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HB 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 58 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain first-time marihuana possession offenders; imposing a fee for participation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 122 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Received from the House
HB 214 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry
Sponsor: Burton, Konni
Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 268 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to venue in the prosecution of certain criminal conduct involving obstruction or retaliation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 322 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction and to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 323 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the award of court costs, storage fees, and attorney's fees in a criminal asset forfeiture proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 325 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to certain nonviolent offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 676 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 677 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the sealing of records of certain juveniles placed on determinate sentence probation. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 687 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to a motion for a new trial following a final order in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and filing an appeal after those motions. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 701 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to certain service plans for children in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 707 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to certain service plans for children in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 736 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 750 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to a court's jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship over certain young people seeking special immigrant juvenile status and to child protective services caseworkers assigned to those young people. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1026 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to the authorized uses of county law library funds. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1027 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to notice of self-help resources on the Internet website of a state court and in the court building. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1160 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to a court order for health care for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 1214 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to pretrial hearings in criminal cases in certain courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1361 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the dismissal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship in which the court has rendered a temporary order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1465 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to a prohibition on a judge's imposition of court costs and filing or other fees on indigent defendants and plaintiffs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1487 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1532 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to posting notice of self-help resources on the Internet website of a state court and in the office of the court clerk. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 1652 85-0 (2017) Author: Lang, Mike Relating to a study conducted by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System on pending court matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1740 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the administration of veterans treatment court programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1755 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to jury summons questionnaires. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2594 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the creation of the chancery court and the court of chancery appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2892 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to guardianships; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2911 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to a reemployment program as a condition of community supervision for certain veterans who commit a misdemeanor offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3069 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans treatment court program and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for certain participants who successfully complete that program. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3135 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to the authority of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to discipline judges. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3389 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to fees taxed as costs of suit for certain delinquent tax suits. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3507 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to educational information regarding co-parenting on dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3519 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to the ability of a child, parent, or other person responsible for a child's support to pay juvenile probation fees or court costs and fees imposed by a juvenile court. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3658 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina Relating to procedures in mental health cases. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HR 2605 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1913. Reported enrolled
SB 38 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to certain procedural matters in courts exercising probate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 42 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state; establishing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 259 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don
Sponsor: Neave, Victoria
Relating to jury summons questionnaires. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 773 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the authority of a judge to compel a criminal defendant who lacks capacity to take psychoactive medication. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 941 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 997 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to peace officer enforcement of federal immigration law at places of worship, hospitals, public schools, and courthouses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1016 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil
Relating to the appointment and duties of court investigators for certain courts in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1019 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the dismissal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship in which the court has rendered a temporary order. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1096 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to guardianships; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1307 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to discipline judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1320 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to establishing a protective order registry and the duties of courts in regard to the registry. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1326 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to certain duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System related to persons with mental illness. House: Public Health
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1444 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Relating to de novo hearings in child protection cases. House: Human Services
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1733 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to recognition of certain identification documents by governmental officials. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1791 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to veterans treatment court programs and the results of successfully completing those programs; imposing a filing fee on certain civil cases to benefit veterans treatment court programs; changing a fee. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1844 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans treatment court program and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for certain participants who successfully complete that program. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1911 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to the provision of certain self-help resources by state and county courts, including through the Internet website of a state court and in the office of the court clerk. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1913 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2053 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 2135 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to services provided to veterans who have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 316 85-1 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 121 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to an alternative means of payment of certain past due criminal fines and court costs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 184 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the allocation of costs and attorney's fees incurred by a Court of Inquiry. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 231 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to extending the court's jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship over certain young people for purposes of obtaining special immigrant juvenile status and Department of Family and Protective Services policies for handling cases involving those young people. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 263 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the sealing of certain juvenile records. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 316 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to allowing a county commissioners court to contract with an attorney to enforce subdivision platting requirements in certain counties that are economically distressed or that are located near the international border of this state. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 319 84-0 (2015) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 330 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 452 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to pretrial hearings in criminal cases in certain courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 543 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain first-time DWI offenders; imposing fees for participation and alcohol monitoring. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 670 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 828 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 853 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the confidentiality of information identifying children who are victims of certain offenses; creating an offense. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 984 84-0 (2015) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 1048 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs, the administration of those programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1089 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Ector County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1205 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1271 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1603 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the creation of the chancery court and the court of chancery appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1636 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to filing requirements applicable to administrative writs of withholding for child support. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2344 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to filing requirements applicable to administrative writs of withholding for child support. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2364 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the creation of an additional county criminal court at law in Harris County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3231 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to perpetual care cemeteries. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3338 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the appointment of counsel for indigent defendants arrested for, charged with, or taking appeal from a conviction of an assault punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3376 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the appointment of bailiffs in family district courts in Tarrant County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3426 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to concurrent jurisdiction of a statutory county court with a district court in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3729 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to inclusion of family members of veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 3802 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to intervention by a foster parent in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3892 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a study conducted by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3932 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3994 84-0 (2015) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 4086 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the right to a de novo hearing before the referring court regarding a temporary order rendered by an associate judge in certain family law proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 4169 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the County Court at Law of Coryell County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HJR 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 84 84-0 (2015) Author: Farias, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 287 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the elimination of certain court fees and costs and to the bill of costs provided to a defendant. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 306 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to the information included in the annual report of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 360 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to regulatory takings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 417 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to participate in a drug court program. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 536 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the designation of certain prostitution prevention programs as commercially sexually exploited persons court programs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 740 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Canales, Terry
Relating to the assessment of court costs and fees on conviction of multiple offenses or on conviction of multiple counts of the same offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 873 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Moody, Joe
Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 967 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the authority of a district clerk to collect certain fees for providing electronic copies of court records. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1218 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to filing requirements applicable to administrative writs of withholding for child support. Filed
SB 1310 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans court program and the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete that program; imposing a court cost on conviction to benefit veterans court programs; changing a fee. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1474 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Farias, Joe
Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs and the eligibility for participation in and administration of those programs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1710 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the creation of an additional county criminal court at law in Harris County. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1796 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to a vacancy in the office of a member of the legislature on final conviction of a felony. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1887 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the period for which a defendant with an intellectual disability who is found incompetent to stand trial may be civilly committed before the court holds a hearing to determine whether the defendant's release is appropriate. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 167 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 205 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the allocation of outpatient mental health services and beds in certain mental health facilities and the commitment of certain persons to receive mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 212 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to pretrial hearings in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 288 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 410 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the administration and operation of the appellate judicial system for the Second Court of Appeals District; changing an appellate judicial system court costs fee in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 411 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to the release of a vehicle held by a vehicle storage facility. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
HB 496 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to authorizing a suit to declare that certain young people have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and extending the jurisdiction of certain courts making such a declaration. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1063 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana | et. al. Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1118 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to documents filed with certain courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1227 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Relating to the use of an Internet application to allow access by court-appointed volunteer advocates to child protective services case information. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1228 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to consideration by the court of sexual abuse and conduct that constitutes sexual assault in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1311 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a court cost assessed on conviction of certain offenses involving an elderly victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1644 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to filing requirements applicable to administrative writs of withholding for child support. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1705 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the age qualification and extended jurisdiction over one seeking a suit affecting parent child relationship order in family court for purposes of obtaining special immigrant juvenile status. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1728 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the use of an unsworn declaration, the disposition of certain court exhibits, and the seal of a constitutional county court or county clerk. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1739 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the administration of psychoactive medications to persons receiving services in certain facilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1740 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers; providing criminal penalties. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1885 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the functions and operation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2080 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated; changing the amount of a fee and requiring the collection of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2116 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the creation of the 1st Multicounty Court at Law composed of Fisher, Mitchell, and Nolan Counties and the abolishment of the County Court at Law of Nolan County; imposing a stenographer's fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2131 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain first-time DWI offenders; imposing fees for participation and alcohol monitoring. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2212 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health services. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2302 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to signing electronic or digital court documents, to the electronic filing system established by the Texas Supreme Court, to the statewide electronic filing system fund, to certain court fees and court costs, and to recovery of electronic filing fees by taxing units; imposing and authorizing certain fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2364 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to abortion at or after 20 weeks post-fertilization. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2400 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to children who engage in certain conduct indicating a need for supervision and the provision of services to those children and their families. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2449 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to disclosure in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship of a child's interaction with a registered sex offender. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2463 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the contents of a court order appointing a guardian of the person of a ward. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2619 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to the educational needs of children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2768 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to the administration and judicial review of a suit involving a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2845 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to the persons entitled to intervene in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2890 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state criminal court costs; increasing certain court costs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2915 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to relating to notice and costs in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2991 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to allowing a county commissioners court to contract with an attorney to enforce subdivision platting requirements in certain counties that are economically distressed or that are located near the international border of this state. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3060 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness and the evidence that may be offered to show that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3118 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health services. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3230 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3377 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention program; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3532 83-0 (2013) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to resuming a criminal case after a defendant is determined to be competent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3612 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3717 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to court-ordered access to a child by the child's sibling. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3784 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the creation of a state court to hear cases involving insurance and Medicaid fraud. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3796 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to authorization for biweekly installment payments for the compensation of certain justices, judges, and district attorneys. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 43 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 100 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HR 2841 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3153. Reported enrolled
SB 25 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to abortion at or after 20 weeks post-fertilization. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 33 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers; providing criminal penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the administration of psychoactive medications to persons receiving services in certain facilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 209 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the functions and operation of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 462 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to specialty court programs in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 484 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the creation of a prostitution prevention program; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 560 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to authorization for biweekly installment payments for the compensation of certain justices, judges, and district attorneys. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 577 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 646 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 647 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 669 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the manner in which a bail bond or personal bond is forfeited and circumstances under which a final judgment of forfeiture may be reformed. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 767 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 790 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to administrative fees assessed when certain charges are dismissed. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 896 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the administration and operation of the appellate judicial system for the Second Court of Appeals District. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 963 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the use of an Internet application to allow access by court-appointed volunteer advocates to child protective services case information. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1097 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to identification cards for certain members of the judiciary. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1146 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the statewide electronic filing system fund and to certain court fees and court costs to fund the account; imposing fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1342 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to evidence of inequality of appraisal in judicial appeals of appraisal review board orders. Senate: Finance Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1419 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to funding for juvenile case managers through certain court costs and to the establishment of the truancy prevention and diversion fund. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1420 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to court costs and fees in criminal proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1583 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to extending the court's jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship over certain young people for purposes of obtaining special immigrant juvenile status and Department of Family and Protective Services policies for handling cases involving those young people. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 1620 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to certified communication access realtime translation providers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1751 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the allocation of beds in and the commitment of certain persons to certain mental health facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1759 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the procedures for the appointment of and the duties of attorneys ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1908 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to a study conducted by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System and the repeal of certain court fees and costs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 42 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
SR 1066 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3153. Reported enrolled
HB 66 83-1 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 67 83-1 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 27 83-2 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 258 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the amount of the state traffic fine. House: Ways & Means Considered in Calendars
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 482 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to agreed orders in family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 484 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement by contempt of certain orders in family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 544 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a request for attorney's fees in a family law matter. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 547 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to a suit for legal separation in a marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 768 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the provision of drug court programs in this state. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 836 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark | et. al. Relating to certain persons receiving mental health services. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 901 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to spousal maintenance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 905 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements of a child in hearings on an application for a protective order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 906 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to appointments made in and the appeal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 907 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the duration of a protective order against family violence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 942 82-0 (2011) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to an exemption for school districts from security for court costs and appeal bond. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 999 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1078 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1106 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to providing certain information to a criminal defendant at the time the defendant is placed on deferred adjudication community supervision and at the time of the dismissal of certain proceedings against the defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1207 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to adoption of the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1209 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1233 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the amount of the state traffic fine. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1240 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: State Sovereignty, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1260 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to family violence and protective orders. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1313 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements of a child in hearings on an application for a protective order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1466 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to authorizing a suit to declare that certain young people have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and extending the jurisdiction of certain courts making such a declaration. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1475 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to longevity pay for judicial staff counsel and assistant public defenders. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1489 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an oral statement regarding the impact of an offense in certain cases involving a violent crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1559 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the retention, storage, and destruction of certain court documents. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1646 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1674 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to procedures for establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support obligations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1771 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the establishment of the Specialty Courts Advisory Council. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1817 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to protective orders. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1858 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the creation, administration, and interpretation of powers of attorney, including statutory powers of attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1918 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1994 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the creation of a first offender prostitution prevention program. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1995 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving environmental quality. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 1996 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the licensure of a person practicing muscle activation techniques; providing administrative penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2019 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2027 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to a declaration of origin. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2028 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Rockwall County courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2124 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to victim notification regarding the release of a defendant who was acquitted by reason of insanity in a criminal case. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2310 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to appointment of bailiffs for the district courts in Comal, Hays, and Caldwell Counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2394 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy Relating to the education requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2425 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to notice to the attorney general of challenges to the constitutionality of Texas statutes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2437 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an award of litigation costs after the rejection of certain settlement offers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2489 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Relating to the discoverability and admissibility of communications of sympathy in certain civil or administrative actions against a health care provider or physician. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2492 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the family allowance, treatment of exempt property, and an allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HB 2496 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to creating a teen dating violence court program and the deferral of adjudication and dismissal of certain dating violence cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2624 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to procedures applicable in circumstances involving family violence or other criminal conduct and military personnel. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2844 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the supervision of certain people convicted of a criminal offense and to the organization and operation of certain correctional entities. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 2861 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to documents filed with a district, county, or court clerk. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2873 82-0 (2011) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the creation of a state court to hear cases involving insurance and Medicaid fraud. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2976 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the recording of proceedings and the issuance of a warrant to take physical custody of a child in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; creating an offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3003 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain individuals to permit entrance into certain county buildings without passing through security services. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3121 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to objections to a judge assigned to a trial court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3172 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to protective orders. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 3175 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to notice to certain persons that a child is in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3314 82-0 (2011) Author: Carter, Stefani
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to a requirement that an attorney ad litem appointed for a child file a statement with the court regarding the attorney ad litem's meeting with the child or other specified person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3380 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to certain persons receiving mental health services. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3400 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3442 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to authorizing certain courts to access information in the juvenile justice information system. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3445 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3572 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan Relating to the creation of the 1st Multicounty Court at Law composed of Fisher and Nolan Counties and the abolishment of the County Court at Law of Nolan County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3707 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the waiting period for certain spouses filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3710 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3790 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Postponed
HCR 43 82-0 (2011) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 23, 2011. Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 57 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 155 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HR 2723 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1811. Reported enrolled
SB 55 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the administration of psychoactive medications to persons receiving services in certain facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 286 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to attorney's fees and other costs in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
House passage as amended reported
SB 481 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to the removal of a guardian of an incapacitated person ordered by a court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 543 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 786 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to procedures for establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support obligations. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 787 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements of a child in hearings on an application for a protective order. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 789 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the duration of a protective order against family violence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 819 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to family violence and protective orders. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 871 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to corrective action with regard to excessive or unfairly discriminatory residential property or personal automobile premium rates. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Insurance
SB 878 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to a defendant's release on a personal bond or bail bond. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 968 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to certain costs used to fund court-appointed volunteer advocate programs. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 1028 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1059 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to the program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1060 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the creation of a first offender prostitution prevention program. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1078 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1192 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the creation, administration, and interpretation of powers of attorney, including statutory powers of attorney. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1241 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to authorizing certain courts to access information in the juvenile justice information system. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1266 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the elimination of certain reports submitted by the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court to the Office of Court Administration. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1490 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Relating to the recording of proceedings and the issuance of a warrant to take physical custody of a child in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; creating an offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1494 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to reporting to the Texas Judicial Council the election or appointment of certain municipal officers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1681 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of counsel and the rights of an accused and other requirements for the purposes of appellate proceedings or community supervision revocation proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1717 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
SB 1718 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1811 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Point of order sustained
SB 1830 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to increasing certain fees for preservation and archiving of district court records. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 45 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SR 1260 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1811. Reported enrolled
HB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 79 82-1 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to fiscal and other matters necessary for implementation of the judiciary budget as enacted by H.B. No. 1, Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, and to the operation and administration of, and practice and procedures in courts in, the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HR 232 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
SB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SCR 5 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1. Signed by the Governor
SR 130 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
HB 144 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to an additional filing fee for civil cases filed in Bexar County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 299 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to mediation procedures in certain family law suits. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 579 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to certain costs on conviction in certain intoxication and drug cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 600 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to appeals from small claims courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 666 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to certain costs used to fund drug court programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 887 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to a court's authority to order a proposed patient to receive extended outpatient mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 890 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the terminology used to describe certain judicial officers. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 912 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement by contempt of certain orders in family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 934 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to agreed orders in family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 974 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to requiring the court to confer with a child before a protective order hearing. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1118 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the appointment of an administrative judge for drug court programs in this state. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1319 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to an exemption for school districts from security for court costs and appeal bond. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1338 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to certain civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1462 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to leave for certain state employees who volunteer or participate in training for Court Appointed Special Advocates. House: Human Services
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1544 81-0 (2009) Author: Miklos, Robert
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to court proceedings for a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for a misdemeanor punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1906 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the amount of a surcharge assessed on conviction of certain intoxicated driver offenses on the driver's license of certain persons who complete a drug court program. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2132 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara Relating to sealing of court records containing identifying financial information or personal identifying information. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2272 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al. Relating to the collection of fines and costs imposed in a criminal case following a defendant's default in payment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2349 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to reporting certain information on the Internet relating to cases heard by administrative law judges employed by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2565 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2567 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2707 81-0 (2009) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to the jurisdiction of certain courts in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2818 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the use of videoconferencing in certain proceedings involving inmates confined in a facility operated by or under contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 3154 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to certain policies for bailiffs and the appointment of or request for bailiffs for certain courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3212 81-0 (2009) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the automatic expunction of certain criminal records; increasing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 3274 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to a declaration of origin. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3595 81-0 (2009) Author: McReynolds, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the provision of drug court programs in this state. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3747 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the discharge and court-ordered treatment of certain patients with mental illness. House: Public Health No action taken in committee
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 4126 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the construction of nonsubstantive codifications and revisions of statutes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4136 81-0 (2009) Author: Rios Ybarra, Tara | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to sealing court records containing medical information for children who are victims of certain offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 4157 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to court appointed volunteer advocates in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Human Services Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 4293 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan Relating to notice to the attorney general of an action, suit, or proceeding challenging the validity of a Texas statute or rule. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 4425 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to authorizing a suit to declare that certain children have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 4569 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to investigations and other procedures with respect to allegations of child abuse and neglect. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HCR 32 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 11, 2009. Filed with the Secretary of State
HR 2968 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 408. Reported enrolled
SB 408 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to jurisdiction, venue, and appeals in certain matters, including the jurisdiction of and appeals from certain courts and administrative decisions and the appointment of counsel in certain appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 416 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to additional court costs for certain traffic offenses that occur in a municipality. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 518 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to providing access to certain information relating to the discretionary transfer of a child from a juvenile court to a criminal court. House: Corrections
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 750 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the administration of psychoactive medications to persons receiving services in a residential care facility. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 780 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to disclosure of the individual vote of each member of the Supreme Court of Texas on a petition for review. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 866 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. 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 1051 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to leave for certain state employees who volunteer or participate in training for Court Appointed Special Advocates. House: Human Services
Senate: Government Organization
No action taken in committee
SB 1070 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to jury assembly and administration. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1162 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to notice to the attorney general of an action, suit, or proceeding challenging the validity of a Texas statute or rule. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1323 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the amount of a surcharge assessed on conviction of certain intoxicated driver offenses on the driver's license of certain persons who complete a drug court program. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1875 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to a declaration of origin. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1916 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Hodge, Terri
Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files after an individual receives a pardon or a grant of certain other relief with respect to the offense for which the individual was arrested. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2160 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to multidistrict litigation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2226 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 44 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SR 1089 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 408. Reported enrolled
HB 367 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the fees paid by a relator in certain proceedings originating in a court of appeals. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 413 80-0 (2007) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to erecting certain signs on certain rights-of-way; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 444 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 764 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the collection of a family protection fee. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 779 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the dismissal of certain enforcement actions alleging the failure to pay child support. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 781 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to a credit against arrearages for child support payments made by the obligor directly to the obligee. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 807 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the payment and use of a juvenile delinquency prevention fund. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 1130 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1295 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to filing fees for certain actions filed in a court with probate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1380 80-0 (2007) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to court security and the use of money in courthouse security and municipal court building security funds. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1409 80-0 (2007) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to the procedure for the initiation of and the award of certain costs in eminent domain proceedings. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1711 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the fees charged for certain filings in probate actions. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1875 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to the operation and funding of drug court programs. House: Corrections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1993 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to mandatory dismissal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1995 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the time in which to appeal a report by an associate judge in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2259 80-0 (2007) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to the evidentiary use of certain judgments, orders, and docket sheets in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2272 80-0 (2007) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to an additional filing fee for civil cases filed in Bexar County. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2359 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the collection of certain filing fees by statutory probate courts for deposit in the judicial fund, the use of those deposits, and the remittance of the excess of those deposits. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2506 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the applicability of the Information Resources Management Act and related laws to judicial agencies. House: Judiciary Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2566 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to a document or instrument filed by an inmate with a court concerning real or personal property. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2576 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to certain determinations made by a judge before granting deferred adjudication in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2659 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to a court order for a land surveyor to cross land. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2784 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to a fee on conviction after a custodial arrest. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2879 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to expert reports in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 2914 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the abatement of certain suits between a builder and a homeowner. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3048 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to providing free parking to certain witnesses during a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3199 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the creation of the Judicial Compensation Commission. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3299 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the amount, collection, and refund of certain local fines and fees. House: Government Reform
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 3329 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to dog attacks on persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3383 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3562 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to eligibility of certain judges to be named on a list of retired and former judges. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3675 80-0 (2007) Author: Davis, John Relating to procedures for determining court jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3858 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to a court cost to support the collection of fees, fines, or court costs in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HR 2879 80-0 (2007) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1251. Reported enrolled
SB 433 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 464 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the dismissal of a charge for failure to timely update certain information on a driver's license or personal identification certificate. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 778 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to the use of certain technology to conduct certain mental health proceedings. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 793 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to an additional filing fee for civil cases filed in Bexar County. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 819 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the fees charged for filing an inventory and appraisement in probate actions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 885 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to access to criminal history record information by state appellate courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1557 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the appointment of an attorney to represent an indigent defendant who is in the custody of a correctional facility of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or another related correctional facility. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1814 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Escobar, Juan
Relating to the creation of the office of district attorney for Kenedy and Kleberg Counties and the district attorney for the 105th Judicial District. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1915 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to local juvenile justice information systems. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SCR 13 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Inviting the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a Joint Session of the legislature on February 20, 2007. Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 375 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the collection of fines and costs imposed in a criminal case following a defendant's default in payment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 571 79-0 (2005) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the establishment of auxiliary county facilities in the unincorporated area of a county. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 600 79-0 (2005) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to erecting certain signs on certain rights-of-way; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on intent calendar
HB 646 79-0 (2005) Author: Otto, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested by the attorney general. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 667 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse | et. al. Relating to security fees in certain civil and criminal cases. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 675 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the imposition of an additional cost on conviction of certain intoxication and alcohol-related offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 764 79-0 (2005) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the authority of a court to dismiss a charge of operating a motor vehicle for which financial responsibility was not established. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1001 79-0 (2005) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation of retirement benefits for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1062 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the availability of judges and magistrates for proceedings related to chemically dependent persons. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1077 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the composition of certain courts of appeals districts and to the assignment and transfer of cases in certain courts of appeals districts. House: Redistricting
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1080 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the suspended execution of the sentence for a tobacco offense committed by a minor. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1081 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to suspension or denial of a driver's license for failure to appear, pay a fine, or satisfy a judgment. House: Law Enforcement Postponed
HB 1133 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to interlocutory appeals. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 1147 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the venue for a suit filed by an insurance company under the insurer's right of subrogation or a similar right. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1158 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to the compensation of state judges. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1220 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the appointment of mental health masters. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1620 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an action against an officer or director of a nonprofit corporation. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1792 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to conforming the law concerning the removal of a guardian of a ward to amendments made by the 78th Legislature. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1793 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the jurisdiction of a court with respect to an action involving a testamentary trust. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 1910 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to certain actions for personal injury, death, or property damages brought by or against a guardian of the person or estate of an incapacitated person. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1911 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to certain actions for personal injury, death, or property damages brought by or against a personal representative of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1927 79-0 (2005) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the requirement that certain offenders undergo testing for AIDS, HIV infection, or related conditions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1934 79-0 (2005) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to security fees for justice courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2111 79-0 (2005) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to certain fees in the administration of the teen court program. House: Judiciary Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2120 79-0 (2005) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al.
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the administration of county government and the exercise of powers at the county level. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HB 2355 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the enforcement of a child support order by contempt. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2365 79-0 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2436 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to statutory authority to reduce certain appropriations made by the legislature in support of the courts and to certain law library fees. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2518 79-0 (2005) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to a mental health court program. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2666 79-0 (2005) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the criminal and civil enforcement of the required payment of a toll for the use of certain turnpike projects. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 2672 79-0 (2005) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to jurisdiction and venue in condemnation proceedings. House: Judiciary Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2750 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to certain identifying information provided in connection with a decedent's estate or guardianship. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2861 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to requiring criminal district court approval before counsel in a noncapital indigent defense case incurs certain expenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2998 79-0 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Relating to certain costs, fees, and expenses that may be imposed on a motor carrier for certain violations on a recommendation by an administrative law judge. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 3092 79-0 (2005) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to certain requirements for filing an application for court-ordered chemical dependency treatment services for an adult. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3131 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the payment of court costs required in connection with the suspension of sentence and deferral of final disposition in certain misdemeanor traffic cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3168 79-0 (2005) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the court house security fund House: County Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3265 79-0 (2005) Author: Straus, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3531 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Jim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the Dallas County district and county courts administration and court services. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HCR 27 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Filed
HCR 33 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 88 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, as necessary, to develop rules relating to the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and relating to determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HR 2198 79-0 (2005) Author: Oliveira, Rene Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3485. Reported enrolled
SB 27 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to creating a presumption regarding a person's alcohol concentration for purposes of certain criminal proceedings against the person and the administrative suspension of the person's driver's license. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 210 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to security fees in certain civil and criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 307 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to a mental health court program. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
House passage as amended reported
SB 346 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to conforming the law concerning the removal of a guardian of a ward to amendments made by the 78th Legislature. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 348 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the availability of judges and magistrates for proceedings related to chemically dependent persons. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 349 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the jurisdiction of a court with respect to an action involving a testamentary trust. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
SB 368 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation of retirement benefits for state judges and for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
SB 436 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Solis, Jim
Relating to the records of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 437 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the suspended execution of the sentence for a tobacco offense committed by a minor. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 729 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to a weighted caseload study of the district courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 830 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1003 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to an additional filing fee for civil cases filed in Bexar County. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1049 79-0 (2005) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Allen, Ray
Relating to the efficient administration and certain powers of county government. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1134 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to suspension or denial of a driver's license for failure to appear, pay a fine, or satisfy a judgment. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1244 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to the venue for a suit filed by an insurance company under the insurer's right of subrogation or a similar right. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1426 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Relating to fees charged to persons applying for the expunction of certain offenses committed by minors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
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 1600 79-0 (2005) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to criminal law hearing officers in Harris County. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 1611 79-0 (2005) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to statutory authority to reduce certain appropriations made by the legislature in support of the courts and to certain law library fees. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1633 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested by the attorney general. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SCR 7 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas to adopt rules providing for the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and adopt rules determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
HB 11 79-1 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the compensation of state judges and county judges, to the computation of retirement benefits for state judges and for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas, and to providing funds for court-related purposes; making an appropriation. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 12 79-1 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the compensation of state judges and county judges, to the computation of retirement benefits for state judges and for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas, and to providing funds for court-related purposes. House: Judiciary Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 89 79-1 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to a fee to support the appointment of attorneys ad litem in certain civil suits. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 37 79-1 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to providing funds for the fair defense account. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 132 79-3 (2006) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to appeals to justice courts of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 346 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the period during which a person may be confined for contempt of court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 475 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 829 78-0 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to jurisdiction to enter certain orders in a failure to attend school proceeding. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1031 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to the release of a criminal defendant on partial bail and to the procedures governing a cash bond. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1298 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the ability of a court to retain jurisdiction over a person placed on community supervision who absconds. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1815 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to court-ordered representation in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2003 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the age of a person subject to the juvenile justice system. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2157 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the use of the judicial and court personnel training fund. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2572 78-0 (2003) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to additional costs on conviction for certain intoxication and drug offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2609 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the establishment of mental health court programs. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2622 78-0 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to certain governmental agency and private entity access to and use of criminal history record information maintained by the Department of Public Safety. House: State Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2656 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to a costs on conviction for indigent defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2668 78-0 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the punishment and sentencing of defendants convicted of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2689 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the practice of law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2853 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to additional fees and court costs for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct; imposing a judicial occupation fee. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2906 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to state compensation to counties based on the use of drug courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3148 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to fines and penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3159 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to contract for collection services in criminal cases and certain cases involving the parking or stopping of motor vehicles. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3273 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the use of funds to provide trial courts with technical support equipment. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3278 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the right of a subpoenaed witness to reinstatement of employment. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3306 78-0 (2003) Author: Berman, Leo
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to certain appropriations made in support of the courts by the legislature to certain individuals and governmental entitites, to the assignment and compensation of certain visiting judges, and to the Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh courts of appeals districts. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 3307 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to fees to assist in funding drug court programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3314 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the amount of certain court fees. House: Judicial Affairs 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 3385 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the assignment of certain judges by the chief justice of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3518 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the consolidation of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, the Judicial Committee on Information Technology, and the Texas Judicial Council. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HCR 66 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Todd
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Providing for a joint session to hear the state of the judiciary address. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 93 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Memorializing Congress to request that U.S. Department of Justice investigate the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and review past criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 325 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Wilson, Ron | et. al.
Relating to the implementation of a change in law imposing or changing the amount of certain court costs and fees. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 458 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to requiring a court cost impact statement on a bill or resolution that imposes a court cost on a person charged with a criminal offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
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 782 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to contract for collection services in criminal cases and certain cases involving the parking or stopping of motor vehicles. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 790 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to a periodic review of court costs and fees and service fees by the Sunset Advisory Commission. Senate: Government Organization No action taken in committee
SB 791 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to a program to monitor the collection and remittance of certain court costs and fees. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 792 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to a weighted caseload study of the district courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1046 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to court filing fees used to provide basic civil legal services to the indigent. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1157 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the reporting duties of the attorney general. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1180 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to an index of court costs and fees in civil proceedings, court costs on conviction, and other court-related fees and costs. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1623 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the collection of a fee from certain nonresident attorneys requesting permission to participate in proceedings in a Texas court. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1872 78-0 (2003) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to statutory authority to reduce appropriations made by the legislature to certain individuals and governmental entities. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SCR 30 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Memorializing Congress to request that the Department of Justice investigate the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and review past criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
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 74 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the right of a subpoenaed witness to reinstatement of employment; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
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 952 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to interstate guardianships. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 997 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the time in which a court may conduct a hearing or render a final order in a suit to terminate the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1037 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to jurisdiction of a court over certain matters related to the ward's estate after a ward's guardianship is settled. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1073 77-0 (2001) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the hours of operation of certain courts for proceedings under the Texas Mental Health Code. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1287 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the establishment of drug court programs and to a study of drug court programs by the Criminal Justice Policy Council. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1306 77-0 (2001) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to certain entities and individuals permitted to exchange information regarding special needs offenders. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1451 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to certain rules adopted by the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, and the state bar related to practice and procedure in courts in this state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged
HB 1637 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the persons who are eligible for appointment as a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Companion considered in lieu of
HB 1712 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to online public access to certain information regarding attorneys. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1904 77-0 (2001) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the period covered by a legislative continuance in a civil or criminal suit. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2162 77-0 (2001) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to collection of a check processing fee on behalf of holder of dishonored check. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2249 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2253 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the jurisdiction of the Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2299 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to communications between courts regarding simultaneous interstate child custody proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2300 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to certain fees collected by clerks and to the use of certain of those fees for salaries of county judges and for services for victims of family violence. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2733 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to criminal and civil fees. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2853 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to information gathered and analyzed by the legislative council. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2882 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the jurisdiction of the Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2887 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the power of the attorney general to represent the state before the United States Supreme Court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2964 77-0 (2001) Author: Hamric, Peggy Relating to the confidentiality of pleadings and protective order applications in certain proceedings in the Family Code. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 3174 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the operation of the Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and the creation of an appellate judicial system for the district. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3250 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the application of the offense prohibiting certain solicitations regarding professional employment to attorneys. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3251 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to requiring a court in a criminal case to enforce duties imposed by the legislature on the defendant, the attorney representing the state, or any other person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3423 77-0 (2001) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the expenditure of certain funds for the purpose of courthouse security. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HCR 5 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat Memorializing congress to authorize an additional 16 federal judges and commensurate staff to handle the current and anticipated caseloads along the Texas-Mexico border and to fully reimburse local governments for the costs incurred in prosecuting and incarcerating federal defendants. House: Corrections Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 302 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 689. Signed by the Governor
HCR 318 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 2735. Signed by the Governor
HJR 60 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rulemaking power of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HJR 75 77-0 (2001) Author: Mowery, Anna | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate obsolete, archaic, redundant, and unnecessary provisions and to clarify, update, and harmonize certain provisions of the Texas Constitution. House: Constitutional Revision, Select
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
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 250 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the persons who are eligible for appointment as a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 625 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the electronic storage of records by the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 661 77-0 (2001) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Reyna, Elvira
Relating to certain entities and individuals permitted to exchange information regarding special needs offenders. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1022 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to the functions of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1192 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the exclusive authority of the attorney general to represent the state before the United States Supreme Court in all matters. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
SB 1208 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to court costs. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1348 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to requiring a court cost impact statement on a bill or resolution that imposes a court cost on a person charged with a criminal offense. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1364 77-0 (2001) Author: Cain, David Relating to studies performed by, and information gathered and analyzed by, the legislative council. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SB 1377 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the authority of the state auditor to review the use of money collected as court costs. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1378 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Relating to criminal and civil fees. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1379 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the implementation of a change in law imposing or changing the amount of certain court costs and fees. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Finance
Placed on General State Calendar
SCR 12 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Memorializing Congress to authorize an additional 16 federal judges and commensurate staff to handle the current and anticipated caseloads along the Texas-Mexico border and to fully reimburse local governments for the costs incurred in prosecuting and incarcerating federal defendants. House: Corrections
Senate: Business & Commerce
Signed by the Governor
SCR 20 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Reyna, Elvira
Urging judges who hear family law cases to increase use of alternative dispute resolution and mediation in solving child custody disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
SJR 49 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Proposing a constitutional amendment to promote uniformity in the collection, deposit, reporting, and remitting of civil and criminal fees. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 80 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to unclaimed property held by attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Meeting cancelled
HB 149 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to fees assessed on the filing of certain applications or petitions for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 424 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the distribution of money to certain counties for the payment of extraordinary costs of prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 743 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the exclusion of a witness who is a peace officer in charge of the investigation of the criminal charges filed in a case from hearing the testimony of other witnesses in the case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1168 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to security services in certain court buildings. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 1177 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to permissible uses of courthouse security fund and municipal court building security fund. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1271 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement of an order for the payment of attorney's fees in certain proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1411 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the conservatorship of and access to certain children by parents having a history of family violence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1460 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to lobbying activities in connection with certain judicial rules. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1482 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the collection of court costs in a forfeiture proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2136 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the creation of the County Court at Law of Kendall County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 2586 76-0 (1999) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to the duties of an attorney ad litem in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2876 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the referral of cases to certain magistrates. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3418 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the administration of teleconferencing technology within the judiciary. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3451 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to arbitration to resolve certain matters relating to nursing homes and related institutions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3587 76-0 (1999) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3706 76-0 (1999) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the appointment and duties of associate judges and child support masters. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
SB 153 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hilderbran, Harvey
Relating to the payment of costs in a proceeding for court-ordered mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 165 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the creation of the Bexar County Probate Court No. 3. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 232 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Haggerty, Pat
Relating to the notification of a court on the discharge of a person from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or release on parole or mandatory supervision. House: Corrections
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 243 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the duty of the Department of Public Safety to remove certain names from a list used to reconstitute the jury wheel. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 249 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the trial court emergency account. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 325 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to extending the requirement for judicial instruction related to family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse to certain judges and judicial personnel. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 452 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the imposition of a cost of court on criminal convictions and the creation of a fund for the payment of extraordinary costs of prosecution in certain counties. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 609 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to the duties of an attorney ad litem in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 716 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the power of a court to defer adjudication in cases involving misdemeanors punishable by fine only and payment of all court costs. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
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 797 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to security services in certain court buildings. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 952 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to the referral of cases to certain magistrates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1346 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1432 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1552 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to removal of personal representatives of decedents' estates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1735 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the appointment and duties of associate judges and child support masters. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1824 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the creation of the County Criminal Court No. 11 of Dallas County, Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 87 75-0 (1997) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the referral to juvenile court of certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 426 75-0 (1997) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to false public records; creating an offense. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 522 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to costs in certain family law cases. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 875 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to certain attorney employees of the state providing pro bono legal services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 879 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a professional liability insurance premium discount for attorneys who provide pro bono legal services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 969 75-0 (1997) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to costs on conviction to fund courthouse and municipal court building security. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1440 75-0 (1997) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to free trial transcripts for appeals in which an affidavit of inability to pay costs has been filed. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1553 75-0 (1997) Author: Yarbrough, Ken
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to court costs assessed for certain offenses to provide funding for child safety programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1745 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to an intervenor's liability for attorney's fees and costs in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 2102 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the closing of juvenile court hearings to the public. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 2261 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to providing the court with certain information regarding a party in a civil action. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2270 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to funds tendered into the registry of the court. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2272 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain court costs a person convicted of certain offenses is required to pay and to the establishment of the fugitive apprehension account; making appropriations. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2298 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to costs of court imposed on persons convicted of certain offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2698 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to judicial efficiency. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3190 75-0 (1997) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the holding of certain court proceedings outside the municipality designated as the county seat. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HJR 55 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a deadline for supreme court action on a motion for rehearing. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 124 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the creation of an offense for using, making, or presenting a false court record. Senate: Jurisprudence Governor submitted as emergency
SB 182 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to costs on conviction to fund courthouse and municipal court building security. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 298 75-0 (1997) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Ramsay, Tom
Relating to juvenile court detention orders. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 348 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to costs in certain family law cases. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 424 75-0 (1997) Author: Bivins, Teel | et. al. Relating to fraudulent public records; creating an offense. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1195 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to relating to form specifications for the recording of certain legal instruments. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Point of order sustained
SB 1213 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to certain powers of domestic relations offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1214 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to certain fees collected by court clerks and domestic relations offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1304 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to funds tendered into the registry of the court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1330 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the establishment of a system of rural court coordinators. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1344 75-0 (1997) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to testimony given before a county commissioners court. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1417 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to judicial efficiency. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 1561 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to recording certain depositions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 330 74-0 (1995) Author: Dear, Homer | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the payment of certain fees and court costs by a person who successfully completes a teen court program. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1007 74-0 (1995) Author: Johnson, Jerry Relating to assignments of lottery prizes to the state by a person that owes criminal court costs, fines, or other fees or court-ordered restitution and collection of those assignments. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 1421 74-0 (1995) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the liability of court-appointed attorneys for damages arising from the representation of indigent clients. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1741 74-0 (1995) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to the collection of a fee for a dishonored check from a criminal defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1816 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement of an order for the payment of attorney's fees by contempt in certain proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1942 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the imposition and collection of additional court costs and fees in certain counties. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1943 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the fee for production or certification of documents. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2028 74-0 (1995) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the conduct of masters appointed to preside over certain mental health hearings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2093 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to applications for emergency detention of certain persons at risk of harming themselves or others because of the effects of mental illness or substance abuse. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2185 74-0 (1995) Author: Romo, Sylvia Relating to the assessment of court costs for certain criminal offenses. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2646 74-0 (1995) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to courts of inquiry under the Code of Criminal Procedure. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2673 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the imposition and collection of additional court costs in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 2848 74-0 (1995) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to certain charges in connection with a fine for a misdemeanor. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2919 74-0 (1995) Author: Brady, Kevin Relating to the dismissal of certain misdemeanor charges on completion of a young adult court program. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3069 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to judicial review of state agency orders and decisions and of the validity of agency rules under the Administrative Procedure Act. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 9 74-0 (1995) Author: Madden, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for supreme court authority regarding funding and operation of certain programs. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 77 74-0 (1995) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the requirements for persons serving in certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
SB 73 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry | et. al. Relating to the mandatory waiver of exclusive jurisdiction by juvenile courts for certain delinquent children, the transfer of the jurisdiction for those children to the criminal courts, and the adjudication and disposition of those children for whom the juvenile court retains jurisdiction. Senate: Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 155 74-0 (1995) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the court costs required to be paid by persons convicted of certain intoxication offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 349 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Nixon, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the payment of a fee to a court clerk in certain criminal cases and a fee for certification by the county clerk. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 787 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the imposition and collection of additional court costs and fees in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 595 73-0 (1993) Author: Harris, Jack Relating to alternative dispute resolution. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 674 73-0 (1993) Author: Bomer, Elton
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the authority of a court to refer a case to alternative dispute resolution. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1574 73-0 (1993) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to security of individuals in a county courthouse or courts building and the establishment of the county courthouse security fund. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2012 73-0 (1993) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts and criminal courts for certain persons. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2030 73-0 (1993) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2128 73-0 (1993) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the organization and operations of the judicial branch of government. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HCR 80 73-0 (1993) Author: Smithee, John Requesting the speaker of the house of representatives and the lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study the fee structure of the courts in the state. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HCR 83 73-0 (1993) Author: Smithee, John Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim study committee on court facilities and security. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HJR 10 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for equal educational opportunity, providing for local control by a school district of local taxes and for property tax relief, authorizing the legislature to determine the methods by which school districts are formed and by which state funds appropriated to school districts are allocated, and restricting the power of the courts to overturn a legislative decision regarding the system of or support for public education by adopting federal constitutional law that also preserves equal access to the courts. House: Public Education Coauthor Authorized
HR 902 73-0 (1993) Author: Alexander, Clyde Declaring the intent of the 73rd Legislature in enacting H.B. No. 674. Filed
SB 828 73-0 (1993) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 841 73-0 (1993) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to authorizing certain courts to employ peace officers. House: Public Safety
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1095 73-0 (1993) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to judicial training on chemical dependency. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1282 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts and criminal courts for certain persons. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SCR 46 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim study committee on court facilities and security. House: House Administration
Senate: Administration
Referred to House Administration
SCR 47 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Requesting the speaker of the house of representatives and the lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study the fee structure of the courts in the state. Senate: Administration Laid on table subject to call in committee
SR 920 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney Encouraging state regulatory agencies to continue to develop systems and policies and to adopt initiatives consistent with the Administrative Procedures and Texas Register Act, addressing the use of alternative dispute resolution processes in agency programs. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SR 1207 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John | et. al. Declaring the intent in enacting H.B. 674, Acts of the 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
HB 269 72-0 (1991) Author: Smith, Ashley To increase local control over court costs imposed to finance a county's alternative dispute resolution system. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
HB 598 72-0 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to requests to take a driving safety course. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 629 72-0 (1991) Author: Rangel, Irma
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to certain transcripts of juvenile proceedings on appeal. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 777 72-0 (1991) Author: Hury, James Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 837 72-0 (1991) Author: Yarbrough, Ken | et. al. Relating to the ability of a convicted felon to have a court grant a change of name order. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1210 72-0 (1991) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to representation of the state by the attorney general. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1265 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the priority given to the hearing of certain matters by trial courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1381 72-0 (1991) Author: Ovard, A.R. | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of a juvenile court over certain persons older than 18 years of age. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 1718 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to funds paid into court registries in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
HB 2276 72-0 (1991) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court adopting provisions relating to free legal services for the poor. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2660 72-0 (1991) Author: Eckels, Robert Creating a system of judicial system impact notes to be attached to each bill or resolution that affects the operations of the state's courts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 334 72-0 (1991) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Yarbrough, Ken
Relating to the ability of certain persons to have a court grant a change of name order. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 569 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to an appeal from an order of a juvenile court. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 620 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Ovard, A.R.
Relating to the jurisdiction of a juvenile court over certain persons older than 18 years of age. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing printed and distributed
SB 771 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to funds paid into the court registries in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Recommended for local & uncontested Calendar
SB 874 72-0 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to State Affairs
SB 915 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court adopting provisions relating to free legal services for the poor. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1378 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the funding of alternative dispute resolution systems and to procedures for the operation of the systems. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SCR 112 72-0 (1991) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Encouraging the Texas Supreme Court to establish an education program for members of the judiciary and legal profession to provide an increased awareness of the needs and rights of hearing-impaired Texans who are involved in legal or judicial matters. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing printed and distributed
HB 81 72-2 (1991) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to the jurisdiction of a juvenile court over certain persons older than 18 years of age. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 374 71-0 (1989) Author: Beauchamp, Jerry Relating to the referral by a court of certain suits for mediation. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 745 71-0 (1989) Author: Swift, Dick Relating to the punishment of murder of a participant in a court proceeding as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1112 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1626 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the contempt power of courts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1658 71-0 (1989) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to imposition and use of court costs imposed upon conviction of a criminal offense. House: Ways & Means 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1747 71-0 (1989) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to political contributions in connection with and the financing of campaigns for certain judicial offices and the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of court; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 1923 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2285 71-0 (1989) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to the assessment, collection, allocation, and administration of certain court costs and fees in criminal cases. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2921 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, and administration of a state tax court. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 10 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of the chief justice and justices of the supreme court, the presiding judge and the judges of the court of criminal appeals, the chief justices and the.... House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 945 71-0 (1989) Author: Dickson, Temple Relating to persons who may request an attorney general's opinion. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Pending in committee
SB 1048 71-0 (1989) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1621 71-0 (1989) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to voluntary settlement weeks in district courts, constitutional and statutory county courts, and family law courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
SJR 33 71-0 (1989) Author: Washington, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the redistricting of judicial districts in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HCR 23 71-1 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Requesting the Supreme Court to establish standards for private process servers. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 70 71-2 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 38 71-3 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to representation of the state by the attorney general. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 16 71-4 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to representation of the state by the attorney general. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 19 71-5 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to representation of the state by the attorney general. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 36 71-6 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to representation of the state by the attorney general. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 438 70-0 (1987) Author: Blackwood, Bill
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to increasing the fine for certain Class C misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Tagged in committee
HB 440 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 518 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to court costs imposed to finance a county's alternate dispute resolution system. House: County Affairs Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 615 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the award of attorney's fees and the requirement of an education program after a finding of contempt of a court order for child support or possession of and access to a child. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 623 70-0 (1987) Author: Gavin, John
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the membership and operation of the Wichita County Juvenile Board and Wichita County Family Court Services Department and to fees charged to support the operations of the family court services department. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 635 70-0 (1987) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the preservation and use of evidence in certain offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 671 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the age at which a child may be prosecuted for a felony. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 697 70-0 (1987) Author: Melton, Bob
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the use of subpoenas to obtain the testimony of children in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 920 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James Relating to court costs paid into the judicial and court personnel training fund. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1239 70-0 (1987) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to the classification of Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanors and to jurisdiction of misdemeanor offenses charged under that code. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1296 70-0 (1987) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to frivolous lawsuits brought against a person who has reported child abuse or participated in a judicial proceeding resulting from a report of child abuse. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left as pending business in comm.
HB 1571 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the enforcement of certain court orders in suits for divorce, for annulment, or to declare a marriage void and in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1640 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to conforming the Judicial Title of the Government Code to certain Acts of the 69th Legislature, conforming that title to amendments to the constitution proposed by the 69th Legislature and adopted by the voters, and to nonsubstantively codifying in that title certain related statutes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2331 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Record vote
HB 2584 70-0 (1987) Author: Willy, John
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the codification of the laws relating to certain courts. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 895 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to conforming the Judicial Title of the Government Code to certain Acts of the 69th Legislature, conforming that title to amendments to the constitution proposed by the 69th Legislature and adopted by the voters, and to nonsubstantively codifying in that title certain related statutes. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 1436 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to alternative dispute resolution procedures. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SJR 3 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the authority of the legislature to define access to courts. Referred to State Affairs
HCR 20 70-2 (1987) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Creating the Select Committee on Judicial Reform. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Signed by the Governor
SCR 8 70-2 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank Establishing the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform. Senate: Administration, Special Reported favorably w/amendments
HB 1488 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to the judiciary. House: Judiciary Reported favorably w/amendment(s)
HB 1530 69-0 (1985) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to hearings on the enforcement of child support orders. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1563 69-0 (1985) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the disposition of fines collected for traffic and parking offenses that occur on certain state property. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2052 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the jurisdiction and administration of certain courts; amending the Revised Statutes, as amended, by amending Article 2385, Sections 1 and 7 of Article 1926-11, Section 1 of Article 1926-41, Section 1 of Article 1926-42, Section 2 of Article 1926-43, Section 1 of Article 1926-61, Section 1 of Article 1926-62, Subdivisions 17, 58, and 107 and Section 1 of Subdivision 174 of Article 199; and amending Section 2, Chapter 216, Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular Session, 1955 (Article 199(136), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), Section 1, Chapter 57, Acts of the 53rd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1954 (Article 199(136), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), Section 2, Chapter 299, Acts of the 55th Legislature, Regular Session, 1957 (Article 199(147), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), Section 2, Chapter 217, Acts of the 54th Legislature, Regular Session, 1955, as amended (Article 199(153), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), and Subsection (b), Section 3.035, Judicial Districts Act of 1969, as amended (Article 199a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and repealing certain laws relating to various district courts. House: Judiciary Testimony received in s/c
HB 2233 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the use of interpreters in civil and criminal cases. House: Judiciary Testimony received in committee
HJR 76 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Terral Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the judicial department and amendments, deletions, and additions to Article V of the Texas Constitution. House: Judiciary Testimony received in s/c
HR 494 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Sam Declaring legislative sentiment regarding court decisions affecting public school reforms.
SB 485 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the assessment of special costs for certain offenses to fund driver education courses in the public schools. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 798 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to allowing interest on taxable court costs and compounding of interest annually. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 1087 69-0 (1985) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the use of interpreters in civil and criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1228 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of the statutes relating to the judiciary; making conforming amendments and repeals and including penalties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SJR 23 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the judicial department and amendments, deletions, and additions to Article V of the Texas Constitution. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Point of order sustained
HB 27 69-2 (1986) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the funding of the judicial branch of government and court-related purposes; to the powers and duties of the presiding judges; to certain fees and costs collected by clerks and officers of certain constitutional and statutory courts; and to the disposition and appropriation of those fees and costs. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 18 69-2 (1986) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to certain fees collected by the clerk of the supreme court, clerks of the courts of appeals, and district clerks and to the disposition and appropriation of those fees. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
HB 30 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 33 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to electronic filing, storing and dissemination of documents in the courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 135 68-0 (1983) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to costs imposed on criminal convictions for the purpose of funding the Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund. House: Law Enforcement See remarks
HB 1080 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the transfer of records in connection with a change of venue of certain probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1520 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to an increase in the amount of certain fees in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HCR 106 68-0 (1983) Author: Mankins, Jimmy Memorializing Congress to halt the practice of federal judges and monitors charging unjustified and excessive fees to oversee operation of prison systems. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 469 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Presnal, Bill
Making supplemental appropriations for the expenses of the Judiciary. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 681 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Providing for a portion of the funds of the Criminal Justice Planning Fund to be allocated to certain approved judicial programs; and declaring an emergency. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 902 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the persons authorized to accept payments of fines in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SCR 45 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Creating a special interim committee to study the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1532 67-0 (1981) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to the adoption of rules of evidence for civil and criminal cases. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HR 220 67-0 (1981) Author: Wolens, Steven Creating the House Special Committee on Rules of Evidence for state courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 645 67-0 (1981) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven
Relating to the authority to establish and maintain law libraries in the district, county, and justice courts in each county and the use of the county law libraries fund. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 698 67-0 (1981) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to the liability of officers for execution of a writ of court and recovery of certain seized property. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1347 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the interception and use of wire or oral communications; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1428 66-0 (1979) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to issuance of a search warrant to search for property constituting evidence of an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1639 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to arbitration agreements. House: Judiciary Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1917 66-0 (1979) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to court authorization of donation of a kidney to prescribed persons by a mentally retarded person; and providing for hearing procedures and standards for said authorization. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 2242 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the creation, administration, powers, services, and duties of the Executive Board of the Justice Information and Management System within Harris County. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
SB 588 66-0 (1979) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Keller, Ray
Relating to fees allowed to sheriffs and constables and the time for returning a document unexecuted. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 622 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to adminstrative aides and bailiffs for courts of record. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1279 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to arbitration agreements. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 71 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Relating to effects of violating a written promise to appear in court for violation of a traffic regulation. House: Transportation Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 524 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to statutes of limitations when the period ends on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 828 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to the delivery of a State of the judiciary message by the chief justice of the supreme court. House: Rules
Senate: Administration
Effective in 90 days
HB 1502 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to jurisdiction of a court with original probate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 2093 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to the rights and powers reserved to the State of Texas for the protection and freedom of its individual citizens agaist encroachment by any other government, both domestic and foreign. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HJR 59 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Amending Texas Constitution to provide that all courts have jurisdiction as provided by law. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SB 588 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to provision of court-reporting services to a party in a civil case if the party is unable to pay therefor and to payment for such services. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 623 65-0 (1977) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to the creation, jurisdiction, administration, and procedures of the Texas Statewide Court; providing for appeal and making other provisions relative to this court. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 201 64-0 (1975) Author: McDonald, Felix
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Amending and revising Title 2, Family Code, relating to the parent-child relationship, suits affecting the parent-child relationship (including the determination of paternity), the removal of disabilities of minority, and reports of child abuse, including penalty for failure to report; providing an effective date. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 824 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state over and the service of process on nonresident parties to causes of action. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1953 64-0 (1975) Author: Lary, Camm
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to original and appellate jurisdiction in probate matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HJR 43 64-0 (1975) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to revising the judiciary provisions of the constitution. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HJR 54 64-0 (1975) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to a comprehensive revision of the judiciary article; revising Article V in its entirety. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HJR 72 64-0 (1975) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to vesting criminal jurisdiction in the present courts to courts of civil appeals. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HR 39 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Requesting the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence to study the need for modernization and management changes in the courts of the criminal justice system. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HR 106 64-0 (1975) Author: Coleman, Ronald Relating to requesting the House Judiciary Committee to make an interim study on Texas juvenile court procedures. House: Judiciary
HR 147 64-0 (1975) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to certain interim studies by the Judiciary Committee concerning the courts. House: Judiciary
HR 181 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to requesting the Committee on Judicial Affairs to conduct an interim study on issues within its jurisdiction. House: Judicial Affairs
SJR 2 64-0 (1975) Author: Adams, Don Amending Constitution to authorize the Legislature to establish the standard of judicial review in an appeal from a decision of an administrative agency. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
SJR 15 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Amending Constitution to revise the judiciary provisions; providing transition provisions. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
HB 174 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Creating the Texas Judicial Council for the continuous study of and report upon the judicial system of the State, for gathering judicial statistics and other data, and for devising methods for the improvement of judicial administration and procedure; prescribing the membership of such council; prescribing its duties and the necessary expenses of the Council and its members, including clerical expenses; repealing Chapter 19, General Laws, Acts of the 41st Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1929, as amended (Article 2328a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 622 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Providing for rules to govern procedure in courts with jurisdiction to hear and determine cases in which traffic offenses are charged; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 623 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to power and authority of certain courts to grant probation; extending the availability of probation to all misdemeanor offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1403 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the creation of judicial districts for courts of appeals and the creation of trial court divisions within those districts; relating to the creation and organization of a judicial districts board; providing effective dates. House: Judiciary Reported favorably
HB 1666 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z.
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the punishment for contempt in justice and municipal courts; amending Section 2, Chapter 831, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971 (Article 1911a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Signed by the Governor
HJR 9 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a unified judicial system composed of a supreme court, courts of appeal, district courts, and county courts, and authorizing the legislature to prescribe jurisdiction thereof; providing for nonpartisan election and the qualifications, tenure and retirement of judges; creating a Judicial Council and providing for the appointment and tenure of its members and prescribing its duties; providing for administration and financing of the judicial system, for a Judicial Qualifications Commission, for a county commission, for the election and duties of county officials, and for temporary continuance of the offices of justice of the peace and constable; and providing transitional provisions. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HJR 51 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a unified judicial system, and to provide for the election, terms, and duties of the clerks of the district courts, the constables, county commissions, county clerks, county attorneys, district attorneys, and sheriffs. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HR 96 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Authorizing the House Judiciary Committee to continue the study of the state's judicial system. House: Judiciary
SB 30 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles Creating the Texas Judicial Council for the continuous study of and report upon the judicial system of the state, for gathering judicial statistics and other data, and for devising methods for the improvement of judicial administration and procedure; prescribing the membership of such council and terms of office; prescribing its duties and Powers; providing for the payment of the necessary expenses of the council and its employees and members, including certain clerical expenses of the council, its officers and committees; providing for hearings and judicial remedies to compel attendance of witnesses and production of evidence; providing duties on the part of judges, judicial officers and personnel to furnish requested information and for enforcement of such duties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably
SB 619 63-0 (1973) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the power and authority of certain courts to punishment for contempt. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SCR 47 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Be it resolved that the Senate of the 63rd Legislature, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Legislature of Texas hereby memorialize the Congress of the U.S. to take action to remove appellate jurisdiction from lower Federal courts and Supreme Court in the field of abortion; to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. to protect the life of every human being from moment of conception; and that a copy of this Resolution be sent to President and Vice-President of the U.S. and to each Senator and Representative in Congress from Texas with the request that this Resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record as a memorial to the Congress. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SCR 143 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Baker, Andrew Z.
Suspending the Joint Rules to take up H.B. 1666. Filed without Governor's signature
SJR 4 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Hale, L. DeWitt
Amending the Texas Constitution to provide for a judicial system composed of a supreme court, courts of appeal, district courts, county courts, circuit courts, justice courts, and others; providing for election and the qualifications, tenure and retirement of judges; creating a judicial council and providing for the appointment and tenure of its members and prescribing its duties; providing for removal of judges under certain circumstances; providing for administration and financing of the judicial system, for membership and powers of a judicial qualifications commission, and providing transitional provisions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
House passage as amended reported
SJR 20 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a unified judicial system composed of a supreme court, a court of appeals, and circuit courts, and authorizing the legislature to prescribe jurisdiction thereof; creating a judicial council and providing for the appointment and tenure of its members and prescribing its duties; providing for nonpartisan election and qualifications, tenure, and retirement of judges; providing for a judicial qualifications commission; and providing transitional provisions. Senate: Jurisprudence Subcommittee hearing date
HB 293 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the power of the courts to exercise their jurisdiction, enforce their orders, control their proceedings, and punish for contempt.
HB 887 62-0 (1971) Author: Wolff, Nelson | et. al.
Sponsor: Bernal, Joe J.
Relating permitting courts to order the payment of fines and costs in installments or at a later date.
HB 913 62-0 (1971) Author: Simmons, Wayland A. Relating to the destruction of court records after the dismissal of an indictment or information.
SB 654 62-0 (1971) Author: Word, J.P. | et. al. Relating to the power of the courts to exercise their jurisdiction, enforce their orders, control their proceedings, and punish for contempt.
SB 841 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J.
Sponsor: Lombardino, Frank
Relating to creating a Criminal Justice Planning Fund, providing for costs of court in certain types of convictions for said fund.
HB 363 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James | et. al. Relating to giving the officer presiding at a hearing on suspension or revocation of a driver's license the authority to grant probation.
HB 758 61-0 (1969) Author: Evans, C. David Relating to certain criminal procedure in corporation courts.
HB 818 61-0 (1969) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to the county to which a writ of habeas corpus is used to secure the release of a person in the custody of the Texas Youth Council is returnable.
HB 895 61-0 (1969) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to continuing the Texas Civil Judicial Council and prescribing its powers.
HB 954 61-0 (1969) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to additional costs of court due the state in certain cases arising under the motor vehicle and traffic laws of this state.
HB 36 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to interpreters for the deaf or deaf-mute persons in civil and criminal proceedings.
HJR 46 60-0 (1967) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to redefine the jurisdiction of all courts of the State of Texas, to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law for the implementation of such jurisdictional changes, and to provide that the organization, structure and procedure of such courts shall be as determined by general law.
SB 330 60-0 (1967) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to authorizing judges of courts with jurisdiction over juveniles to create a separate docket, designated the "Children's Court Docket", for matters involving juveniles not charged with violation of law.
HB 68 59-0 (1965) Author: Fondren, Gene Norris Relating to restricting the effect of adjudications in lower trial courts on proceedings in higher courts.
HB 103 59-0 (1965) Author: Jungmichel, Charles H. | et. al. Relating to providing for closed court hearings in cases involving juveniles, except in cases involving juveniles who have repeatedly committed felonies or who have committed heinous offenses.
HB 444 59-0 (1965) Author: Roberts, Ronald Edd | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for transfers of certain cases in Juvenile Courts from the jurisdiction of Juvenile Courts to the jurisdiction of the other courts in this State.
HB 721 59-0 (1965) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to continuing the Texas Civil Judicial Council and prescribing its powers.
HB 1024 59-0 (1965) Author: Johnson, Jacob Edgar "Jake" Relating to providing for the assessment and collection of a fee in adoption cases filed in counties having a population of more than 1,200,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HCR 134 59-0 (1965)
HJR 52 59-0 (1965) Author: Sherman, W.C. "Bud" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas preventing a judge of any court, Secretary of State, Attorney General, clerk of any court of record, or any person holding a lucrative office under the United States or this state, or any foreign government from being a candidate for the Legislature during the term for which he is appointed or elected.
SB 20 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to restricting the effect of adjudications in lower trial courts on proceedings in higher courts.
HB 704 58-0 (1963) Author: Pearcy, Jr., Cecil Wilton Relating to amending the Adult Probation and Parole Law of 1957, to include the suspension of the imposition or execution of judgments within the provisions of this Act; and to extend the scope of this Act to include misdemeanor crimes and offenses.
HB 157 57-0 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending a certain Act relating to provide for admissibility of a greater number of domestic and foreign records, admissibility of foreign laws as evidence, and for authentication of such records and foreign laws.
HB 556 57-0 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to payment by the plaintiff of certain costs in eminent domain proceedings.
HB 576 57-0 (1961) Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Civil Statute providing that the clerk or judge of the court shall determine the amount of bond upon issuance of attachments against realty and that bond amounts on personalty attachments shall not exceed double the value of property attached or the plaintiff's debt, whichever is less.
HB 887 57-0 (1961) Author: Barlow, James E. Relating to amending a certain Act by adding a definition of the phrase "court costs"; adding a section providing as a condition of probation that parolee shall pay court costs; excluding the payment of fines, court costs and amount fixed by the court to cover cost of reparation from the expenses essential to the adequate supervision of probationers.
HJR 32 57-0 (1961) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to authorize the Legislature to provide for trial de novo on all appeals to the courts from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas or any of its political subdivisions.
HB 46 57-3 (1962) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for the indexing and recordation of an abstract of judgment rendered in other states by any United States Court, which judgment has been registered in any United States District within the State.
HB 362 56-0 (1959) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer Relating to amending certain statutes pertaining to the filing of notice of proceedings, suit or action affecting the title of land.
HB 622 56-0 (1959) Author: Daily, Roger Relating to prohibiting a county judge from appearing and pleading as an attorney at law in any court of record in this State.
HB 301 55-0 (1957) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code by adding thereto a new subdivision, designated as subdivision (d), to provide that the judge of a district court or other court may order the clerk of the court to pay any fund of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) or less on deposit in the registry of said court, belonging to any lunatic, idiot, person of unsound mind or a person whose mental illness renders him incapable of caring for himself, or committed for mental illness without a legal guardian, who is an inmate of any state eleemosynary institution, to said institution for the use and benefit of the inmate.
HB 356 55-0 (1957) Author: Day, Jr., James C. "Jimmy" | et. al. 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, 1954, 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.
HB 369 55-0 (1957) Author: Smith, Max Carlton Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1957, and ending August 31, 1959, requiring certain fees paid to clerks or officers of all appellate courts to be deposited monthly in the State Treasury.
HB 385 55-0 (1957) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Acts relative to which distributees shall file affidavits.
HB 558 55-0 (1957) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer | et. al. Relating to authorizing the appointment of a water master in any suit where the State of Texas is a party and the purpose of the suit is to determine the rights of parties to divert or use waters of a surface stream in which suit rights are asserted to divert or use such waters in not more than four (4) counties.
HB 478 54-0 (1955) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes as to fees of County Clerks relating to Transfers of Judgments; containing a repealing clause and a saving clause.
HB 1 53-0 (1953) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison | et. al. Relating to amending certain Chapters providing for the ex-officio members of the Advisory Judicial Council.
HB 317 53-0 (1953) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending certain Statutes concerning the extension of terms of district courts, so as to provide for the extension of the term of any trial court of record, and providing the procedure for extension and adjournment.
HB 414 53-0 (1953) Author: Morris, Jimmy R. Relating to amending certain Acts by inserting the words "of the court, or may be made by any public officer having a seal," which were inadvertently omitted from Senate Bill No. 289 as finally passed and sent to the Governor.
HB 799 53-0 (1953) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to amending the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure providing for recovery for any loss, expense or damage caused by the improvident or erroneous issuance of any temporary restraining order or temporary injunction.
HB 156 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts creating an advisory civil judicial council; providing that the council shall be known as the Texas Judicial Council; adding to the duties thereof the study of courts having criminal jurisdiction, the rules and procedure in criminal trials and appeals and the gathering of statistics and the making of recommendations regarding these procedures; providing that retired judges shall be eligible for membership on the Council, providing for severability.
HB 165 52-0 (1951) Author: Rampy, Willard (William) Henry | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1951 and ending August 31, 1953; prescribing certain rules and restrictions respecting the expenditures of appropriations made herein.
HB 204 51-0 (1949) Author: Rogers, Johnnie B. | et. al. Relating to making appropriation for an increase in, and supplementing, the amounts of money set out and appropriated for the Judiciary of the State of Texas for traveling expenses, beginning with the effective date of this Act and ending on August 31, 1949, so as to limit the traveling expenses of the Judiciary for meals and lodging at Seven Dollars ($7.00) per day.
HB 320 51-0 (1949) Author: Kirkpatrick, Ernest Ray Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1949, and ending August 31, 1951; prescribing rules and regulations regarding expenditure; suspending all laws in conflict; declaring the invalidity of any part of this Act shall not affect any other portion.
HB 505 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for acknowledgments of written instruments; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 635 51-0 (1949) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to acknowledgments of written instruments and to make uniform the law with relation thereto.
HJR 30 51-0 (1949) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Proposing an amendment to Article Five (5) of the State Constitution relating to powers of the State judicial branch; providing for the issuance of a proclamation thereof by the Governor.
SB 9 51-0 (1949) Author: Ashley, Sr., Carlos C. Relating to making appropriation for an increase in, and supplementing, the amounts of money set out and appropriated for the Judiciary of the State of Texas for traveling expenses beginning with the effective date of this Act and ending on August 31, 1949, so as to limit the traveling expenses of the Judiciary for meals and lodging at Seven Dollars ($7.00) per day.
SB 131 51-0 (1949) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to provide for the admission in evidence in all courts of the State of Texas of certified copies of all official records of the Texas Prison System; providing a saving clause.
SB 135 51-0 (1949) Author: Taylor, James Edward Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1949, and ending August 31, 1951; declaring that the invalidity of any portion of this Act shall not affect any other portions.
SB 206 51-0 (1949) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending a previous Act to include Veterans Administration, and the Administrator of Veterans Affairs, in exemption from bond; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 177 50-0 (1947) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce | et. al. Relating to making appropriation for an increase in, and supplementing, the amounts of money set out and appropriated for the Judiciary of the State of Texas for traveling expenses beginning with the effective date of this Act and ending on August 31, 1947.
HB 182 50-0 (1947) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide 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 laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 244 50-0 (1947) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1947, and ending August 31, 1949; suspending all laws in conflict herewith; declaring the invalidity of any portion of this Act shall not affect any other portion.
HB 494 50-0 (1947) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending Article 5535 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925, by omitting married women therefrom, except as to pending actions, and by suspending the effect thereof for one year from passage as to causes of action which may have arisen in favor of a married woman more than six months next before the passage thereof.
SB 3 50-0 (1947) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. | et. al. Relating to making appropriation for an increase in, and supplementing, the amounts of money set out and appropriated for the Judiciary of the State of Texas for traveling expenses; so as to limit the traveling expenses of all state employees for meals and lodging at Five ($5.00) Dollars per day beginning with the effective date of this Act and ending August 31, 1947.
HB 68 49-0 (1945) Author: Markle, Donald M. Relating to repealing certain Statutes relating to the revival of judgments in courts of record where execution has not issued within twelve months after the rendition of such judgments.
HB 215 49-0 (1945) Author: Morgan, Monta B. | et. al. An act making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1945 and ending August 31, 1947; prescribing certain rules and restrictions respecting the expenditures of appropriations made herein.
HB 276 49-0 (1945) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton Relating to amending certain Act relative to establishment of Juvenile Courts.
HB 362 49-0 (1945) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to making an appropriation, and authorizing the creation of a Committee to be appointed by the Supreme Court from the Bench and Bar of the State for the purpose of investigating the Judicial System and thereafter reporting to the Legislature on a system of judicial reform in Texas.
SB 188 49-0 (1945) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to making an appropriation, and authorizing the creation of a Committee to be appointed by the Supreme Court from the Bench and Bar of the State for the purpose of investigating the Judicial System and thereafter reporting to the Legislature on a system of judicial reform in Texas.
SB 283 49-0 (1945) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending statute relating to publication of Texas Reports and the Texas Criminal Reports, etc.
SB 318 49-0 (1945) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1945, and ending August 31, 1947; suspending all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 34 48-0 (1943) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to authorizing Courts of record to declare rights, status and other legal relations, to enter declaratory judgments, to determine questions of construction or validity arising under a written instrument, Statute, ordinance, contract, or franchise.
HB 315 48-0 (1943) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. Relating to establishing procedure for arbitrations; authorizing agreements to submit issues to arbitration, etc.
HB 409 48-0 (1943) Author: Dove, Dan | et. al. Relating to redistricting the State of Texas for judicial purposes; adjusting the jurisdiction and lowering the number of courts; creating new courts needed in lieu of those abolished.
HB 695 48-0 (1943) Author: McLellan, Charles Samuel | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for uniform fees to be charged for the issuance of delayed birth and death certificates by the Probate Court, Clerk thereof, and the State Registrar.
SB 86 48-0 (1943) Author: Cotten, Clay Relating to requiring notice to all parties before entering judgment nunc pro tunc.
HB 271 47-0 (1941) Author: Reed, William Otey Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for certain period; requiring certain fees paid to clerks or officers of all Appellate Courts to be deposited monthly in the State Treasury.
SB 181 47-0 (1941) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1941, and ending August 31, 1943.
SB 223 47-0 (1941) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers Relating to creating a Court of Claims consisting of three judges to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
HB 89 46-0 (1939) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe | et. al. Relating to providing for declaratory judgments.
HB 197 46-0 (1939) Author: Anderson, Preston Louis Relating to defining and limiting jurisdiction of the courts in matters of labor disputes.
HB 257 46-0 (1939) Author: Thornton, Jr., Eli Henry Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1939, and ending August 31, 1941.
HJR 28 46-0 (1939) Author: Donaghey, Raymond R. Proposing a constitutional amendment reorganizing the Supreme Court, and the Court of Criminal Appeals; and abolishing the Courts of Civil Appeals.
SB 17 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers Relating to creating a State Bar, constituting it an administrative agency of the judicial department of the State; empowering the Supreme Court to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for the admission to the practice of law; prescribing a code of ethics governing the conduct of the members.
SB 403 46-0 (1939) Author: Roberts, Morris Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1939, and ending August 31, 1941.
HB 625 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing that when any abstract of judgment has been recorded it shall, from the date of such record and index, whether it be the first or a subsequent abstract of said judgment, operate as a lien upon all of the real estate of the defendant situated in the county where such record and index are made and upon all real estate which defendant may thereafter acquire, situated in said county, said lien to continue for ten (10) years from the date of such record and index, except that if during said ten-year period the judgment becomes dormant said lien shall thereupon cease to exist, and so as to provide that the lien of any judgment so recorded and indexed prior to the effective date of this Act, if then valid, shall continue for ten (10) years from the effective date of this Act, except that if during said ten (10) years the judgment becomes dormant said lien shall thereupon cease to exist.
HB 838 45-0 (1937) Relating to making an appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Judiciary of the State of Texas for the biennium beginning September 1, 1937, and ending August 31, 1939.
SB 257 44-0 (1935) Relating to making certain emergency appropriations out of the General Revenue of the State of Texas to supplement appropriations made by the Regular Session of the Forty-third Legislature for the maintenance and administration of judiciary to pay expenses of District Judges and District Attorneys as per Article 6820, Revised Civil Statutes, and to pay an assistant to the Secretary of the Board of Legal Examiners under authority of the Supreme Court of Texas.
SB 100 43-0 (1933) Author: Holbrook, Thomas Jefferson Relating to making appropriations to cover deficiencies in appropriations heretofore made for the support of the Judiciary Department of the State Government for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931.
SB 127 43-0 (1933) Author: Murphy, William Cecil Relating to providing that a judgment in courts of record will not become dormant where execution has issued on such judgment within ten years after its rendition.
SB 17 42-0 (1931) Author: Beck, John W. E. H. Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of Judges, and the support and maintenance of the Judicial Department of the State Government for the two year period beginning September 1, 1931, and ending August 31, 1933.
SB 136 41-0 (1929) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to making appropriation to cover deficiencies in appropriations heretofore made for the support of the Judiciary Department of the State Government of the State of Texas, for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928.
SB 2 41-3 (1929) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges and the support and maintenance of the Judicial Department of the State Government for the two year period beginning September 1, 1929 and ending August 31, 1931.
HB 563 40-0 (1927) Author: Teer, Claud D. Relating to making appropriation to cover deficiencies in appropriations heretofore made for the support of the Judiciary Department of the State Government, for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1927.
HB 40 40-1 (1927) Author: Teer, Claud D. Relating to making appropriations to cover deficiencies in appropriations heretofore made for the support of the Judiciary Department of the State Government for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1927.
HB 71 40-1 (1927) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to more distinctly specifying venue in cases of fraud and defalcation and in cases where two or more defendants are involved, and providing that suit may be brought in any county where fraud is committed or where defalcation occurs.
SB 2 40-1 (1927) Author: Wood, Ashley Elijah Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and the support and maintenance of the Judicial Department of the State Government for the two year period beginning September 1, 1927, and ending August 31, 1929.
HB 18 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to requiring parties against whom monetary judgments have been or may be rendered to file among the papers of the cause a sworn schedule of assets and certain past transfers of property, and other information relative thereto under certain conditions; fixing a penalty. House: Judiciary
HB 167 39-0 (1925) Author: Cade, J. Robert | et. al. Relating to providing the method of preparing statements of facts in all cases appealed or taken up on writ of error, and for the consideration of same by the appellate courts, and for inclusion therein of bills of exception, and for the repeal of all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act. House: Judiciary
HB 634 39-0 (1925) Author: Wester, James Kyle Relating to establishing and creating a court to be known as the Corporation Court of Lubbock, Texas, and prescribing its organization and procedure and conform to the jurisdiction and process of other courts thereto. 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 78 39-0 (1925) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to amending certain statute relating to process and service in civil actions in the Justice's Courts by providing for issuance and mailing of citations to defendants, whether residents of the same or different counties or non-residents of the State; prescribing the requisites thereof, the manner of sending, and the evidence of delivery thereof to such defendants. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 101 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and the support and maintenance of the Judicial Department of the State Government for the two year period beginning September 1, 1925, and ending August 31, 1927. Senate: Finance
SB 121 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statute regulating the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by striking out certain section of said statute, as it now exists, and in other respects by specifically naming the cases in which the Supreme Court is given jurisdiction to grant writs of error. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 122 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statute requiring the Courts of Civil Appeals make and file conclusions of fact and law in certain cases, specifically naming the cases in which said court in the future are required to file conclusions of fact and law. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 413 39-0 (1925) Author: Floyd, Charles Richard Relating to fixing the terms of court for the Sixth Judicial District in Fannin and Lamar Counties. Senate: Judicial Districts
HB 47 38-0 (1923) Author: Potter, Sr., Frank B. Relating to extending the term of members of the Commission of Appeals to the last Saturday in June, 1925, and providing for appointment of judges for said extended term; providing for the qualifications thereof and fixing the same, and providing and fixing the salaries of the same and the manner of payment thereof.
HB 77 38-3 (1923) Author: Quaid, John Erskell Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and the support of the Judicial Department of the State Government for the two years beginning September 1, 1923, and ending August 31, 1925.
HB 136 37-0 (1921) Author: Satterwhite, Robert Lee Relating to a certain Act regarding the appropriation for the judicial department.
HJR 1 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to Article V of the Constitution of the State of Texas, and naming the time for qualified voters to vote on said proposed amendment.
SJR 5 37-0 (1921) Author: Davidson, Thomas Whitfield Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution relating to the Judiciary.
HB 10 37-1 (1921) Author: Satterwhite, Robert Lee Relating to making appropriation to pay salaries of judges, and the support of the Judicial Department of the State Government for the two years, beginning September 1, 1921, and ending August 31, 1923.
SB 3 37-1 (1921) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to providing general appropriation for the support of the Judiciary of the State.
HB 321 36-0 (1919) Author: Bolin, T. R. Relating to giving courts of record authority to punish witnesses who willfully evade service of process issued out of said court, as for contempt, and fixing the punishment therefor.
HB 426 36-0 (1919) 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 involved 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.
HJR 12 36-0 (1919) Author: Davis, John | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article 5 of the Constitution relating to the judicial department of the State government.
SJR 3 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Proposing to amend Article V of the Constitution of the State of Texas pertaining to the Judicial Department of the government of the State of Texas, fixing the date for an election to be held hereunder, and making an appropriation to pay the expenses of said election. Senate: Constitutional Amendments
HB 3 36-2 (1919) Author: Thomas, Charles Graham Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and for the support of the Judicial Department of the State Government for the two years, beginning September 1st, 1919, and ending August 31, 1921, and for the Commissioner of Appeals from September 21st, 1919, to June 30th, 1920.
SB 3 36-2 (1919) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to making an appropriation to pay salaries of judges and for the support of the Judicial Department of the State Government.
HB 77 35-0 (1917) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to authorizing the Supreme Court to prescribe forms and rules and generally to regulate pleading and practice in the courts of Texas.
HB 582 35-0 (1917) Author: Burton, George W. | et. al. Relating to regulating the manner of service of subpoenas issued in any civil or criminal action or upon any proceeding before an examining court, coroner's inquest, grand jury or before a judge hearing an application under habeus corpus, or in any case or matter where any witnesses may be summoned; authorizing the execution of such subpoenas.
HB 647 35-0 (1917) Author: Peyton, John B. Relating to making appropriations for the support of the Judicial department of the State government.
HJR 31 35-0 (1917) Author: DeBogory, Eugene | et. al. Proposing an amendment reorganizing the judiciary of the State; making an appropriation.
HB 1 35-1 (1917) Author: Peyton, John B. Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and for the support of the Judicial Department of the State Government for two years beginning September 1, 1917 and ending August 31, 1919.
SB 10 35-1 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to make appropriations to pay salaries of judges, etc., for years September 1, 1917, to September 1, 1919.
HB 245 34-0 (1915) Author: Bryan, E. R. Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges and for the support of the Judicial Department for two years between September 1, 1915 and August 31, 1917.
HB 3 34-1 (1915) Author: Wagstaff, J. M. Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and for the support of the judicial department of the State government, for two years, beginning September 1st, 1915 and ending August 31, 1917.
SB 3 34-1 (1915) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and for the support of the judicial department of the State government for two years, beginning September 1, 1915, and ending August 31, 1917.
HB 318 33-0 (1913) Author: Wortham, Louis J. Relating to making an appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and for the support of the judicial department.
SB 335 33-0 (1913) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers | et. al. Relating to amending articles 1133, 1134, and 1138, of the revised Code of Criminal Procedure of 1911, defining the duties of the district judge, district clerk and the comptroller of public accounts in examining, auditing, and approving, all bills, claims and accounts against the stat for fees and salaries in felony cases and providing a penalty.
SB 340 33-0 (1913) Author: Willacy, John G. Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and for the support of the Judicial Department of the State, for two years, beginning September 1, 1913, and ending August 31, 1915.
SB 375 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. Relating to providing for statements of facts and exceptions in all cases tried in the District or County Courts where jury verdicts are set aside and new trials granted, and for appeal from orders and judgments granting new trials.
SJR 2 33-0 (1913) Author: Vaughan, Horace Worth | et. al. Relating to amending article 5 of the constitution relating to the judicial department.
SJR 24 33-0 (1913)
HB 1 33-1 (1913) Author: Wortham, Louis J. Relating to making appropriations to pay salaries of judges, and for the support of the Judicial Department of the State Government, for two years, beginning September 1, 1913, and ending August 31, 1915.
SB 21 30-0 (1907) Relating to court costs; relating to giving security for costs.
HB 121 29-0 (1905) Author: McKinney, Andrew Todd Relating to regulating appeals in the courts of the State of Texas.
SB 45 29-0 (1905) Relating to the partition of real estate under a court's direction.
SB 154 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Article 63, Chapter 1, Title 2, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, relating to the jurisdiction of courts.
HB 147 27-0 (1901) Relating to amending "An Act to amend Article 2313, Chapter 4, Title XL, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1895, relating to the introduction of certain abstracts of title as evidence."
SB 44 24-0 (1895) Relating to the appointment of guardians ad litem.
SB 12 22-0 (1891) Relating to disposing of property or proceeds when attachment is quashed.
SB 148 21-0 (1889) Relating to regulating the sale and transfer of judgments of courts of record, and of causes of action or interest therein where suit has been filed thereon, and providing for recording of such transfers.
SB 21 20-0 (1887) Relating to the administration of affidavits, oaths, and affirmations.
SB 248 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending articles 2725 and 2726 of the Revised Statutes.

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