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Legislation authored by James Howard Roach

Includes legislation with James Howard Roach as the primary author for the 33rd through 34th 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 30th.

44th Regular Session
HB 369 Caption: Relating to providing that a defendant in jail on account of his failure to pay the fine and costs adjudged against him, can be discharged on habeas corpus by showing that he is too poor to pay the fine and costs, and that he has remained in jail a sufficient length of time to satisfy the fine and costs, rating such imprisonment at one dollar per day.
HB 370 Caption: Relating to providing that a defendant convicted of a misdemeanor, and his punishment is assessed at a pecuniary fine and he is unable to pay his fine, he may be put to work in the workhouse, or on the county farm or public improvements of the county, or imprisoned in jail for a sufficient length of time to satisfy the fine and costs adjudged against him at the rate of one dollar per day, and providing that he shall not be required to labor on Sundays, and providing that no credit shall be allowed for such imprisonment or labor on Sundays.
HB 564 Caption: Relating to certain wrongful acts included within the meaning of the term "swindling."
HB 796 Caption: Relating to commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, or any vehicles which are designed or used for the purpose of lifting or towing wrecked cars, carrying flares so as to extend greater safety upon our highways showing the operating of same; providing a penalty therefor.