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HB 46 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 169 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 205 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to procedures for ordering the required participation in services in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 220 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to a person's eligibility to take the state's bar examination and to supreme court approval of law schools for the purpose of establishing eligibility. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 557 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole | et. al.
Sponsor: Burton, Konni | et. al.
Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons and to the return of certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged; authorizing a fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 584 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to litigation financing transactions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 730 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 744 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1020 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to volunteer practice by an inactive member of the State Bar of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1027 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to notice of self-help resources on the Internet website of a state court and in the court building. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1278 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Miles, Borris
Relating to availability of personal information of certain current and former prosecutors. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1714 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1944 85-0 (2017) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to captive insurance companies. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 1951 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to firm names used by licensed attorneys. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2102 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the continuation and functions of the state bar. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2103 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2113 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2335 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to requiring evidence-based trauma training for certain attorneys, court-appointed volunteer advocates, child-care workers, and child protective services employees. House: Human Services Postponed
HB 2361 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to a study regarding the appointment and use of attorneys ad litem in cases involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2843 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3109 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem or an attorney ad litem for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3199 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3322 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice immigration law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice and educational requirements for a notary public appointment; authorizing a fee; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3411 85-0 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3627 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to compliance with ethical and statutory requirements by out-of-state attorneys providing legal services in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3658 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Gina Relating to procedures in mental health cases. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3847 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to guardianships, substitutes for guardianships, and durable powers of attorney for persons with disabilities or who are incapacitated. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3879 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to nonlawyer representation in an appeal of an eviction suit. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3902 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for appellate judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 37 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Gutierrez, Roland
Relating to the requirement to obtain certification for attorneys representing persons in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
SB 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to estates and to guardianships, substitutes for guardianships, and durable powers of attorney for persons with disabilities or who are incapacitated. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 41 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the demand for an accounting from an attorney in fact or agent of a principal by certain persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 246 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the eligibility of applicants for the state bar examination. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 302 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the continuation and functions of the state bar. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 303 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 325 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 416 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 435 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to volunteer practice by an inactive member of the State Bar of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 469 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to the duration of an appointment of a guardian ad litem or an attorney ad litem for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 847 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to abolishing the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 915 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to captive insurance companies. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1058 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1424 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to criminal procedure, including grand jury proceedings and the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1499 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1655 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary
Relating to the availability of certain information under the public information law. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1741 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to attorneys in certain counties who are qualified for appointment to represent a defendant with a mental illness. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 332 85-1 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 392 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a criminal penalty. Filed
HB 39 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons and to substitutes for guardianships for certain adults with disabilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 44 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 46 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 59 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 230 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 316 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to allowing a county commissioners court to contract with an attorney to enforce subdivision platting requirements in certain counties that are economically distressed or that are located near the international border of this state. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 723 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 803 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the filing of a complaint for certain misdemeanor offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 851 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to children's advocacy centers. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1129 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an exemption from the attorney occupation tax for attorneys exclusively offering pro bono legal services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1190 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the compensation of property owners whose property is damaged as a result of a pursuit involving a federal law enforcement agency. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1195 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 1531 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to the making and receiving of referrals for legal services by certain legislators and executive officers; creating a criminal offense. House: General Investigating & Ethics Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1537 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the sunset review of the authority of the governing bodies of taxing units to contract with attorneys to represent the taxing units in enforcing the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes on property in the taxing units. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1644 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1817 84-0 (2015) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 132nd Judicial District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1824 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the applicability of certain definitions and certain laws governing attorneys ad litem, and amicus attorneys in family law proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1879 84-0 (2015) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to exemptions from continuing education requirements for certain county commissioners. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1909 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2038 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to legal representation for certain emergency services districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2045 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to eligibility of attorneys who hold a law license issued by another state to take the state bar examination. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2069 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the administration of foreclosure sales of real property. House: Business & Industry Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2193 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the office of a public defender appointed by the Commissioners Court of Randall County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2281 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to a feasibility study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the establishment of a law school campus extension in El Paso. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2396 84-0 (2015) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to eliminating requirements that certain public institutions of higher education set aside portions of tuition for student loan repayment programs for certain physicians and state attorneys. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 2446 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to a study and report on online law schools and on the licensing of attorneys who obtain degrees through online or correspondence law schools or who become licensed through other nontraditional methods. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2525 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 2573 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to a deceptive trade practice related to the use of certain words to imply that a person who is not an attorney is authorized to practice law and the prosecution of a cause of action arising from that practice. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2624 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the effects of default on a student loan administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on renewal of certain licenses. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2710 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem to locate and represent a defendant in a suit to collect a delinquent ad valorem tax. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2723 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2750 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to legal services provided by a district or county attorney to county and precinct officials. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 2817 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to fees and costs imposed by mortgagees or mortgage servicers for certain legal services performed by an attorney. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2894 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the election of certain county bail bond board members. House: County Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2895 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy Relating to the payment of certain attorney ad litem fees in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed by a governmental entity. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3003 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the appointment of counsel in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3051 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to an exemption for attorneys from athlete agent registration. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3090 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies, administrators, and sales representatives; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee; requiring an occupational registration. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3218 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to litigation financing transactions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3338 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the appointment of counsel for indigent defendants arrested for, charged with, or taking appeal from a conviction of an assault punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3906 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction and the appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3914 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to certain court-initiated guardianship proceedings involving individuals believed to be incapacitated persons including the appointment of a guardian ad litem or court investigator. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4048 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to mental health assessments and evaluations of children in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 60 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to video recordings made by children's advocacy centers. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 260 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 504 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 132nd Judicial District. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 534 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 772 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to legal representation for certain emergency services districts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 822 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the applicability of certain definitions and certain laws governing attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, and amicus attorneys in family law proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 986 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to information obtained by a guardian ad litem representing a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1060 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Ed
Relating to the regulation of public insurance adjusters. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1217 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child to meet with the child before court hearings. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1250 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to certain rights of witnesses who appear before a grand jury; providing a penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1369 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to reports on attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, guardian, mediator, and competency evaluator appointments made by courts in this state and an interim study on a billing system for attorneys ad litem. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1430 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to eligibility of attorneys who hold a law license issued by another state to take the state bar examination. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1517 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1876 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, mediators, and guardians in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1929 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction and the appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1930 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the appointment of counsel in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1931 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1958 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the election of certain county bail bond board members. Senate: Criminal Justice Placed on local & uncontested calendar
HB 67 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment by The University of Texas System of a law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 293 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the release and use of certain information maintained by the State Bar of Texas on request of certain continuing legal education sponsors regarding attorneys. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 363 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 758 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve | et. al. Relating to certain legal advice or legal services rendered to certain public servants. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1185 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the retention of certain records in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship by a child's attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, or amicus attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1278 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 79th Judicial District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1318 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent certain youths and indigent defendants. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 1375 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to an exemption for certain solo practitioner attorneys from electronic filing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1558 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to awarding attorney's fees to an insured who prevails in an action against an insurer for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1711 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to barratry. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1799 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the private practice of law by a judge of the County Court at Law of Starr County on commissioners court approval. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1847 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to continuing legal education in ethics or professional responsibility for prosecutors. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 1904 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the payment of an attorney ad litem appointed to represent a defendant in a delinquent tax suit. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1921 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to disciplinary standards and procedures applicable to grievances alleging certain prosecutorial misconduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1931 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to compensation of property owners whose property is damaged as a result of a pursuit involving a law enforcement agency. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2021 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to contract for the collection of certain amounts; authorizing a fee. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2080 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated; changing the amount of a fee and requiring the collection of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2410 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem to represent the interests of certain persons in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2488 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the establishment of an independent agency to function as a tax tribunal. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2619 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to the educational needs of children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2656 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to limiting the authority of certain foreign private postsecondary educational institutions to grant or award professional degrees or offer courses toward those degrees. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2710 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the employment of an attorney by the Texas Funeral Service Commission. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
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 2787 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2986 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to certain solicitations of professional employment for the provision of legal services; creating an offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3119 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for representation of local governments in certain environmental enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3149 83-0 (2013) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to an extension for the time a person may be detained in custody for a preliminary examination. House: Public Health No action taken in committee
HB 3404 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to limits on certain actions arising out of attorney's fee agreements and litigation expense agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3470 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 148 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Sponsor: Toth, Steve
Relating to certain legal advice or legal services rendered to certain public servants. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 250 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the requirements of using certain technology to conduct certain mental health hearings or proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 363 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to prohibited exemptions from state bar examination requirements for attorneys who hold law licenses issued by certain other states. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 479 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 79th Judicial District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 592 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 647 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to guardianships, including the assessment and payment of attorney's fees and other court costs in guardianships, and to court-created management trusts for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 754 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the reporting of the hiring of lobbyists on behalf of a governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 825 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to disciplinary standards and procedures applicable to grievances alleging certain prosecutorial misconduct. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1534 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the automatic recurring payment of State Bar of Texas membership and additional fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1550 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1630 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the protection of defendants against vexatious litigants. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1759 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the procedures for the appointment of and the duties of attorneys ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1769 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: White, James
Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine the fingerprinting practices of juvenile probation departments. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1796 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the release and use of certain information maintained by the State Bar of Texas on request of certain continuing legal education sponsors regarding attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 9 83-3 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to authorizing certain attorneys representing the state to openly carry a handgun. Filed
HB 50 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the establishment by The University of Texas System of a law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 53 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 417 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to claims for compensation for wrongful imprisonment and group health benefits coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 620 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to liability for contracts for legal services procured as the result of certain prohibited acts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 685 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the authority of the attorney representing the state to dismiss a criminal action based on the commission of a nonviolent offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1072 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the State Bar of Texas membership dues for an attorney employed by the office of the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1078 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1150 82-0 (2011) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to an affidavit required to be filed in a cause of action against a licensed attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1475 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to longevity pay for judicial staff counsel and assistant public defenders. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1638 82-0 (2011) Author: Aliseda, Jose
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the disqualification of a district or county attorney who is the subject of a criminal investigation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1754 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1858 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the creation, administration, and interpretation of powers of attorney, including statutory powers of attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1871 82-0 (2011) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1890 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to voidability of contracts procured through barratry and civil liability arising from conduct constituting barratry. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1918 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2078 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the independence of appraisal review boards and the enforcement of appraisal review board orders; changing the elements of an offense. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 2163 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Relating to including barratry as a deceptive trade practice. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2164 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Relating to the prosecution of the offense of barratry and solicitation of professional employment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2307 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney employed in the executive branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2387 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the selection, compensation, and duties of the general counsel to an appraisal district. House: Ways & Means
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective immediately
HB 2488 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to access to a child's medical records by the child's attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, or amicus attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2598 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2640 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the use of certain information by the State Bar of Texas to notify a person licensed to practice law in this state of accredited continuing legal education activities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2641 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a civil action for deprivation of rights. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2919 82-0 (2011) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to state bar rules adopted or amended by the supreme court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2965 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the powers and duties of an attorney ad litem appointed for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3003 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain individuals to permit entrance into certain county buildings without passing through security services. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3314 82-0 (2011) Author: Carter, Stefani
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to a requirement that an attorney ad litem appointed for a child file a statement with the court regarding the attorney ad litem's meeting with the child or other specified person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3323 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3362 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain proceedings. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3569 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the review of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
HB 3655 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to the State Bar of Texas membership dues and minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney employed by the office of the attorney general. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3833 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the adoption of a uniform collaborative law Act in regard to family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3850 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the county attorney of Oldham County and the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 93 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 286 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to attorney's fees and other costs in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
House passage as amended reported
SB 367 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to the review by the attorney general of invoices related to legal services provided to state agencies by outside counsel. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 623 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Aliseda, Jose | et. al.
Relating to the disqualification of a district or county attorney who is the subject of a criminal investigation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 715 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Scott, Connie
Relating to access to a child's medical records by the child's attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, or amicus attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 749 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to provision of notice regarding and limitation of attorney's fees for services provided in connection with the making of a wrongful imprisonment claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 823 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to required instruction regarding mental illness and substance abuse for certain judges and attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1025 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to service of citation and appointment of an attorney ad litem for an indigent parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1026 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the powers and duties of an attorney ad litem appointed for a parent or an alleged father in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1027 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the provision of legal services by a guardian in connection with a guardianship. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1028 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1182 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the review of certain documents by the attorney general; imposing certain fees. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1192 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the creation, administration, and interpretation of powers of attorney, including statutory powers of attorney. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1308 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1476 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney employed in the executive branch of state government. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1649 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Margo, Dee
Relating to a grant program to support the prosecution of certain crimes. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1682 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Relating to the creation of managed assigned counsel programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1716 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to voidability of contracts procured through and liability arising from conduct constituting barratry; providing a civil penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1929 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
SB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 59 81-0 (2009) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 66 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a school of law at The University of Texas at Brownsville. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 91 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the establishment by The University of Texas System of a law school in the Rio Grande Valley. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 228 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to a defendant's payment of the costs of legal services provided by court-appointed counsel in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 587 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the payment of attorney's fees to an attorney representing an applicant for the appointment of a guardian. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 611 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to requirements applicable to an attorney ad litem appointed to represent a parent in a child protective services case. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 699 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain judicial review proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1259 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to hiring outside legal counsel to provide legal services to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1353 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to permitting certain military attorneys to represent military personnel and their dependents in civil proceedings before the courts of this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1928 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to requirements for attorneys in fact under Lloyd's plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2034 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the issuance of certain search warrants by certain municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 2234 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain judges to take the bar examination. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2368 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2550 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the regulation of property tax consultants. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2758 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to continuing legal education for certain government attorneys. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2825 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the disclosure of a lack of professional liability insurance coverage by certain attorneys. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3515 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the creation of the offense of failure to report barratry and solicitation of employment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3825 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to legal representation for a county auditor. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3911 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to classification of certain grievances against an attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3915 81-0 (2009) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to barratry. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4382 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to standards of competency for attorneys appointed as counsel to indigent applicants in certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
HB 4528 81-0 (2009) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to a feasibility study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding the establishment of a school of law in the Texas-Mexico border region. House: Higher Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4575 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to an exemption from accreditation for certain private postsecondary educational institutions offering professional law degrees in this state. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 62 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to permitting certain military attorneys to represent military personnel and their dependents in civil proceedings before the courts of this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 394 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 956 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
See remarks for effective date
SB 1062 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to creating an online resource center for individuals handling child abuse and neglect cases. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1369 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem and to court-appointed volunteer advocates in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1438 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to compliance requirements for candidates for judicial office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1529 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to criminal asset forfeiture, the disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture, and accountability for that disposition; providing civil penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1581 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1677 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the regulation of immigration assistance services; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 1710 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Heflin, Joe
Relating to the creation of independent assigned counsel programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1767 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to practices and procedures in child abuse and neglect cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1799 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the adoption of rules by the supreme court relating to the nonrenewal of the license of an attorney who defaults on a student loan administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 2277 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain entities in the legislative branch to provide student loan repayment assistance to employees who are attorneys. House: Higher Education
Senate: Administration
Referred to Higher Education
HB 516 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the employment of a special counsel by a county. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 762 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the recusal of certain persons from a grievance proceeding conducted by a panel of a district grievance committee of the State Bar of Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 1055 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the licensure of certain attorneys licensed to practice law in other jurisdictions to practice law in Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 1233 80-0 (2007) Author: Branch, Dan | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1237 80-0 (2007) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information of a person licensed to practice law held by the State Bar of Texas. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1266 80-0 (2007) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1267 80-0 (2007) Author: Pena, Aaron
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to appointment procedures concerning and compensation and reimbursement for counsel appointed to represent indigent defendants in certain criminal and post-conviction proceedings and to the creation of an indigent defense representation fund. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1331 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the public posting or other display of Texas bar examination results. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1358 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the definition of private or independent institution of higher education applicable to certain statutes. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
HB 1406 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al. Relating to the State Bar of Texas fee to provide legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1599 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
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 1972 80-0 (2007) Author: White Delisi, Dianne | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to requirements applicable to an attorney ad litem representing a child in a child abuse proceeding. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2012 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2119 80-0 (2007) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the issuance of certain search warrants by certain municipal courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2342 80-0 (2007) Author: O'Day, Mike Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a child in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by a governmental entity. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2352 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a registered property tax consultant. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2638 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the exclusion from total revenue in computing the franchise tax of certain funds, reimbursements, and expenses related to certain legal services. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2725 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the recovery of certain attorney's fees and costs incurred in certain proceedings to review decisions made by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3022 80-0 (2007) Author: Heflin, Joe Relating to reimbursement by the state for attorney ad litem fees paid by counties in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3679 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to internships for certain attorneys before engaging in certain trial work in civil matters. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HCR 243 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Encouraging state agencies to consider the diversity rankings of Texas law firms when hiring outside counsel. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 105 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Branch, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 168 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to the State Bar of Texas fee to provide legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 306 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Pierson, Paula | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 396 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the issuance of certain search warrants. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 480 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Gattis, Dan
Relating to the definition of private or independent institution of higher education applicable to certain statutes. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 514 80-0 (2007) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the confidentiality of certain information of a person licensed to practice law held by governmental bodies. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 528 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Pena, Aaron
Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 706 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 820 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the minimum continuing legal education requirements for an attorney who is a member of the Texas Legislature. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 1290 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1301 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the recovery of certain attorney's fees and costs incurred in certain proceedings to review decisions made by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1450 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a registered property tax consultant. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1555 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Garcia, Juan
Relating to compensation and payment of attorney's fees of attorneys serving as guardians of a ward. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1596 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the continuing jurisdiction of a magistrate who sets bail in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2006 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to admissions to public law schools in this state. Senate: Education Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
HB 226 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the duties of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child in certain proceedings regarding the abuse or neglect of the child. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 227 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the completion of continuing legal education by an attorney ad litem appointed for a child in certain proceedings regarding the abuse or neglect of the child. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 268 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 307 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to court-ordered representation in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 800 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to protective services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 826 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the licensure of certain attorneys licensed to practice law in other jurisdictions to practice law in Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1174 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to attorney's fees and costs in a proceeding to enforce an order for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1533 79-0 (2005) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to abolition of the statutory legislative continuance. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1620 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an action against an officer or director of a nonprofit corporation. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1624 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a law school in the city of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 2407 79-0 (2005) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the hearing of a child protection case by an associate judge. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3033 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to licensing of attorneys. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3152 79-0 (2005) Author: Escobar, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to procedures applicable to waivers of the right to counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3229 79-0 (2005) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the reinstatement of attorneys after disbarment. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3243 79-0 (2005) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to licensing of attorneys. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3356 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. House: Civil Practices Postponed
HB 3463 79-0 (2005) Author: Baxter, Todd Relating to a restriction on the authority of an appraisal review board to retain legal counsel. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HCR 230 79-0 (2005) Author: Escobar, Juan
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3152. Signed by the Governor
SB 232 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the State Bar of Texas fee to provide legal services to the indigent. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 260 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the division of legal fees between attorneys in different law firms. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 458 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 730 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of a law school in the City of Dallas by the University of North Texas System. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 845 79-0 (2005) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the hearing of a child protection case by an associate judge. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 987 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to the authority of certain depository institutions and mortgage brokers to receive compensation for preparing legal documents in connection with residential mortgages. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1013 79-0 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to the use of private legal counsel by certain hospital districts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1410 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Solis, Jim
Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1492 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the fee for the issuance of an attorney's license or certificate. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1550 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to licensing of attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 19 79-1 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 36 79-1 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the compensation of state judges and to providing funds for other court-related purposes. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 315 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to a statute of repose for certain malpractice suits against attorneys. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 462 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the collection of a fee from certain nonresident attorneys requesting permission to participate in proceedings in a Texas court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 475 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 599 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Bar of Texas and to conflicts of interest with respect to certain persons engaged in the practice of law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 620 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the legal representation of county officials by private attorneys in certain civil cases. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 665 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to standards of competency for attorneys appointed as counsel to indigent applicants in certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 721 78-0 (2003) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 42nd Judicial District. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 887 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the award of attorney's fees and expenses in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1006 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to exemptions from registration requirements for certain persons who perform property tax consulting services. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures No action taken in committee
HB 1084 78-0 (2003) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1285 78-0 (2003) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the regulation of certain companies that provide for-profit legal service contracts; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1412 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to procedures for establishing a public appointment list of attorneys from which to appoint counsel for indigent defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1428 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the prosecution of a criminal case in which a spousal relationship exists between the attorney representing the state and the attorney representing the defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1547 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the eligibility of the holders of certain offices for state official license plates. House: Transportation Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1716 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn | et. al. Relating to conflicts of interest of certain local public officials engaged in the practice of law. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1734 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to representation of applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1759 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the licensure of a person licensed to practice law in another jurisdiction to practice law in Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 1815 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to court-ordered representation in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1951 78-0 (2003) Author: Hill, Fred | et. al. Relating to the collection of and the penalties incurred on delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Local Government Ways and Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2127 78-0 (2003) Author: Castro, Joaquin | et. al. Relating to certain information provided to an attorney appointed to represent an indigent defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2141 78-0 (2003) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the duties of the district attorney in Travis County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2281 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to taxes and fees. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2387 78-0 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the appointment of an attorney to represent the interests of a proposed ward in certain guardianship proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2406 78-0 (2003) Author: Stick, Jack Relating to computation of certain legal fees in workers' compensation benefit matters. House: Business & Industry Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2435 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the legal representation of county officials by district, county, and private attorneys. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2550 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. House: State Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2552 78-0 (2003) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to the transfer of or assignment of a statutory probate court judge to hear certain probate matters. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2657 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to appointment of counsel for indigent defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2689 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the practice of law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2711 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3363 78-0 (2003) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to requiring state agencies to report on legal matters. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 266 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners and to eligiblity for taking the examination for a license to practice law. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 272 78-0 (2003) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Bar of Texas. Senate: Government Organization Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 323 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the additional penalty for costs associated with the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes by an attorney. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 430 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma | et. al.
Relating to the availability of a legislative continuance in a judicial matter. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 452 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to public access to certain documents about legislative continuances under the public information law. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 597 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of certain companies that provide for-profit legal service contracts; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 600 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the reimbursement of compensation and expenses of certain appointed counsel filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 714 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the liability of a taxing unit for the fee of an attorney ad litem in a suit to collect delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 727 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the payment of fees awarded to certain attorneys appointed by a court to represent indigent inmates in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 771 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to conflicts of interest of attorneys who represent municipalities. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1047 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the authority and permissible actions of state and local officers, including protecting such officers from certain consequences based on their legislative actions. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1195 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to prohibited solicitation of professional employment by an attorney or the attorney's agent or employee; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1224 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent applicant for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 1267 78-0 (2003) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the collection of and the penalties incurred on delinquent ad valorem taxes. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1455 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the award of attorney's fees to an appraisal district, an appraisal review board, or a chief appraiser that prevails in certain ad valorem tax appeals to a court. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1507 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Marchant, Kenny
Relating to the use of powers of attorney in certain motor vehicle transfers; providing a penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1602 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the membership fee collected by the supreme court from members of the state bar. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1623 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the collection of a fee from certain nonresident attorneys requesting permission to participate in proceedings in a Texas court. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1721 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Co-author authorized
SB 1722 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to legal and judicial ethics. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 19 77-0 (2001) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to personal representatives of decedents' estates and the regulation of attorneys representing those personal representatives. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 24 77-0 (2001) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to protection of injured parties by certain limitations on the amount of attorney's contingency fees after a settlement or settlement offer. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 214 77-0 (2001) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the licensing of certain persons as attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 267 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the quality of legal representation in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
HB 293 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 387 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to pro bono community service programs to provide legal services to the public and to participation in those programs for continuing legal education credit. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 559 77-0 (2001) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a property owner who prevails in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 792 77-0 (2001) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to certain procedures regarding state bar disciplinary proceedings. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 847 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to special appointments in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 873 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a settlement offer in a suit for modification of an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1021 77-0 (2001) Author: Clark, Ron | et. al. Relating to consultations between a governmental body and its attorney. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1083 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the effect of a bankruptcy proceeding on a durable power of attorney. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1160 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to establishing a duty of care for an attorney who prepares a will. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1324 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al. Relating to attorney's fees paid in certain workers' compensation cases. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1383 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to certain attorneys employed by or under contract to insurers and related conduct by insurers. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1433 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to prohibition on the disclosure of defense counsel's billing statements by certain insurers and on the submission of those statements to certain audits; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1712 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to online public access to certain information regarding attorneys. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1715 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the authority of certain county judges to engage in the private practice of law. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1745 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the period during which a person arrested is required to be taken before a magistrate and to the appointment and compensation of counsel to represent indigent persons accused of crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1775 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the unauthorized practice of law, providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1868 77-0 (2001) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to authorizing the attorney general to administer oaths. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1876 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the authority of an attorney appointed by a court as a master in chancery for a delinquent ad valorem tax suit to practice law in that court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1904 77-0 (2001) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the period covered by a legislative continuance in a civil or criminal suit. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2042 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to proving a lack of consent in the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2152 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the validity of certain devises or bequests. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2323 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to repayment assistance for certain law school loans. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2329 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the use of local counsel in connection with public securities issued by a governmental entity. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 2553 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to repayment assistance for certain law school loans of attorneys employed by district or county attorney's offices in rural counties. House: Higher Education Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HB 2607 77-0 (2001) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the imposition of a fee for collecting a delinquent fine, court cost, or court-ordered attorney's fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2766 77-0 (2001) Author: Delisi, Dianne
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to repayment assistance for certain education loans owed by certain state attorneys. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2843 77-0 (2001) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to an award of litigation costs in certain judgments following an offer of settlement. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 2889 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to certain attorneys and law clerks employed by a court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3134 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to certain conduct of notaries public; providing a penalty. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3250 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the application of the offense prohibiting certain solicitations regarding professional employment to attorneys. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3325 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to rules adopted by the Supreme Court of Texas regarding the practice of law in this state by attorneys licensed in other jurisdictions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 3660 77-0 (2001) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the appointment of a public defender by the Commissioners Court of Randall County. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 323 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections in H.B. No. 2323. Signed by the Governor
SB 7 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the period during which a person arrested is required to be taken before a magistrate or released on bond and to the appointment and compensation of counsel to represent indigent persons accused of crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 1/1/02
SB 629 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to authorizing the attorney general to administer oaths. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 695 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Clark, Ron
Relating to consultations between a governmental body and its attorney. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 792 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to repayment of certain law school education loans. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1210 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Relating to certain attorneys and law clerks employed by a court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1365 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the licensing of certain persons as attorneys and the continuing legal education requirements for those attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1369 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to pro bono community service programs to provide certain legal services and to participation in those programs for continuing legal education credit. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1477 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to human organ donation education and distribution. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1610 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the collection of delinquent fines by county attorneys, district attorneys or criminal district attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1654 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim
Relating to the provision of defense counsel to insureds by liability insurers; providing a civil penalty. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1765 77-0 (2001) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to an award of litigation costs in certain judgments following an offer of settlement. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1778 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the collection of costs in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1781 77-0 (2001) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the appointment of a public defender by the Commissioners Court of Potter County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1789 77-0 (2001) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the appointment of a public defender by the Commissioners Court of Randall County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1814 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the tuition for law school and graduate and professional pharmacy courses at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 37 76-0 (1999) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to protection of injured parties by certain limitations on the amount of attorney's contingency fees after a settlement or settlement offer. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 80 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to unclaimed property held by attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Meeting cancelled
HB 192 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the licensing of certain persons as attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 221 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the appointment of members to the Board of Law Examiners. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 604 76-0 (1999) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a state or local governmental entity and to the deposit of certain delinquent or disputed funds recovered by a state or local governmental entity. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 863 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the disclosure of information compiled by a grievance committee of the State Bar of Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 919 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to an attorney who represents a ward, proposed ward, guardian, or other interested person in certain guardianship proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 945 76-0 (1999) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in an action alleging discrimination against an employee who sustains a compensable injury. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 955 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to providing parties with notice of the attorney of record representing the office of attorney general. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 991 76-0 (1999) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to limiting the liability of certain professionals for damages arising from providing pro bono services. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1119 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the purposes of the State Bar of Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 1271 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement of an order for the payment of attorney's fees in certain proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1276 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Vilma | et. al. Relating to the issuance of Texas Young Lawyers Association license plates. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1277 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to a fee collected by a prosecutor for collecting and processing a dishonored or forged check or similar sight order. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1507 76-0 (1999) Author: Wolens, Steven
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the definition of the practice of law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1608 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the authority of certain county judges to engage in the private practice of law. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1734 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Relating to retirement benefits payable for service as a district or criminal district attorney or a county attorney performing the duties of a district attorney. House: Pensions & Investments Left pending in committee
HB 1767 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Glenn
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the legal representation of county officials and employees by district and county attorneys. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2414 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to compensation paid by a state agency for outside counsel. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2582 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the liability of attorneys who breach a duty of care in drafting a will. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2586 76-0 (1999) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to the duties of an attorney ad litem in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2647 76-0 (1999) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the procurement of legal services by the Texas Turnpike Authority Division of the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3030 76-0 (1999) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the selection of an attorney to represent certain taxing units in enforcing the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3066 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the participation of attorneys representing the state in criminal cases in mediation or similar procedures. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3344 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to certain attorneys employed by or under contract to insurers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3510 76-0 (1999) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to clarification that lenders complete loan documents forms prepared by licensed attorneys if the lender does not charge for completing these forms. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 3580 76-0 (1999) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to the attorney-client relationship between certain persons. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 113 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a state governmental entity and to the deposit of certain delinquent or disputed funds recovered by a state governmental entity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SB 247 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to defense and pretrial information gathering standards for indigent people who are accused of crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
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 284 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma
Relating to the fee collected by a prosecutor for collecting and processing a dishonored or forged check or similar sight order. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 321 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to collection of attorney's fees in certain contract actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 491 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to legal services provided to school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
SB 609 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to the duties of an attorney ad litem in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 647 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to salaries and fees for services of certain prosecutors. Senate: Finance Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 764 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the definition of the practice of law. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 771 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the legal representation of county officials and employees by district and county attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 987 76-0 (1999) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Luna, Vilma
Relating to the issuance of Texas Young Lawyers Association license plates. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1009 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E. Relating to the procurement of legal services by the Texas Turnpike Authority division of the Texas Department of Transportation. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1125 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to mediation in certain criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 1144 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to retirement benefits payable for service as a district or criminal district attorney or a county attorney performing the duties of a district attorney. House: Pensions & Investments
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1702 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a scholarship program to assist deserving students at public law schools who commit to practice law in certain public interest fields. Senate: Education Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1714 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a repayment of certain law school education loans. Senate: Education Referred to s/c on Higher Ed. by President
HB 19 75-0 (1997) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to attorney's fees in civil actions. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 24 75-0 (1997) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to computation of damages and attorney's fees awarded in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 58 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the punishment prescribed for murder of certain public servants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 175 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the offense of barratry. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 183 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to donations to state agencies by court-appointed attorneys. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 444 75-0 (1997) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the licensing of certain persons as attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 541 75-0 (1997) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the statutory legislative continuance in a civil or criminal case. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 563 75-0 (1997) Author: Swinford, David Relating to attorney's fees in civil actions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 875 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to certain attorney employees of the state providing pro bono legal services. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 879 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a professional liability insurance premium discount for attorneys who provide pro bono legal services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1004 75-0 (1997) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to attorneys' fees in workers' compensation cases. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1315 75-0 (1997) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an attorney who represents a ward, guardian, or other interested person in certain guardianship proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1327 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the offense of barratry. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1825 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to access to criminal history record information by the State Bar of Texas. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1830 75-0 (1997) Author: Torres, Gerard Relating to payment for the legal defense of certain county officials or employees. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1892 75-0 (1997) Author: Lewis, Ron Relating to attorney's fees and costs in certain complaints against school district employees. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2377 75-0 (1997) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to restricting the authority of the attorney general to issue a written opinion about the constitutionality of a state statute. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2419 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the attorney-client privilege. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2476 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the attorney-client communication privilege. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2526 75-0 (1997) Author: Williams, Thomas
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the duties of an attorney ad litem in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2633 75-0 (1997) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to attorney compensation in certain matters; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2808 75-0 (1997) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to limits on attorney's fees in certain ad valorem tax appeals of real property. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2881 75-0 (1997) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the assessment of damages, costs, and attorney's fees in an eminent domain proceeding. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land and Resource Management
HB 2995 75-0 (1997) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to letters of protection provided by attorneys to health care providers. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 3085 75-0 (1997) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the attorney-client and work-product privileges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3216 75-0 (1997) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al. Relating to representation in certain workers' compensation proceedings. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Economic Development
HB 3311 75-0 (1997) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the compensation paid to outside counsel by a state agency. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 90 75-0 (1997) Author: Denny, Mary Proposing a constitutional amendment restricting the authority of the attorney general to issue an opinion about the constitutionality of a state statute. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HJR 112 75-0 (1997) Author: Counts, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of constable in Knox County. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 129 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to the appearance of an attorney in a court of this state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 349 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to guardians ad litem, attorneys ad litem, and child volunteer advocates in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 467 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to prohibiting a peace officer or attorney representing the state from requiring that certain complainants submit to polygraph examinations. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 768 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the authority of the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules relating to the contractual relationship between an attorney and client. Senate: Economic Development Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 889 75-0 (1997) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees under the Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act. Senate: Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 953 75-0 (1997) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the attorney-client communication privilege. Senate: Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 1110 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the award of attorney's fees under the Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1172 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the offense of barratry. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1488 75-0 (1997) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the employment of in-house counsel by a county commissioners court. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1614 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to certain unauthorized practice of law. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1671 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to letters of protection provided by attorneys to health care providers. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to s/c by Chairman
SB 1863 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the compensation paid to outside counsel by a state agency. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 67 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a property owner in certain ad valorem tax appeals. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 453 74-0 (1995) Author: Kamel, Ted Relating to award of attorney's fees in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 528 74-0 (1995) Author: De La Garza, Eddie Relating to the advertisement of special competence or legal specialization by certain attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 650 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to donations to a state agency by certain attorneys. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 656 74-0 (1995) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to certain advertising by attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 827 74-0 (1995) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the exemption of a municipality from the payment of attorney's fees in declaratory judgment actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to subcommittee
HB 878 74-0 (1995) Author: Dear, Homer Relating to prepaid legal services contracts. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1015 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al. Relating to the assessment of attorney's fees, costs, and damages for certain frivolous lawsuits and defenses. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 1153 74-0 (1995) Author: Corte, Frank | et. al. Relating to attorney's fees in civil actions. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1247 74-0 (1995) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants or inmates. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1357 74-0 (1995) Author: Alexander, Clyde
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to the assessment of damages, costs, and attorney's fees in an eminent domain proceeding. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged in committee
HB 1421 74-0 (1995) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the liability of court-appointed attorneys for damages arising from the representation of indigent clients. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1624 74-0 (1995) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to certain fees charged by attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1816 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement of an order for the payment of attorney's fees by contempt in certain proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1883 74-0 (1995) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to political contributions by certain attorneys to certain judicial candidates or officeholders; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2360 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to indemnification by the state for attorney's fees incurred by a person in defense of certain criminal prosecutions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2568 74-0 (1995) Author: Brady, Kevin Relating to the practice and regulation of attorneys and guardians ad litem. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2678 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to certain fees collected by attorneys. House: Civil Practices Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2709 74-0 (1995) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to certain attorney employees of the state providing pro bono legal services. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2735 74-0 (1995) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to preparation of certain secondary loan documents by an attorney. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 2802 74-0 (1995) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to permitting certain students to take the examination for a license to practice law in this state. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2879 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to the private practice of law and referral of certain cases by criminal district attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2987 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the authority of the supreme court to adopt rules relating to the contractual relationship between an attorney and client. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3124 74-0 (1995) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the recovery of reasonable attorney's fees by the state in proceedings under Chapter 21, Labor Code. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3153 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees under the Declaratory Judgment Act. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
SB 27 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to protection of injured parties by certain limitations on the amount of attorney's contingency fees after a settlement or settlement offer. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 31 74-0 (1995) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the assessment of attorney's fees, costs, and damages for certain frivolous lawsuits and defenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 172 74-0 (1995) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Puente, Robert
Relating to certain records of transactions conducted under durable powers of attorney. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 401 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Romo, Sylvia
Relating to the payment, and procedures to enforce payment, of taxes and fees collected by the comptroller; providing penalties. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 403 74-0 (1995) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to the occupation tax imposed on attorneys. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 720 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Nixon, Joe
Relating to the offense of barratry. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 804 74-0 (1995) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to preparation of certain secondary loan documents by an attorney. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 849 74-0 (1995) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the recovery of reasonable attorney's fees by the state in proceedings under Chapter 21, Labor Code. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1195 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to indemnification by the state for attorney's fees incurred by a person in defense of certain criminal prosecutions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Civil Practices
SB 1365 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Dear, Homer
Relating to prepaid legal services contracts. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1553 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to a requirement that an attorney pay the attorney tax as a condition of practicing law. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1575 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to certain advertising by attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1581 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Jim
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain proceedings under the Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1602 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to permitting certain students to take the examination for a license to practice law in this state. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1624 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Torres, Gerard
Relating to the legal defense of certain county officials or employees. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on General State Calendar
SCR 16 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Requesting the Supreme Court of Texas to promulgate rules for the State Bar of Texas to institute in its continuing education curriculum a program on sexual abuse issues. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
SCR 86 74-0 (1995) Author: Rosson, Peggy Requesting the Supreme Court and State Bar of Texas to address issues of sex discrimination and gender bias through amendment of disciplinary rules and expanded continuing education. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 96 74-0 (1995) Author: Rosson, Peggy Encouraging Texas law schools to include in their curriculums consideration of issues of gender bias. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 130 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt certain rules relating to attorney advertising. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SJR 56 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don Proposing that the Supreme Court be directed to promulgate certain rules regarding lawyer advertising. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 109 73-0 (1993) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Luna, Gregory
Relating to the election of a special district judge by the practicing lawyers of the court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 214 73-0 (1993) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to the offense of and punishment for barratry. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 317 73-0 (1993) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to a poll on judicial candidates conducted by a bar association. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged in committee
HB 406 73-0 (1993) Author: Kamel, Ted | et. al. Relating to award of attorney's fees in certain civil actions. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 464 73-0 (1993) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to referral fees received by district and county attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 531 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John | et. al. Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil actions. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 532 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John Relating to the validity of certain contracts entered into by an injured tort victim or a representative of an injured tort victim. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 587 73-0 (1993) Author: Carona, John Relating to legislative service as a substitute for certain study and training requirements for candidates for the examination for a license to practice law. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 909 73-0 (1993) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain ad valorem tax protests. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 1126 73-0 (1993) Author: Marchant, Ken Relating to an exemption from jury service for attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1293 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a property owner in certain ad valorem tax appeals. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1440 73-0 (1993) Author: De La Garza, Eddie Relating to the requirement of pro bono legal services by certain attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1498 73-0 (1993) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to prosecutors providing pro bono legal services to the indigent. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1499 73-0 (1993) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the participation in pro bono legal services to low-income Texans by some attorney employees of the State of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 1501 73-0 (1993) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the use of in-house counsel to provide legal services for the Texas School for the Deaf and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. House: Public Education
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1568 73-0 (1993) Author: Dear, Homer
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to an exemption from certain requirements regarding prepaid legal services contracts. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1763 73-0 (1993) Author: Schechter, Sue Relating to liability insurance coverage for holders of certificates of special competence issued by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1764 73-0 (1993) Author: Cain, David Relating to the qualifications of certain court staff and support personnel. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1773 73-0 (1993) Author: Grusendorf, Kent
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven
Relating to the use of in-house counsel by the Banking Department of Texas. House: Investments & Banking
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1800 73-0 (1993) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the regulation of legal technicians. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1926 73-0 (1993) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the regulation of lawyer referral services. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 1929 73-0 (1993) Author: Munoz, Sergio Relating to the private practice of law by the judge of a statutory county court of Hidalgo County. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2235 73-0 (1993) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to recovery of damages for an act of barratry. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2356 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John Relating to the practice of certain attorneys ad litem. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2506 73-0 (1993) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al.
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the offense of and punishment for barratry and to certain solicitations regarding professional employment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 2804 73-0 (1993) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to political contributions and expenditures, public financing of supreme court campaigns, and the rate of occupation tax on attorneys; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 118 73-0 (1993) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven
Relating to the use of in-house counsel by the State Securities Board. House: Investments & Banking
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 581 73-0 (1993) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to the private practice of law by a judge of a statutory county court of Hidalgo County. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 647 73-0 (1993) Author: Leedom, John Relating to the regulation of legal technicians. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 877 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the duties of the attorney general in representation of the legislature and state agencies and to certain immunities from liability. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1059 73-0 (1993) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: De La Garza, Eddie
Relating to retaining a lawyer in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1099 73-0 (1993) Author: West, Royce Relating to the qualifications of certain court staff and support personnel. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1155 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the employment of attorneys by school districts. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1227 73-0 (1993) Author: Henderson, Don | et. al.
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven
Relating to the offenses of barratry, falsely holding oneself out as a lawyer, and the unauthorized practice of law; relating to solicitations regarding certain investigative, legal, and health care professional employment; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1228 73-0 (1993) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to certain solicitations regarding professional employment. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 28 72-0 (1991) Author: Park, Carolyn Relating to permanent guardianships for minors or physically or mentally handicapped persons. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 267 72-0 (1991) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain earnest money contract actions. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 294 72-0 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to disclosure of certain examinations for a license to practice law. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on table subject to call in committee
HB 299 72-0 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to continuing legal education requirements for certain attorneys. House: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
HB 577 72-0 (1991) Author: Culberson, John Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil actions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 642 72-0 (1991) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the disclosure by a judge of certain special relationships with parties or attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 777 72-0 (1991) Author: Hury, James Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 854 72-0 (1991) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the continuation and operation of the Board of Law Examiners and to the function of the board and the state supreme court concerning the licensing of attorneys. House: Government Organization 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 867 72-0 (1991) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the adoption of the Durable Power of Attorney Act. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 906 72-0 (1991) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to compensation charged for the preparation of instruments affecting title to real property. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
HB 1186 72-0 (1991) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the continuation and operation of the State Bar of Texas and to the state bar's and the state supreme court's functions concerning the regulation of attorneys. House: Government Organization
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1200 72-0 (1991) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the application of the Professional Services Procurement Act to legal services. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Postponed in committee
HB 1402 72-0 (1991) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the regulation of attorneys. House: Government Organization Laid on table subject to call in s/c
HB 2246 72-0 (1991) Author: Culberson, John Relating to the practice of certain attorneys ad litem. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2310 72-0 (1991) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to certificates of special competence issued by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2386 72-0 (1991) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to attorney's fees resulting from an appeal concerning a person's property taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2387 72-0 (1991) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to attorney's fees resulting from an appeal concerning a person's property taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2630 72-0 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a property owner who prevails in a property tax appeal. House: Ways & Means 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2697 72-0 (1991) Author: Campbell, Ben Relating to awarding court appointed attorney's fees under a fee schedule adopted pursuant to Art. 26.05, Code of Criminal Procedure. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
SB 358 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene | et. al. Relating to the continuation and operation of the State Bar of Texas and to the state bar's and the state supreme court's functions concerning the regulation of attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in subcommittee
SB 359 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Gibson, Bruce
Relating to the continuation and operation of the Board of Law Examiners and to the functions of the board and the state supreme court concerning the licensing of attorneys. House: Government Organization
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 444 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the adoption of the Durable Power of Attorney Act. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 510 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the application of the Professional Services Procurement Act to legal services. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 568 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to public availability of information concerning the attorney discipline system in this state. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to special subcommittee
SB 747 72-0 (1991) Author: Lucio, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene
Relating to permitting certain students who are graduates of the Reynaldo G. Garza School of Law to take the examination for a license to practice law in this state and to the licensing of persons who were enrolled at unaccredited schools of law. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 778 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to permanent guardianships for minors or physically or mentally handicapped persons. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 874 72-0 (1991) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1040 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to contracting with attorneys for the collection of property taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1069 72-0 (1991) Author: Dickson, Temple Relating to a durable power of attorney. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1145 72-0 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the subpoena of a lawyer or a lawyer's representative to provide testimony, documents, or tangible objects concerning a client or former client. Senate: Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 77 72-2 (1991) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to United States attorneys and their assistants as peace officers. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 103 72-2 (1991) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to United States Attorneys and their Assistants as special investigators under the Code of Criminal Procedure. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 80 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to representation of an insured for claims under an insurance policy. House: Insurance Referred to subcommittee
HB 147 71-0 (1989) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to disclosure of certain examinations for a license to practice law. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 536 71-0 (1989) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to financing of the activities of the State Bar of Texas. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 901 71-0 (1989) Author: Price, Albert | et. al. Relating to public availability of information concerning the attorney discipline system in this state. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1086 71-0 (1989) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to employ special counsel. House: County Affairs 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
HB 1114 71-0 (1989) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the use of a power of attorney in this state; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1403 71-0 (1989) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in an appeal of an appraisal review board order to the district court. House: Ways & Means Pending in subcommittee
HB 1517 71-0 (1989) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Krier, Cynthia
Relating to a durable power of attorney. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1669 71-0 (1989) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Relating to the crime of barratry. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1685 71-0 (1989) Author: Lucio, Eddie Relating to permitting certain students who are graduates of the Reynaldo G. Garza School of Law to take the examination for a license to practice law in this state. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1923 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Haley, Bill
Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2098 71-0 (1989) Author: McDonald, Nancy
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to a durable power of attorney for health care. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2122 71-0 (1989) Author: Soileau, Curtis Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2209 71-0 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the imposition of mandatory attorney's fees for taxpayers in certain property tax appeals. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2247 71-0 (1989) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Dickson, Temple
Relating to the transfer of certain misdemeanor cases from a county court to a district court or a county court at law with an attorney presiding as judge. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2393 71-0 (1989) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in an appeal of an appraisal review order to the district court. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2527 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to the office of public defender in counties with at least four county courts and four district courts. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2713 71-0 (1989) Author: Evans, Larry | et. al. Relating to the continuing legal education requirements for certain attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2896 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to fees charged for the preparation of instruments affecting title to real property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate conferees appointed
HB 3081 71-0 (1989) Author: Valigura, Keith | et. al. Relating to certain county attorneys. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 3113 71-0 (1989) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the establishment of a public defender's office in Aransas County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 154 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the issuance of certificates of authority to attorneys-in-fact for reciprocal and interinsurance exchanges. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 572 71-0 (1989) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 575 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 755 71-0 (1989) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Criss, Lloyd
Relating to the amount of the fee charged and collected for the manufactured homeowners' recovery fund. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 843 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: Wolens, Steven
Relating to the offense of barratry, certain contracts for legal services, and to appearances in court by certain attorneys; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 906 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to a durable power of attorney for health care. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
SB 932 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to exempting certain prosecuting attorneys from the occupation tax on attorneys. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1048 71-0 (1989) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1660 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to the persons permitted to collect ad valorem taxes. Senate: Finance Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 1741 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the establishment of a public defender's office in Aransas County. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to County Affairs
SB 47 71-1 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to the appearance of certain attorneys in contested civil cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 70 71-2 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to the representation of the Texas Legislature before the courts of Texas or the United States. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 94 70-0 (1987) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 120 70-0 (1987) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to continuing legal education requirements for certain attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 396 70-0 (1987) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the preparation for trial by an appointed counsel in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 540 70-0 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to public access to information concerning the discipline of an attorney. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 764 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the employment of special counsel by the commissioners courts of certain counties. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 786 70-0 (1987) Author: Luna III, Albert Relating to the provision of a defense by a municipality or a special purpose district in certain suits against peace officers, fire fighters, or emergency medical personnel. House: Urban Affairs Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 1396 70-0 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to private reprimands issued by grievance committees of the state bar. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1640 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to conforming the Judicial Title of the Government Code to certain Acts of the 69th Legislature, conforming that title to amendments to the constitution proposed by the 69th Legislature and adopted by the voters, and to nonsubstantively codifying in that title certain related statutes. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1679 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to certain attorneys appearing before certain judges and justices. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Consideration withdrawn
HB 1730 70-0 (1987) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to certain persons representing other persons in justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1803 70-0 (1987) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the persons permitted to collect ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2049 70-0 (1987) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the liability of an attorney to the client of the attorney in certain circumstances. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
HB 2360 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to certification of attorneys who practice before the Industrial Accident Board. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 2476 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to a private attorney's contract with a county for the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes and the requirement of the county tax assessor-collector's approval. House: Ways & Means Pending in committee
SB 77 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the establishment of the Reynaldo G. Garza School of Law at Pan American University under the control and management of the Board of Regents of Pan American University. Senate: Education Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 153 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 569 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to attorney's contingent fees. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 1075 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to fees charged for the preparation of instruments affecting title to real property. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 42 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the employment of special counsel by certain counties. House: County Affairs Testimony received in s/c
HB 48 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the licensing of persons to practice law in this state; providing a penalty. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 189 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the practice of law by a person retired under the Judicial Retirement System of Texas. House: Retirement & Aging Referred to subcommittee
HB 283 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the operation of lawyer referral services. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 642 69-0 (1985) Author: Hammond, Bill Relating to eligibility requirements for public defenders. House: Judiciary Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 777 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 778 69-0 (1985) Author: Connelly, Barry Relating to the authority of certain counties to contract with special counsel. House: County Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 890 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1010 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Howard, Ed
Relating to professional corporations. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
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HB 1035 69-0 (1985) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to attorneys representing water districts. House: Natural Resources Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 1652 69-0 (1985) Author: Price, Albert Relating to public access to information concerning the discipline of an attorney. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
HB 2038 69-0 (1985) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the regulation of contingent fees for legal services; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 149 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Parker, Jim
Relating to procedures before a grand jury, to the right to counsel of a person accused before or suspected by a grand jury, and to restrictions on divulging secret information. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 164 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the operation of lawyer referral services; providing enforcement procedures. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1010 69-0 (1985) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to proceedings to disbar an attorney based on certain convictions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SR 328 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Carl Directing the Senate Jurisprudence Committee to conduct an interim study of the State's system of legal representation.
SR 485 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Directing Jurisprudence Committee to conduct interim study for delivery of legal services to the State.
HB 75 69-3 (1986) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the state's liability for and defense of certain claims against certain public servants and to the limitation of liability of those public servants. House: State Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 50 69-3 (1986) Author: Montford, John Relating to the state's liability for and defense of certain claims against public servants and to the limitation of liability of those public servants. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
HB 123 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to establishment of a law school in Dallas County. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 172 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 214 68-0 (1983) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to continuances of cases in which a party applying for a continuance or the party's attorney is a member of the legislature. House: State Affairs Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 250 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to communications between an attorney and a juror in a criminal case after discharge of the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 419 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the mandatory use of interest earned on certain client funds held by attorneys to provide legal services to the indigent in civil matters. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 438 68-0 (1983) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to a right to continuance in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1307 68-0 (1983) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the practice of law by a person retired under the Judicial Retirement System of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1426 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to structure and operation of lawyer referral services. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 1645 68-0 (1983) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to the legislative service qualifications for taking the examination for a license to practice law. House: State Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 157 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 158 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the payment of court-appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 244 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the mandatory use of interest earned on certain client funds held by attorneys, law firms, or professional corporations engaged in the practice of law to provide legal services to the indigent in civil matters; to the deposit of the funds; to the creation and administration of a program by the Texas Supreme Court to carry out the purpose of Article 317a, Revised Statutes, and to the powers and duties of the court; to the formation, operation, powers, duties, and liability of a nonprofit corporation to be the recipient and disbursing agent for interest earned on client funds; and to liability of depository institutions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Record vote
SB 1173 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to structure and operation of lawyer referral services. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1374 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the legislative service qualifications for taking the examination for a license to practice law. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 122 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to establishment of a law school in Dallas County. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 186 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to communications between an attorney and juror in a crininal case after discharge of the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 225 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the delegation of tasks to a paralegal. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 255 67-0 (1981) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the disclosure to an attorney ad litem of records maintained for mental patients and mentally retarded persons. House: Health Services Referred to subcommittee
HB 535 67-0 (1981) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to legal representation of the state in civil suits. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1285 67-0 (1981) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1293 67-0 (1981) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the right to counsel of a witness before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1373 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John Relating to prohibition of certain conduct of the legal counsel and governing body members of a regional planning commission. House: Regions, Compacts & Districts Referred to subcommittee
HB 1519 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to regulation of certain professional, business, and insurance transactions and practices and to consumer remedies. House: Employment Practices Referred to subcommittee
HB 1561 67-0 (1981) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Wilson, John
Relating to prohibition of certain conduct of the legal counsel and governing body members of a regional planning commission. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1832 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T. Relating to the application of the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act to nonprofit legal services corporations. House: Insurance Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
SB 520 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the requirement for members of the State Bar to pay fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 833 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the right to counsel of a witness before a grand jury. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 920 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating the regulation of certain professional, business and insurance transactions and practices and to consumer remedies. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 1085 67-0 (1981) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the right of counsel of a witness before a grand jury. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 76 67-1 (1981) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to contracting with an attorney to enforce collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 80 67-1 (1981) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to enforced collection of delinquent property taxes by an attorney. House: Ways & Means Referred to Committee on Ways & Means
HB 78 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to creation of a school of law by Texas Southern University. House: Higher Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 79 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to establishment of a law school in Dallas County. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 83 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel authorizing Texas Southern University to establish a night law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. House: Higher Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 91 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to paralegals. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 96 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the delegation of tasks to a paralegal. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 192 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to establishment of a law school in Dallas County. House: Higher Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 336 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to the duty of the attorney general to give legal opinions to city attorneys. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 355 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to a system of grievance committees to handle complaints about attorneys and the unauthorized practice of law. House: Government Organization Coauthor authorized
HB 356 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to the functions of the State Bar. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 359 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to complaints about attorneys or the unauthorized practice of law. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 360 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to the educational requirements for taking the state bar examination. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 361 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to sanctions imposed on attorneys under the State Bar Act. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 362 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to regulation of attorneys. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 463 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to eligibility to take the bar exam. House: Judiciary Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 473 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to voluntary membership in the State Bar. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 474 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to the payment and disposition of fees and other revenue of the State Bar. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 475 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to expenditure of the State Bar's funds for political purposes. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 533 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to disbarment of an attorney or suspension of the attorney's license after a trial. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 591 66-0 (1979) Author: Sharp, John Relating to the practice of law by a person retired under the Judicial Retirement System of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 714 66-0 (1979) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to regulation of attorneys. House: Government Organization Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 742 66-0 (1979) Author: Lalor, Lance Relating to regulation of lawyers by the Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
HB 1080 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; providing severability; declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1158 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to the qualifications for taking the examination for a license to practice law. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
HB 1299 66-0 (1979) Author: Temple, Arthur "Buddy" Relating to non-profit legal services corporations and prepaid legal services contracts under the supervision and regulation of the State Board of Insurance. House: Insurance Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1380 66-0 (1979) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the regulation of lawyers by the Supreme Court and the Board of Law Examiners. House: Government Organization Referred to Subcommittee on State Bar & Good Neighbor Com.
HB 1606 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; providing for severability. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1674 66-0 (1979) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to adoption services by attorneys and physicians. House: Health Services Laid on the table
HB 2221 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Relating to an attorney's right to real estate broker's license. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 185 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the prohibition of the requirement that licensed attorneys pay dues as a prerequisite to the right to practice law. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 280 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to regulation of attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 281 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Lalor, Lance
Relating to regulation of lawyers by the Supreme Court and the Board of Law Examiners. House: Government Organization
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 287 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to the regulation of attorneys; revising the State Bar Act. House: Government Organization
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 600 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to persons not authorized to receive license as an attorney at law. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 689 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the right, power, and authority of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, to contract with existing Dallas-Fort Worth area private law schools to provide for the education of certain law students; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Education Referred to subcommittee
SB 705 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to creation of a school of law administered by The University of Texas at Dallas. Senate: Education Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1091 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to regulation of lawyers by the Supreme Court and the Board of Law Examiners. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1161 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to non-profit legal services corporations and prepaid legal services contracts under the supervision and regulation of the State Board of Insurance. Senate: Economic Development Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1216 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the practice of law by a person receiving retirement pay under the Judicial Retirement System of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
SCR 68 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to recalling SB 287 from the House. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 473 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Creating a school of law under the auspices of Texas Southern University. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 478 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Relating to membership in the State Bar; providing that all persons licensed to practice law in this state are subject to certain rules and regulations. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
HB 479 65-0 (1977) Author: Head, Fred Relating to revenues of the State Bar, the deposit of such revenues in the General Revenue Fund, and the appropriation of such revenue by the legislature. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 554 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to paralegals. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 573 65-0 (1977) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to the period of service of an attorney ad lietm appointed for a child for a detention hearing. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 599 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to defining the term para-legal and the delegation of tasks thereto. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 703 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Authorizing and directing the board of regents of The University of Texas System to establish a law school in Dallas County, Texas. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 891 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Authorizing Texas Southern University to establish a night law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 909 65-0 (1977) Author: Briscoe, Leonard Relating to moving Texas Southern University's School of Law and School of Pharmacy to Fort Worth. House: Higher Education Referred to Committee on Higher Education
HB 956 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to nonprofit legal services corporations and prepaid legal insurance. House: Insurance Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 973 65-0 (1977) Author: Briscoe, Leonard Relating to authorizing The University of Texas at Arlington to establish schools of pharmacy and law in the city of Fort Worth. House: Higher Education Referred to Subcommittee on Senior Institutions
HB 1065 65-0 (1977) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the creation, coverage, and operation of a trust fund for legal malpractice insurance. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1251 65-0 (1977) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to information about criminal records of persons declaring an intent to study law or applying for admission to the State Bar. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from calendar
HB 1303 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to the practice of law by a person retired under the Judicial Retirement System of Texas. House: Judiciary Failed to pass to third reading
HB 1304 65-0 (1977) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the membership of the Board of Law Examiners and the fee for a bar examination. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1524 65-0 (1977) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to the number of days an attorney representing a child in proceedings under Title 3 of the Texas Family Code has to prepare for adjudication or transfer hearings. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 2185 65-0 (1977) Author: Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Relating to legal representation for county officials and employees in certain suits. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 128 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to fees in civil cases in certain counties for the County Law Library Fund. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
SB 228 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the authority of the State Bar of Texas to receive criminal records and reports of law enforcement agencies or other sources on those persons seeking to be licensed to practice law; realting to submission by the State Bar of Texas to law enforcement agencies of a list of persons seeking a license to practice law; realting to the duties of the findings; making the information received by the Stat Bar privileged, not to be disclosed except to those persons or agencies which are required to make a determiniation of eligibility for admission to the Bar except upon court order. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 377 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to penalties for unlawful fees for representing an applicant before the State Department of Public Welfare, for unlawful disclosure of welfare information, and for obtaining assistance by fraud. Senate: Human Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 413 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to admission to public schools of law. Senate: Education Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 419 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to fees in civil cases in certain counties for the County Law Library Fund. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported from committee favorably
SB 500 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to nonprofit legal services corporations and prepaid legal insurance. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 561 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Stubbeman, David
Relating to county law libraries. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 729 65-0 (1977) Author: Adams, Don Relating to the membership of the Board of Law Examiners and the fee for a bar examination. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 745 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the prohibition of the requirement that licensed attorneys pay dues as a prerequisite to the right to practice law. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 395 64-0 (1975) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to exempting certain graduates of certain law schools from the requirement of taking the State Bar Examination; establishing certain minimum curriculum requirements. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 424 64-0 (1975) Author: Nowlin, James
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the practice of law by certain unlicensed persons. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 504 64-0 (1975) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to the liability of an attorney for costs in a civil proceeding. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 511 64-0 (1975) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to requiring that an alleged alcoholic be represented by an attorney in a commitment proceeding. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 540 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 847 64-0 (1975) Author: Bryant, John W. Relating to the practice of law by law students. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 888 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to providing minority groups with better access to state-supported law schools by directing their immediate participation in the Council on Legal Education Opportunity of the United States government and, absent the C.L.E.O. program, the immediate formulation and implementation of affirmative action programs by state-supported law schools. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 926 64-0 (1975) Author: Finney, Dave Relating to non-profit legal service corporations, issuance of contracts for prepaid legal services. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1705 64-0 (1975) Author: Spurlock II, Joe
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to county law libraries in certain counties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days
HB 1906 64-0 (1975) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to employment of attorneys by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. House: Health & Welfare Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2033 64-0 (1975) Author: Hall, Anthony Relating to the prohibition of any requirement that an attorney at law be present at or participate in certain real estate transactions. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
SB 28 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Powers, Pike
Relating to non-profit prepaid legal services corporations under the supervision and regulation of the State Board of Insurance and to issuance of contracts for prepaid legal services; placing certain duties, responsibilites, and restrictions on corporations operating under this chapter; prescribing their mode of operation and financing; authorizing certain participation contracts and agreements; prescribing the duties and powers of the State Board of Insurance in carrying out the provisions of the Act; providing for bonding of officers and employees; providing for a tax on corporations operating under this chapter in lieu of any franchise or gross-receipts tax, the proceeds of such tax to be kept in a separate fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Prepaid Legal Services Fund; providing the use and disposition of the fund; stating the relationship of the provisions of this Act to the Texas Miscellaneous Corporation Laws Act, the Texas Non-profit Corporation Act and designated provisions of the Insurance Code. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 day bill
SB 316 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the prohibition of the requirement that licensed attorneys pay dues as a prerequisite to the right to practice law. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 368 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to establishment of a legal insurance service in Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 445 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to exempting attorneys providing certain legal services from provisions of the Public Welfare Act of 1941. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 512 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the qualifications of certain persons who apply to take the state bar examination. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
HB 258 63-0 (1973) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to prerequisites for taking the regular examination for license to practice law. House: Judiciary Subcommittee hearing notice posted
HB 287 63-0 (1973) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the prerequisites for taking the regular examination for license to practice law. House: Judiciary Subcommittee hearing notice posted
HB 340 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Relating to the qualifications for taking the examination for admission to the State Bar of Texas. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 411 63-0 (1973) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to regulation by the Board of Directors of the State Bar of certain prepaid legal services programs; providing for severability; setting an effective date; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 676 63-0 (1973) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the liability of an attorney for costs in a civil proceeding; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably
HB 759 63-0 (1973) Author: Massey, Tom
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the appointment of an attorney to represent the state when the attorney for the state is unable to perform the duties of his office. House: Judiciary
Senate: Natural Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 996 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt An Act relating to authorizing the creation of a Clients' Security Fund financed by assessment of State Bar Members, under rules and regulations prepared by the Texas Supreme Court; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Postponed
HB 1104 63-0 (1973) Author: Powers, Pike Providing certain exemptions for certain corporations subject to the "Texas Title Insurance Act." House: Judiciary Reported favorably
HB 1245 63-0 (1973) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to providing minority groups with better access to state-supported law schools by directing their immediate participation in the Council on Legal Education Opportunity of the United State governmetn and, absent the C.L.E.O. program, the immediate formulation and implementation of affirmative action programs by state-supported law schools. House: Education Subcommittee hearing date
HB 1259 63-0 (1973) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HJR 43 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to permit statutory authorization for the State Bar of Texas to establish a Clients' Security Fund. House: Judiciary Failed to pass
SB 41 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the qualifications for taking the examination for admission to the State Bar of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Laid on table
SB 157 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to requiring an attorney's affidavit in a proceeding to determine whether a child is a delinquent; providing, on commitment of a delinquent, for the forwarding of certain papers to the Texas Youth Council. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SB 460 63-0 (1973) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to certain legal services benefits offered by certain organizations to members or beneficiaries. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably as amended
SB 796 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to authorizing the creation of a clients' security fund, financed by assessment of state bar members, under rules and regulations prepared by the Texas Supreme Court; prescribing the nature of payments from the fund as being a matter of grace and not of right; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 835 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to furnishing legal and investigative services to indigents and providing legal counsel for indigents accused of crime and to investigating entitlement to release of persons accused of crime on personal bond; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Notice given
SJR 34 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing and amendment of the Texas Constitution to permit statutory authorization for the State Bar of Texas to establish a Clients' Security Fund. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably
HB 569 62-0 (1971) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to prerequisites for taking the regular examination for license to practice law.
HB 924 62-0 (1971) Author: Wolff, Nelson Relating to permitting law students to practice law under certain conditions.
HB 1320 62-0 (1971) Author: Adams, Don Relating to the collection and disposition of the fee for an attorney's license or certificate.
HB 1792 62-0 (1971) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B.
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the compensation to be paid counsel appointed to defend an indigent.
SB 66 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Wolff, Nelson
Relating to the practice of law and providing that law students, while attending a law school approved by the Supreme Court of Texas, may assist licensed attorneys in the trial of cases under rules promulgated by such Supreme Court.
SB 328 62-0 (1971) Author: Bridges, Ronald W. Relating to permitting excess funds not needed for the maintenance of County Law Libraries, in counties having a population of three hundred fifty thousand (350,000) or less, to be used for providing legal services for indigents; raising the maximum fee that can be collected to $10.00 and extending it to criminal cases.
SB 593 62-0 (1971) Author: Harrington, D. Roy
Sponsor: Haynes, Clyde
Relating to the compensation of county attorneys in certain counties.
SB 711 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the collection and disposition of the fee for an attorney's license or certificate.
SB 816 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the authority of the commissioners court to contract with an attorney to enforce or assist in the enforcement of the collection of delinquent taxes.
SB 916 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J.
Sponsor: Simmons, Wayland A.
Relating to the establishing and maintaining of a county law library in certain counties.
HB 56 61-0 (1969) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to prelegal educational qualifications for certain persons to study law.
HB 143 61-0 (1969) Author: Nugent, James E. | et. al. Relating to amending the State Bar Act.
HB 279 61-0 (1969) Author: Calhoun, Frank | et. al. Relating to amending the State Bar Act relating to disbarment proceedings against any attorney.
HB 283 61-0 (1969) Author: Stewart, Vernon James Relating to the right to counsel in juvenlile proceedings.
HB 559 61-0 (1969) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to furnishing legal and investigative services to indigents and providing legal counsel for indigents accused of crime and to investigating entitlement to release of persons accused of crime on personal bond.
HB 661 61-0 (1969) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to the issuance of a law license to certain persons who graduate from certain law schools of this state.
HB 1026 61-0 (1969) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" Relating to amending The State Bar Act to permit persons who are duly licensed to practice law in this State to do so without payment of fees.
SB 103 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the State Bar Act.
SB 108 61-0 (1969) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to amending the State Bar Act.
SB 212 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending Statutes relating to the practice of law and providing that law students, while attending a law school approved by the Supreme Court of Texas, may assist licensed attorneys in the trial of cases under rules promulgated by such Supreme Court.
SB 283 61-0 (1969) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to the exemption from prelegal educational qualifications prerequisite to the study of law in certain instances.
SB 461 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to authorizing the Board of Directors of Texas A&M University to acquire all of the assets of South Texas College of Law and to operate the same as a school of law for the use and benefit of the State of Texas as a part of Texas A&M University.
SB 515 61-0 (1969) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to prerequisites for taking the regular examination for license to practice law.
SB 612 61-0 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. Relating to the issuance of a law license to certain persons who graduate from certain law schools of this state.
SB 614 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to amending the State Bar Act so as to permit persons who are duly licensed to practice law in this State to do so without payment of fees.
SCR 83 61-0 (1969)
HB 1178 60-0 (1967) Author: Whatley, Willis James Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide the maximum fee which may be charged for taking an examination from the Board of Legal Examiners.
SB 114 60-0 (1967) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that the maximum fee which may be charged for taking an examination from the Board of Legal Examiners is $40.
SB 334 60-0 (1967) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. | et. al. Relating to county law libraries; providing for a cost increase on civil cases to benefit the county law library fund.
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 968 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to amending certain Acts relative to prerequisites for taking the regular examination for license to practice law.
SB 364 59-0 (1965) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to registration of powers of attorney authorizing the conveyance of real property.
HB 503 58-0 (1963) Author: Whatley, Willis James | et. al. Relating to providing that the Supreme Court may grant certain attorneys who have practiced law in the State of Illinois prior to the year 1920 and whose practice of law was interrupted by reason of military service in the Armed Forces of the United States, and who have thereafter resided in the State of Texas twenty (20) years or more, and who have during their period of residence in this State been engaged in civic undertakings and activities for the advancement of the public interest, a license to practice law in the State of Texas without taking examination, provided such applicants meet the requirements as to moral character and provided that evidence of their qualifications as herein prescribed is supplied by affidavit or otherwise to the Supreme Court.
HB 841 58-0 (1963) Author: Davis, William S. "Bill" Relating to providing for the deposit of certain revenues in the General Revenue Fund; providing that expenses of the Board of Legal Examiners shall be paid from the General Revenue Fund as appropriated by the Legislature; providing for the transfer of certain funds to the General Revenue Fund; providing an effective date.
SB 478 58-0 (1963) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to permitting the Commissioners Court of all counties containing more than six hundred thousand (600,000) population according to the last preceding federal census to employ special counsel; providing special duties for such special counsel; providing the manner in which such special counsel shall be named.
HB 899 57-0 (1961) Author: Barlow, James E. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the inclusion of all law schools situated within this State which are on the approved list of the Supreme Court of Texas.
HB 1030 57-0 (1961) Author: Garrison, Donald E. "Don" Relating to amending the Texas Penal Code prohibiting solicitation by attorneys, free-splitting, information to attorneys by medical personnel for solicitation purposes, and the representation of solicited clients; fixing the venue of the injunction a misdemeanor and providing certain penalties therefor.
SB 384 57-0 (1961) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to permitting the Commissioners Court of all counties containing more than five hundred thousand (500,000) population according to the last preceding Federal Census to employ special counsel.
HB 104 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing the amount of fees and compensation to be received by witnesses, persons, or attorneys who are compelled to leave their own counties to serve or testify in a judicial proceeding.
HB 10 56-0 (1959) Author: Thurman, Leon Relating to amending certain acts reducing the number of years service as a Member of the Legislature required as equivalent to pre-legal study and training.
HB 136 56-0 (1959) Author: Yezak, Herman Relating to amending certain statutes authorizing attorneys at law of the State of Texas to take acknowledgments or proof of an instrument of writing for record within the State of Texas.
HB 165 56-0 (1959) Author: Jarvis, Ben E. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to authorize the Board of Legal Examiners, with the approval of the Supreme Court, to appoint a Secretary, authorizing salary for same.
HB 183 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" Relating to amending certain statutes providing that the Supreme Court may grant certain attorneys who have practiced law in a State of the United States for a period of seven (7) years and who hold a license to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States and who have resided in the State of Texas for a period of twenty-four (24) months, a license to practice law in the State of Texas without taking examination; providing certain substitutes for prelegal study.
HB 513 56-0 (1959) Author: Winston, William D. Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code to provide that persons, firms and corporations may act as attorneys-in-fact for reciprocal or inter-insurance exchanges.
HB 549 56-0 (1959) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide as an additional prerequisite for the recording of certain written instruments that there be an endorsement thereon showing that such instrument was prepared by a duly licensed and practicing attorney.
HB 992 56-0 (1959) Author: Ehrle, Sr., William Lawrence "Will" Relating to providing permission to take the Bar Examination to persons who have served as Governor of another State, meeting certain conditions of membership in the Bar of another state, and residence in Texas.
SB 1 56-0 (1959) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending certain statutes relative to the State Bar Act to provide that persons licensed by the Supreme Court to practice law do not have to be members of the State Bar.
HB 188 55-0 (1957) Author: Sudderth, Ben Doyle Relating to licensing of persons to practice law in this State; providing that law licenses shall be granted to law school graduates upon separation from military service under certain circumstances without requirement of passage of the State Bar Examination and setting out the conditions thereon.
HB 410 55-0 (1957) Author: Kelly, Moyne L. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to permit district clerks who are licensed attorneys to appear and practice as an attorney before the courts under certain conditions; rephrasing provisions relative to practice by county clerks.
HB 656 55-0 (1957) Author: Yezak, Herman | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes and authorizing attorneys at law of the State of Texas to take acknowledgments or proof of an instrument of writing for record within the State of Texas, and providing for a seal.
HB 659 55-0 (1957) Author: Pressler, III, Herman Paul | et. al. Relating to County Law Libraries, providing for a cost increase on civil cases to benefit the County Law Library Fund.
HB 708 55-0 (1957) Author: Puckett, Jr., Herman V. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting certain practices by any person, firm, partnership, corporation, group, organization, or association, not a real party in interest, which result in the fomenting of litigation and proceedings before State agencies; providing a penalty.
HB 141 54-0 (1955) Author: Lee, Otis Relating to amending Statutes so as to make eligible any citizen of this State and of the United States, who has attained the age of 28 years, to take the State bar examination, provided he meets certain educational and moral requirements and is certified by a county examining committee; providing for the creation of such county examining committee, prescribing its membership, qualifications, terms of appointment and duties.
HB 222 54-0 (1955) Author: Burkett, Jr., Joseph W. "Joe" | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes by providing standards of approval for Law Schools in Texas; approving existing Law Schools; Prohibiting delegation of authority granted the Supreme Court.
HB 233 54-0 (1955) Author: Sheridan, Edward Hueber "Ed" Relating to amending the Insurance Code so as to provide for the execution of policies of insurance by an attorney or an attorney in fact or other representative authorized by and acting for underwriters, and so as to provide for the maintenance of the principal office of such attorneys, and so as to provide that no license should be issued to any attorneys at Lloyd's to bind insurance risks in Texas or with citizens of Texas or covering Texas property, unless said attorneys in fact be residents of Texas and maintain their office in Texas, with certain exceptions.
HB 293 54-0 (1955) Author: Sayers, Scott Philen | et. al. Relating to providing for contingent fee contracts for attorneys and limiting the amounts thereof; and declaring that such contracts shall be void and unenforceable if obtained as the result of intervention of any lay person, organization or corporation, or in which such lay person, organization or corporation has an interest therein.
HB 784 54-0 (1955) Author: Pool, Joe Richard | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that membership in the State Bar shall be voluntary.
HB 937 54-0 (1955) Author: Smith, Max Carlton Relating to authorizing the Attorney General to employ private attorneys on a contingent fee basis for the purpose of collecting inheritance taxes in certain cases; providing a method for the payment of said fees; allocating said taxes.
SB 63 54-0 (1955) Author: Ashley, Sr., Carlos C. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes providing standards of approval for law schools in Texas; prohibiting delegation of authority granted the Supreme Court.
SB 106 54-0 (1955) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to law licenses granted to graduates of the law schools of certain universities entering military service, as as to provide the same rights to graduates of certain law schools entering the employ of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
SB 107 54-0 (1955) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain Statutes providing for exemption from the requirements of passage of the State Bar Examination as to any subject or subjects which the candidate has satisfactorily passed prior to entering the Military Service or Merchant Marine Service, or the service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in certain law schools provided such applicants are graduates of such law schools, so as to provide the same rights to graduates serving with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
HB 260 53-0 (1953) Author: Crouch, Douglass "Doug" | et. al. Relating to providing that attorneys may prepare transcripts of the record on cases which are appealed to the Courts of Civil Appeal and the Supreme Court of Texas; providing the procedure therefor.
HB 343 53-0 (1953) Author: Walling, J. B. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to the conduct of bar examinations and admission to the bar.
HB 374 53-0 (1953) Author: Sheridan, Edward Hueber "Ed" Relating to amending the Insurance Code so as to provide for the execution of policies of insurance by an attorney or an attorney in fact or other representative authorized by and acting for underwriters, and so as to provide for the maintenance of the principal office of such attorneys, and so as to provide that no license should be issued to any attorneys at Lloyd's to bind insurance risks in Texas or with citizens of Texas or covering Texas property, unless said attorneys in fact be residents of Texas and maintain their office in Texas.
HB 467 53-0 (1953) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew | et. al. Relating to amending statutes to provide for the inclusion therein of certain law schools and their graduates.
HB 535 53-0 (1953) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide that physicians, dentists, and attorneys engaged in actual practice shall be exempt from jury service.
SB 221 53-0 (1953) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending Statutes by exempting from State Bar examinations by adding the graduates of University of Houston, South Texas College, Saint Mary's University and Texas Southern University under certain conditions.
SB 244 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to prohibiting the publication or distribution of any book, magazine or other publication which rates or classifies or attempts to rate or classify the professional ability of certain professions; prescribing a penalty.
HB 24 52-0 (1951) Author: Carr, Waggoner Relating to authorizing counties in this State to provide for the establishment of County Law Libraries.
HB 113 52-0 (1951) Author: Rutherford, James T. Relating to amending certain statutes allowing Cities and Towns of this State to enter into contracts with an Attorney of this State for the collection of Delinquent Taxes, and to receive the same compensation as now allowed Attorneys under contract for such purposes with the State and County.
HB 209 52-0 (1951) Author: Daniel, William Partlow "Bill" | et. al. Relating to prohibiting communists and persons having communistic leanings from practicing law and receiving a license to practice law, prescribing an oath to be made by attorneys upon being licensed to practice law and annually by members of the State Bar; and providing for disbursement and other penalties for making false affidavit.
SB 9 52-0 (1951) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to amending certain statutes allowing cities and towns of this State to enter into contracts with an attorney of this State for the collection of delinquent taxes, and to receive the same compensation as now allowed attorneys under contract for such purposes with the State and county.
SB 264 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to exempting elected county officials who are members of the legal profession from being appointed to defend criminals in all courts of this State.
HB 130 51-0 (1949) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending the State Bar Act so as to empower the Supreme Court to prescribe fees of not less than Five Dollars ($5) per annum per person for members of the State Bar to be paid to the Clerk of the Supreme Court and to be expended by the Court or under its direction for the purpose of the administration of the State Bar Act.
HB 209 51-0 (1949) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to repealing the "Unauthorized Practice Act."
HB 516 51-0 (1949) Author: Willis, Phillip LaFrance Relating to exempt elected County officials who are members of the legal profession from being appointed to defend criminals in all Courts of this State; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 893 51-0 (1949) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, to exempt from State Bar Examination, applicants for law licenses who are Veterans of Military or Merchant Marine Service in World War II, and who graduate form law schools approved by the American Bar Association prior to July 1, 1952.
SB 445 51-0 (1949) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending a previous Act, exempting from State Bar Examination applicants for law licenses who are veterans of military or merchant marine service in World War II, and who graduate from law schools approved by the American Bar Association prior to July 1, 1953.
HB 126 50-0 (1947) Author: Thomas, M. K. Relating to amending a previous Act, defining the practice of law; authorizing licensed surveyors and abstracters to draw conveyances for or without compensation; providing for those persons who shall constitute and be members of the State Bar; providing that licensed surveyors and abstracters shall not be members of the State Bar; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 281 50-0 (1947) Author: Blankenship, Dallas A. Relating to amending a previous Act, to provide that corporations may be formed for the protection and advancement of the professional interest of persons licensed to practice law, the advancement of justice and the science of jurisprudence, the encouragement of cordial intercourse among lawyers, and the improvement of the relations between the Bench and Bar and the public with power to provide and maintain suitable buildings for the conduct of their activities.
HB 292 50-0 (1947) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that Law Licenses shall be granted without requirements of passage of State Bar Examination as to any subject which the candidate has satisfactorily passed prior to entering the Military Service or Merchant Marine Service of the United States.
HB 371 50-0 (1947) Author: Willis, Doyle | et. al. Relating to amending the State Bar Act, so as to empower the Supreme Court to prescribe fees not exceeding Eight Dollars ($8) per annum per person to be paid to the Clerk of the Court and to be expended by the Court or under its direction for the purpose of the administration of the State Bar Act; providing that all laws or parts of laws in conflict with the Act are hereby repealed, but further that this shall not effect a repeal of, or in anywise impair, any existing rule adopted by the State Bar and promulgated by the Supreme Court or liability for dues prescribed by the Supreme Court before the effective date of this Act.
HB 502 50-0 (1947) Author: Wagonseller, Wayne Warren | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, to provide that law licenses shall be granted and issued to all veterans of World War II without requirement of passage of the State Bar examination.
HB 535 50-0 (1947) Author: Swanson, Frederick Glenn Relating to making it unlawful for any public official who receives compensation in excess of Three Thousand Six Hundred ($3,600) Dollars per annum for performance of his official duties to do any law practice not incidental to the duties of his office; fixing a penalty.
HB 684 50-0 (1947) Author: Davis, Gordon Reece Relating to amending a previous Act, guaranteeing applicants for a license to practice law the right to inspect examination papers graded for them by the Board of Legal Examiners.
HB 765 50-0 (1947) Author: Yezak, Herman Relating to amending a previous Act, to provide that the State Bar Examination be given to any Veteran of World War II, provided such person holds a bachelors degree and served in the Texas Legislature.
SB 51 50-0 (1947) Author: Harris, Fred R. "Red" Relating to amending a previous Act, by providing that corporations may be formed for the protection and advancement of the professional interests of persons licensed to practice law, the advancement of justice and the science of jurisprudence, the encouragement of cordial intercourse among lawyers, and the improvement of the relations between the Bench and Bar and the public with power to provide and maintain suitable buildings for the conduct of their activities.
SB 59 50-0 (1947) Author: Jones, Charles R. Relating to regulating the practice of Naturopathy and creating a Naturopathic Examining Board; providing penalties; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act.
HB 91 49-0 (1945) Author: Blankenship, Dallas A. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that corporations may be formed for the protection and advancement of the professional interests of persons licensed to practice law, the advancement of justice and the science of jurisprudence, the encouragement of cordial intercourse among lawyers, and the improvement of the relations between the Bench and Bar and the public with power to provide and maintain suitable buildings for the conduct of their activities.
HB 837 49-0 (1945) Author: Crosthwait, John L. | et. al. Relating to providing that assignment of reporters of daily newspapers of general circulation to the Court House in all counties having eight or more district courts for twenty or more consecutive years prior to making application to take the bar examination shall be equivalent to and may be substituted for the prelegal study and training and study of the law required as a prerequisite for the taking of the examination to practice law, provided such applicant meets the requirements as to moral character.
SB 158 49-0 (1945) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Acts by defining the meaning of practicing law and prohibiting corporations and all other persons, firms, or associations from practicing law in Texas except licensed attorneys of the bar, and prohibiting attorneys from splitting fees with others than attorneys, providing penalties for violations of this Act.
HB 467 48-0 (1943) Author: Wood, Hugh N. Relating to amending Article 5017, of the Revised Civil Statutes, relative to required assets of Lloyd's underwriters.
HB 528 48-0 (1943) Author: Hutchins, Sr., Edgar Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide as an additional prerequisite for the recording of certain written instruments, that there be an endorsement thereon showing that such instrument was prepared by a duly licensed and practicing attorney.
HB 584 48-0 (1943) Author: Mills, Roger Q. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by fixing academic requirements for applicants for Bar Examination; repealing all acts in conflict herewith.
SB 143 48-0 (1943) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to providing that law licenses shall be issued to graduates of certain law schools who are citizens of Texas in the military service of the United States and whose military service commenced before the date set for the State Bar Examinations next following their graduation from said law schools.
SB 157 48-0 (1943) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to amending the Penal Code to further define "barratry" so as to provide that an attorney is not prohibited from making application to a county, city, school district or other taxing unit for a contract to collect delinquent taxes.
SB 183 48-0 (1943) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to providing that the serving as a Judge of a Court of Record, within the State of Texas, for six (6) consecutive years, prior to making application to take the bar examination, shall be equivalent to, and may be substituted for, the prelegal study and training and the study of the law required as a prerequisite for the taking of the examination to practice law.
SB 299 48-0 (1943) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending Statutes relative to assets of Lloyd's Underwriters.
HB 34 47-0 (1941) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al. Relating to providing for the appointment of Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; providing their terms of office; defining their duties.
HB 226 47-0 (1941) Author: Manning, Rushing | et. al. Relating to providing exemption from the State Bar Examination of graduates of law schools approved by the Supreme Court.
HB 358 47-0 (1941) Author: Simpson, Jr., Marvin B. | et. al. Relating to creating a lien upon the recovery to guarantee to an attorney at law the payment of his fees in cases prosecuted on a contingent basis.
SB 111 47-0 (1941) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Article permitting governing bodies of incorporated cities or towns to employ attorneys in the collection of delinquent taxes; providing the Act shall take effect from and after its passage.
HB 132 46-0 (1939) Author: Alsup, Lon E. | et. al. Relating to making it unlawful for attorneys, etc to charge a fee or solicit contributions for any services that they might render to obtain benefits for any person in Social Security program as it applies to old age assistance, blind, dependent child, or child welfare service, with respect to applications before the State department; prescribing a penalty.
HB 288 46-0 (1939) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting graduates of certain law schools from the Bar Examinations.
HB 640 46-0 (1939) Author: Hull, Henry A. "Salty" Relating to providing that the Supreme Court may grant certain attorneys who have practiced law in a State of the United States for a period of twenty (20) years and hold a license to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States a license to practice in the State without taking the bar examinations.
HB 659 46-0 (1939) Author: Davis, Matt Relating to amending certain Articles creating a Board of Legal Examiners and prescribing rules and regulations for admission of applicants to the Bar in Texas.
HB 696 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article exempting graduates of certain law schools from the Bar Examinations.
HB 762 46-0 (1939) Author: Daniel, Sr., Marion Price Relating to providing that all members of the Texas University School of Law Faculty shall be required to pass the State Bar Exam; and giving the present members of the faculty one year within to qualify.
HB 788 46-0 (1939) Author: Baker, Roy Gilbert | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article fixing academic requirements for applicants for Bar Examination; providing fees to be paid by such applicants; making certain exemptions and exceptions to apply to certain individuals.
HB 789 46-0 (1939) Author: Johnson, Jr., B. Thomas "Nub" Relating to creating a Lien upon the recovery to guarantee to an Attorney at Law the payment of his fees in cases prosecuted on a contingent basis.
HB 1008 46-0 (1939) Author: Langdon, Jack M. Relating to amending a certain Act relative to adjusting insurance or freight rates.
SB 17 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers Relating to creating a State Bar, constituting it an administrative agency of the judicial department of the State; empowering the Supreme Court to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for the admission to the practice of law; prescribing a code of ethics governing the conduct of the members.
SB 130 46-0 (1939) Author: Burns, Gordon M. | et. al. Relating to further regulation of trial procedure and practice in Civil Cases in the District and County Courts of this State and also authorizing attorneys during an argument to comment upon or explain to the jury the effect of their verdict or answers to Special Issues.
SB 170 46-0 (1939) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to creating a lien upon the recovery to guarantee to an attorney at law the payment of his fees in cases prosecuted on a contingent basis; authorizing contracts by attorneys for not to exceed fifty (50%) per cent of recovery for services rendered or to be rendered.
SB 258 46-0 (1939) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting graduates of certain law schools from the Bar Examinations.
HB 710 45-0 (1937) Relating to extending to June 1, 1938, law exempting from State bar examinations students in law schools complying with the Supreme Courts rules of 1934.
SB 216 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for causes to be docketed in judicial proceedings in cases of lunacy and providing that the County or District Attorney shall appear and represent the State on the hearing, and the defendant shall be entitled to counsel and providing that in proper cases the County Judge may appoint counsel for that purpose.
HB 201 44-0 (1935) Relating to repealing the law exempting graduates of certain law schools from taking bar examinations; further providing that said Act shall be effective on and after July 1.
SB 62 43-0 (1933) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to defining the meaning of practicing law and prohibiting corporations and all other persons, firms, or associations from practicing law in Texas except licensed attorneys of the bar, and prohibiting attorneys from splitting fees with others than attorneys, and providing a violation of this Act may be enjoined, and providing penalties for violations of this Act.
HB 95 39-0 (1925) Author: Barker, Charles A. | et. al. Relating to providing for the election of a Criminal District Attorney in counties that do not have a District Attorney. House: Judiciary
HB 177 39-0 (1925) Author: Justice, Hyle Appleton Relating to amending certain statute relating to requiring that any district or county attorneys shall institute legal proceedings in certain cases so as to provide that it shall be the duty of such district or county attorneys to institute such proceeding as are necessary to recover such compensation as may be unlawfully paid to or received by any officer in the district; preventing the payment of such compensation. House: Judiciary
HB 223 39-0 (1925) Author: Wilson, Bates Frayser Relating to authorizing county attorneys or criminal district attorney to appear in behalf of the State of Texas in certain suits for divorce; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Judiciary
HB 384 39-0 (1925) Author: Shearer, Amon Robert Relating to regulating the practice of law; defining the practice of law; providing a penalty for the violation of the provision of this act. House: Judiciary
HB 58 37-0 (1921) Author: Jones, Walter Francis Relating to a certain Act regarding the suspension of licenses of attorneys at law; amending act to permit proceedings against, regardless of indictment, criminal prosecution or conviction.
HB 60 37-0 (1921) Author: Black, O. B. Relating to a certain Act regarding the practice of law and the law business; and to provide penalties and remedies for the violation thereof.
SB 91 37-0 (1921) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to prohibiting practicing attorneys at law in this State from being surety on any appearance bond, etc.
SB 191 37-0 (1921) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to validating the authentication and acknowledgment of various instruments, where notarial seal did not conform to the law at the time such acknowledgment was made.
SB 233 37-0 (1921) Author: Parr, Archer "Archie" Relating to providing that the Board of Trustees of Edinburg Independent School District may employ an attorney to represent the said district in the enforcement of its lien for taxes.
SB 258 37-0 (1921) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to making it discretionary on part of the trial judge with reference to submitting a case to a jury on special issues of fact in all cases tried before a jury in district or county courts.
SB 271 37-0 (1921) Author: Fairchild, I. D. Relating to attorneys-at-law having certain liens in cases of damage suits, etc.
HB 155 36-0 (1919) Author: Curtis, Albert B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain articles and empowering and authorizing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to issue a license to practice law in all of the courts of Texas to a holder of a diploma issued by the law department of any university in Texas approved by the State Board of Education.
HB 217 36-0 (1919) Author: Kittrell, Jr., Norman G. | et. al. Relating to regulating the licensing of attorneys-at-law in the State of Texas.
HB 295 36-0 (1919) Author: Johnson, Thomas S. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Act so as to provide that said Act shall not apply to any person, corporation or collection of persons or partnership who pursue the business of collecting accounts due to any persons or partnership or corporation for merchandise or good actually sold and delivered, or for services actually performed, or for premises occupied or for rentals, and who charge a reasonable fee for collecting such bona fide accounts past due.
HB 366 36-0 (1919) Author: Jones, Walter Francis Relating to amending certain Article so as to permit proceedings under said Article regardless of indictment, criminal prosecution or conviction for any of the matters therein named.
SB 99 36-0 (1919) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to amending certain articles regulating the licensing of Attorneys at Law in the State of Texas, prescribing their qualifications.
SB 189 36-0 (1919) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to amending certain statute prescribing the method of making application for license to practice as attorney and counselor-at-law in the courts of this State and prescribing the qualifications of applicants for license to practice law. House: Judiciary
Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 459 35-0 (1917) Author: Laney, Charles O. Relating to prohibiting the practice of law by persons not licensed, by voluntary association or by corporation; providing penalties.
HB 502 35-0 (1917) Author: Lange, Edward Henry Relating to defining barratry so as to make it applicable to individuals other than attorneys at law.
HB 819 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William | et. al. Relating to prohibiting licensed attorneys from dividing fees with persons not licensed to practice law.
SB 26 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to the granting of licenses to attorneys at law so as to require applicant for license to apply to the board of legal examiners in the supreme judicial district in which the applicant resides.
SB 113 35-0 (1917) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to making it a misdemeanor to practice law without license in any court in the State; prescribing a penalty.
SB 320 35-0 (1917) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to amending the Penal Code to further define "barratry" so as to include the fomenting of litigation for profit and by persons in addition to attorneys and law by soliciting employment or advancing money to the parties to litigations in order to procure employment.
SB 345 35-0 (1917) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to defining the practice of law and law business, prohibiting the doing thereof for a valuable consideration by persons no licensed as Attorneys-at-Law, by voluntary association or by corporation; providing penalties.
SB 483 35-0 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain laws relating to license granted to graduates of the Law Department of the University of Texas.
HB 76 35-4 (1918) Author: Fly, William Madden Relating to amending the law relating to license to practice law.
SB 45 35-4 (1918) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to requiring applicants for license to practice law to produce the proof of the existence the same or similar statute in the State from which the applicant immigrates; validating all license issued by the clerk of the supreme court.
SB 110 35-4 (1918) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to amending certain laws relating to fees of collection agencies.
HB 260 34-0 (1915) Author: McKnight, George W. Relating to amending a certain Statute defining the offense of barratry and fixing the punishment therefor.
HB 315 34-0 (1915) Author: Florer, James A. | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws defining the offense of Barratry; fixing a punishment.
HB 420 34-0 (1915) Author: McAskill, Duncan Alexander | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute requiring applicants for license to apply to the Board of Legal Examiners of the Supreme Judicial District in which they reside.
HB 469 34-0 (1915) Author: Baker, Jess Alexander Relating to amending a certain Statute requiring County Judges to be licensed lawyers.
HB 517 34-0 (1915) Author: Taylor, Henry P. Relating to providing for taxing attorney's fees in certain cases as cost on appeal.
HB 631 34-0 (1915) Author: Wagstaff, J. M. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the licensing of immigrant lawyers to practice law in this State.
SB 238 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the granting of licenses to attorneys at law so as to require applicant for license to apply to the Board of Legal Examiners of the Supreme Judicial District in which such applicant resides.
SB 295 34-0 (1915) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to amending a certain Statute defining the offense of Barratry and fixing the punishment therefor.
SB 296 34-0 (1915) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to repealing a certain Statute creating a Central Board of Law Examiners, defining their powers and duties, providing for the examination of applicants for admission to the bar.
SB 398 34-0 (1915) Author: Brelsford, Homer Platt Relating to permitting any person granted a license to practice law in courts of record in other states to be admitted to practice in the State of Texas.
HB 489 33-0 (1913) Author: Hunter, Samuel J. "Sam" Relating to requiring every applicant for a license to practice law to state in his application that he actually resided for six months before the date of his application, and shall attach a certificate to the same effect from the Commissioners Court.
HB 586 33-0 (1913) Author: Parks, J. W. Relating to prohibiting officers in charge of prisoners from soliciting from such prisoners the services of any particular attorney and prohibiting practicing attorneys from conversing with prisoners while such prisoners are confined in any cell and prescribing the duties of officer in charge of prisoners with reference to obtaining counsel for such prisoner, posting this law in jails, providing a penalty.
HB 658 33-0 (1913) Author: Schwegmann, Bernhardt Relating to prohibiting any association of persons or individuals, or their employees, who own or control a hospital or sanitarium; from prohibiting any patient from seeing and consulting privately with any attorney, prescribing a penalty.
HB 16 31-1 (1909) Relating to amending Article 1019, Title XXVII, Chapter 16, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to appearance by brief of attorney for either party in the courts of civil appeals.
SB 150 29-0 (1905) Relating to license to practice law by graduates of the University of Texas.
SB 56 28-0 (1903) Relating to providing for and regulating the granting of licenses to practice as attorney and counselor at law in all the courts of the State of Texas.
SB 145 27-0 (1901) Relating to amending Article 290 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas, to further define "barratry" so as to include the fomenting of litigation by attorneys at law by soliciting employment or advancing money or other things of value to the parties to litigations in order to procure employment.
SB 82 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, relating to applications for license to practice law.
HB 121 22-0 (1891) Relating to attorneys holding diplomas from the University of Texas.

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