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Legislation authored by James Madison Cotten

Includes legislation with James Madison Cotten as the primary author for the 34th through 58th 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.

58th Regular Session
HB 21 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to reducing the membership of the Game and Fish Commission to three (3) members; reconstituting and changing the name of the Game and Fish Commission to the "Parks and Wildlife Department".
HB 170 Author: Cotten, James M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing that no person, firm, or corporation shall hereafter construct any building on any land within one thousand (1,000) yards of the Capitol grounds, the top of which is more than ninety (90) feet above the natural ground level; providing that any citizen of Texas may petition any District Court of Travis County to enjoin construction of such building; establishing a penalty of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) per day for violation.
HJR 11 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the State ad valorem tax.
57th Regular Session
HB 99 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Statute allowing any common school district containing seven hundred (700) inhabitants or more to form an incorporation for free school purposes only.
HB 327 Author: Cotten, James M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to appropriating money for the support of the Judicial, Executive and Legislative branches of the State Government, for the construction of State buildings, the payment of claims against the State, and for State aid to be designated public junior colleges, for the two-year period beginning September 1, 1961, and ending August 31, 1963.
HB 349 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to apportioning the State of Texas into Representative and Senatorial Districts; making the Counties composing each District providing for returns of elections and issuance of certificates of election.
HB 414 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to the salaries of State officers and employees, except the salaries and other compensation of District Judges and of State officers and employees whose salary rates are not controlled by appropriation Acts; specifically providing that the Legislature shall fix the amount of compensation to be paid clerks of the Courts of Civil Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Criminal Appeals out of the fees of office.
HB 597 Author: Cotten, James M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code providing additional acts which shall constitute the offense of kidnaping, providing a penalty.
HB 690 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act reducing the Fishing License Fee from Two Dollars and Fifteen Cents ($2.15) to One Dollar ($1).
57th 1st Called Session
HB 1 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to appropriating money for the support of the Judicial, Executive and Legislative branches of the State Government, for the construction of State buildings, the payment of claims against the State, local expenses of Soil Conservation Districts and for State aid to designated public junior colleges for the two-year period beginning September 1, 1961 and ending August 31, 1963.
HB 15 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to transferring from net revenue collected the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) to the Legislative Expense Fund; appropriating said sum for the expenses of the Legislature.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 11 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to appropriating from the General Revenue Fund Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars ($220,000) for the expenses of the House of Representatives and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) for the expenses of the Senate for the Third Called Session of the Fifty-seventh Legislature.
HB 47 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to appropriating certain sum from any funds available to the Game and Fish Commission for repairing damages from Hurricane Carla.
HB 69 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to appropriating Fifteen Million Dollars out of the General Revenue Fund to the State Highway Department for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1, 1962, for the purpose of building Farm-to-Market Roads.
HB 89 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to validating Wise County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
56th Regular Session
HB 171 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts fixing fees of attorneys before the Board and before the Courts and placing certain limitations thereon and making such amendments and conditions for the determination of injuries and benefits applicable to employees of the State Highway Department.
HB 172 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the State Highway Commission and the State Parks Board to enter into and perform contracts for the construction of roads in and adjacent to State Parks.
HB 278 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to creating the office of District Attorney for the 43rd Judicial District of Texas, and providing for his selection, compensation and duties; fixing an effective date.
56th 1st Called Session
HB 68 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to validating, ratifying and confirming the organization of East Keechi Creek Water Control and Improvement District of Jack, Parker and Palo Pinto Counties, and of certain acts of its Board of Directors.
55th Regular Session
HB 50 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to enlarge a certain offense to include threats for the purpose or with the view of extorting money or anything of value from the person threatened or from any other person.
HB 453 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to providing for the orderly planning and inspection of buildings constructed by the State; defining the powers and duties of the Board of Control and its Division of Design and Construction in connection therewith.
HB 603 Author: Cotten, James M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to permitting Members of the Legislature and nominees for the office of State Senator or State Representative to attend certain political conventions as nonparticipating observers.
HB 741 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Relating to amending certain Acts by further enlarging the purposes for which school bond proceeds may be used.
HJR 47 Author: Cotten, James M.
Caption: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing that any regular session of the Legislature be limited in the number of bills which may be submitted to the Governor for his approval.
55th 2nd Called Session
HB 2 Author: Cotten, James M. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to requiring any local school board to close its school under certain conditions and to transfer its pupils to other schools; providing for the payment of salaries while schools are closed and assignment of faculty and employees to other duties; providing that no penalty shall be imposed on any student, faculty member or employee acting in pursuance of this Act; providing that no state funds be paid to any school failing to follow this Act.