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Legislation authored by James D. Cole

Includes legislation with James D. Cole as the primary author for the 63rd through 63rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

63rd Regular Session
HB 94 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Signed by Governor
Caption: Creating Commerce Water District as a conservation district.
HB 115 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to and authorizing the regulation and licensing of youth camps by the State Department of Health; prescribing certain powers and duties of the department; authorizing the department to promulgate rules and regulations to safeguard the safety and health of campers; requiring operators of youth camps to apply for, obtain and renew annually a license from the department; setting the fees at five dollars ($5) for application and for annual renewal of a license; establishing and reappropriating the moneys from a special fund to be known as the Youth Camp Safety and Health Fund; providing procedures for license revocation; authorizing the department to hold hearings, enter property and granting power to examine safety and health records; prohibiting violations of this Act and the rules, regulations and orders of the department; authorizing the department to institute civil suits to recover civil penalties of from fifty dollars ($50) to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation, or for injunctive relief, or both; providing for judicial review of administrative actions; making certain other provisions; declaring this Act to be cumulative; and declaring an emergency.
HB 126 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing notice posted
Caption: Relating to expunging from a person's criminal record a conviction for possession of cannabis in certain situations; amendign Section 23, Chapter 169, Acts of the 45th Legislature, Regular Session, 1937, as amended (Article 725b, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); and declaring an emergency.
HB 127 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation, powers, duties, and functions of the Legislative Information System committee; and declaring an emergency.
HB 178 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing the Board of Regents of East Texas State University to sell and convey certain lands; and declaring an emergency.
HB 618 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to regulation of the business of propagating game birds or game animals for sale or holding game birds or game animals in captivity for sale; providing penalties.
HB 619 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Filed without Governor's signature
Caption: Relating to rental or lease of office space by members of the legislature.
HB 947 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Providing the permissive creation of a County Election Commission in any county in Texas and providing the composition, authority and duties of each such County Election Commission; containing a repealing clause; containing a saving clause; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1017 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the licensure of certain health care institutions.
HB 1038 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to definitions of officers of the Legislature.
HB 1070 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the office of bailiff of the 196th District Court.
HB 1322 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to standards promulgated by the State Board of Education relating to the approval of colleges and universities offering programs in teacher education and the issuance of teaching certificates.
HB 1479 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of East Texas State University to sell or lease land.
HB 1486 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the penalties for possession of marijuana and to the expunction of convictions for its possession and providing certain penalties.
HB 1616 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the theft of cable television services; amending the Penal Code of Texas, 1925, by adding Article 1555d; and declaring an emergency.
HCR 22 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Authorizing the use of the Capital facilities by the Youth and Government Program.
HCR 116 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting permission to the Boys State Program of the American Legion, Department of Texas, to use House and Senate chambers.
HCR 212 Author: Cole, James D.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Mrs. Maureen Berzette Amis.
HR 8 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Making certain provisions for operational procedures for the House.
HR 103 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Amending HSR 8 concerning compensation of part-time secretaries in House Members' districts.
HR 138 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Creating steering committee to cooperate in a study of the operations of the House.
HR 193 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Authorizing the appointment of five members of House Committee on Education to study the new teacher education and certification standards.
HR 267 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Arranging for display of the Speaker's Proclamation honoring House Members and employees.
63rd 1st Called Session
HR 2 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Providing for parking spaces in the Capitol Grounds.
HR 3 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Assigning desks to House Members.
HR 14 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Providing for committees to notify the Governor and the Senate that the House is ready to adjourn sine die.
62nd Regular Session
HB 78 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to making it illegal to willfully and maliciously change, alter, or delete any portion of certain public documents for use in a political campaign for public office; providing penalties.
HB 79 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to tuition fees at state institutions of collegiate rank.
HB 80 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to expunging from a person's criminal record a conviction for possession of cannabis in certain situations.
HB 174 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to providing that the county court in certain counties shall appoint not less than three nor more than five jury commissioners.
HB 175 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Fannin County and the district court for the 6th Judicial District over eminent domain proceedings.
HB 190 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the employment of a juvenile officer by the juvenile board of Fannin County.
HB 369 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of East Texas State University to sell and convey certain lands to be used for the site of a motel in consideration of a sum agreeable to the board.
HB 392 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to providing that boards of trustees of all school districts shall adopt policies specifying the duties of each of its positions of employment.
HB 439 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration and procedures of the County Court at Law of Hunt County and the conforming of the jurisdiction and procedures of the County Court of Hunt County.
HB 515 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to mental retardation, establishing the Texas Department of Mental Retardation.
HB 690 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the exemption of land owned by East Texas State University in Hunt County and land owned by Pan American University from the computation of local fund assignments under the Foundation School Program.
HB 849 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the salary of the official shorthand reporter for the 196th Judicial District.
HB 932 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the sale, offer for sale, and exposure for sale of certain detergents; providing a penalty.
HB 986 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to including Fannin County under the provisions of the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act.
HB 1341 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code; providing for the permissive creation of County Election Commissions.
HB 1342 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code; providing for the appointment of an administrator for each County Election Commission.
HB 1343 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for a registrar of voters in each county having a County Election Commission.
HB 1344 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to providing for registration of voters, providing for when each registrant is qualified to vote, and providing for where the registered voter is to vote, in Counties having County Election Commissions.
HB 1345 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code; providing for annual registration by requiring validation each year of each voter registration certificate for a period not to exceed four years.
HB 1346 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code; providing for the personal appearance of an applicant for a voter registration certificate in the main office, or a sub-office, of the Registrar of Voters in a county having a County Election Commission.
HB 1347 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code; providing for the form of voter registration certificate in counties having a County Election Commission.
HB 1348 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code; providing for voting procedures in elections in counties having County Election Commissions.
HB 1349 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Election Code; providing for absentee voting in counties having County Election Commissions.
HB 1453 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to requiring a river authority to give a first option to purchase excess land which the river authority acquired by condemnation to the person or persons to whom the land belonged when it was condemned.
HB 1795 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to validating certain ordinances, resolutions and other proceedings relating to the imposition of a local sales and use tax within a city.
HCR 120 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Commending the Honorable J.L. Huffines, Jr.
HCR 171 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Granting Southwest Regional Council of YMCA permission to use the House and Senate Chambers.
HR 43 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: In memory of Timothy B. Cobb.
HR 284 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: In memory of Dr. L. C. Biggers.
62nd 3rd Called Session
HCR 1 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Providing for a Joint session to hear an address by the Honorable Preston Smith, Governor of Texas.
HCR 5 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Commending the Honorable Robert W. Calvert.
HR 1 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to a plan for the parking of automobiles.
HR 3 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Notifying the Governor and the Senate that the House is now organized and ready to transact business.
HR 17 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Inviting Mr. Robert Pittinger to address the House of Representatives.
HR 58 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Congratulating Lieutenant and Mrs. Randy Beckman on the birth of their first child, Trista Hope Beckman.
HR 75 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Commending Speaker Rayford Price for his leadership and declaring that the date July 5, 1972, be designated as "Speaker's Day."
HR 85 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Commending Hobart Lytal.
HR 128 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. James C. Crook.
62nd 4th Called Session
HCR 1 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on September 18, 1972.
HCR 5 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Authorizing reimbursement for members who incur actual and necessary expenses while engaged in committee meeting work during session at locations other than Austin.
HR 1 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Assigning parking spaces for the 4th Called Session of the 62nd Legislature.
HR 2 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Authorizing the Speaker and the Committee on House Administration to employ personnel necessary for the operation of the House of Representatives.
HR 3 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Authorizing the Speaker to appoint two committees to notify the Senate and the Governor that the House is organized and ready to transact business.
61st Regular Session
HB 242 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to transferring control and management of East Texas State University from the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges to a new body to be called the Board of Regents of East Texas State University.
HB 287 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to vocational rehabilitation, defining certain terms, providing for authority of the state agency administering a program of vocational rehabilitation to supply extended rehabilitation services, including contracting for extended sheltered workshop employment opportunity and extended community residence.
HB 610 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to franchise tax exemptions for certain nonprofit corporations organized for cooperative grazing purposes, cooperative recreational centers, or rural rental housing projects.
HB 725 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, maintenance and operation of a hospital district to be known as the Fannin County Hospital District, with boundaries coextensive with the boundaries of Fannin County, Texas.
HB 848 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of license plates by the State Highway Department.
HB 849 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to require the labeling of certain drugs by their correct name; providing a penalty.
HB 1133 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to defining real property for the purpose of taxation, to include in such definition trailers or mobile homes, except those located within an assessing unit for less than 60 days or which are unoccupied and not for sale, providing for separate rendition and assessment under certain conditions.
HB 1134 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the amount of bond required of certain county and district officers.
HB 1183 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the sale or distribution of harmful materials to minors; prescribing penalties.
HB 1350 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the appointment and compensation of an assistant district attorney for the 8th Judicial District.
HB 1351 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the number of members of the Board of Equalization of Greenville Hospital District, and the method of assessment, equalization and collection of taxes for the Greenville Hospital District.
HB 1385 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to branch courthouses in certain counties.
HB 1405 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to including Fannin County under the provisions of the Uniform Wildlife Regulatory Act.
60th Regular Session
HB 412 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the membership and compensation of the Hunt County Juvenile Board and the compensation of the juvenile court clerk.
HB 847 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the registration of motor vehicles by new residents of this State.
HB 898 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the official shorthand reporter for the 8th Judicial District of Texas.
HB 1260 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, maintenance and operation of the Greenville Hospital District, with boundaries coextensive with the boundaries of the City of Greenville, Texas, as they existed on March 1, 1967.
59th Regular Session
HB 87 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to transferring control and management of East Texas State College from the Board of Regents of the State Teachers' Colleges to a new body to be called the Board of Regents of East Texas State College.
HB 356 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of East Texas State College to accept from the City of Commerce, Texas a gift of land owned by that city.
HB 370 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of East Texas State College to exchange certain state-owned land for certain land owned by Mr. Lloyd J. Wilkins of Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.
HB 438 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts to permit hunting mink with dogs in Fannin County.
HB 537 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to regulating the taking of certain fish, game, and fur-bearing animals in Fannin County.
HB 670 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the Commissioners Court in each county in the State of Texas to pay all reasonable and necessary expenses of each County Commissioner while he is traveling outside his home county on official county business.
HB 1150 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the creation, establishment, maintenance and operation of a hospital district to be known as the Hunt County Hospital District, with boundaries coextensive with the boundaries of Hunt County, Texas.
58th Regular Session
HB 482 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to the regulatory authority of the Game and Fish Commission in certain counties, so as to add Hunt County to the counties so regulated and to remove Red River County therefrom.
HB 560 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to validating proceedings heretofore had in connection with the creation, organization and operation of the Fannin County Water Control and Improvement District Number One and providing said District shall continue to exist as a conservation and reclamation district.
HB 592 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to transferring control and management of East Texas State College from the Board of Regents of the State Teachers' Colleges to a new body to be called the Board of Regents of East Texas State College.
57th Regular Session
HB 329 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to authorizing and empowering the Board of Regents of the State Teachers Colleges of Texas to levy a regular fixed student fee for the purpose operating, maintaining, and improving the East Texas State College Union Center Building at the East Texas State College.
HB 1120 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to ratifying, confirming and validating the creation, establishment and boundaries of Fannin County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 (Lower Bois d'arc Water District).
57th 1st Called Session
HB 162 Author: Cole, James D.
Caption: Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the regulatory authority of the Game and Fish Commission in certain counties, so as to add Hunt County to the counties so regulated.
57th 3rd Called Session
HB 73 Author: Cole, James D. | et. al.
Caption: Relating to validating orders entered by county judges declaring the inhabitants of certain cities, towns or villages incorporated, setting forth the boundaries thereof and the officials of such cities, towns or villages.