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HB 431 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 799 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1125 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the amount of a fine or cost imposed in a criminal case by a justice or municipal court and to the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost or for contempt. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1749 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to an offense punishable by fine only; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2573 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the civil jurisdiction of a justice court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2875 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases in Willacy County and Starr County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3458 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to certain fees collected by a justice court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 378 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 409 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 691 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the fees collected by justices of the peace on the filing of certain civil actions to fund a law library. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1335 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the amount of a fine or cost imposed in a criminal case by a justice or municipal court and to the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost or for contempt. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1761 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the cost of transporting a body for the purpose of performing an autopsy. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1824 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to punishment for the offense of forgery and to a fee imposed on certain defendants who commit the offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 2157 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizing a fee; amending dismissal procedures for a criminal offense. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 516 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to venue for the offense of failure to attend school. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 519 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to venue for the offense of a parent contributing to a child's failure to attend school. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1334 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1386 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the prohibition of more than one counsel appearing in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1511 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to appointment of a municipal judge to serve as a visiting justice of the peace in certain proceedings involving misdemeanor traffic offenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1594 84-0 (2015) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to increasing the punishment for contempt of court by certain juveniles in a justice or municipal court. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2153 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2282 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the procedures for protests and appeals of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2398 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; establishing judicial donation trust funds; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3631 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to administration of a justice court technology fund in certain counties by a justice of the peace council. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3697 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Insurance to research and evaluate claims data and the recovery of attorney's fees in first-party insurance claims. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3855 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3965 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the persons who are eligible for appointment as a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4050 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to certain fees paid by political subdivisions in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1040 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2000 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to jurisdiction and court administration of the El Paso Criminal Law Magistrate Court. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 338 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the court in which a hearing regarding the towing of a motor vehicle may be held. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation
Effective immediately
HB 438 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the courts authorized to issue an occupational driver's license. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 520 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to certain fees paid in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1021 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to venue for the offense of failure to attend school. House: Criminal Procedure Reform, Select
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1022 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to venue for the offense of a parent contributing to a child's failure to attend school. House: Criminal Procedure Reform, Select
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1222 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to venue for certain alleged violations or offenses under the Water Safety Act. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1263 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1448 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the use of money deposited to a justice court technology fund in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1598 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1656 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to funding for emergency medical air transportation provided to patients enrolled in the state Medicaid program; imposing a surcharge. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2777 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the procedures for taxpayer protests and to appeals of certain ad valorem tax determinations to justice courts. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3059 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to fines and court costs imposed on a child in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 395 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to fines and court costs imposed on a child in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 501 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to venue for certain alleged violations or offenses under the Water Safety Act. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 576 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1891 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Howard, Donna
Relating to the imposition of an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Travis County courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 567 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to authorizing justice, municipal, and juvenile courts to obtain evidence that certain minors are in compliance with mandatory school attendance requirements and suspend driver's licenses or permits for failure to comply. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 693 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to where a justice of the peace court is held. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1014 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to appointment of a municipal judge to serve as a visiting justice of the peace in certain proceedings involving misdemeanor traffic offenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1962 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the programs that a justice or municipal court may require a juvenile offender to attend and to the payment of related program costs. House: Corrections Considered in Calendars
HB 1993 82-0 (2011) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Relating to the redemption and impoundment of estrays. House: Agriculture & Livestock Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2174 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
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 2647 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to trials for misdemeanor cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3719 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to truancy and the jurisdiction of justice courts House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 376 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a fee collected for a jury trial in a civil case. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 519 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the period during which a motion for a new trial in a criminal proceeding in a justice or municipal court must be made. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 607 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the assessment of court costs on conviction of a Class C misdemeanor in certain justice courts. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 726 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service fees and court costs imposed to fund the account. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1200 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen | et. al.
Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice of the peace courts located in certain counties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1357 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hardcastle, Rick
Relating to the redemption and impoundment of estrays. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1489 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to educational, juvenile justice, and criminal justice responses to truancy. House: Corrections
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 34 82-1 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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
SB 23 82-1 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. Co-author authorized
HB 29 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the qualifications for office of justice of the peace in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 288 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to authorizing a justice or municipal court to grant an occupational driver's license. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 558 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to law enforcement and judicial procedures for, and the prosecution of, children who engage in conduct constituting public intoxication. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
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 900 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to authorizing a justice court to grant an occupational driver's license and providing for an appeal from the justice court. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 1488 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the summoning of jurors to justice of the peace courts in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1571 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to actions in a justice court regarding the repair of residential rental property. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3464 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the enforcement of certain development regulations in a justice court. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3585 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the payment of a special expense fee on a grant of deferred disposition in a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3637 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to filing fees in civil actions and proceedings and the use of those fees, to costs on conviction in certain courts, to money paid into the registry of a court in certain counties, and to the appointment of counsel in certain suits. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3763 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the jurisdiction and administration of, and procedures relating to, certain courts in this state, including procedures for appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4357 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the authority of a justice or municipal court over certain juvenile offenders and their parents. House: Corrections Placed on General State Calendar
HR 2968 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 408. Reported enrolled
SB 320 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the qualifications for office of justice of the peace in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
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 412 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to the placement of a defendant on deferred disposition in a justice or municipal court. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 415 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Kent, Carol | et. al.
Relating to the court in which certain persons charged with misdemeanors punishable by fine only may be arraigned. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
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 1274 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the summoning of jurors to justice of the peace courts in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1448 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to actions in a justice court regarding the repair of residential rental property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/10
SB 1754 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to filing fees for civil actions or proceedings in a district, county, justice, or small claims court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SR 1089 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 408. Reported enrolled
HB 196 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to appeals from small claims courts. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 723 80-0 (2007) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to an annual report by a justice of the peace regarding certain income. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 742 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to authorizing a justice or municipal court to grant an occupational driver's license. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 819 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in justice of the peace courts. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1147 80-0 (2007) Author: Harless, Patricia | et. al. Relating to erecting certain signs on certain rights-of-way; providing penalties. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1903 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to continuing educational requirements of a justice of the peace who is a licensed attorney. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1909 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to the composition of a juvenile board. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2468 80-0 (2007) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the filing of financial statements by justices of the peace and candidates for justice of the peace in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2949 80-0 (2007) Author: Merritt, Tommy
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to certain fees in the administration of the teen court program in the Texas-Louisiana border region. House: Border & International Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3428 80-0 (2007) 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 Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3682 80-0 (2007) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to deferred disposition of certain traffic offenses by certain holders of out-of-state driver's licenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 237 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in civil cases in justice of the peace courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 395 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to dismissal of the charge in certain traffic offense cases. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Law Enforcement
SB 618 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the jurisdiction of and representation in the county, justice, and small claims courts in civil matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 767 80-0 (2007) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to jurisdiction over and punishment of certain misdemeanor offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 1126 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the issuance of certain search warrants. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1230 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the licensing of court interpreters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 1412 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to certain fees collected by justice courts and small claims courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1413 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the amount of a judgment that may be appealed or removed from justice court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1662 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to information provided to a plaintiff in a small claims court by a defendant against whom judgment is rendered. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 62 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to procedures for appealing a residential eviction suit. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 282 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the funding of alternative dispute resolution systems. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1142 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the jurisdiction of certain courts in Tarrant County. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1192 79-0 (2005) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to court personnel education. House: Judiciary Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1375 79-0 (2005) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the manner of administering oaths for certain electronically transmitted documents in justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1418 79-0 (2005) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the justice court technology fund and to requiring the assessment of a technology fee on conviction of certain misdemeanor offenses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1576 79-0 (2005) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to the justice court technology fund and to requiring the assessment of a technology fee on conviction of certain misdemeanor offenses. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 1597 79-0 (2005) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Relating to the continuation of the justice court technology fund. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
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 2718 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the continuation of the justice court technology fund. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3130 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to certain procedures for the handling of criminal cases in justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 168 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the funding of alternative dispute resolution systems. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 321 79-0 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the jurisdiction of the 396th District Court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 435 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the education requirements for a justice of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
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 439 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Solis, Jim
Relating to eviction suits in justice courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 737 79-0 (2005) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving the operating or loading of an overweight vehicle in violation of certain laws. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 933 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the justice court technology fund and to requiring the assessment of a technology fee on conviction of certain misdemeanor offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1424 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Solis, Jim
Relating to filing fees in a civil matter in a justice court or small claims court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1783 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the consequences of a prosecution or conviction of an offense in justice or municipal court and to the disposition of certain records relating to those prosecutions and convictions. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 42 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of justices of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
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 375 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to limiting the award of attorney's fees by a justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 538 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben | et. al. Relating to the funding of alternative dispute resolution systems. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 544 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the assessment of certain court costs in justice courts. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 981 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to appeals to small claims courts of certain determinations of the appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 1498 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to disclosure of the individual vote of each member of the supreme court on a petition for review or application for writ of error. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1509 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the jurisdiction of and filing fees in certain courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2253 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the jurisdiction of justice and municipal courts in proceedings involving juveniles. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HJR 99 78-0 (2003) Author: Moreno, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring eight justice of the peace precincts in Harris County, with at least two justices of the peace and at least one constable to be elected in each of those precincts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 184 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the funding of alternative dispute resolution systems. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1255 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the penalty for contempt in a failure to attend school proceeding in a justice court. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1290 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the consequences of a prosecution or conviction of an offense in justice or municipal court and to the disposition of certain records relating to those prosecutions and convictions. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 9 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring eight justice of the peace precincts in Harris County, with at least two justices of the peace and at least one constable to be elected in each of those precincts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 177 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to create a justice court technology fund and to require certain defendants to pay court costs for deposit in the fund. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 284 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to service and contents of citation and answer in justice and small claims courts. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1035 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the educational requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1060 77-0 (2001) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to appeals to small claims courts of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1256 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Dan Relating to employment as a peace officer while serving as a justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1354 77-0 (2001) Author: Noriega, Rick Relating to requiring certain defendants in municipal or justice courts to make payments to a crime stoppers organization. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1549 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to the sealing of files and records of a person prosecuted for failure to attend school. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1567 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to limiting the award of attorney's fees by a justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 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 1871 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim | et. al. Relating to special license plates for a justice of the peace. House: Transportation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2202 77-0 (2001) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to authorizing a procedure for an appeal by pauper's affidavit of a residential eviction suit based on nonpayment of rent. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2867 77-0 (2001) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to certain offenses occurring on school property or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity as conduct indicating a need for supervision in certain counties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3003 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to the use by justice courts of persons to serve citation and other notice. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3223 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to bailiffs appointed by justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3662 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the administration of the justice courts of Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HJR 65 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Archer County to combine justice of the peace and constable precincts. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
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 303 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to the functions of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 370 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the performance of an autopsy on an individual injured in one county and dying in another county. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 495 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the educational requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 705 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to attending school. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1681 77-0 (2001) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the waiver of a jury trial in the prosecution of a misdemeanor offense within the jurisdiction of the justice and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SJR 21 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of justice of the peace in McMullen County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 31 76-0 (1999) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the jurisdiction of the county, justice, and small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 45 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the requirement that certain administrative hearings involving the Department of Public Safety be heard by a justice of the peace. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 305 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to the applicability to judicial officers of certain prohibitions against the carrying of handguns or other weapons. House: Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 509 76-0 (1999) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to disputes concerning enforcement of deed restrictions in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 545 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur Relating to the allocation of funds generated from certain court security fees. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 688 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the jurisdiction and authority of a justice or municipal court concerning a child and the parent, managing conservator, or guardian of the child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1213 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the administration of the justice courts in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1609 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to certain electronically created records used in a justice or municipal court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1754 76-0 (1999) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to summoning prospective jurors to justice court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1828 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the enforcement of certain poaching laws by a justice court. House: State Recreational Resources
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2053 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the procedures governing the prosecution and administration of misdemeanor offenses in the jurisdiction of the justice and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2287 76-0 (1999) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the creation of a municipal court of record in Rio Bravo. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2670 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the appeal of a conviction in a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2802 76-0 (1999) Author: Ritter, Allan
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the denial of the renewal of the driver's license of a person who fails to appear to pay a fine involving an offense within justice or municipal court jurisdiction. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 55 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to the jurisdiction of the county, justice, and small claims courts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations No action taken in committee
SB 250 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to civil jurisdiction and the awarding of attorney's fees in justice and small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 921 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the applicability to judicial officers of certain prohibitions against the carrying of handguns or other weapons. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1230 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the procedures governing the prosecution and administration of misdemeanor offenses in the jurisdiction of the justice and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SJR 31 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Rockwall County to be divided into two to six precincts for justices of the peace and constables. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 614 75-0 (1997) Author: Alexander, Clyde | et. al.
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the jurisdiction of justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 721 75-0 (1997) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to certain fees collected by a justice of the peace. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 954 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the assignment of certain appellate judges and justices as visiting judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1215 75-0 (1997) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the disposition of administrative fees collected by a justice court in certain traffic cases. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1291 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the jurisdiction of justice and municipal courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1594 75-0 (1997) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the contempt of a justice or municipal court by certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2046 75-0 (1997) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the location of justice of the peace courts in certain counties. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2113 75-0 (1997) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the appearance at a justice or municipal court hearing for a child accused of committing certain misdemeanors of the parent, managing conservator, or guardian of the child; providing a penalty. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2134 75-0 (1997) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the jurisdiction of certain justice of the peace courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2184 75-0 (1997) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to the requirement that certain administrative hearings involving the Department of Public Safety be heard by a justice of the peace. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2275 75-0 (1997) Author: Shields, John Relating to the jurisdiction of and procedure in justice and small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2309 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to fees charged by a justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2727 75-0 (1997) Author: Garcia, Domingo
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the jurisdiction of certain justice of the peace courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 2845 75-0 (1997) Author: Berlanga, Hugo
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to reopen an inquest. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2989 75-0 (1997) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to the procedures governing the prosecution and administration of misdemeanor offenses in the jurisdiction of the justice and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3153 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to civil jurisdiction and the awarding of attorney's fees in justice and small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3544 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to the justice of the peace courts of Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HJR 2 75-0 (1997) Author: Turner, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish two justice precincts in Brown County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 9 75-0 (1997) Author: Place, Allen Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize Comanche County to have more than one precinct for justices of the peace and a single precinct for constable. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 607 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the assignment of certain appellate judges and justices as visiting judges. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 1500 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to civil jurisdiction and the awarding of attorney's fees in justice and small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Point of order sustained
SB 1801 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the jurisdiction of and procedure in justice and small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SCR 2 75-0 (1997) Author: West, Royce Encouraging justice of the peace and municipal courts to utilize identified alcohol prevention/education-related activities as community service projects. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 32 75-0 (1997) Author: Fraser, Troy Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the offices of Justice of the Peace for Precincts 3 and 4 in Brown County. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 291 74-0 (1995) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to the fees charged by a justice of the peace. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 387 74-0 (1995) Author: Hochberg, Scott
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the jurisdiction of certain justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 671 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the jurisdiction of justice and municipal courts over certain misdemeanor offenses committed by a child and to the punishment for those offenses. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 890 74-0 (1995) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the jurisdiction of the justice courts in a county with a population of two million or more. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1294 74-0 (1995) Author: Finnell, Charles
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the duties of a clerk of a justice court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1368 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to default judgments entered by justice courts. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1392 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the examination of a witness in a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1394 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to pleas entered by a minor in justice or municipal court. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1395 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the dismissal of prosecutions of certain misdemeanor traffic offenses punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1440 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the dismissal of an appeal from a justice or municipal court in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
HB 1535 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of justice courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1648 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of justice courts and certain municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1740 74-0 (1995) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to temporary justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1749 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the retrial of a case in a justice or municipal court after a mistrial has been declared. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1760 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to the assessment of certain fees or costs by a justice, municipal, or county court. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1806 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to contempt of court in a justice court or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1934 74-0 (1995) Author: Shields, John Relating to the appeal from a justice or municipal court in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2005 74-0 (1995) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to the ability of a justice court or municipal court to impose certain punishments for an offense committed by a minor that involves alcoholic beverages. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 2096 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the appointment of a special judge to preside in a justice court in Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2098 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to justice court juries in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2149 74-0 (1995) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to publication of certain information regarding justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2485 74-0 (1995) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the jurisdiction of municipal courts and municipal courts of record, to certain fees or fines imposed by a justice or municipal court in a criminal case, and to certain criminal procedures in justice or municipal court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2573 74-0 (1995) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to county law library fees charged in cases filed in justice court. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2986 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the ability of a justice court to impose certain punishments for an offense committed by a minor that involves alcoholic beverages. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3043 74-0 (1995) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the continuing education for justice and municipal court clerks. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 3196 74-0 (1995) Author: Moreno, Paul
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to fees received by a judge or justice for certain services. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
SB 576 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of justice courts and municipal courts. Senate: Criminal Justice Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
SB 577 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to pleas entered by a minor in justice or municipal court. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 738 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to nonlawyer representation in a forcible detainer or a forcible entry and detainer suit in justice court. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 780 74-0 (1995) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roberto
Relating to temporary justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 886 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to certain procedures for the handling of a case in a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 918 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Shields, John
Relating to the appeal from a justice or municipal court in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1043 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the duties of clerk of a justice of the peace court. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1060 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Lewis, Ron
Relating to the assessment of certain fees or costs by a justice, municipal, or county court. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 62 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the place for justices of the peace of certain counties to hold court. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 265 73-0 (1993) Author: Hunter, Bob
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to county law library fees charged in cases filed in a justice of the peace court. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 392 73-0 (1993) Author: Linebarger, Libby
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to justice court juries. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 586 73-0 (1993) Author: Shields, John | et. al. Relating to truancy proceedings in certain justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 681 73-0 (1993) Author: Hill, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to truancy; providing a penalty. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 736 73-0 (1993) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the payment of interest on unpaid fines and costs assessed by a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 930 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace or municipal judge to order community service in satisfaction of fine or costs and to the justice precinct in which persons may be tried or in which a constable may be allowed a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1111 73-0 (1993) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to default judgments entered by justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Meeting cancelled
HB 1522 73-0 (1993) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to creating the offense of trying a misdemeanor case in a justice court with improper venue. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1566 73-0 (1993) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to the disqualification of judges and justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2025 73-0 (1993) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the positions of constable, deputy constable, special state constable, and certain other peace officers and justices of the peace. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 2161 73-0 (1993) Author: Hill, Fred Relating to the transfer of a case in which proceedings have been deferred on completion of a teen court program to another court within the same county. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2173 73-0 (1993) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to creating the offense of trying a misdemeanor case in a justice court with improper venue. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2341 73-0 (1993) Author: Johnson, Jerry Relating to programs that a justice court may require a child to attend if the court finds that the child engaged in truant conduct. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2632 73-0 (1993) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to the terms of court and places for holding court of justice of the peace courts in counties having a population less than 30,000. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Withdrawn from intent calendar
HCR 79 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 jurisdiction, procedure, fines, costs, administration, facilities, and operation of the justice of the peace, municipal, and small claims courts in the State of Texas. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HJR 107 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the time for redistricting justice and commissioner precincts. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
SB 282 73-0 (1993) Author: Leedom, John Relating to the fees for services rendered by justices of the peace. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Record vote
SB 288 73-0 (1993) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to order community service in satisfaction of fine or costs. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 415 73-0 (1993) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to truancy proceedings in certain justice courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 722 73-0 (1993) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to order community service in satisfaction of fine or costs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
House passage as amended reported
SB 806 73-0 (1993) Author: West, Royce Relating to programs that a justice court may require a child to attend if the court finds that the child engaged in truant conduct. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 867 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the location of certain justice of the peace courts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1171 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to the issuance of special license plates to justices of the peace and municipal court judges. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SCR 49 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 jurisdiction, procedure, fines, costs, administration, facilities, and operation of the justice of the peace, municipal and small claims courts in the State of Texas. Senate: Administration Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 180 72-0 (1991) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to a seal for justice courts and for small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 323 72-0 (1991) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 389 72-0 (1991) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to the jurisdiction of the justice and small claims courts. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 407 72-0 (1991) Author: Ovard, A.R.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to increasing the fine for certain misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 742 72-0 (1991) Author: Campbell, Ben Relating to the jurisdiction of the county and justice courts. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 783 72-0 (1991) Author: Kamel, Ted Relating to teen court programs in justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 838 72-0 (1991) Author: Blair, Fred Relating to a transfer of certain misdemeanor cases from a justice court to a district court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1431 72-0 (1991) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the jurisdiction of the county, justice, and small claims courts, to the processing and storage of information in the civil docket of a justice of the peace, and to the jurisdiction of certain municipal courts over certain hearings relating to stored motor vehicles. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1711 72-0 (1991) Author: Robnett, Nolan Relating to the deferral of proceedings in certain criminal cases involving misdemeanors punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1740 72-0 (1991) Author: Taylor, M.A. Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges and to the election on confirmation of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1792 72-0 (1991) Author: Horn, Jim Relating to forcible entry and detainer and forcible detainer suits. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 2664 72-0 (1991) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the jurisdiction of a justice court over a child who engages in certain conduct indicating a need for supervision. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 8 72-0 (1991) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to increasing the fine for certain Class C misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts. Senate: Criminal Justice Tabled in committee
SB 61 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Schoolcraft, Alan
Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 304 72-0 (1991) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the jurisdiction of the county, justice and small claims court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 533 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to increasing the fine for certain Class C misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 593 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the deferral of proceedings in certain criminal cases involving misdemeanors punishable by fine only. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 877 72-0 (1991) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Horn, Jim
Relating to jurisdiction and venue of forcible entry and detainer and forcible detainer suits. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 1037 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Shelley, Dan
Relating to the jurisdiction of a justice court over a child who engages in certain conduct indicating a need for supervision. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1592 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the appointment of a former or retired justice of the peace to serve as temporary justice. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 42 72-1 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the appointment of a former or retired justice of the peace to serve as temporary justice. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 84 72-2 (1991) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the place for justices of the peace of certain counties to hold court. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 86 72-2 (1991) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the appointment of a special judge for the justice courts in Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 120 72-2 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to the fees charged by justice courts and small claims courts. Filed
HJR 1 72-2 (1991) Author: Turner, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the division of certain counties into justice of the peace and constable precincts. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SB 24 72-2 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the duties of the presiding judge of certain justice. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 88 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to salaries of appellate and district court justices and judges. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 359 71-0 (1989) Author: Ovard, A.R. | et. al. Relating to increasing the fine for certain Class C misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 488 71-0 (1989) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to justice and small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 551 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to increasing the fine for certain misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 1101 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Leedom, John
Relating to authorizing justices of the peace and municipal court judges to maintain criminal dockets by use of data processing equipment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1422 71-0 (1989) Author: Shelley, Dan | et. al. Relating to the punishments for certain misdemeanors, to the amounts of pecuniary loss for certain offenses as those amounts affect punishments for the offenses, and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and.... House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1423 71-0 (1989) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the places where a justice of the peace may hold court in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1926 71-0 (1989) Author: Campbell, Ben
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the jurisdiction of justice of the peace courts and county courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left as pending business in comm.
HB 2112 71-0 (1989) Author: Robnett, Nolan Relating to reports by a justice court to the Department of Public Safety of certain complaints disposed of by the justice court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2689 71-0 (1989) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to authorizing the justice of the peace or municipal court, in its discretion, to report to the Department of Public Safety traffic-related convictions that are disposed of through deferred adjudication procedures. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 813 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to increasing the fine for certain Class C misdemeanors and to the jurisdiction of county, justice, and municipal courts. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 868 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 879 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the disposition of certain traffic fines. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 979 71-0 (1989) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Tallas, Jim
Relating to criminal practice and procedure in municipal, justice, and county courts and to creating an offense for improper filing of certain cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1309 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to reports by a justice court to the Department of Public Safety of certain complaints disposed of by the justice court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 42 71-1 (1989) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Smith, Ashley
Relating to the jurisdiction of certain justice of the peace courts and county courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 93 71-1 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
HB 60 71-2 (1989) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 110 71-2 (1989) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to a seal for justice courts and for small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 15 71-2 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 24 71-3 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
HB 30 71-4 (1990) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to a seal for justice courts and for small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 87 71-4 (1990) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the election of justices of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District from single-member places. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 26 71-4 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to County Affairs
HB 14 71-5 (1990) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to a seal for justice courts and for small claims courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 49 71-5 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to County Affairs
HB 638 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the education requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged in committee
HB 820 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to the civil jurisdiction of the justice court and to certain fees in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1025 70-0 (1987) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to certain fees collected by justices courts and county courts in civil matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1240 70-0 (1987) Author: Saunders, Robert Relating to a justice court's jurisdiction of misdemeanor offenses charged under the Parks and Wildlife Code. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1730 70-0 (1987) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to certain persons representing other persons in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1748 70-0 (1987) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to affidavits certifying certain convictions under the Parks and Wildlife Code and other information provided to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department by a justice court. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
HB 2214 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the administration of the justice courts in Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 6 70-0 (1987) Author: Hollowell, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the jurisdiction of justice courts and giving those courts jurisdiction in certain criminal cases punishable by confinement in jail House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HJR 99 70-0 (1987) Author: Carriker, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the division of counties into Justice of the Peace or Constable precincts. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 659 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the administration of the justice courts in Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 925 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Grusendorf, Kent
Relating to certain fees collected by justice courts and county courts in civil matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 998 70-0 (1987) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to affidavits certifying certain convictions under the Parks and Wildlife Code and other information provided to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department by a justice court. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 1422 70-0 (1987) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to suspension of sentences and deferral of final disposition in justice courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HJR 10 70-2 (1987) Author: Blackwood, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain justice precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SJR 6 70-2 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Blackwood, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain justice precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 264 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to the courtroom, office space, and services furnished to a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 266 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the civil jurisdiction of county courts and justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 956 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to courtrooms, office space, equipment, and supplies for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HB 1095 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to official identification cards for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1568 69-0 (1985) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the right to appeal certain judgments and sentences of a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2239 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to procedures and practices before a municipal or justice court and the authority of justices of the peace and municipal court judges to order incarceration of certain defendants; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
HB 2310 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the conducting of inquests and the duty of peace officers to notify justices of the peace and other magistrates of deaths; providing a penalty. House: Law Enforcement 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HJR 69 69-0 (1985) Author: Hollowell, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the jurisdiction of justice courts and giving those courts jurisdiction in certain criminal cases punishable by confinement in jail. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 85 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank Proposing a constitutional amendment giving justice courts jurisdiction in all criminal cases punishable by fine only. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 251 69-0 (1985) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Thompson, Gary
Relating to courtrooms, office space, equipment, and supplies for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 587 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the jurisdiction of and administration of certain courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Considered in formal meeting
SB 800 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the civil jurisdiction of county courts and justice courts; amending Articles 1949 and 2385, Revised Statutes, as amended. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1277 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the right to appeal certain judgments and sentences. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1308 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to procedures and practices before a municipal or justice court and the authority and duties of magistrates and the authority of justices of the peaces and municipal court judges to order incarceration of certain defendants; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 17 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the duty of a justice of the peace to notify a defendant of his right to appeal a criminal conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 42 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to small claims court procedure in justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 86 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to an answer by mail to a suit in justice court. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 164 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the civil jurisdiction of county courts and justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 252 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to appeals from justice court in actions for forcible entry and detainer. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 447 68-0 (1983) Author: Vowell, Jack Relating to the civil jurisdiction of the justice courts in certain counties. House: County Affairs Withdrawn by Author
HB 462 68-0 (1983) Author: Harrison, Jr., W.O. "Bill" Relating to civil jurisdiction of justice and county courts. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 923 68-0 (1983) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to qualifications for the offices of justice of the peace and constable. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1396 68-0 (1983) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to fees collected by justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1418 68-0 (1983) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to the jurisdiction of certain justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1460 68-0 (1983) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of the commissioners court to set court costs in certain misdemeanor cases in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1979 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to office space, equipment and supplies for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs Referred to Committee on County Affairs
HB 1988 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George Authorizing the collection of a fee by justice courts for collecting and processing sight orders. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HJR 91 68-0 (1983) Author: Harrison, Dudley
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed without the Governor's signature
HJR 103 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: County Affairs Withdrawn by Author
SB 474 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Gary
Relating to office space, equipment and supplies, and courtrooms for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 645 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the civil jurisdiction of certain justice courts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Postponed
SB 1293 68-0 (1983) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Willis, Doyle
Giving to justices of the peace, medical examiners, and their personnel the protection provided under Chapter 309, Act of the 64th Legislature, Regular Session, 1975. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 67 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to an answer by mail to a suit in justice court. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 167 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to the selection of jurors for the justice and municipal courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 182 67-0 (1981) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to authority of a justice of the peace to collect fees and process checks or similar sight orders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 218 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to appeals from justice court in actions for forcible entry and detainer. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 503 67-0 (1981) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 701 67-0 (1981) Author: Ware, Bob Relating to courtroom and office space for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 739 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to the punishment for a Class C misdemeanor and the criminal jurisdiction of justice and municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 901 67-0 (1981) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill"
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to the civil jurisdiction of justice courts in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
No action taken
HB 995 67-0 (1981) Author: 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 Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1333 67-0 (1981) Author: Browder, Larry Relating to the salaries of justices of the peace and constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1745 67-0 (1981) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the bond pending an appeal from a conviction in a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1963 67-0 (1981) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the civil jurisdiction of the justice courts in certain counties. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1964 67-0 (1981) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the civil jurisdiction of the justice courts in Bexar County. House: Judiciary
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 2047 67-0 (1981) Author: Robnett, Nolan Relating to alternative service of citation in forcible entry and detainer cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 2145 67-0 (1981) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the compensation of the justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2394 67-0 (1981) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to dismissal of a prosecution in justice or municipal court if previous prosecution for the same offense was dismissed. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 37 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the jurisdiction and authority of justice of the peace courts and county courts in criminal cases. House: Constitutional Amendments Coauthor authorized
HJR 84 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, El Franco
Sponsor: Mengden, Walter
Proposing a constitutional amendment to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HJR 90 67-0 (1981) Author: Shaw, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 34 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to boundaries of justice precincts and to the terms of office of affected justices of the peace and constables. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 132 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the jurisdiction of the justice courts in counties with a population of 2,000,000 or more. House: Judiciary
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 794 67-0 (1981) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to authority of justice of the peace in certain counties to collect fees and process checks or similar sight orders. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 942 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the punishment for a class C misdemeanor and the criminal jurisdiction of the county, justice, and municipal courts. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 1220 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Keller, Ray
Relating to residence requirements for the offices of justice of the peace and constable. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective 8/31/81
SJR 3 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SJR 48 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the jurisdiction and authority of justice of the peace courts and county courts in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 95 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to appeals from justice court in actions for forcible entry and detainer. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 185 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to an answer by mail to a suit in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 234 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to the jurisdiction of the justice court and the small claims court. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 343 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the jurisdiction of the justice court and the small claims court. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 761 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the transfer of jurors impaneled by certain courts for use in the justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 790 66-0 (1979) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the compensation of justices of the peace where two or more justice courts are in the same precinct. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 874 66-0 (1979) Author: Watson, Ed
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to courtroom and office space for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1141 66-0 (1979) Author: Blanton, Bill Relating to the right to appeal certain judgements and sentences of a justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1333 66-0 (1979) Author: Harrison, Jr., W.O. "Bill"
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the jurisdiction of the justice and county courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1878 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to amendment of the Texas Family Code to authorize prosecution of juveniles for misdemeanor offenses punishable by fine only in the municipal and justice courts in the State. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 2165 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to the authority of the county court and justice courts to order detention of a child for wilful violation of the compulsory school attendance law; declaring an emergency. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Vetoed by the Governor
HJR 73 66-0 (1979) Author: Clark, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in criminal cases. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 105 66-0 (1979) Author: Clark, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in criminal cases. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 122 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the location of an office of a justice of the peace. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 123 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit fewer than four constable and justice of the peace precincts in a county. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 473 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to boundaries of justice precincts and to the terms of office of affected justices of the peace and constables. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Elections
SB 637 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the right to appeal certain judgments and sentences of justice or municipal court. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 1145 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to providing medical assistance to justices of the peace in their duty to hold inquest and to provide a means of assistance to counties which do not have medical examiners. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 1278 66-0 (1979) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the authority of the county court and justice courts to order the detention of a child for willful violation of the cumpulsory school attendance law. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
HB 522 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to appeals from the justice court in actions for forcible entry and detainer. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 557 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Relating to fees collected by justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1258 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to an answer by mail to a suit in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1310 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to docket books required of justice courts. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 2252 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to courtroom and office space for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HJR 36 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Proposing amendments to Article V, Sections 16 and 19, of the Texas Constitution, to expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy is $1,000 or less, and to raise the minimum jurisdiction of the County Court to $500. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 37 65-0 (1977) Author: Lalor, Lance
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Proposing amendments to Article V, Sections 16 and 19, of the Texas Constitution, to extend the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in civil cases. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 46 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald Proposing amendments to Article V, Sections 16 and 19, of the Texas Constitution, to expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy is $500 or less. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 60 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Proposing amendments to the Texas constitution to expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy is $500 or less and to raise the minimum civil jurisdiction of the county court to cases in excess of $500. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HR 1 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a study by a subcommittee of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee concerning equality in the Texas justice system. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 930 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Grant, Ben Z.
Relating to venue for certain suits brought in the justice courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 986 65-0 (1977) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Semos, Chris V.
Relating to the appointment of deputies by the duly elected constable of each justice precinct. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 1024 65-0 (1977) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the appointment fo Deputy Constables in Justice Precincts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Considered by committee in public hearing
SJR 42 65-0 (1977) Author: Harris, O.H. To expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy in $500 or less. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1046 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the provision of places in certain courthouses for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1918 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to county medical examiners. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned from the House
HB 1984 64-0 (1975) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to appeals from justice court in actions for forcible entry and detainer. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HCR 163 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Requesting the House to return HB 1918 to the Senate for further consideration. Signed by Governor
HJR 4 64-0 (1975) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to extending jurisdiction of the justices of the peace in certain civil cases. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HJR 58 64-0 (1975) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to increasing the original jurisdictional amounts of justices of the peace, county courts, and districts courts in civil cases. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SJR 36 64-0 (1975) Author: Williams, Lindon Amending Constitution to extend the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include misdemeanors under certain circumstances. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
HB 81 63-0 (1973) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Relating to the removal of justices of the peace by amending the definition of "incompetency." House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 624 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the establishment and operation of justice courts of record in this state and providing for justices of the peace to prside over such courts. House: Judiciary Considered in public hearing
HB 625 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene To provide for the selection and qualification of municipal judges and to amend the rules of practice and procedure in municipal and justice courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 627 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Establishing procedure for appeals from justice and municipal courts that will be based on a review of the record on appeal and not on a trial de novo in the appellate court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 28 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to delete requirement that appeals from Justice Courts be by trial de novo. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HJR 46 63-0 (1973) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to increase jurisdiction of justices of the peace and county courts and to decrease the jurisdiction of the district courts. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 96 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Establishing procedures for appeals from justice and municipal courts that will be based on a review of the record on appeal and not on a trial de novo in the appellate court. Senate: Jurisprudence Laid on table
SB 98 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the power and authority of certain courts to grant probation; extending the availability of probation to all misdemeanor offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SB 99 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to establishment and operation of justice courts of record in this state and providing for justices of the peace to preside over such courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 207 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Providing for the selection and qualification of municipal judges and to amend the rules of practice and procedure in municipal and justice courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported by subcommittee favorably
SB 211 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Establishing procedures for appeals from justice and municipal courts that will be based on a review of the record on appeal and not on a trial de novo in the appellate court. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported by subcommittee favorably
SJR 9 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to delete the requirement that appeals from Justices Courts be by trial de novo. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
HB 168 62-0 (1971) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the removal of justices of the peace with certain exemptions.
HB 809 62-0 (1971) Author: Wolff, Nelson Relating to requiring one justice of the peace to be holding court in each county seat at all times.
HB 1644 62-0 (1971) Author: Salter, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Murray
Relating to the salaries of justices of the peace in certain counties.
HCR 188 62-0 (1971) Author: Salter, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Murray
Authorizing corrections in H.B. 1644.
HJR 41 62-0 (1971) Author: Niland, Tom
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Proposing an amendment to require the commissioners court in all counties in the state to compensate all justices of peace on a salary basis beginning January 01 1972.
HJR 79 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to limit appeals from a justice court to a county court in civil cases to cases in which the judgment, exclusive of costs, exceeds $100.
SB 736 62-0 (1971) Author: Christie, Joe
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H. Tati
Relating to providing for the payment of a fee upon authorization of the local County Commissioners Court to any Justice of the Peace conducting a hearing on revocation of driver's license.
SJR 28 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to limit appeals from a justice court to a county court in civil cases to cases in which the judgment, exclusive of costs, exceeds $100.
HB 398 61-0 (1969) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to the pay of jurors in the justice court.
HB 783 61-0 (1969) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to maximum salaries for certain judges and justices of the peace in certain counties.
HJR 37 61-0 (1969) Author: Williamson, Billy H. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that county commissioners may be elected at large and to permit a reduction in the number of justice of the peace precincts; and providing that such amendment shall be self-enacting.
SB 139 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to justice of the peace fees.
SB 54 61-2 (1969) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to the salary of the justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 454 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to clerks and deputy clerks of justice courts, their appointment, bond, oath, salary, and duties.
HB 455 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to authorizing justices of the peace of the same county to hold court for each other and to exchange benches.
HB 456 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to election, term of office and the raising of the bond payable by the justice of the peace to the county judge.
HB 818 60-0 (1967) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to the pay of jurors in the justice court.
HB 885 60-0 (1967) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to additional compensation for certain constables.
HB 1295 60-0 (1967) Author: Howard, David Currie "Dave" Relating to maximum compensation that may be paid to justices of the peace in certain counties.
SB 272 60-0 (1967) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to appointment of temporary justices of the peace.
SB 276 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to raising the bond payable by the justice of the peace to the county judge.
SB 277 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to clerks and deputy clerks of justice courts, their appointment, bond, oath, salary, and duties.
SB 317 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to authorizing justices of the peace of the same county to hold court for each other and to exchange benches.
SCR 58 60-0 (1967)
HB 131 59-0 (1965) Author: Knapp, Jr., Walter Lee | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by abolishing trial fees and certain fees allowed the attorney representing the State before a justice court in cases involving the violation of any penal statute or the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways; providing that all justices of the peace in the State of Texas shall be compensated on a salary basis.
HB 330 59-0 (1965) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to prohibiting the making of a complaint of a violation of a game and fish law in a justice court in any precinct other than that in which the alleged offense occurred or in which the alleged offender resides, with certain exceptions; providing a penalty.
HB 368 59-0 (1965) Author: Harding, Forrest Ashby Relating to providing for the rendering of judgment for attorney's fees in an amount determined by the court to be reasonable, plus costs of suit, in favor of landlords and against tenants in forcible entry and detainer suits and in forcible detainer suits where tenants are unlawfully holding over the premises of the landlord at the time the suit is filed but vacate the premises prior to the rendition of judgment when the landlord follows certain prescribed procedures.
HB 619 59-0 (1965) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to authorizing additional compensation for certain Justices of the Peace.
HB 134 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy Relating to increasing the juror's fee in Justice of the Peace Courts from One Dollar ($1) to Three Dollars ($3) in each case; increasing the amount jurors in Justice of the Peace Courts may receive in any one day.
HB 463 58-0 (1963) Author: Knapp, Jr., Walter Lee | et. al. Relating to providing for the abolishment of all court costs in justice courts in criminal cases and cases involving Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways; providing that all justices of the peace in the State of Texas shall be compensated on a salary basis.
HB 609 58-0 (1963) Author: Harris, Ed Relating to prohibiting the making of a complaint of a violation of a game and fish law in a justice court in any precinct other than that in which the alleged offense occurred or in which the alleged offender resides, with certain exceptions; providing a penalty.
HB 678 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy Relating to increasing the juror's fee in Justice of the Peace Courts from One Dollar ($1) to Three Dollars ($3) in each civil case; increasing the amount jurors in Justice of the Peace Courts may receive in any one day in civil cases; and providing that the same per diem shall be paid in civil cases to persons who respond to summons but who are excused; and providing for selection and summons of jurors for trial of cases in Justice Courts in the same manner as in county courts or county courts-at-law.
HJR 45 58-0 (1963) Author: Barnes, Ben Frank Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the abolition of the justice courts in any county by the vote of qualified electors or act of the Legislature and providing for the transfer of jurisdiction of any Justice Courts so abolished.
SB 49 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to repealing Code of Criminal Procedure Article relative to empowering justices of the peace to hold courts of inquiry.
HB 264 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" | et. al. Relating to abolishing court costs in misdemeanor cases tried before a Justice of the Peace.
HB 381 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending certain Articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing that a defendant in the justice court may plead nolo contendere in addition to guilty or not guilty and providing that pleading in the justice court may be oral.
HB 583 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to providing that certain justice courts in counties having a population in excess of six hundred thousand (600,000) shall hereafter be entitled to draw their juries from the general jury panel; providing for the salaries of such juries.
HB 912 57-0 (1961) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" | et. al. Relating to raising the maximum fees that may be retained by justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 25 56-0 (1959) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to abolishing court costs in misdemeanor cases tried before a Justice of the Peace.
HB 345 56-0 (1959) Author: Foreman, Wilson Relating to prescribing the minimum salaries that may be paid to Justices of the Peace and Constables.
HB 130 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to fixing maximum salaries for Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties; providing for car allowance.
HB 340 55-0 (1957) Author: Oliver, W. T. "Boss Cajun" Relating to prescribing the compensation that may be paid justices of the peace and constables in counties having a population of at least one hundred ninety-five thousand inhabitants and less than six hundred thousand inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 661 55-0 (1957) Author: Wheeler, Bob Relating to prescribing the maximum salaries that may be paid justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 682 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to fees allowed Justices of the Peace.
HB 776 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that any person who has served four or more years as Justice of the Peace shall be entitled to a credit of two years on the twenty-four years of total service required of Judges for retirement.
HB 806 55-0 (1957) Author: Roberts, Wesley Brownlee | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to pay of jurors, to provide that each juror in Justice Courts shall be paid Two Dollars for each day and each fraction of a day he attends court as such juror.
HJR 30 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to require that vacancies in the office of County Judge and Justices of the Peace be filled by the Commissioners Court only until the next General Election.
SB 178 55-0 (1957) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to prescribing the compensation that may be paid justices of the peace and constables in counties having a population of at least one hundred ninety-five thousand inhabitants and less than six hundred thousand inhabitants according to the last preceding federal census.
SB 298 55-0 (1957) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to conferring concurrent jurisdiction in the County Court of Gonzales County with the Justice Courts of Gonzales County.
SB 448 55-0 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to the salaries of certain precinct and county officials.
HJR 21 54-0 (1955) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Proposing an amendment to Section 18 of Article V of the Constitution of Texas to authorize County Commissioners Courts to divide counties into any number of precincts not to exceed eight for the election of Justices of the Peace and Constables; and providing for an election, form of ballot, proclamation, and publication.
SB 404 54-0 (1955) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to the furnishing of suitable offices for Justices of the Peace in certain counties.
HB 355 53-0 (1953) Author: Morris, Jimmy R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, 1925, so as to provide a fee of Four Dollars ($4) to be paid the Justices of the Peace in each criminal action tried and finally disposed of before him; to provide a trial fee of Five Dollars and fifty cents ($5.50) in the Justice Courts.
HB 376 53-0 (1953) Author: Walling, J. B. Relating to prescribing the amount of fees that may be retained as compensation by justices of the peace who are compensated on a fee basis.
HB 738 53-0 (1953) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to making it a crime for any justice of the peace to accept checks made out to him personally for fines levied on persons found violating the laws.
SB 231 53-0 (1953) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to providing for salaries of certain Justices of the Peace and Constables; providing for the number and salaries of deputies of such Justices of the Peace and Constables; providing for car allowances.
SB 267 53-0 (1953) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending certain Acts by authorizing Commissioners Courts to increase compensation of Justices of the Peace in certain precincts.
SB 298 53-0 (1953) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to allowing additional compensation for justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 90 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to fixing the compensation for Justices of the Peace in certain counties; allowing said officers to retain certain fees.
HB 139 52-0 (1951) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to amending certain statutes providing for salaries of certain justices of the peace and constables.
HB 150 52-0 (1951) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for automobile expense allowance for certain Justices of the Peace, Constables, and Investigators for the District Attorney in certain Counties.
HB 162 52-0 (1951) Author: Shaw, Lynn Baron Relating to amending certain statutes so as to authorize the sheriff of certain counties to appoint four deputies in the justice precinct in which the county seat is located.
HB 256 52-0 (1951) Author: Perry, Henry Grady Relating to amending certain acts increasing the maximum annual fees that may be retained by Justices of Peace and Constables in certain counties and prescribing a limit to the expense of such officers.
HB 261 52-0 (1951) Author: Briggs, Jr., Omar | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide increased fees for the Justice Court in pleas of guilty.
HB 262 52-0 (1951) Author: Briggs, Jr., Omar | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide for increased trial fees in certain cases in County Court or County Court at Law and Justice Courts.
HB 333 52-0 (1951) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to increase the compensation of jurors in justice courts.
HB 386 52-0 (1951) Author: Sewell, James Carroll "Jim" Relating to providing for a salary of not less than twenty-one hundred dollars ($2100.00) nor more than twenty-eight hundred dollars ($2800.00) per annum for Justices of the Peace who are compensated on a salary basis in precincts situated in a county with at least 39,000 inhabitants and not more than 40,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census, and which county includes a city of at least 19,100 inhabitants.
HB 689 52-0 (1951) Author: Stump, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide a fee of Five ($5.00) Dollars to be paid to the county judge or judge of the county court at law, and a fee of Three ($3.00) Dollars to be paid to the justice of the peace in each criminal action tried and finally disposed of before him.
HB 781 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to authorizing Commissioners Courts to increase compensation for Justices of the Peace in certain counties.
SB 111 52-0 (1951) Author: Carter, Joseph Daniel "Joe" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide for increased trial fees in certain cases in County Court or County Court at Law and Justice Courts.
SB 112 52-0 (1951) Author: Carter, Joseph Daniel "Joe" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide increased fees for the attorney representing the State in Justice Court in pleas of guilty.
HB 219 51-0 (1949) Author: Tippen, William K. "Bill" Relating to amending a previous Act so as to increase the compensation of jurors in Justice Courts; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 458 49-0 (1945) Author: Harris, Joe Relating to repealing certain articles providing for examining trials in misdemeanor cases.
HB 526 49-0 (1945) Author: Reader, Robert L. Relating to providing for justice, county, or State courts to employ a medical examiner in the investigation of unsuspected, unusual and violent deaths; providing for autopsies, examinations and reports.
SB 304 49-0 (1945) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure as providing for inquests, and procedures and fees in connection therewith.
HB 342 48-0 (1943) Author: Hileman, J. K. "Jake" Relating to providing for the trial of persons in misdemeanor cases in Justice Precinct Courts only in the precinct in which the offense was committed, or in which the defendant resides; providing a penalty.
HB 712 47-0 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing for a more adequate and equitable salary for constable and justice of peace in certain counties of this State.
HB 7 47-1 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing for a more adequate and equitable salary for constable and justice of peace in certain counties.
HB 182 46-0 (1939) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing the election of two Justices of the Peace in Justice Precincts containing a city of 8,000 inhabitants or more, upon petition of five hundred qualified voters residing within such precinct.
HB 824 46-0 (1939) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to providing that in certain counties the Commissioners Court shall make a reasonable allowance to each Justice of the Peace for the operation of automobiles in connection with their official business.
HB 825 46-0 (1939) Author: Derden, Albert L. Relating to validating any orders and proceedings directed toward the issuance of bonds for Justice Precinct No. 5 of Falls County.
HB 864 46-0 (1939) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to amending a certain Article so that default judgment being taken in Justice Court or County Court in Forcible Entry and Detainer proceedings.
HB 865 46-0 (1939) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to amending a certain Act so default judgment may be taken in Justice Court in Forcible Entry and Detainer proceedings.
SJR 14 46-0 (1939) Author: Pace, Will D. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the offices of Justice of the Peace and Constable as constitutional offices and to confer jurisdiction now exercised by Justices of the Peace and Justice Courts to the County Courts and/or District Courts under certain circumstances, and to require, in counties having a population of ten thousand (10,000) or more, County Judges to be licensed attorneys.
HB 114 43-2 (1934) Relating to providing for the trial of persons in cases in Justice Precinct Courts in the Precinct in which the offense was committed; providing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 850 42-0 (1931) Author: Keller, Jack | et. al. Relating to authorizing constables in certain precincts to appoint deputy constables.
SB 37 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to providing a trial fee in justice courts in misdemeanor cases.
SB 39 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to not allowing a justice of the peace any commissions on fines, thereby further relieving him of any interest in a Misdemeanor case.
HB 84 41-1 (1929) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy | et. al. Relating to repealing Article 1066, Title 15, Chapter 4, Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, 1925; relating to fees of Justices of the Peace.
HB 86 41-1 (1929) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Code; providing trial fees in County and certain Justice Court cases.
HB 28 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending an act relating the writ of certiorari issued by order of the county court or the judge thereof.
HB 248 39-0 (1925) Author: Loftin, Reuben Relating to amending certain statute fixing the fees of constables for services rendered in business connected with courts of justices of the peace so as to change the amount of certain fees provided therein, and to add fee for every day the constable shall attend the justice court. House: Judiciary
HB 145 37-0 (1921) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to a certain Act providing places for holding justice courts.
HB 366 37-0 (1921) Author: Cox, Ben L. | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the fees of justices of the peace.
HB 375 37-0 (1921) Author: Mott, Leon L. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding jurisdiction of justices of the peace in certain cases.
SB 64 37-0 (1921) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to amending a certain Act providing for additional compensation for District Judges and District Attorneys.
SB 187 37-0 (1921) Author: Rogers, Jr., Woodville Jefferson Relating to fixing the fees for District and County Attorneys in Justice Court.
HB 442 36-0 (1919) Author: Johnson, Thomas S. Relating to providing for the destruction of old papers by Justices of the Peace after 10 years.
HB 486 36-0 (1919) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to amending certain articles allowing the justice of the peace a trial fee of $2.00 in each civil case finally disposed of.
HB 622 36-0 (1919) Author: Lange, Edward Henry Relating to providing that the commissioners courts shall provide suitable places in the court house for the holding of court by justices of the peace in the precinct where the court house is situated, where there are more than 75,000 inhabitants in such justice precinct.
SB 197 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that a justice of the peace shall transfer to the county court case filed in his court in which he has no jurisdiction, and to provide that the county shall retain jurisdiction of an appeal from a justice court where it appears the latter court had no jurisdiction of the case. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 221 36-0 (1919) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to permitting the destruction of all papers, except the dockets of the Justice Courts, in the State of Texas, after ten years from the rendition of judgment in any case. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 265 36-0 (1919) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to providing that the Commissioners' Court shall provide suitable places in the Court House for the holding of court by Justices of the Peace in the precinct where the Court House is situated, where there are more than seventy-five thousand inhabitants in such Justice Precinct. House: Counties
Senate: Counties and County Boundaries
SB 46 36-2 (1919) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to amending certain acts so as to make it the duty of the Commissioners Courts to provide suitable places in the Court House for holding of the Justice court in certain precincts.
HB 178 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to the holding of inquests by the justice of the peace; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 200 35-0 (1917) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to providing that the venue in all suits to recover for labor performed, or personal service rendered may, at the option of plaintiff, be brought and maintained where such labor is performed or personal service rendered.
HB 243 35-0 (1917) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to providing for more speedy trials in justice courts of suits to recover for labor performed, or where either plaintiff or defendant is a transient person or a non-resident.
HB 321 35-0 (1917) Author: O'Banion, Madison Monroe Relating to costs to be paid by defendants in criminal cases.
HB 385 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to limiting the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to their precinct.
HB 480 35-0 (1917) Author: Jones, R. H. Relating to providing that justices of the peace may issue writs of attachment in cases where their courts have no jurisdiction and may return proceedings filed to a court of competent jurisdiction and venue.
HB 481 35-0 (1917) Author: Jones, R. H. Relating to the issuance of citation and service thereof, relating to Forcible Entry and Detainer.
HB 770 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to providing offices in the courthouse for justices of the peace of Precinct No. 1 in certain counties.
SB 77 35-0 (1917) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to amending certain laws relating to appeals from the Justice Court, prescribing the cases in which appeals may be taken.
HB 49 35-1 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee | et. al. Relating to amending the law relating to the holding of inquests.
HB 117 35-4 (1918) Author: Thomason, Robert Ewing Relating to amending Article 921 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas.
HB 130 35-4 (1918) Author: Jones, R. H. Relating to forcible entry and detainer and to the issuance of citation and the service thereof.
HB 135 35-4 (1918) Author: Thomason, Robert Ewing | et. al. Relating to amending Article 921 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 79 34-0 (1915) Author: Baker, Turner F. Relating to conferring upon the county court of Dickens county original jurisdiction with the justices' courts of said county in civil cases, and to repeal all laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 160 34-0 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to amending certain laws by authorizing the rendering of a verdict by nine jurors in certain civil cases.
HB 236 34-0 (1915) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to providing for speedy trials in Justice Courts where indebtedness sued for labor performed; providing an affidavit and for service return and answer in such suits in not less than six days.
HB 238 34-0 (1915) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the appointment of deputy constables in cities and towns.
HB 394 34-0 (1915) Author: Middleton, W. C. Relating to appeals of cases from justices' courts.
HB 461 34-0 (1915) Author: Jones, R. H. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing in substance that Justices of the Peace may issue writs of attachment in cases where their courts have no jurisdiction and may return proceedings therein filed to a Court of competent jurisdiction and venue.
HB 486 34-0 (1915) Author: Vannoy, J. J. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the issuance of citation and service thereof, relating to Forcible Entry and Detainer.
HB 643 34-0 (1915) Author: Boner, Charles Wilbur Relating to amending a certain Statute defining the duties of the justices of peace in reference to process and the issuance of same.
SB 83 34-0 (1915) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing seals for Justice Courts.
SB 349 34-0 (1915) Author: Henderson, John Morgan Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the perfecting of appeals from the Justice Courts of to County and District Courts, and providing for the giving of appeal bonds.
HB 379 33-0 (1913) Author: Raiden, John M. | et. al. Relating to prescribing the jurisdiction of the courts of justice of the peace, by providing that such jurisdiction shall extend to cases arising within the territorial limits of their respective precincts under the criminal laws of the state.
HB 777 33-0 (1913) Author: Cooper, Jr., Samuel Bronson Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relating to justice courts and provide for the election of a special justice of the peace in certain instances.
SB 117 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending Article 2386 Revised Statutes 1911 and providing seal for Justice Court, adding Article 2386 A.
SB 264 33-0 (1913) Author: Carter, Edgar Hubbard Relating to the transferring of indictments charging a misdemeanor over which the district courts of this state have no jurisdiction, to the county and justice courts.
HB 71 33-1 (1913) Author: Wahrmund, Otto Relating to amending Article 7137 Revised Civil Statutes of 1911, and providing the election of the constable in each justice's precinct, his term of office, and providing that in cities of Eight Thousand or more inhabitants, such constable may by the consent and approval of the Commissioner Court of the County in which the Justice of the Peace precinct for which the constable is elected is located.
SB 114 32-0 (1911) Relating to allowing a suit for rent to be joined with an action of forcible entry and detainer wherever the amount of rent is within the jurisdiction of the justice court.
SB 52 27-0 (1901) Relating to amending Article 889, Title 10, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas relating to appeals from the judgment of justices of the peace and other inferior courts to the county court.
SB 95 26-0 (1899) Relating to providing for perfecting appeal in criminal cases from convictions had in justice courts, or other inferior courts, to a county court.
HB 110 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to forcible entry and detainer.
HB 65 24-0 (1895) Relating to disqualification of justices of the peace.
HB 618 21-0 (1889) Relating to recording certain certified transcripts from justices courts in the same manner and with like effect deeds are admitted to record.
HB 116 20-0 (1887) Relating to abolishing jurors in courts of inquest.
SB 70 20-0 (1887) Relating to authorizing sequestration in civil suits.
SB 240 20-0 (1887) Relating to requiring that an appellant who is unable to pay the costs of a suit or to give security for the same shall make affidavit to that fact and providing the manner in which this shall be done.
HB 35 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending Article 4531, Chapter 2, of the Revised Statutes.
SB 88 19-0 (1885) Relating to further regulating attachments in county and justices courts.
SB 30 18-0 (1883) Relating to authorizing the counsel for the State and for the accused to take part in inquest proceedings
SB 251 18-0 (1883) Relating to fees paid for holding inquests

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