House Committee on Civil Practices - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members


  • Examine the effect and potential of sales and other alienation of structured settlements on the use and advisability of such settlements.
  • Study the exercise of conflicts jurisdiction by the Supreme Court under Sections 22.001(a) and 22.007(a), Government Code.
  • Examine the impact of requiring trial court judges to specify the grounds upon which summary judgments are granted.
  • Examine the Supreme Court's rule-making authority, any conflicts between Section 22.004(c), Government Code, and Article 5, Section 31, Texas Constitution, and the role, if any, that the legislature should play in the Court's rule-making process.
  • Collect information from Texas trial and appellate courts that will assist the committee in evaluating the success of recent legislation and in making decisions regarding future legislation.

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