependent and delinquent colored girls; providing for the establishment and maintenance of a State Training School for such girls.
SB 245 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to amending Harris County Road Law with respect to the method of making purchases of materials and supplies and the awarding of contracts therefor.
SB 270 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to providing that assessments for street widening and street opening may be made payable in not exceeding sixteen annual payments.
SB 271 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the establishment of building lines on streets in cities which now have, or may hereafter have, five thousand or more inhabitants, and to provide the manner in which damages may be determined and paid and benefits assessed and collected.
SB 304 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the creation of corporations in this State under the general corporation laws for the purpose of owning, raising, selling and leasing animals used in circuses, menageries and zoos.
SB 316 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to providing that corporations organized and doing business under Section 10 of Article 4989, may invest the excess of their capital over and above fifty thousand dollars in purchase or construction of a complete abstract plant.
SB 349 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to extending the time and keeping in force for a period of three years from March 5, 1927, Oil and Gas Permit No. 9369, on 156.3 acres of the bed of San Jacinto River, Harris County, Texas, upon the same terms and conditions on which the original permit was issued.
SB 350 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court of the various Counties of the State of Texas to employ one or more nurses for the purpose of assisting in the promotion of public health and visiting and inspecting the pupils of the public Schools and to appropriate public funds in payment thereof.
SB 374 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to regulating the fees allowed attorneys in cases appealed to the Courts.
SB 427 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Commissioners' Court of any county to establish one or more drainage districts for the purpose of combining established drainage districts and for the filing of a petition therefor.
SB 437 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to reviving and extending the time of expiration of Oil and Gas Permit No. 7987, issued by the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas on 36.2 acres of the bed of Goose Creek, in Harris County, Texas for a period of three years from June 11, 1927.
SB 451 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain chapters of the Revised Civil Statutes so as to provide that any corporation formed under subdivision 1, 2 and 3, of Chapter 1 of Title 32 of such Revised Statutes may elect all or part of its directors for terms of not exceeding three years.
SB 480 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to providing for the abolishment of independent school districts.
SJR 14 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Proposing an amendment relating to the Supreme Court of Texas.
SJR 15 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to sections 4, 5, 12, 16, 22 and 23, Art. IV, Constitution of Texas, relating to the installation, salary and residence of the governor of Texas.
SJR 16 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to proposing an amendment to Section 30, Article XVI of the Constitution of Texas, relating to duration of offices.
SJR 17 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to sections 14 and 16, Article VIII of the Constitution of Texas, relating to county assessors and tax collectors.
SJR 18 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to sections 3 and 4, Article III of the Constitution of Texas, relating to the terms of senators and representatives.
SJR 23 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Proposing an amendment providing that cities having more than 5000 inhabitants may, by a majority vote of the qualified voters of such city, amend their charter so as to provide that all elective officers of such city that are now or that hereafter may be established by the charter of such city be elected for a term of four years.
SJR 33 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Proposing an amendment removing from the Constitution all limitations as to the amount of compensation of officers, the compensation and expenses of said officers to be as provided by law, and fixing the compensation of the Governor.
40th 1st Called Session
SB 101 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to authorizing navigation districts containing municipalities of One Hundred Thousand population and to issue its obligations to a certain extent for the purpose of acquiring certain lands or improvements.
SB 106 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to defining and regulating loan brokers; providing punishment for the violation of this law; requiring loan brokers to file affidavits in the County Clerk's office, giving name of owners and agents of said business.
SB 111 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to creating and establishing the Harris County Houston Ship Channel Navigation District of Harris County, Texas.
SB 126 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the extension of the time of certain Oil and Gas Permits from a period of two years to a period of five years; providing for two years in which drilling shall be begun and to provide for offset wells before the end of the two years from dates of said permits.
39th Regular Session
HB 112 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the search and development of minerals and other substances in the public lands owned by the state; providing for the scouring and payment for all permits for lease of said lands.
HB 411 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain act allowing certain classes of cities to disannex contiguous unimproved territory so as to include cities of a lesser population than is provided in said act.
39th 1st Called Session
HB 293 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating making it a misdemeanor for any person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either house of the Legislature to give testimony or produce books and papers upon any matter who shall willfully fail to obey said summons or refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry; prescribing a punishment. Compelling witnesses to testify before said Committees and giving immunity from prosecution to such witnesses as to any matter relating to or growing out of the testimony of such witnesses. Providing the jurisdiction of the violation of this law.
HB 347 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statute by providing for the extension of text book contracts.
37th Regular Session
HB 1 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act regarding the fees allowed sheriffs or other peace officers performing the same services in misdemeanor cases to be taxable against the defendant on conviction, and the allowance to sheriffs by the Commissioners' Court of the several counties in this State for the safekeeping, support and maintenance of prisoners in jail, or under guard.
HB 95 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act official bonds of State officers.
HB 96 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act regarding accounts of common and independent school districts.
HB 97 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act regarding purchase of supplies and contracts for labor on behalf of school districts.
HB 106 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to a certain Act providing for extension of time for permits to prospect for oil and gas on University and public school lands of the State.
HB 386 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the rights and compensation of public weighers.
37th 1st Called Session
HB 102 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to relinquish to the owner of soil certain interest in oil and gas in certain public lands.
36th Regular Session
HB 205 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending certain statutes of the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that counties shall hereafter furnish and pay all necessary expense for the safe-keeping, support and maintenance of prisoners confined in jail or under guard upon proper bills being presented therefor, incurred in the manner now provided by law for the purchase of supplies by counties, and providing for the filing of a report of all prisoners confined by the sheriff and supervision of the feeding of prisoners by the commissioners courts.
HB 332 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to creating and incorporating Humble Independent School District in Harris County, Texas.
HB 477 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the appointment of deputy constables in precincts containing more than 75,000 population.
HB 615 Author: Hall, James W.
Caption: Relating to requiring railroads and receivers and agents thereof operating as common carriers adjacent to or in the vicinity of any industrial or manufacturing plant or concern, upon application in writing by such industrial or manufacturing plant or concern, to build and maintain all needful facilities and appliances necessary to enable such railroad to handle and accommodate all traffic of such industrial plant.
36th 3rd Called Session
HB 187 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for the redemption by the owner of land or lots heretofore sold, or that may be sold to the State, city or town for taxes.
36th 4th Called Session
HB 4 Author: Hall, James W. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to authorizing cities of one hundred thousand population, or more, situated along or upon navigable streams in the State of Texas and owning and operating municipal wharves, docks or warehouses, for the development of commerce, to appoint pilot boards for their respective cities, and granting such cities exclusive jurisdiction over the pilotage of boats between the Gulf of Mexico and their respective ports.