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HB 7 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 116 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 526 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to certain persons' entitlement to public information. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 1038 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to an award of costs and attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1043 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a court order authorizing temporary care of a minor child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1066 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1097 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1248 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to alternative resolution procedures for ad valorem tax suits brought under Chapter 42 of the Texas Property Tax Code for purposes of enhancing the public policy of this state of reducing the delay and the costs of litigation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1678 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to privileged communications in workers' compensation insurance claims. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1774 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1844 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1892 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" | et. al. Relating to expedited proceedings in cases involving substandard buildings or improvements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2122 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2301 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to affidavits concerning cost and necessity of services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2412 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2437 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2469 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the establishment of an electronic database for settlement agreements for certain suits involving minors or incapacitated persons; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 2573 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the civil jurisdiction of a justice court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2574 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Supreme Court to promote the expedited resolution of a civil action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2634 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to enforcement of child support obligations. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2636 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to court-ordered financial support by parents of an adult with a medically determinable disability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2776 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2927 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to certain powers of an associate judge under the Family Code. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2929 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the qualifications for an impartial third party in certain civil disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3149 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3297 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin | et. al. Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3316 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3811 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to actions involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights. Filed
HB 3879 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to nonlawyer representation in an appeal of an eviction suit. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3956 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4158 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibited denial of a stay of proceedings for a contested case for which an interlocutory appeal has been filed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
SB 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 182 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 539 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Relating to the qualifications for an impartial third party in certain civil disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 635 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 807 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Workman, Paul
Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 874 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the mandatory dismissal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 912 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to certain powers of an associate judge under the Family Code. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 944 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 999 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Giddings, Helen
Relating to procedures for taking possession of a child and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1072 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1374 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1441 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1594 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the jurisdiction of the statutory county courts of Hidalgo County. Filed
SB 1655 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to the availability of certain information under the public information law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1965 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to enforcement of child support obligations. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1966 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to certain procedures for cases and orders relating to the Title IV-D agency. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SJR 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 364 85-1 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the abatement of discovery during pretrial settlement discussions in certain ad valorem tax appeals. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 54 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. Filed
HB 241 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media presence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 264 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to procedures for asserting taking claims against certain governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1118 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to certain persons' entitlement to public information. House: Government Transparency & Operation Left pending in committee
HB 1122 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to civil jurisdiction of, and the number of jurors required in, certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1175 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to certain privileges of a child in a criminal or civil proceeding involving the child's parent or guardian. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1176 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to certain privileges of a parent or guardian in a criminal or civil proceeding involving a child of the parent or guardian. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1332 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the notice to vacate required to be given by a landlord to a tenant before filing an eviction suit. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1334 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1851 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1923 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to qualifications of special judges. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2211 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to agreed venue selection in civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2512 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the adoption of a uniform collaborative law Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2536 84-0 (2015) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3275 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibited denial of a stay of proceedings for a contested case for which an interlocutory appeal has been filed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3297 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to pretrial settlement discussions during ad valorem tax appeals. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3364 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the appeal of a judgment in an eviction suit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3394 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a direct action against an insurer and insured by third parties and required provisions of a liability insurance policy. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3459 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3635 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to evidence in a civil action concerning the provision and cost of certain services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4058 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to intervention in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to appellate court procedures and deadlines in a civil action. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 283 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to requirements for the nonjudicial foreclosure of certain residential mortgage liens. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 284 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to service of citation in connection with an application for an expedited court order allowing the foreclosure of a contract lien. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 491 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 824 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to the number of jurors required in certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Postponed
SB 948 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to mediation as an alternative dispute resolution process. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 980 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1022 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to an unsworn declaration made by a private process server in the performance of the server's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1223 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to requiring the consent of all parties to legally intercept certain communications. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 1534 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to venue in a lawsuit against the State of Texas or a state agency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1620 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to qualifications of special judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1942 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2048 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
HB 616 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to restoring the jurisdiction of the constitutional county court in Glasscock County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 849 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the effect of certain interlocutory appeals on the commencement of a trial in a suit brought under the Family Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 850 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a waiver of service of process by a party to a suit for the dissolution of a marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1263 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1325 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the dismissal of certain actions arising from exposure to asbestos and silica. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1375 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to an exemption for certain solo practitioner attorneys from electronic filing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1391 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1465 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the filing of certain medical and health care information as evidence in a civil action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1512 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution, including victim-directed referrals; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1595 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al. Relating to litigation financing transactions; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1808 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to an award of attorney's fees for certain dismissed claims joined to an action under the Family Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1855 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to mandatory disclosure of third-party litigation financing agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1861 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to service of process on certain public officials. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1869 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to contractual subrogation and other recovery rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 1989 83-0 (2013) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media website. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2021 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to contract for the collection of certain amounts; authorizing a fee. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2064 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision or a private process server in the performance of the employee's or server's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2158 83-0 (2013) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the period of ineligibility from participation in the Medicaid program by providers found liable for certain unlawful acts under the program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2246 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to in camera review and filing of the information at issue in a suit filed under the public information law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 2321 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2380 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to a provision in a will or trust that would cause a forfeiture of or void an interest for bringing any court action, including contesting the will or trust. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 2442 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to a pre-suit deposition in inmate litigation. House: Corrections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2749 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to promulgation by the supreme court of standard forms for use in certain expedited foreclosure proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 2935 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a legal action involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3032 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to the prompt resolution of appeals in civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3200 83-0 (2013) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to a suit for a writ of mandamus compelling a governmental body to make information available for public inspection under the public information law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3320 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to certain taking claims against certain governmental entities. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3457 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the filing of certain medical information as evidence in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3575 83-0 (2013) Author: Fallon, Pat | et. al. Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, offenses involving insurance fraud, and offenses involving motor fuels tax. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3691 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to an order to conduct mediation following an application for expedited judicial foreclosure proceedings. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3725 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the service of a subpoena for the attendance of a law enforcement agency employee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3820 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 251 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Carter, Stefani
Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 392 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to notice to the attorney general of challenges to the constitutionality of Texas statutes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 576 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 679 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to certain records and supporting affidavits filed as evidence in certain actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 768 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 927 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the regulation of and disclosures regarding consumer lawsuit lending transactions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 983 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to in camera review and filing of the information at issue in a suit filed under the public information law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Open Government
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1149 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to judicial review in district court of certain workers' compensation disputes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1202 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to an order to conduct mediation following an application for expedited judicial foreclosure proceedings. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1237 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution, including victim-directed referrals; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1339 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to contractual subrogation rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1513 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the interlocutory appeal of a denial of a motion to dismiss in an action involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1734 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an allowance of challenging a will. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 122 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to proof that is acceptable for identifying individuals acknowledging written instruments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 274 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 294 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to prohibiting a person who is in the United States illegally from bringing a claim in a state court. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 352 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a cost-benefit analysis of rules adopted or amended by the supreme court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 719 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to trial by special judge of certain matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 720 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the designation of a person as a vexatious litigant. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 797 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the venue for the filing of certain applications by a pregnant minor with respect to an abortion. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 810 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to jurisdiction in certain proceedings brought by the attorney general with respect to charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 929 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the execution docket and other records of certain court clerks. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 962 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to rules regarding return of service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 1438 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to service of process on certain domestic and foreign entities for the collection of delinquent property taxes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1931 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to a person who may serve as a special judge in certain civil and family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2046 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2422 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the procedure for providing a copy of the final decree of dissolution of a marriage to a party who waived service of process. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2661 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim | et. al. Relating to settlement of certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2973 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2974 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3311 82-0 (2011) Author: Carter, Stefani
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child to meet with the child or individual with whom the child resides before each court hearing. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3673 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to offers of settlement in civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HCR 182 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1198. Signed by the Governor
HR 2690 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1198. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
SB 13 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 230 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the venue for the filing of certain applications by a pregnant minor with respect to an abortion. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 582 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to service of process on certain domestic and foreign entities for the collection of delinquent property taxes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 587 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to jurisdiction in certain proceedings brought by the attorney general with respect to charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 886 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the execution docket and other records of certain court clerks. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1029 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the designation of a person as a vexatious litigant. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1198 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 1267 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to applications for appeal filed with an appellate court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1508 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the right of certain debtors to elect to mediate a dispute before the debt is accelerated or a contract lien on real property is foreclosed; providing civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1522 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Relating to the entering of a plea in a criminal case by a defendant confined in a penal institution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1565 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1594 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to offers of settlement in civil cases. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 1254 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1198. Reported enrolled
HB 108 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to persons eligible to be appointed as a receiver for certain mineral interests. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 670 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 966 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Sixth Court of Appeals District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 967 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Twelfth Court of Appeals District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1069 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1353 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to permitting certain military attorneys to represent military personnel and their dependents in civil proceedings before the courts of this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1688 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the rules governing a motion for new trial in juvenile cases. House: Corrections
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1885 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1984 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the statute of limitations in a civil suit for sexual assault. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2090 81-0 (2009) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the execution docket of certain court clerks. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2367 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to venue or transfer of certain probate matters and guardianship matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2416 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to attorney general participation in proceedings involving charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2435 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the location of an arbitration trial. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2506 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a limitation on causes of action related to permits issued by political subdivisions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2646 81-0 (2009) Author: Kent, Carol | et. al. Relating to the civil jurisdiction of a municipal court of record. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2702 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the adoption of rules of civil procedure by the supreme court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2787 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to liability of charitable organizations for certain negligent hiring, supervision, or retention actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3002 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to certain duties, functions, and procedures of county clerks, district clerks, and local registrars. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3303 81-0 (2009) Author: Kent, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of information and records acquired during a fatality review and investigation. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3426 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to the notice required by certain mortgage servicers before foreclosing a contract lien on certain real property; providing civil penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3831 81-0 (2009) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to persons authorized to receive certain medical or treatment information. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4068 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the conduct of judicial proceedings and transaction of other essential judicial functions in the event of a disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 4097 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to transfer of cases by the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4167 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of the court over a nonresident manufacturer in a products liability action involving a nonmanufacturing seller. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4249 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to expert reports in a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4252 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to certain inmates entering certain pleas by mail or certain secure electronic transmissions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 4296 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 62 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to permitting certain military attorneys to represent military personnel and their dependents in civil proceedings before the courts of this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 501 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the civil consequences of certain convictions on a person who holds a commercial driver's license and of certain adjudications on the driver's license or permit of a child. House: Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 516 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the filing of an affidavit stating that a plaintiff is not a vexatious litigant. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 658 81-0 (2009) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Sixth Court of Appeals District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 659 81-0 (2009) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Twelfth Court of Appeals District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 915 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 918 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Leibowitz, David
Relating to attorney general participation in proceedings involving charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 992 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the jurisdiction and administration of, and procedures relating to, certain courts in this state, including procedures for appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 1201 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to an affidavit required to be filed in a cause of action against certain licensed or registered professionals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1475 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the notice required by certain mortgage servicers before foreclosing a contract lien on certain real property; providing civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1520 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the protection and care of individuals with mental retardation residing in certain residential care facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1665 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to post-commitment treatment and supervision of persons with mental illness who are manifestly dangerous. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 1872 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the use of information and records acquired during a fatality review and investigation. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 2141 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the statute of repose for engineers and architects. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 2160 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to multidistrict litigation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 360 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to venue in civil actions brought under the federal Employer's Liability Act or the Jones Act. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 382 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to a journalist's testimonial privilege. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 660 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to venue or transfer of certain probate matters and guardianship matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 819 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in justice of the peace courts. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 867 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the authority of certain persons to bring suit to require an appraisal district or an appraisal review board to comply with the property tax laws. House: Local Government Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2012 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2104 80-0 (2007) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the use of driver's license and social security numbers in certain court documents. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2249 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2758 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to venue for civil actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 3267 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to venue for civil actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
SB 57 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the priority given to the hearing by trial courts of certain ad valorem tax matters. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 237 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in civil cases in justice of the peace courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 392 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to venue or transfer of certain probate matters and guardianship matters. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 699 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the use of only parts of driver's license and social security numbers in certain court documents. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 763 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to the affidavit required to prove expenses in a civil action. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 966 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al.
Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Point of order sustained
SB 1290 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1300 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juries. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1645 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to who may serve process in this state. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 149 79-0 (2005) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to the admissibility of evidence of an alleged victim's past sexual behavior or alleged sexual predisposition. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
HB 188 79-0 (2005) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 231 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to trial by special judge in civil and family law cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1133 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to interlocutory appeals. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 1305 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to venue in an action concerning the constitutionality of the school finance system and to direct appeal to the supreme court of such an action. House: Judiciary Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1533 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1958 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the authority of certain persons to bring suit to require an appraisal district or an appraisal review board to comply with the property tax laws. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 2672 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to jurisdiction and venue in condemnation proceedings. House: Judiciary Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3415 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the transfer of asbestos-related claims by the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation. House: Judiciary Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 103 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the priority given to the hearing by trial courts of certain ad valorem tax matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 503 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to making the award of an arbitration an open record. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 604 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 675 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to agreements that waive the right to demand a jury trial. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1578 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to jurisdiction and venue in condemnation proceedings. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 23 79-1 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the remedy provided for failure to disclose certain information in certain residential construction transactions. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
HB 4 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to reform of certain procedures and remedies in civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 69 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of testimony in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 375 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to limiting the award of attorney's fees by a justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 462 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the collection of a fee from certain nonresident attorneys requesting permission to participate in proceedings in a Texas court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 466 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the recording of jury deliberations in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 518 78-0 (2003) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the service of citation by publication in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship and to the eligibility of certain child-support obligors for state grants, loans, or contracts. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 812 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to distribution of part of each exemplary damage award to the permanent school fund. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
HB 842 78-0 (2003) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to limiting the liability of a person for certain damages arising out of the person's use of force. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
HB 848 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the award of expert witness fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 891 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the waiver by a property owner of interest on a tax refund following an ad valorem tax appeal. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 892 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the authority of certain persons to bring suit to require an appraisal district or an appraisal review board to comply with the property tax laws. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 894 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the limitation on an award of attorney's fees to a property owner who prevails in certain ad valorem tax appeals. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 1084 78-0 (2003) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1184 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to expert reports filed in health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1240 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al. Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos and to certain successor liability. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1359 78-0 (2003) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of evidence of an alleged victim's past sexual behavior or alleged sexual predisposition. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1690 78-0 (2003) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the time in which a final order must be rendered in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1755 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the assignment of visiting judges. House: Judicial Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2285 78-0 (2003) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to required notice of a change in certain information in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2711 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2949 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben Relating to agreements that waive the right to demand a jury trial. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3376 78-0 (2003) Author: Rangel, Irma | et. al. Relating to the payment of court costs in certain asset forfeiture cases. House: Border and International Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3435 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the distribution of unclaimed funds in class action litigation. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HCR 299 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 4. Signed by the Governor
SB 82 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the priority given to the hearing by trial courts of certain ad valorem tax matters. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 164 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al.
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the recording of jury deliberations in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 328 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to the filing of certain information by arbitrators after each arbitration. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 385 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the appeal of an order denying a motion for sanctions against a frivolous pleading or motion. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 430 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma | et. al.
Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 496 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 502 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to criminal and civil fees remitted to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 997 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to making the award of an arbitration an open record. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 998 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to registration of arbitrators and arbitration services providers with the secretary of state. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1398 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the admissibility of the use or nonuse of certain safety devices in a civil trial. Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1811 78-0 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to service of process and to the ability to sue and be sued of a sports and community venue district. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 47 78-1 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos or other mineral dusts. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 8 78-1 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos or other mineral dusts. Senate: State Affairs Placed on intent calendar
HB 61 77-0 (2001) Author: Clark, Ron Relating to the settlement of certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 62 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the authority of certain courts to try civil cases at institutions of higher education and other schools. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 117 77-0 (2001) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to proportionate responsibility in certain civil suits. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 148 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to the appeal of an interlocutory order to certify or refuse to certify a class action. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 176 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the use of certain communication equipment in certain civil and criminal pretrial and trial proceedings. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 254 77-0 (2001) Author: Longoria, John Relating to remedies for certain violations of the Texas Constitution. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 284 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to service and contents of citation and answer in justice and small claims courts. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 381 77-0 (2001) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to collection of a judgment by a court order to turn over certain property. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 469 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Denton County and to the jurisdiction of and certain procedure in that court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 841 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to acceptance of filings of documents by facsimile transmission. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 867 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a bill of review by a civil court. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 978 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the appeal of certain orders, judgments, and decrees. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1219 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Denton County and to the jurisdiction of and certain procedure in that court. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1341 77-0 (2001) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the amendment of a petition for review in an ad valorem tax appeal. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1453 77-0 (2001) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the service of citation by publication in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1567 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to limiting the award of attorney's fees by a justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1884 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to filing fees for certain types of actions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1961 77-0 (2001) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the appeal to the supreme court of an interlocutory order to certify or refuse to certify a class action. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2105 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the operation of the advisory committees of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2106 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to information on the supreme court website relating to proposed rules or forms. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2112 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to rules of civil procedure adopted by the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2158 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the acceleration of the appeal in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2314 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Denton County and to the jurisdiction of and certain procedure in that court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2381 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the appeal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2562 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the adoption of rules of civil procedure by the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2885 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to mandatory venue for actions brought against certain public institutions of higher education or against certain officers or employees of those institutions. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3295 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Travis County. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 3325 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to rules adopted by the Supreme Court of Texas regarding the practice of law in this state by attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 3437 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in civil actions against nursing institutions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
SB 142 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the authority of a judge of a district or county court to try a civil case at an institution of higher education. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 548 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the appeal of a final court judgment sustaining or negating certain suspensions of a driver's license. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 668 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the service of citation by publication in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 864 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the amendment of a petition for review in an ad valorem tax appeal. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 920 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Travis County. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1001 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the authority of a judge of a district court to hear certain matters at a correctional facility. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1093 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Denton County and to the jurisdiction of and certain procedure in that court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1391 77-0 (2001) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the venue for an action alleging a violation of an insurance law. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 57 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to persons authorized to administer oaths made in Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 185 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to remedies for certain violations of the Texas Constitution. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 194 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to fees collected in certain civil suits. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 331 76-0 (1999) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to collection of a judgment by a court order to turn over certain property. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 512 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the admissibility in a civil action of certain communications of sympathy. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 863 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the disclosure of information compiled by a grievance committee of the State Bar of Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 900 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a bill of review by a civil court. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 955 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to providing parties with notice of the attorney of record representing the office of attorney general. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1036 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Relating to class actions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1141 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to public access to the names and addresses of parties in civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1272 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the specification of venue for actions arising from certain major transactions. House: Civil Practices Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2456 76-0 (1999) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the statute of limitations for certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 2581 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the appeal of certain orders, judgments, and decrees. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to s/c on Tech & Business by Pres.
HB 2630 76-0 (1999) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to the right of an authorized agent of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to institute a suit for injunctive relief or a civil penalty for a violation or threat of violation of the law regarding on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2917 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the collection of a time payment fee in certain courts and to the requirement that the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System develop guidelines for spending certain funds. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2994 76-0 (1999) Author: Culberson, John Relating to the authority to appeal the denial of a motion for summary judgment in certain cases. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3037 76-0 (1999) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the furnishing of a cost bond and expert report in a medical liability action. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3151 76-0 (1999) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to adoption of rules of civil procedure by the supreme court. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3450 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the collection of civil penalties assessed against a convalescent or nursing home or related institution. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3604 76-0 (1999) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the imposition of sanctions by a court on a person who signs a pleading or motion. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 52 76-0 (1999) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to the appeal of an interlocutory order to certify or refuse to certify a class action. Senate: Economic Development Referred to s/c on Tech & Business by Chair
SB 229 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to the collection of certain fines, court costs, and restitution in criminal cases. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 233 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of a certification program for criminal court cost and fee collection programs and to the percentage of certain criminal court costs and fees retained by a county or municipality. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 241 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to limiting the liability of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 250 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to civil jurisdiction and the awarding of attorney's fees in justice and small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 274 76-0 (1999) Author: Bivins, Teel | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to class actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 648 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the specification of venue for actions arising from certain major transactions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 788 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to claims against, including motions for the recusal or disqualification of, certain judges. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1307 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Bosse, Fred
Relating to the right of an authorized agent of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to institute a suit for injunctive relief or a civil penalty for a violation or threat of violation of the law regarding on-site sewage disposal systems. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 70 75-0 (1997) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to remedies for certain violations of the Texas Constitution. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 506 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Luna, Gregory
Relating to a bill of review by a civil court. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 541 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the statutory legislative continuance in a civil or criminal case. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 725 75-0 (1997) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the summoning and payment of witnesses in certain civil suits. House: County Affairs Failed to pass to engrossment
HB 1185 75-0 (1997) Author: Hightower, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the fraudulent exercise of certain governmental functions and the fraudulent creation or use of certain pleadings, governmental documents, and records; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1657 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the appeal of certain interlocutory orders. House: Civil Practices Subcommittee members named
HB 1765 75-0 (1997) Author: Seaman, Gene Relating to compensation of a person compelled to appear and give testimony by deposition in a civil action. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 2249 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the admissibility of testimony in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2275 75-0 (1997) Author: Shields, John Relating to the jurisdiction of and procedure in justice and small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2917 75-0 (1997) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to additional court filing fees to provide basic civil legal services to the indigent. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3527 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the identification of certain individuals in the pleadings of civil cases. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
SB 68 75-0 (1997) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to the priority given to the hearing of certain matters by trial courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 287 75-0 (1997) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to the appeal of an interlocutory order to certify or refuse to certify a class action. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 661 75-0 (1997) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the fraudulent exercise of certain governmental functions and the fraudulent creation or use of certain pleadings, governmental documents, and records; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1324 75-0 (1997) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to a bill of review by a civil court. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1534 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Relating to additional court filing fees to provide basic civil legal services to the indigent. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1801 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the jurisdiction of and procedure in justice and small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 4 74-0 (1995) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Relating to responsibility for, and recovery of, damages in certain civil actions. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 5 74-0 (1995) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Relating to exemplary damages in civil suits. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 173 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 465 74-0 (1995) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to payment of costs of defense following settlement of cause of action. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 501 74-0 (1995) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the issuance of a writ of mandamus or writ of prohibition by a court of appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 566 74-0 (1995) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to the payment of court costs for civil suits filed by certain persons confined in county jail. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 778 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia Relating to the admissibility into evidence of certain reproductions of records. House: Civil Practices Referred to subcommittee
HB 820 74-0 (1995) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to court orders to grant a name change to certain persons convicted of a criminal offense. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 934 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to directing the supreme court to adopt certain rules of civil procedure. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 971 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 995 74-0 (1995) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to digitized optical imaging of business records. House: Civil Practices Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1203 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to directing the supreme court to adopt certain rules of civil procedure. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1391 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to free trial transcripts for appeals in which an affidavit of inability to pay costs has been filed. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1597 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the fee collected by counties for handling trust funds for the benefit of litigants in civil proceedings. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1950 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to evidence of certain sexual conduct in civil or criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2291 74-0 (1995) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to requiring notice for certain temporary restraining orders. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2331 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the creation of the offense of preventing execution of civil process. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2514 74-0 (1995) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to a jury's right to determine the law in criminal and certain civil cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 2665 74-0 (1995) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to mediated settlement agreements. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2788 74-0 (1995) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to notice of service by the secretary of state to certain nonresidents. House: Civil Practices Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2790 74-0 (1995) Author: Shields, John Relating to the exemption of insurance benefits and certain annuity proceeds from seizure under process. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 3113 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to venue for civil actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
SB 23 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to directing the supreme court to adopt certain rules of civil procedure. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 25 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to exemplary damages in civil suits. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 28 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to responsibility for, and recovery of, damages in certain civil actions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 30 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David | et. al. Relating to health care liability claims. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 244 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to court orders to grant a name change to certain persons convicted of a criminal offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1186 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to appeals from interlocutory orders of a district court, county court at law, or county court. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1240 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to mediated settlement agreements. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1306 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to notice of service by the secretary of state to certain nonresidents. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1574 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the requirement of notice for temporary restraining orders. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 35 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 49 73-0 (1993) Author: Uher, D.R. | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to payment of judgments not claimed by the prevailing party. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 198 73-0 (1993) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the filing and processing of condemnation proceedings. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 448 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to jurisdiction and venue of forcible entry and detainer and forcible detainer suits. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 495 73-0 (1993) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the interlocutory appeal by the state or a political subdivision of the state of certain orders. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 531 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John | et. al. Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil actions. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 559 73-0 (1993) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the determination of liability for punitive damages by clear and convincing evidence. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 594 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Jack Relating to testimony by expert witnesses in civil actions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 760 73-0 (1993) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the notice of a hearing in a case that may be referred to a master. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 848 73-0 (1993) Author: Heflin, Talmadge Relating to the authority of a notary public to serve civil process. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 849 73-0 (1993) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the arbitration of certain disputes. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 868 73-0 (1993) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to settlement offers in certain civil actions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 887 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to witness fees, privileges, and appearances in court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/94
HB 922 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the specification of venue for actions arising from certain major transactions. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1022 73-0 (1993) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to hearings before a referring court of a case referred to a family law master. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1028 73-0 (1993) Author: Smithee, John Relating to interlocutory appeal of an order compelling arbitration under federal law. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1111 73-0 (1993) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to default judgments entered by justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Meeting cancelled
HB 1131 73-0 (1993) Author: Cain, David Relating to appeals of certain interlocutory orders and judgments upholding those orders. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1250 73-0 (1993) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the mandatory referral of civil suits by certain district courts for resolution by alternative dispute resolution procedures. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1447 73-0 (1993) Author: Sadler, Paul
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to affidavits concerning cost and necessity of services in certain civil actions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1546 73-0 (1993) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to discovery of certain evidence in civil actions for recovery of damages for sexual misconduct. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1691 73-0 (1993) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Shelley, Dan
Relating to the name change of an adult. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1943 73-0 (1993) Author: Cain, David Relating to court costs in certain ad valorem tax proceedings. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2357 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John Relating to expert witnesses in certain professional malpractice suits. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2358 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John Relating to videotaping of family law cases and proceedings by a county. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2382 73-0 (1993) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to a jury's right to determine the law in criminal and certain civil cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 2423 73-0 (1993) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the award of prejudgment interest in certain judgments. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2451 73-0 (1993) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to additional court filing fees to provide civil legal services to the indigent. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2701 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to dismissal of an action in which an affidavit of inability to pay costs has been filed. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2750 73-0 (1993) Author: Tallas, Jim
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to certain requirements for legal papers filed with a county clerk. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 2751 73-0 (1993) Author: Tallas, Jim
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the issuance of certain documents by county clerks. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 76 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to appeals of certain interlocutory orders and judgments upholding those orders. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 259 73-0 (1993) Author: Leedom, John Relating to jurisdiction and venue of forcible entry and detainer and forcible detainer suits. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 328 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to witness fees, privileges, and appearances in court. Senate: Jurisprudence Recommended for local & uncontested Calendar
SB 439 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the specification of venue for actions arising from certain major transactions. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 447 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 651 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the arbitration of certain disputes. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1161 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to additional filing fee to provide greater access to the courts by low-income Texans. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1173 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to additional court filing fees to provide civil legal services to the indigent and to supplement salaries of State Bar personnel. Senate: Finance Record vote
SB 1348 73-0 (1993) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a jury's right to determine the law in criminal and certain civil cases. Withdrawn by the Author
SJR 38 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment merging the court of criminal appeals into the supreme court. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 25 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to a jury's right to nullify law in civil and criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 282 72-0 (1991) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to persons authorized to serve citation. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 475 72-0 (1991) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to witness fees in civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 596 72-0 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the issuance of a writ of habeus corpus by a court of appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 984 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1566 72-0 (1991) Author: Rabuck, Bob Relating to persons authorized to serve or post notice or citations in probate matters. House: Judiciary Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1689 72-0 (1991) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to the award of costs and fees in a civil suit. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1903 72-0 (1991) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the liability of a municipality for court costs adjudged against it in a civil action. House: State Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1940 72-0 (1991) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the payment for a certified court reporter's charges for a deposition. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2788 72-0 (1991) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to a continuance for religious holy days in a criminal or civil trial. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 2891 72-0 (1991) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to dismissal of an action in which an affidavit of inability to pay costs has been filed. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 29 72-0 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 371 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Smith, Ashley
Relating to court costs imposed by a county to establish and maintain an alternative dispute resolution system. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Withdrawn from calendar
SB 858 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, O.H.
Sponsor: Gibson, Bruce
Relating to the payment for a certified court reporter's charges for a deposition. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1030 72-0 (1991) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the use of recording devices to preserve court proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to special subcommittee
SB 1305 72-0 (1991) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to persons authorized to serve citation. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 165 71-0 (1989) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the validation of certain citations and returns of process. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 488 71-0 (1989) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to justice and small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 531 71-0 (1989) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 861 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Dalton Relating to the personal service of citation or other civil process. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 963 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1068 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to a waiver of the state's sovereign immunity to suit in actions based on a written contract. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1088 71-0 (1989) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to venue for certain writs of injunction. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 1089 71-0 (1989) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the service of citation. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 1173 71-0 (1989) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to the recorded testimony of a child in certain civil proceedings. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1379 71-0 (1989) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the filing of a petition that requests the adoption of a child. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1403 71-0 (1989) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in an appeal of an appraisal review board order to the district court. House: Ways & Means Pending in subcommittee
HB 1481 71-0 (1989) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to an action against an appraisal district to compel compliance with the law. House: Ways & Means Pending in subcommittee
HB 1514 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to rules of civil procedure or amendments to those rules adopted by the Texas Supreme Court. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1591 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to court costs imposed to finance an alternative dispute resolution system in counties with a population of more than 2,400,000. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1637 71-0 (1989) Author: Garcia, Orlando
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the supreme court adopting rules relating to sealing of court records. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 1680 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Dalton Relating to venue for lawsuits to which the state is a party. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 1938 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to use of mechanical or electronic recordings of proceedings before a master or magistrate. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2538 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the adoption of the federal rules of civil procedure and civil actions in the courts of this state. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2539 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to property taxes and the administrative and judicial review of property tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HCR 243 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
HCR 286 71-0 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R. Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 39 71-0 (1989) Author: Perez, Nicolas Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HR 1104 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. Filed
SB 176 71-0 (1989) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the prosecution of an appeal or writ of error in a civil case by certain indigent persons. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Pending in committee
SB 521 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the personal service of citation or other civil process. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 617 71-0 (1989) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned to committee
SB 661 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the qualification of an expert witness in a suit involving a health care liability claim against a physician or health care provider. Senate: Jurisprudence Left as pending business in s/c
SB 826 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the appointment of a friend of the court to assist the court in the monitoring and enforcement of orders for child support and possession of and access to a child. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 874 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to supreme court rulemaking in certain actions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1284 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Willy, John
Relating to certain traffic conviction reports. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/89
SCR 171 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. Senate: Jurisprudence Tagged in committee
HB 6 71-1 (1989) Author: Smith, Ashley
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to court costs imposed to finance an alternative dispute resolution system in counties with a population of more than 2,400,000. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Returned from Senate as amended
HCR 16 71-1 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R. Urging the Supreme Court to amend the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure to conform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. House: Judicial Affairs Motion to table prevails
HB 84 71-3 (1990) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to issuance of a writ of habeas corpus by a court of appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 71 71-4 (1990) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus by a court of appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1142 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the admissibility of a hearsay statement by an abused child in civil cases and administrative proceedings. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1151 70-0 (1987) Author: Patronella, David Relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1168 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James Relating to the arbitration of civil suits. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1211 70-0 (1987) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to frivolous lawsuits and defenses and to disciplinary procedures regarding an attorney who asserts a frivolous lawsuit or defense. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1235 70-0 (1987) Author: Valigura, Keith Relating to judgment by default in a garnishment proceeding. House: Judiciary Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1273 70-0 (1987) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to claims brought under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
HB 1274 70-0 (1987) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to suspension of the running of a statute of limitations because of a person's imprisonment. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1295 70-0 (1987) Author: Patronella, David Relating to certain procedures in civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1491 70-0 (1987) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court in certain civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1539 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1679 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to certain attorneys appearing before certain judges and justices. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Consideration withdrawn
HB 1685 70-0 (1987) Author: Patronella, David
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to jury fees in civil cases in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1738 70-0 (1987) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to confidentiality of court records in which the Texas Department of Human Services is a party. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2171 70-0 (1987) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the compensation of the judges of the county civil courts at law in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 2298 70-0 (1987) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to service of process on nonresidents. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2320 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to assumption of the risk by certain plaintiffs in civil actions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2423 70-0 (1987) Author: McWilliams, Jim Relating to the service of civil process. House: County Affairs Pending in committee
HB 2538 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to a unified system of security for judgments pending appeal, to provide a procedure to supersede judgment liens, to provide a limit on the amount of security required, to provide flexibility in the type and amount of security required, to provide for review by mandamus, to provide for implementing rules, and to declare an emergency. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2604 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Anderson, Richard
Relating to preferences of hearings and trials in the trial courts of this state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 127 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the service of civil process by constables. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 198 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to service of civil process on the secretary of state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 284 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the arbitration of civil suits. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 414 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the recordation, submission, and recovery of taxable and other court costs incurred in civil suits. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Pending in committee
SB 415 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to possession, filing, certification, and disposition of certain instruments pertaining to civil suits in the district courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 530 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to the preparation and delivery of certain court documents and to costs in civil suits. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 841 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Garcia, Orlando
Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court in certain civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 930 70-0 (1987) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to an affidavit of inability to pay costs in a civil case. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1112 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the admissibility of a hearsay statement by an abused child in civil cases and administrative proceedings. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 1120 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the competency of a child to testify in a civil proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1197 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury fees in civil cases in counties with a population of two million or more. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1414 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to a unified system of security for judgments pending appeal to provide a procedure to supersede judgment liens, to provide a limit on the amount of security required, to provide flexibility in the type and amount of security required, to provide for interlocutory appellate review, to provide for implementing rules, and to declare an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
HB 3 70-1 (1987) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the venue of certain civil actions. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
SB 7 70-1 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to the venue of certain civil actions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Committee of the Whole
Effective in 90 days--9/2/87
HB 77 70-2 (1987) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to prejudgment interest in certain civil cases. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 17 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the alternative preparation and delivery of certain court documents and to costs in civil suits. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably with substitute
HB 147 69-0 (1985) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain claims for pecuniary damages in civil actions and the awarding of those costs by the court. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 256 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to statements of fact in appeals of suits affecting the parent-child relationship in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 300 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the procedure for taking the deposition of a witness under the age of 18 in a juvenile court proceeding. House: Judiciary Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1017 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to venue in suits involving the Texas Historical Commission. House: Cultural & Historical Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1034 69-0 (1985) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to the interest rate on certain judgments. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
HB 1412 69-0 (1985) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to service and return of citation in civil actions. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1490 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to civil procedure and civil remedies and liabilities. House: Judicial Affairs Transferred to Calendars Committee
HB 1737 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the costs of the record of proceedings before the Texas Board of Health and the Texas Department of Health. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1757 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to venue in suits brought by the State involving overweight vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 2193 69-0 (1985) Author: Perez, Nicolas
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the number of jurors in county and district court civil cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
HJR 83 69-0 (1985) Author: Perez, Nicolas
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 282 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony in certain cases of a child who is the alleged victim of an offense. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 292 69-0 (1985) Author: Traeger, John Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain claims for pecuniary damages in civil actions and the awarding of those costs by the court. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in committee
SB 344 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Willis, Doyle
Relating to evidence of necessity of service and reasonableness of cost in certain civil actions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 360 69-0 (1985) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to regulation of private process servers; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 638 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Adkisson, Tommy
Relating to temporary court orders in suits for dissolution of marriage and suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 667 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to actions against a corporation accruing after the dissolution of the corporation. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 734 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the state's duty to indemnify current or former state officers, contractors, or employees for legal expenses incurred in certain criminal proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 797 69-0 (1985) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Messer, Bill
Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to civil procedure and civil remedies and liabilities; making conforming amendments and repeals; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1027 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the costs of the record of proceedings before the Texas Board of Health or the Texas Department of Health. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1099 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to arbitration of civil suits; providing for procedures and effect. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
SB 1455 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to requirements in certain lawsuits in which certain present or former state officers or employees are parties and to notice of intent to take default judgments against such parties and to consequences of failure to perform the requirements. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 63 69-3 (1986) Author: Smith, Richard
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the venue of suits in which the University Interscholastic League is a defendant or the interpretation of its rules or regulations is an issue. House: State Affairs
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 49 69-3 (1986) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the venue of suits brought against the University Interscholastic League; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 31 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to costs in civil suits. House: Judiciary Testimony Received
HB 32 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to possession, filing, certification, and disposition of certain instruments pertaining to civil suits in the district courts. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 45 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to venue in civil actions and providing mandatory venue and permissive venue. House: Judiciary See remarks
HB 122 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to proof of a person's inability to pay costs of suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 237 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the record on appeal in a civil case. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 239 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to venue in libel and slander cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 251 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the suspension of execution of a judgment in a civil suit pending appeal. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 775 68-0 (1983) Author: Laney, James
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the time period for filing bonds or notices, affidavits, or deposits in lieu of bonds in accelerated appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 932 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1052 68-0 (1983) Author: Mankins, Jimmy Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1119 68-0 (1983) Author: Khoury, Rollin
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court and the courts of appeals in certain civil cases and the issuance of the writ of mandamus by the courts of appeals or the justices. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1164 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to suspension of the running of a statute of limitations because of a person's imprisonment. House: Judiciary Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 1186 68-0 (1983) Author: Messer, Bill
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to civil procedure and civil remedies and liabilities. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1429 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to service of process in a civil suit. House: Law Enforcement Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1455 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to venue in civil actions and providing mandatory venue and permissive venue. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1644 68-0 (1983) Author: McKenna, Jan
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to parties agreeing to a trial by a special judge for district court civil cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2001 68-0 (1983) Author: Jackson, Lee Relating to default judgments against the State of Texas. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HJR 53 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 61 68-0 (1983) Author: Mankins, Jimmy Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
SB 677 68-0 (1983) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to civil procedure and civil remedies and liabilities. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 882 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the appointment, qualifications, use, compensation, immunity, and authority of masters in civil cases and to attendance of other court officers at hearings conducted by masters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 889 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the time period for filing bonds or notices, affidavits, or deposits in lieu of bonds in accelerated appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 957 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the exercise of jurisdiction over nonresidents by Texas courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1190 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Jackson, Lee
Relating to requirements in certain lawsuits in which the State of Texas or any state agency is a party and of notice of intent to take default judgments against the State of Texas or any state agency and to consequences of failure to perform the requirements. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SR 653 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Directing the Senate Jurisprudence Committee to initiate a study of the venue laws of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence
HB 123 68-2 (1984) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to civil procedure and civil remedies and liabilities. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
SB 53 68-2 (1984) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to civil procedure and civil remedies and liabilities. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 100 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to proof of a person's inability to pay costs of suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 162 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the record on appeal in a civil case. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 219 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to suspension of execution of a judgment in civil suit pending appeal. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 224 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to rules governing action taken by a court on a motion for summary judgment. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 227 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the record on appeal in a civil case. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 384 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the service of citation in civil suits. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 685 67-0 (1981) Author: Wieting, Leroy J.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to service of citation on nonresidents for property tax purposes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 743 67-0 (1981) Author: Nowlin, James
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the Uniform Foreign Country Money-Judgment Recognition Act and the Recognition of money judgments by courts of foreign countries. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 909 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to venue in civil actions and providing mandatory venue and permissive venue. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1253 67-0 (1981) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to liability of officers for execution of a writ of a court. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1287 67-0 (1981) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to service or delivery of process by registered or certified mail. House: Transportation Coauthor authorized
HB 1817 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to injunctions of public nuisances. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1818 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to injunctions of common nuisances. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 2023 67-0 (1981) Author: Cain, David Relating to interest on damages awarded in court actions. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 2066 67-0 (1981) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the reinstatement of certain civil proceedings that have been dismissed for want of prosecution. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 2087 67-0 (1981) Author: Pierce, George Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain claims for pecuniary damages in civil actions and the awarding of such costs by the court. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 2134 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the possession of depositions filed with the District Clerk pending trial of Civil Causes of Action and providing a filing fee for certification. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 2155 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to venue in civil actions. House: Judiciary Posting rule suspended
HB 2194 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the recovery of attorneys fees in civil action. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
SB 366 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the admission of public records kept by electronic data processing as evidence in the courts of this state. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
SB 529 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and the evidence to support certain judgments. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 979 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to venue in civil actions; revising Article 1995, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
SB 1078 67-0 (1981) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to appeals to the Supreme Court and the courts of appeals in injunction proceeding, in cases where judgment of courts of appeal are final, and in cases where appeal is direct to the Supreme Court. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
HB 30 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to venue in certain tort actions. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 51 66-0 (1979) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to a preference on court dockets to certain worker's compensation cases. House: Employment Practices Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 176 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the record on appeal in a civil case. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 177 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the suspension of execution of a judgment in a civil suit pending appeal. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 185 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to an answer by mail to a suit in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 190 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to proof of a person's inability to pay costs of a suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 412 66-0 (1979) Author: Simpson, Bob
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the statute of limitations in certain actions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 538 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the record on appeal in a civil case. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 721 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the authorized manner of service of citation in a civil suit. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 722 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to persons authorized to serve process in criminal suits. House: Judiciary Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1260 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the collection of judgments by court proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1555 66-0 (1979) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to verdicts by five members of a six-member jury in civil cases. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1767 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to injunctions to abate public nuisances. House: Business & Industry Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 2044 66-0 (1979) Author: Caraway, Bill Relating to service of documents in civil or probate proceedings by persons other than sheriffs or constable. House: Judiciary Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 2140 66-0 (1979) Author: DeLay, Tom Relating to service of documents in civil or probate proceedings by persons other than the sheriff or constable. House: Judiciary Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 255 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Grant, Ben Z.
Relating to appeals from certain interlocutory orders in class action suits. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 364 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 365 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the reduction of damage awards in certain civil suits; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 959 66-0 (1979) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to authorized manner for service of citation in a civil suit. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1066 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to service of process on nonresident employers in certain civil actions or proceedings. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 213 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to record on appeal in a civil case. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in formal meeting
HB 332 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to evidence in a civil action of necessity of services and reasonableness of charges by a person or institution licensed by the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 525 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the suspension of execution of a judgment in a civil suit pending appeal. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 795 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the registration, powers, duties, and liabilities of civil process servers; providing penalties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 829 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to venue in certain tort actions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 851 65-0 (1977) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to preventing execution of civil process in civil cause; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1097 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Relating to service of citizens by serving the insurer under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1183 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in trials on appeal of workmen's compensation awards. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Calendars
HB 1239 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to venue in negligence cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1244 65-0 (1977) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to sustaining venue in negligence suits in a county where an act or omission of negligence occurred when such act or omission was that of the tort feasor. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1258 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to an answer by mail to a suit in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1275 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Forrest Relating to the burden of proof in civil actions involving restrictive covenants. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1856 65-0 (1977) Author: Gilley, Smith
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to the executing process in suits to enforce the collection of deliquent taxes. House: Judiciary
Senate: Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2023 65-0 (1977) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to a security deposit from a party claiming pecuniary damages in a civil action for costs incurred in the defense of certain claims and the awarding of such costs by the court. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 2119 65-0 (1977) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to a security deposit from a plaintiff in a civil action against certain public entities and public employees for costs incurred in the defense of certain suits and the awarding of such costs by the court; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 447 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to hindrance of a peace officer executing civil process; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 481 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Bryant, John W.
Relating to preventing execution of process in a civil cause; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 581 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the authority of licensed private investigators to serve documents in civil and probate proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 600 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to class actions. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 864 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to civil penalties under the Texas Water Quality Act. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources
SB 1062 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Coleman, Ronald
Relating to serving of citation against cities and school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 15 64-0 (1975) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to an optional method of service of citation by registered mail; reserving personal service in certain situations. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 46 64-0 (1975) Author: Geiger, Richard S.
Sponsor: Braecklein, Bill
Relating to the issuance and form of writs of sequestration and the dissolution of a writ of sequestration at a hearing; relating to damages for wrongfully securing issuance of writ of sequestration. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 73 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the form of service of citation in a suit for divorce or annulment or to declare a marriage void. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 210 64-0 (1975) Author: Munson, Ben Relating to awarding attorneys' fees in any civil action in which the court finds that equity would be served by the award; providing for review of the award. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 253 64-0 (1975) Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the preparation of a judgment in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 551 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to preventing the execution of process in a civil cause; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 776 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law in civil cases; repealing laws in conflict. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 871 64-0 (1975) Author: Geiger, Richard S. Relating to classification of persons executing criminal process as peace officers; authorizing peace officers to serve process issuing out of municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1007 64-0 (1975) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the proof of a person's inability to pay costs of suit or appeal or to give security for costs of suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1015 64-0 (1975) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the appeal of civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1679 64-0 (1975) Author: Simpson, Bob Amending the Texas Business and Commerce Code, Chapter 27 by adding Section 27.02 to provide civil relief for criminal fraud. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1802 64-0 (1975) Author: Cates, Phil Relating to allowing counterclaims for damages for abuse of process to be filed in any civil action for damages for personal injury or death; repealing all laws in conflict. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HCR 151 64-0 (1975) Author: Geiger, Richard S. Authorizing the Enrolling Clerk of the House to make corrections in HB 46. Signed by Governor
SB 8 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the issuance of writs of sequestration and the dissolution of a writ of sequestration at a hearing; relating to damages for wrongfully securing issuance of writ of sequestration. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
SB 13 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to awarding attorneys' fees in any civil action in which the court finds that equity would be served by the award; providing for review of the award. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 109 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to disclosure of privileged information by a minister, priest, rabbi, or Christian Science practitioner in certain court proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably substituted
SB 187 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to an optional method of service of citation by registered mail; reserving personal service in certain situations. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 296 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to venue in civil actions. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
SB 453 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Geiger, Richard S.
Relating to the making of certain advance payments as defined in the Act to tort claimants; providing procedures regarding such payments and credit therefor; providing for prospective application of the Act and effect of such payment on tolling the statute of limitations. House: Insurance
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 day bill
HB 88 63-0 (1973) Author: Nugent, James E.
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to reform of civil suits based on negligence; establishing a system of comparative negligence and modifying existing rules as to the effect of contributory negligence; providing for contribution among certain joint tort-feasors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 217 63-0 (1973) Author: McAlister, R.B. Prohibiting the giving of evidence in criminal actions or proceedings by any counselor in any elementary or secondary public school of a communication made to the counselor by a student which communication tends to incriminate the student; providing that a counselor in any elementary or secondary public school shall not be required to disclose the source and the content of certain communications, defining certain words, repealing or modifying all laws in conflict herewith. House: Education Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 612 63-0 (1973) Author: Geiger, Richard S. Relating to notice to party in possession of application for writ of sequestration; relating to hearing and issuance of a writ. House: Judiciary Received from House
HB 716 63-0 (1973) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to venue so as to provide that actions founded upon an obligation of the defendant for goods, services, loans, and extensions of credit intended primarily for personal, family, or household use must be brought in either the county in which the defendant signs the contract, or in the county in which the defendant resides at the commencement of the action; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1136 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S. Relating to venue of legal actions. House: Judiciary Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1695 63-0 (1973) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to suits for the protection of mistreated animals; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 36 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to reform of civil suits based on negligence; establishing a system of comparative negligence and modifying existing rules as to the effect of contributory negligence; providing for simplification of the process of submitting issues to the jury; providing for contribution among certain joint tort-feasors. Senate: Jurisprudence Laid on table
SB 97 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Providing for rules governing procedure in courts with jurisdiction to hear and determine cases in which traffic offenses are charged. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported by subcommittee favorably
SB 169 63-0 (1973) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to service of process on a liability insurer. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 179 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack Prohibiting the giving of evidence in criminal actions or proceedings by any counselor in any elementary or secondary public school of a communication made to the counselor by a student which communication tends to incriminate the student; providing that a counselor in any elementary or secondary public school shall not be required to disclose the source and content of certain communications, defining certain words, repealing or modifying all laws in conflict herewith. Senate: Subcommittee on Civil Matters Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 280 63-0 (1973) Author: Wolff, Nelson Relating to the issuance of a written notice to appear in court for the violation of certain city ordinances; providing for immediate appearance before a magistrate in certain situations; providing for appearance by counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 399 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to awarding attorney's fees in any civil action in which the court finds that equity would be served by the award; providing for review of the award. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
HB 334 62-0 (1971) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to providing for restraint against the introduction of evidence of advance payments for economic loss of claimants during subsequent litigation unless introduced by the party against whom the action is brought.
HB 556 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to establishing a system of comparative negligence and abolishing contributory negligence as a bar to recovery under certain conditions in civil suits by providing for recovery of damages on the basis of comparison of negligence.
HB 820 62-0 (1971) Author: Pickens, Ace Relating to the requisites of citation by publication.
HB 916 62-0 (1971) Author: Santiesteban, H. Tati | et. al. Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
SB 155 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to an offer to compromise by a party in a contested action in negligence in which damages for personal injury are sought, and the recovery of costs when the offer is not accepted.
SB 156 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
SB 219 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to the service of process on non-residents.
SB 340 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar | et. al. Relating to effecting reform in the trial of civil actions.
SB 403 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the admissability in evidence of certain statements of fact or opinion in cases of contract or tort for malpractice.
SB 7 62-4 (1972)
SB 12 62-4 (1972)
HB 553 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the number of concurring jurors required to render a verdict in civil cases.
HB 709 61-0 (1969) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to prohibiting admission of evidence of the settlement of a claim for property damage and/or payment of medical expense in a lawsuit for damages for personal injuries suffered in the same occurrence on which the property damage and/or medical expense claim was based.
HB 1136 61-0 (1969) Author: Niland, Thomas M. "Tom" Relating to the date of trial and issuance of a writ of restitution in an action of forcible detainer.
SB 384 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to venue in suits to enjoin certain strikes or picketing.
SB 403 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
SB 404 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
HB 218 60-0 (1967) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
HB 657 60-0 (1967) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to prohibiting the dismissal of civil law suits under certain circumstances.
HB 738 60-0 (1967) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of city policemen and marshals to serve corporation court process.
SB 346 60-0 (1967) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
SB 456 60-0 (1967) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
SB 526 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the condemnor paying landowner's expenses and fees connected with a condemnation suit when the condemnor dismisses the suit before entry of judgment.
SB 536 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the value of property and the amount of damages in condemnation proceedings.
HB 81 59-0 (1965) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts to provide that construction of a new reservoir on that portion of a stream over which a water master has heretofore been, or may hereafter be, appointed, shall not void such appointment nor restrict the authority of such water master to act both upstream and downstream from such new reservoir; providing for the retention of jurisdiction by the Trial Court to allocate and distribute water in its judicial custody during appeal and until entry of final judgment.
HB 171 59-0 (1965) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to prohibiting the dismissal of civil law suits under certain circumstances.
HB 921 59-0 (1965) Author: Ivy, David M. Relating to the enforcement of judgments ordering payment of child support.
HB 1001 59-0 (1965) Author: Fletcher, Henry A. Relating to the testimony of a medical practitioner concerning the physical or mental condition of a person he has examined.
HB 1122 59-0 (1965) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the right of a defendant in a trespass to try title suit to remove improvements from the land.
SB 15 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to arbitrations pursuant to written agreements concluded upon the advice of counsel to both parties, expressly excluding all arbitrations relating to any labor union contract, all affecting controversies between any employer and any employee of the employer or their respective representatives and all relating to any contract of insurance and to any construction contract.
SB 21 59-0 (1965) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that construction of a new reservoir on that portion of a stream over which a water master has heretofore been, or may hereafter be, appointed shall not void such appointment nor restrict the authority of such water master to act both upstream and downstream from such new reservoir; providing for the retention by the Trial Court to allocate and distribute water in its judicial custody during appeal and until entry of final judgment.
SB 373 59-0 (1965) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to providing for the appointment of referees by the Juvenile and District Courts of Wichita County, Texas, in certain civil cases.
SB 436 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the designation of certain times for the trial of civil jury cases in certain District Courts.
SB 562 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the testimony of a medical practitioner concerning the physical or mental condition of a person he has examined.
HB 185 58-0 (1963) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to providing for the issuing, service and return of process in all courts upon corporations charged by indictment, information, or complaint with the commission of a criminal offense.
HB 231 58-0 (1963) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to arbitrations pursuant to written agreements of the parties, expressly excluding all arbitrations relating to any labor union contract and all affecting controversies between any employer and any employee of the employer or their respective representatives.
HB 312 58-0 (1963) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to providing that no party in the trial of any litigation who takes advantage of any right or privilege afforded under the Constitution, Statutes, Rules of Civil Procedure, or other rules of law, procedure of evidence, shall be criticized or ridiculed by any other party, and providing for reversals in such cases.
HB 650 58-0 (1963) Author: Brown, Donald M. "Don" Relating to repealing Statutes relative to assistance of Attorney General to prevent closure of schools.
HB 731 58-0 (1963) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to providing that certain wills may be proved by such evidence as the presiding judge may require, where the subscribing witnesses are dead or are beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
HB 761 58-0 (1963) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to providing that a jury determination shall conclusively establish good cause thereby waiving limitation requirements in meritorious cases coming within the provisions of this Act.
SB 257 58-0 (1963) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to allowing interested persons aggrieved by conservation laws relating to crude petroleum or natural gas or waste thereof or by any rule, regulation or order promulgated by the Railroad Commission to file suit, with certain exceptions in a court of competent jurisdiction in the county where any well or wells, land or mineral interest or a part thereof affected lies.
SB 272 58-0 (1963) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to providing that any district court may, in a case involving water rights to which the state or Texas Water Commission is a party, determine, cancel or declare inoperative, in whole or in part, any claimed appropriative water rights of a party to such suit on petition of the state, Texas Water Commission or any party at interest in said suit.
HB 290 57-0 (1961) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to defining the term "trial de novo" as that term is used in the Civil and Criminal Statutes of Texas.
HB 363 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin Relating to abolishing the requirement of unanimous concurrence of the jurors in civil actions and to restore the constitutional provision permitting ten (10) members of a jury, concurring, in civil causes to render a verdict; requiring verdicts in all criminal cases by unanimous concurrence of all jurors.
HB 832 57-0 (1961) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to prohibiting the dismissal of civil law suits under certain circumstances.
SB 70 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to arbitration; establishing the validity of a written agreement to arbitrate a controversy; establishing procedures, including provisions to compel or stay arbitration, appointment of arbitrators, power of arbitrators to act, conduct of hearing, waiver of right to be represented by an attorney, attendance of witnesses, issuance of subpoenas, taking of depositions, rendition of award, modification or correction of award by arbitrators, payment of fees and expenses of arbitration, and confirmation of an arbitration award.
SB 226 57-0 (1961) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to payment by the plaintiff of certain costs in eminent domain proceedings.
SB 299 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relative to testimony taken in open court upon the hearing of an application to probate a will.
HB 82 56-0 (1959) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending certain statutes providing for admissibility of a greater number of domestic and foreign records, admissibility of foreign laws as evidence of the matters contained therein, and for authentication of such records and foreign laws.
HB 355 56-0 (1959) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
HB 528 56-0 (1959) Author: Mays, Jr., Abe M. Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases, permitting the court to submit more than one ultimate fact issue in a single question, and allowing the jury to be informed of the legal effect of answers made on special issues.
SB 145 56-0 (1959) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to arbitration; establishing the validity of a written agreement to arbitrate a controversy.
SB 254 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to abolishing the requirement of unanimous concurrence of the jurors in civil actions and to restore the constitutional provision permitting nine members of a jury, concurring, in civil causes to render a verdict.
SB 265 56-0 (1959) Author: Roberts, Herbert Ray Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code so as to authorize the State Board of Insurance to obtain an injunction in the District Court of Travis County, Texas, against any unlicensed corporation, association, partnership, company, firm or person to prevent the violation of any of the Texas insurance laws.
HB 40 55-0 (1957) Author: Huffor, Earl | et. al. Relating to arbitration.
HB 358 55-0 (1957) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to the qualifications of masters in chancery in certain cases and providing for procedure relating to, and prescribing the effect of, reports of masters in such cases.
HB 754 55-0 (1957) Author: Shackelford, E. E. "Shack" Relating to amending certain Articles relating to the majority verdict of all civil juries.
SB 228 55-0 (1957) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to validating and confirming citations, citations by publication and all notices, and the returns on each, issued, accepted and relied upon by any court of competent jurisdiction prior to January 1, 1956, in any probate proceeding, administration or guardianship in this State, provided the legality of such citations, notices and returns are not being questioned in a court or probate proceeding on the effective date of this Act.
SB 233 55-0 (1957) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending certain statutes concerning the disqualifications of parties to testify in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians.
SB 275 55-0 (1957) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to clarify and making more certain the laws pertaining to contents, issuance, service, and return of writs, notices, and citations in probate proceedings; defining more clearly the laws applicable to independent executors, etc.
HB 490 54-0 (1955) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to providing for receiving of a verdict in civil cases from a jury when the verdict is not unanimous; providing for situations where a certain number of jurors die or become disabled; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict.
HB 166 53-0 (1953) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to amending certain Acts to authorize service of citation on the Chairman of the State Highway Commission in this State in suits against nonresident operators of motor vehicles or motorcycles and the agent, servant, employee, heir, legal representative, executor, administrator, or guardian of such operators.
HB 178 53-0 (1953) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to amending certain Statutes and providing for venue in cases of personal injury and property damage, in cases of alleged crimes, offenses, trespass, or negligence.
HB 336 52-0 (1951) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to authorizing the judge of any court of record, for good cause shown, to reinstate on the docket of the court any civil action or cause dismissed for want of prosecution at any time within two years of dismissal.
SB 238 52-0 (1951) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for appeal to the Court of Civil Appeals from any order of any District or County Court in civil cases granting motions for new trial.
HB 180 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for remittance of 80% of county court fines and penalties and 85% of justice court fines and penalties recovered in prosecution of laws which it is or may hereafter be the duty of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commission to enforce; repealing all laws or parts thereof in conflict herewith.
HB 262 51-0 (1949) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending a previous Act, to provide for a more efficient legal method of arbitration, providing the necessary procedure therefor, and repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 830 51-0 (1949) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain public municipal corporations and certain private corporations to represent in certain proceedings the interests, rights, titles and priorities of such corporations and others named in the Act; providing a saving clause.
HB 55 50-0 (1947) Author: Atkinson, Henry L. Relating to granting permission to L. M. Sides to bring suit against the State.
HB 591 50-0 (1947) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to the matter of parties and the issuance and service of process in tax suits; providing for issuance and service of process on residents and nonresidents and for notice to unknown owners; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 592 50-0 (1947) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, issuance of citation in delinquent tax suits.
SB 88 49-0 (1945) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to acknowledgment or proof of an instrument of writing for record by members of Armed Forces.
SB 96 49-0 (1945) Author: Chadick, T. C. Relating to providing a tax receipt regularly issued by a person authorized to do so shall be admitted in evidence in any Court action wherein payment of the tax receipted for is at issue and shall constitute a full defense to any action to collect such tax.
SB 159 49-0 (1945) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to making tax receipts issued by the state, county, city, school district or other political subdivision of the state or county, conclusive evidence of the payment of all taxes due on personal property of such taxpayer for said year, provided that the receipt or the rendition of such personal property be described in general terms as personal property.
HB 359 48-0 (1943) Author: Craig, Richard Harrison | et. al. Relating to providing proceedings supplementary to ordinary execution unenforced on judgments.
HB 382 48-0 (1943) Author: Huffman, Calvin Combest "Cal" Relating to amending certain Acts relative to publication of citations in newspapers in tax suits and fees to be charged, etc.
SB 173 48-0 (1943) Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" Relating to establishing procedure for arbitration of certain matters and for stay of court proceedings pending arbitration.
SB 242 48-0 (1943) Author: Hazlewood, Grady | et. al. Relating to providing proceedings supplementary to ordinary execution unenforced on judgments.
SB 92 47-0 (1941) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to vesting the Supreme Court with the power to make amendments or changes in the rules of practice and procedure in civil actions prior to April 1, 1941, such changes to be effective September 1, 1941.
SB 200 47-0 (1941) Author: Smith, John Lee Relating to repealing certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes under which rules of civil procedure have been promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas.
HB 90 46-0 (1939) Author: Harper, George H. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article relating to the form of verdicts of juries in Civil Cases to provide that in the trial of Civil Cases nine members of the jury concurring may render a verdict in District Court.
HB 112 46-0 (1939) Author: Brown, Henry Turner Relating to providing for the establishment of the legal age of any person residing in Texas, etc.
HB 124 46-0 (1939) Author: Holland, Arthur Lawson Relating to amending a certain Article of the general venue Statute so as to make it possible under given conditions to institute suits in counties other than the domicile of corporations and associations; including copartnerships in exception to the general rule of the venue.
HB 583 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending a certain Act with respect to the submission by charge and special issues in civil cases; excepting cased adjudged before the effective date.
HB 734 46-0 (1939) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe Relating to amending a certain Act providing in tax suits for service by publication where any defendant in such suit is a non-resident of the State or is absent from the State.
HB 768 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to regulating Bills of Exception in civil suits or actions; providing the basis of Bills of Exception, that it shall not be necessary for adverse counsel to formally except to a ruling.
HB 1146 46-0 (1939) Author: Riviere, Harvey Stephen Joseph Relating to providing that Acts, 1939, 46th Legislature Regular Session, House Bill No. 49 shall not have or be considered as having the effect of altering, modifying, or repealing in whole or in part any of the provisions of a certain Act.
SB 58 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute empowering the judge to change venue on his own motion.
SB 69 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to providing that no party who participates either in person or by his attorney in the actual trial of the cases in the trial court shall be entitled to review by the Court of Civil Appeals through means of writ of error.
SB 71 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to conferring and relinquishing to the Supreme Court full rule-making power in Civil Judicial proceedings.
SB 130 46-0 (1939) Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al. Relating to further regulation of trial procedure and practice in Civil Cases in the District and County Courts of this State and also authorizing attorneys during an argument to comment upon or explain to the jury the effect of their verdict or answers to Special Issues.
SB 151 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing the presiding judge in any contested civil case involving land titles to determine whether or not the cause or the defense if unmeritorious in fact and substance and in his discretion, upon the request of the prevailing party, to fix and render judgment for a reasonable Attorney's fee.
SB 153 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to providing that in all civil cases submitted to juries on special issues in the District and County Courts of this state, no complaint or objection to the form or content of any special issue so submitted may be considered by the trial court, unless such complaint be accompanied by a proper special issue or definition to be submitted in lieu of the one or ones so objected to.
SB 336 46-0 (1939) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to pleadings in civil suits in District and County Courts.
HB 26 43-4 (1934) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe | et. al. Relating to providing actual possession of property not necessary to maintain suits to try title.
HB 471 42-0 (1931) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to authorizing certain land suits.
HB 879 42-0 (1931) Author: Daniel, Albert King Relating to providing that any interested party not willing to abide by the final decision of the Industrial Accident Board shall, in the manner provided by law, bring suit in the county where the injury occurred, to set aside said final decision.
SB 354 42-0 (1931) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to providing for the payment of expenses of trial by Jury in Civil cases by the counties in which said cases are filed, except when such cases are transferred upon pleas of privileges.
SB 428 42-0 (1931) Author: Moore, Joseph M. "Joe" Relating to calling witnesses in civil suits.
SB 440 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodul, Sr., Walter Frank Relating to providing that in every case appealed from the Industrial Accident Board to a District or County Court, the Clerk of such Court shall, within twenty days after the filing thereof, mail to the Industrial Accident Board a notice of such filing, and shall within twenty days after the judgment is rendered in such suit, mail to the Industrial Accident Board a certified copy thereof; providing a penalty for failure to comply with this Act.
HB 32 41-0 (1929) Author: Jenkins, Charles H. Relating to defining what shall constitute the record on appeal of any civil case tried in any district or county court in this State; the manner and time of preparing and filing such record, requiring a motion for a new trial as a prerequisite to appeal and providing that such motion shall constitute the assignment of errors on such appeal and repealing certain statutes. House: Judiciary
HB 35 41-0 (1929) Author: Jenkins, Charles H. Relating to providing for bills of exception in civil cases tried in any district or county court in this State and repealing certain statutes. House: Judiciary
HB 73 41-0 (1929) Author: Prendergast, F. H. Relating to regulating the practice in the district and county court in the trial of civil cases. House: Judiciary
SB 252 41-0 (1929) Author: Wirtz, Alvin Jacob Relating to creating an advisory civil judicial council of the continuous study, investigation and report upon the civil judicial system of the State, its administration, procedure and functioning gathering of civil judicial statistics.
HB 208 41-1 (1929) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute; providing the right to call adverse party as witness in Civil suits.
SB 52 41-1 (1929) Author: Wirtz, Alvin Jacob Relating to creating an advisory Civil Judicial Council for the continuous study and investigation of and report upon the Civil Judicial System of the State, its administration, procedure and functioning.
HB 31 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending an Article 2249 of Chapter 12, Title 42 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 so as to provide that an appeal or writ of error may be taken to the Court of Civil Appeals from every final judgment of the county court.
HB 32 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending Article 2253, of Chapter 12, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925; relating to the perfection of appeals in civil cases.
HB 33 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending Article 2274 of Chapter 12, Title 42, of the revised Civil Statutes of 1925 so as to provide for cases in which a bond is insufficient as a cost bond.
HB 44 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending Article 4676 of Title 77 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 regarding the death of a party.
HB 97 40-0 (1927) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green Relating to requiring litigants to furnish the Clerk of court duplicate originals of all pleadings and all other papers filed in the cause during its progress or incident.
HB 113 40-0 (1927) Author: Cummings, Emry Spencer | et. al. Relating to conferring power upon the Supreme Court to make rules of pleading, practice and procedure in Civil cases, and to prescribe forms of writs, processes and notices in civil cases.
SB 142 40-0 (1927) Author: Bowers, Richard Saffarrans Relating to lis pendens notices; providing that lis pendens notices mentioned and referred to in said article shall be notice to all the world of their contents, and that the suit or suits mentioned therein are pending and shall operate as soon as filed with the county clerk for record, whether service has been had on the parties to said suit or not.
HB 35 40-1 (1927) Author: Rawlins, John Allen Relating to conferring power upon the Supreme Court to make all rules of pleading, practice and procedure and prescribe all forms of writs in civil cases.
HB 50 40-1 (1927) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. Relating to providing that where a plea of not guilty is followed by a special plea, this shall in no case confine proof to the matters specifically pleaded.
HB 60 40-1 (1927) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green Relating to changing the wording of Article 2007 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 so as to provide that a plea of privilege to be sued in the county of one's residence shall be sufficient.
HB 96 40-1 (1927) Author: Rawlins, John Allen Relating to amending Article 2210 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 so as to make it sufficient for the party excepting to the conclusions of law or judgment of the court to cause it to be noted on the record in the judgment entry that he excepts thereto.
HB 97 40-1 (1927) Author: Rawlins, John Allen Relating to expediting disposition of business in the District Courts of this State; providing, that such courts shall be continuously in session.
HB 98 40-1 (1927) Author: Rawlins, John Allen Relating to prescribing what shall constitute the transcript in cases appealed to the Courts of Civil Appeals and repealing Articles 2278 to 2281 inclusive, of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925, and all other conflicting laws.
HB 113 40-1 (1927) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to amending Article 3716 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas of 1925 by adding a provision relating to legal actions begun during the lifetime of the decedent.
SB 64 40-1 (1927) Author: Love, Thomas Bell Relating to creating and establish for each of incorporated cities of this State having a population of one hundred thousand or more located in counties having a population of two hundred and ten thousand or more inhabitants, a court with jurisdiction co-extensive with the territorial limits of such city concurrent with the county courts, county courts at law and the Justice Courts of this State over all misdemeanors committed within the territorial limits of such city.
SB 86 40-1 (1927) Author: Love, Thomas Bell Relating to amending Article 2249 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas as amended February 21, 1927, so as to make clear the scope and purpose of the amendment.
SB 123 40-1 (1927) Author: Love, Thomas Bell Relating to Pleas of Privilege to be sued in the county of one's residence.
HB 53 39-0 (1925) Author: Barker, Charles A. Relating to amending certain statute by adding that conviction of a felony shall not disqualify a witness from testifying in civil cases. House: Judiciary
HB 182 39-0 (1925) Author: Poage, William Robert "Bob" | et. al. Relating to granting permission to Cleo Fletcher to bring suit against the State of Texas for personal injuries while in the Reformatory for Juveniles. House: State Affairs
HB 266 39-0 (1925) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree | et. al. Relating to granting the Supreme Court of Texas the power to make and establish all rules of civil procedure for the government of all courts in the state. House: Judiciary
HB 342 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to requiring parties against whom monetary judgments have been or may be rendered, and also other witnesses, to testify in person or by deposition as to assets owned or pass transfers of property made by the Judiciary Committee. House: Judiciary
HB 437 39-0 (1925) Author: McGill, Joseph Relating to the filing of notice of pendency of suit; providing for the cancellation of such notice or suit by the court in which the suit or action is pending. House: Judiciary
HB 469 39-0 (1925) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green Relating to amending certain statute relating to pleas of privilege, the sufficiency thereof and the procedure thereon, so as to provide a definite length of time in which to file controverting affidavits and providing that an appeal shall in all events suspend trial on the merits pending the appeal. House: Judiciary
HB 515 39-0 (1925) Author: Montgomery, William Rogers | et. al. Relating to providing for the redemption of property sold under a judgment for taxes levied by any district organized under the laws of the State of Texas. House: Judiciary
SB 30 39-0 (1925) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to providing that all trial courts in this State before being authorized and empowered to impose any punishment or fine against another party for any alleged constructive contempt of said courts covering any alleged acts or conduct of said party, arising outside of and not in the presence of said courts, shall submit the issues of fact in such alleged constructive contempt to a jury of said courts as in civil cases, and the findings of said jury shall adjudge the party guilty of contempt as alleged. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 142 39-0 (1925) Author: Smith, Jesse R. Relating to amending certain statute relating to writs of error before the Supreme Court so as to extend the time in certain cases for the filing of petitions for writs of error. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 156 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, W. S. Relating to amending certain statute by providing that the conviction of a felony shall not disqualify a witness from testifying. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 157 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, W. S. Relating to amending certain statute of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to testimony in criminal cases by repealing the provision prohibiting persons convicted of a felony from testifying in said cases. Senate: State Affairs
SB 160 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to giving the Supreme Court of Texas the power to make and establish all rules of civil procedure for the government of said court and all other courts of this State so as to expedite the dispatch of business therein. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 296 39-0 (1925) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to authorizing judges to appoint a receiver or receivers of any defunct or disorganized church or congregation; authorizing the management and sale of all such properties. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 307 39-0 (1925) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to amending certain statute relating to pleas of privilege, the sufficiency thereof and the procedure thereon so as to provide a definite length of time in which to file controverting affidavits and providing that an appeal shall in all events suspend trial on the merits pending the appeal; and providing that the Act shall only apply to cases filed subsequent to time it becomes effective. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 362 39-0 (1925) Author: Parnell, John D. Relating to providing a method of serving citation in cases filed in the district and county courts in cases where the defendant's whereabouts are unknown. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 70 38-0 (1923) Author: Carpenter, William C. Relating to making attorneys' fees recoverable in certain cases, by adding a provision making attorneys' fees recoverable in certain suits for loss or damage to express shipments.
SB 64 38-0 (1923) Author: Davis, John Relating to recovery and defendant's replevy bond in sequestration, by providing that the value proven shall be either that of the time of the execution of the replevy bond or that of the time of the trial, as the plaintiff may elect.
HB 87 37-0 (1921) Author: Curtis, Albert B. Relating to a certain Act regarding the rendering of verdicts by juries.
HB 108 37-0 (1921) Author: Williams, William M. Relating to a certain Act regarding causes of action asserted by any soldier or sailor in the war between the United States and Germany.
HB 260 37-0 (1921) Author: Fugler, Virgil D. Relating to amend a certain Act requiring clerks to file notice of suits, etc., in district courts.
HB 583 37-0 (1921) Author: Patman, John William Wright Relating to providing for revising criminal and civil laws.
SB 211 37-0 (1921) Author: Davidson, Thomas Whitfield Relating to regulate the procedure in the trial of Civil cases requiring parties to frame issues involved before the introduction of any evidence.
SB 344 37-0 (1921) Author: Floyd, Charles Richard Relating to provide for the appointment of commission to revise the laws of the State.
HB 20 36-0 (1919) Author: Tilson, Thomas J. "Tile" Relating to repealing certain Article requiring all the members of a jury to concur in the verdict, and to enact in its stead a new Article permitting a verdict in civil cases in the district court to be rendered when concurred in by nine or more jurors.
HB 41 36-0 (1919) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to amending certain articles relating to taking depositions by oral examinations and answer so as to permit the taking of depositions of witnesses and of parties to suits by oral examination and answer in any civil case in certain courts of this State where depositions are now authorized by law to be taken.
HB 42 36-0 (1919) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to amending certain articles so as to provide that no action for injuries done to the character or reputation of another by libel or slander shall be maintained unless written notice of the claim thereof has been given by the claimant to the adverse party or parties within ninety-five days after the accrual of the cause of action.
HB 75 36-0 (1919) Author: Bertram, Robert Elijah Relating to repealing certain article requiring all the members of a jury to concur in a verdict and to enact in its stead a new article permitting a verdict in civil cases in the district court to be rendered when concurred in by nine or more jurors.
HB 84 36-0 (1919) Author: Curtis, Albert B. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the rendering of verdicts by juries, and providing that ten or more jurors may return a verdict in any civil case in which the jury is composed of twelve members and that four or more jurors may return a verdict in any civil case in which the jury is composed of six members.
HB 87 36-0 (1919) Author: Seagler, Richard Ernest Relating to amending certain laws relating to process and returns by providing that in citations by publications it shall not be necessary to state in the citation the details and particulars of the cause of action, and providing that in such suits against unknown heirs involving land it shall be sufficient in making the brief statement of the cause of action in such citations to state the kind of suit, the number of acres of land involved in the suit, the survey on which the land is situated and the county in which said land is situated.
HB 418 36-0 (1919) Author: Hill, Hood | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that civil suits shall not be commenced nor process issued or served on Sunday except in cases of injunction, attachment, garnishment, sequestration or distress proceedings.
HB 536 36-0 (1919) Author: Burns, James Denson Relating to amending certain statute relating to the submission of special issues in the trial of civil causes.
SB 38 36-0 (1919) Author: Williford, Robert Lee Relating to amending certain statutes relating to appeals in the granting, refusing to grant, dissolving and refusing to dissolve injunctions; providing that the Transcript may be filed in the court of civil appeals not later than twenty days after the entry of such order or judgment of record.
SB 45 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain statute relating to appeals in the granting, refusing to grant, dissolving and refusing to dissolve injunctions; and providing that transcript may be filed in the Court of Civil Appeals not later than twenty days after entry of such order or judgment of record, and providing for giving appellee copy of brief filed, if there be one.
SB 72 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain statutes relating to depositions and rules of evidence by consolidating them and adding thereto certain provisions for the taking of depositions in cases of probating wills and other proceedings in estates where there is no opposing party or attorney of record, upon whom service of notice and copies of interrogatories may be had.
SB 329 36-0 (1919) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to amending certain statute relating to judgments by default. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 109 36-2 (1919) Author: Burns, James Denson | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws relating to the submission of special issues in the trial of civil cases.
HB 11 35-0 (1917) Author: Moore, John R. | et. al. Relating to citation by publication against a defendant who is a non-resident of the State, or who is absent from the State, or who is a transient person, or unknown stockholders of a defunct corporation, or whose residence is unknown, or who is the unknown heir of a deceased person.
HB 12 35-0 (1917) Author: Moore, John R. | et. al. Relating to the time when the answer in case of citation by publication shall be filed.
HB 18 35-0 (1917) Author: Fitzpatrick, Sr., Frank M. Relating to authorizing the rendering of verdicts in civil cases by nine jurors.
HB 190 35-0 (1917) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to the taking of depositions in cases probating wills and other estate proceedings where there is no opposing party or attorney of record.
HB 201 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to fixing the venue of suits against any private corporation or joint-stock company in any county in which the cause of action arose.
HB 206 35-0 (1917) Author: Tilson, Thomas J. "Tile" Relating to the service of citations on foreign corporations.
HB 209 35-0 (1917) Author: Peyton, John B. Relating to providing a period of limitation after which suits shall not be brought to collect delinquent taxes.
HB 211 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to the taking of depositions by oral examinations and answer.
HB 287 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to the maintenance of suits by foreign corporation in courts of this state.
HB 310 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to regulating the pleadings and judgment in cases of trespass to try title.
HB 336 35-0 (1917) Author: McFarland, M. M. Relating to fixing the venue of suits against any private corporation, association or joint stock company by providing that any person or firm may be sued in any county in which the cause of action arose.
HB 488 35-0 (1917) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to awarding a change of venue in civil suits in district courts under certain circumstances.
HB 548 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to providing that if any action or suit be commenced within the proper period of limitation and the same should be dismissed from court without a trial, that the plaintiff shall have twelve months after the date of dismissal to commence a new action.
HB 569 35-0 (1917) Author: Swope, J. Hargrove Relating to providing for the proof of common source of title and providing for the use of certified copies of instruments so as to permit the use of abstracts in lieu of such certified copies and providing for notice of the filing of such abstracts.
HB 684 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry | et. al. Relating to preserving defenses in libel suits.
HB 686 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry | et. al. Relating to fixing the venue of suits for damages for libel and slander.
HB 753 35-0 (1917) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to amending the provisions of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to change of venue in civil cases when judge is disqualified.
SB 30 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to regulating the submission of facts to juries in civil cases, directing the time and manner of preparing charges, special issues and instructions, submission to counsel for objections, reading to the jury and a review of same on appeal.
SB 76 35-0 (1917) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to amending certain laws in reference to appeals to the Court of Civil Appeals, stating in what cases allowed.
SB 301 35-0 (1917) Author: Alderdice, James Monroe Relating to amending certain statutes relating to pleadings of defendants.
SB 455 35-0 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain laws so as to permit nine jurors to return a verdict in civil cases.
SB 11 35-2 (1917) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to amending statutes so as to provide that a sailor or soldier shall not be required to answer to the merits of a suit during the time he is actively engaged as such.
SB 1 35-3 (1917) Author: Henderson, John Morgan | et. al. Relating to amending statutes so as to provide that a sailor or soldier shall not be required to answer to the merits of a suit during the time he is actively engaged as such.
HB 131 35-4 (1918) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to authorizing the acknowledgments of written instruments and the taking of depositions of witnesses by officers authorized under the Military Laws of the United Stats to administer oaths.
SB 83 35-4 (1918) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to authorizing the acknowledgments of written instruments and the taking of depositions of witness in the military or naval service by officers authorized under the Military Laws of the United States to administer oaths.
HB 94 34-0 (1915) Author: McAskill, Duncan Alexander Relating to the submission of facts to juries in civil cases.
HB 103 34-0 (1915) Author: Williford, Robert Lee Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to appeals in civil suits wherein a Temporary writ of Inunction may be granted, refused, dissolved or perpetuated.
HB 169 34-0 (1915) Author: Tilson, Thomas J. "Tile" Relating to providing that a verdict may be rendered in civil cases by a signed concurrence of nine jurors.
HB 320 34-0 (1915) Author: Williams, Newton Barber "Newt" | et. al. Relating to providing the form of pleading in civil cases in the district and county courts and the manner and time of charging the juries in civil and criminal cases in said courts.
HB 412 34-0 (1915) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to authorizing the Supreme Court to prescribe forms and rules and generally to regulate pleadings, procedure and practice in civil business arising in the courts of the state.
HB 422 34-0 (1915) Author: Crudgington, Jonathan Wilford Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to appeals in the granting, refusal to grant, dissolving and refusing to dissolve injunctions.
HB 553 34-0 (1915) Author: Griggs, Robert Sledge Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for "Lis Pendens" notice in all suits involving the title to real estate.
SB 35 34-0 (1915) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain articles fixing the rate of interest on judgments, including judgments of the District and County Courts.
SB 49 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to regulating the submission of facts to juries in civil cases.
SB 298 34-0 (1915) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to any party or parties to any civil suit wherein a temporary injunction may be granted or refused, or have been granted shall be dissolved or motion to dissolve overruled, may appeal from the order or judgment granting or refusing or dissolving or refusing to dissolve such injunction to the Court of Civil Appeals.
HB 184 33-0 (1913) Author: Hunter, Samuel J. "Sam" Relating to allowing attachments by indorsed levy on the property of un-incorporated non-resident defendants doing business in this state where the suit is based on tort, negligence, breach of contract or other cause of action ex delicto upon affidavit of non-incorporated and non-resident and without giving bond, so as to compel defendant to answer.
HB 300 33-0 (1913) Author: Ridgell, Thomas B. Relating to whenever any foreign corporation doing business in this state shall remove any cause from the state court to federal court, it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to revoke the license of such corporation.
HB 328 33-0 (1913) Author: McDaniel, Ernest Ashley "Earnest Mack" Relating to providing that all civil cases in District and County Courts shall be submitted to the jury, providing the manner in which issues shall be submitted, prescribing rules governing same.
HB 400 33-0 (1913) Author: Fuller, Franklin Oliver Relating to permitting litigants to except to the granting of new trials in civil cases and to allow time in which bills of exception may be taken to orders granting new trials.
HB 433 33-0 (1913) Author: Mangum, Edward P. | et. al. Relating to providing for the service of citation upon the agents of non-resident defendants, and defendants absent from the state in causes pending in the courts of this state.
HB 441 33-0 (1913) Author: Mangum, Edward P. Relating to providing for the issuance of writs of attachment in cases pending in the courts of this state against non-resident defendants and defendants who are absent from the State.
HB 447 33-0 (1913) Author: Jordan, Harry Phillip Relating to fixing the time for filing an answer in all cases where the defendant is cited by publication.
HB 466 33-0 (1913) Author: Walker, C. Herbert Relating to providing that when any civil suits shall be filed in this state, the plaintiff, his agent or attorney, shall make affidavit in writing and file with the petition that the defendant reside within the county and territorial limits of the court.
HB 826 33-0 (1913) Author: Woods, James Hollins | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes with respect to granting injunctions and providing for appeals from orders and decrees of district and county courts, either granting or refusing temporary injunctions and fixing effects of appeals by amending said article in regard to appeals by providing that appeals may also be taken from an order or judgment refusing to dissolve such injunction.
SB 68 33-0 (1913) Author: Darwin, Henry Lewis Relating to amending Title 58 or the Revised Civil Statutes, so as to include "devisees or legates" among the class of persons prohibited from testifying in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians in which judgment may be rendered for or against them as such.
SB 105 33-0 (1913) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Relating to providing for the submission of specific issues of fact by the court to the jury on the trial of civil suits.
SB 134 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to the venue of suit in case joint defendants live in different counties.
SB 161 33-0 (1913) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to providing that whenever any foreign corporation doing business in this state shall have or make application to remove any case from the state court to any federal court, that it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to revoke the license of such corporation.
SB 192 33-0 (1913) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to regulating the trial of civil suits for damages for libel; to define privileged matter.
SB 212 33-0 (1913) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to fixing the venue of suits on certain contracts, and causes of action.
SB 321 33-0 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to repealing the laws requiring assignments of error in civil cases and providing that motion for a new trial in such cases constitute the assignments of error.
SB 373 33-0 (1913) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold Relating to amending articles 5174, 5175 and 5180 of the Revised Statutes (1911).
SB 22 31-1 (1909) Relating to amending Article 2256, Chapter 31, Title XXXIX of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1895, relating to appeals to the district court in probate cases.
HB 287 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for taking deposition in civil cases, orally, and the method and procedure thereof.
SB 60 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to the institution of suits on holidays and on Sunday.
SB 70 20-0 (1887) Relating to authorizing sequestration in civil suits.
SB 155 20-0 (1887) Relating to the taking of depositions of witnesses in civil cases.
SB 325 20-0 (1887) Relating to payment of costs in civil cases.
HB 118 19-0 (1885) Relating to further regulating the waiver of service and the confession of judgment in civil suits by adding after article 1347 of the Revised Statutes, and additional article to be known as 1347a.
HB 14 18-0 (1883) Relating to verified answers in civil cases

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