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SJR 9, 76th Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction and revising the manner in which appellate justices are selected, using a combination of appointment, partisan elections, and nonpartisan retention elections.

Last action: Committee report sent to Calendars

Author: Robert Duncan
Coauthor: Rodney Ellis
Sponsor: Robert Junell
Joint Sponsor: Burt Solomons

Remarks: Enabling legislation is SB 59.

Companion:

HJR 49 (Similar)

Bill Analyses:
Introduced (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)
Engrossed (Office of House Bill Analysis)
Committee Report (Office of House Bill Analysis)

Subjects:
Courts--Appellate
Courts--Judges
Elections--Candidates
Elections--Judicial
Resolutions--Constitutional Amendments
SUPREME COURT

House Committee: Judicial Affairs (Senfronia Thompson, Jaime Capelo, Joe Deshotel, Domingo Garcia, Will Hartnett, Juan Hinojosa, John Shields, Jim Solis, Carlos Uresti)
Minutes: April 26 1999 | May 3 1999
Senate Committee: Jurisprudence (Rodney Ellis, J. E. Brown, Chris Harris, Gregory Luna, Leticia Van de Putte, Jeff Wentworth)
Minutes: February 15 1999 | February 22 1999

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