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House Committee on Judicial Affairs - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Will Hartnett, Chair
Todd Smith, Vice Chair
Jim Solis, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Roberto Alonzo
Frank Corte, Jr.
Bryan Hughes
Eddie Rodriguez
Barry Telford
Ron Wilson
Charges
• Perform a needs assessment and cost analysis of the visiting judge program in the state.
• Formulate a system for determining when the creation of new district courts and county-courts-at-law is warranted.
• In coordination with the Texas Legislative Council, review recent decisions of Texas appellate courts and identify those decisions that: (1) failed to properly implement legislative purposes; (2) found two r more statutes to be in conflict; (3) held a statute to be unconstitutional; (4) found a statute to be ambiguous; or (5) suggested legislative action.
• Consider the efficacy and cost of deriving juries from the pool of registered voters versus licensed drivers, particularly in rural counties.
• Review all current court fees and determine what, if any, adjustments should be made to the court fee structure.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the legislation passed by the 78th Legislature.

Note:
Ron Wilson (member) resigned July 31, 2004.

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