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HB 7 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 116 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 214 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry
Sponsor: Burton, Konni
Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 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 306 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 887 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1038 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to an award of costs and attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1097 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1242 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1551 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for sabotage and sedition; imposing a civil penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1761 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Supreme Court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
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 2260 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2574 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Supreme Court to promote the expedited resolution of a civil action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2594 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the creation of the chancery court and the court of chancery appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2680 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the creation and promulgation of certain standard forms for statewide use in criminal actions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2776 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2892 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to guardianships; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4107 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to abatement of certain expedited foreclosure proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 50 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 1, 2017. Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
SB 36 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the regulation of certain guardianship programs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 109 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the establishment of a limit on the number of terms a judge or justice may serve on a court in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 179 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina | et. al.
Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 182 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 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 963 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the establishment of a guardianship court pilot program. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1096 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to guardianships; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1325 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to authorizing counties to establish public guardians to serve as guardians for certain incapacitated persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1374 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1415 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the child protective service functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1441 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1569 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1700 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to uniform reporting of information concerning protective orders, concerning magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and concerning conditions of bond imposed on a person awaiting trial in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2242 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Relating to the resolution of disputes or errors involving the ad valorem taxation of the same property by multiple taxing units of the same type as a result of disputed, overlapping, or erroneously applied boundaries. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SJR 12 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the establishment of limits on the number of terms judges and justices may serve on courts in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 10 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses; to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses, and to compensation paid to victims of those offenses. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 241 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media presence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 725 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1091 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to special three-judge district courts convened to hear certain cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1359 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to procedures involving truancy and other fine-only misdemeanors committed by children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1365 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to procedures involving truancy and other fine-only misdemeanors committed by children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1416 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1603 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to the creation of the chancery court and the court of chancery appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1690 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1851 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2196 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in probate matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2418 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2531 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 3414 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James | et. al. Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3430 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3543 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the establishment of the Public Integrity Prosecutions Committee and the Office of Public Integrity Prosecutions for the prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, offenses involving insurance fraud, and offenses involving motor fuels tax and to the appointment of committee members and the appointment and compensation of the prosecutor. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 3932 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HCR 53 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 18, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
HCR 115 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Requesting the Texas Supreme Court to study ways to eliminate court filing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 90 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to appellate court procedures and deadlines in a civil action. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 106 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 365 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 443 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study and recommendations by the Texas Judicial Council on consolidating the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court or abolishing one of the courts and transferring that court's functions and jurisdiction to the other court. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 455 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to special three-judge district courts convened to hear certain cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 478 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 491 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 512 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in probate matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 560 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to procedures involving truancy and other fine-only misdemeanors committed by children. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 634 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the establishment of a task force on unethical and unlawful misconduct by public officials. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 888 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 995 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Wray, John
Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1163 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1564 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1970 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to increasing the electronic filing fee for certain courts. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 129 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 134 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1263 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 1363 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to certain required reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Left pending in committee
HB 1855 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to mandatory disclosure of third-party litigation financing agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 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 1989 83-0 (2013) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media website. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2066 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the process server review board. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2302 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to signing electronic or digital court documents, to the electronic filing system established by the Texas Supreme Court, to the statewide electronic filing system fund, to certain court fees and court costs, and to recovery of electronic filing fees by taxing units; imposing and authorizing certain fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2749 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to promulgation by the supreme court of standard forms for use in certain expedited foreclosure proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 2804 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state. House: Criminal Procedure Reform, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2878 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3032 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to the prompt resolution of appeals in civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3036 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the abolishment of the process server review board. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3302 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3790 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to creation of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission and the consolidation of judicial profession regulation; imposing penalties; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3819 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani | et. al. Relating to the judicial procedure required before an abortion may be performed on a minor without notification to and consent of a parent or guardian. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HCR 66 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: West, Royce
Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on March 6, 2013. Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 36 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Callegari, Bill
Relating to required reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
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 576 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the delay in the implementation of the abolishment of small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 679 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to certain records and supporting affidavits filed as evidence in certain actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 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 966 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to creation of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission and the consolidation of judicial profession regulation; imposing penalties; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 1146 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the statewide electronic filing system fund and to certain court fees and court costs to fund the account; imposing fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1147 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the electronic filing system established by rule or order of the Texas Supreme Court; authorizing fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1261 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 163 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 274 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 352 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a cost-benefit analysis of rules adopted or amended by the supreme court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 617 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 906 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to appointments made in and the appeal of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 962 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to rules regarding return of service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 1228 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to payment and collection of assessments and other charges owed to a property owners' association and foreclosure of a property owners' association assessment lien. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
See remarks for effective date
HB 1559 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the retention, storage, and destruction of certain court documents. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1614 82-0 (2011) Author: Gooden, Lance | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to fees for process server certification. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2174 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2661 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim | et. al. Relating to settlement of certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2873 82-0 (2011) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the creation of a state court to hear cases involving insurance and Medicaid fraud. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 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 3393 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the filing by a court reporter of an official transcript of a court proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 3445 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3648 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to state fiscal matters related to the judiciary. House: Appropriations Postponed
HJR 35 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 126 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for and changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 13 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 297 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juror questions and juror note-taking during civil trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 726 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service fees and court costs imposed to fund the account. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 791 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to electronic notification of certain state officials and agencies of certain rules and rulemaking filings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1266 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the elimination of certain reports submitted by the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court to the Office of Court Administration. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1512 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to fees for process server certification. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1582 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to state fiscal matters related to the judiciary. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Reported favorably as substituted
SB 1717 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Relating to the operation and administration of the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 34 82-1 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 65 82-1 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to requirements for reapportionment of congressional districts. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HB 79 82-1 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to fiscal and other matters necessary for implementation of the judiciary budget as enacted by H.B. No. 1, Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, and to the operation and administration of, and practice and procedures in courts in, the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HCR 22 82-1 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al.
Commending the members of the Texas Supreme Court for their actions in support of legal aid services and honoring them for their work in promoting access to justice for the state's most vulnerable citizens. House: Rules & Resolutions Signed by the Governor
SB 23 82-1 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. Co-author authorized
HB 291 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 313 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1833 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the electronic storage of records by the clerks of the supreme court and the courts of appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1861 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John | et. al.
Relating to the operation and administration of the judiciary in the event of a disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2702 81-0 (2009) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the adoption of rules of civil procedure by the supreme court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 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 3763 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the jurisdiction and administration of, and procedures relating to, certain courts in this state, including procedures for appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3995 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the operation of the judiciary. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 4068 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the conduct of judicial proceedings and transaction of other essential judicial functions in the event of a disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 4403 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the filling of a vacancy in state judicial offices by appointment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4548 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4549 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
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
HJR 138 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in the offices of justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of criminal appeals, and district judges by appointment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 780 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to disclosure of the individual vote of each member of the Supreme Court of Texas on a petition for review. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1259 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the management of certain courts, including the storage of records by the clerks of the supreme court and the courts of appeals and the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Seventh Court of Appeals District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1388 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to process server certification and the establishment of a certification division within the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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 1993 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 162 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to access to certain information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or in an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 813 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 819 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in justice of the peace courts. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1572 80-0 (2007) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to an exception from civil discovery for certain records of a law enforcement agency. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1750 80-0 (2007) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al. Relating to information related to the performance of an abortion; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HCR 225 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino Requesting the Texas Supreme Court to rule on the pending mandamus appeal filed by Allied Chemical Corporation et al. House: Judiciary Committee report sent to Calendars
HR 1844 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino Requesting the Texas Supreme Court to rule on the pending mandamus appeal filed by Allied Chemical Corporation et al. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 237 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in civil cases in justice of the peace courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 785 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to information related to the performance of an abortion; creating an offense. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Point of order sustained
SB 1182 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the imposition of an additional filing fee in certain proceedings for the support of the Supreme Court of Texas. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1300 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juries. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1556 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the appointment of regional presiding judges by the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SR 944 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Requesting the Supreme Court of Texas to rule on the pending mandamus appeal filed by Allied Chemical Corporation, et al. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 17 79-0 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to statistical information concerning the number of judicial proceedings to bypass parental notice of a minor's abortion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 1077 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the composition of certain courts of appeals districts and to the assignment and transfer of cases in certain courts of appeals districts. House: Redistricting
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1204 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to access to certain information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or in an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1305 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to venue in an action concerning the constitutionality of the school finance system and to direct appeal to the supreme court of such an action. House: Judiciary Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1400 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
HB 1749 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to an additional filing fee to provide supplemental compensation to the justices of the Texas Supreme Court and courts of appeals. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2795 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to certain appointments made by the governor and the chief justice of the supreme court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 3013 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the methods and fees for filing court documents. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3033 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to licensing of attorneys. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
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
HCR 88 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, as necessary, to develop rules relating to the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and relating to determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
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
SCR 7 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas to adopt rules providing for the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and adopt rules determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
HB 296 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1498 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to disclosure of the individual vote of each member of the supreme court on a petition for review or application for writ of error. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1693 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2268 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to restricting the availability of certain information contained in a final decree of divorce or annulment. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3385 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the assignment of certain judges by the chief justice of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3386 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the adoption of rules by the supreme court relating to the county in which district court proceedings may be conducted. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HJR 67 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 331 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to statistical information concerning certain judicial proceedings to bypass parental notice of a minor's abortion. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1043 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
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
SJR 40 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 41 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment related to the number of justices on the supreme court and the number of judges on the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 9 78-1 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to statistical information concerning certain judicial proceedings to bypass parental notice of a minor's abortion. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 18 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 5 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 6 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment related to the number of justices on the supreme court and the number of judges on the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 28 78-3 (2003) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to state and local government fiscal management, including various matters related to increasing administrative efficiency in state government; making related appropriations. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1198 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to statistical information concerning certain judicial proceedings to bypass parental notice of a minor's abortion. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1451 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to certain rules adopted by the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, and the state bar related to practice and procedure in courts in this state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged
HB 1961 77-0 (2001) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the appeal to the supreme court of an interlocutory order to certify or refuse to certify a class action. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2105 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the operation of the advisory committees of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2106 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to information on the supreme court website relating to proposed rules or forms. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2111 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, the Judicial Committee on Information Technology, and the Texas Judicial Council. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2112 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to rules of civil procedure adopted by the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2181 77-0 (2001) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the appeal of an interlocutory order to certify or refuse to certify a class action involving an unsolicited good. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 2562 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the adoption of rules of civil procedure by the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2674 77-0 (2001) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to notice of default judgment provided to a person against whom the judgment is rendered. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2887 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the power of the attorney general to represent the state before the United States Supreme Court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2935 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the appointment of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 60 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rulemaking power of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HJR 93 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment for the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 129 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1192 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce | et. al. Relating to the exclusive authority of the attorney general to represent the state before the United States Supreme Court in all matters. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
SJR 3 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment for the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1361 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to the appointment of justices of the Texas Supreme Court and judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals and to the nonpartisan retention or rejection of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1461 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to oversight of and public access to the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 3151 76-0 (1999) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to adoption of rules of civil procedure by the supreme court. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3324 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the provision of certain services to claimants under the compensation to victims of crime fund. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HJR 22 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the supreme court jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the court of criminal appeals and granting the court of criminal appeals jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 49 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment from a list of judicial selection committee nominees to fill vacancies in the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals, and for nonpartisan retention elections for those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HJR 54 76-0 (1999) Author: Dunnam, Jim Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rulemaking power of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HJR 96 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction and revising the manner in which appellate justices and district judges are selected, using a combination of appointment, partisan elections, and nonpartisan retention elections. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1039 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to access to information held by or for the judiciary. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1064 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the appointment of an advisory committee to study unjustified double recovery in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Civil Practices
SB 1432 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1741 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to removal of the disabilities of minority. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SCR 13 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Urging the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt a rule to allow trial courts discretion in permitting jurors to take notes during trial. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SJR 9 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction and revising the manner in which appellate justices are selected, using a combination of appointment, partisan elections, and nonpartisan retention elections. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 24 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the supreme court jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the court of criminal appeals and granting the court of criminal appeals jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HJR 33 75-0 (1997) Author: Madden, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for supreme court authority regarding funding and operation of certain programs. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HJR 55 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a deadline for supreme court action on a motion for rehearing. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 62 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the place at which the supreme court sits to transact business. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
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 838 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to authorizing the adoption of rules by the supreme court for the coordination or consolidation of pretrial proceedings in certain litigation. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SJR 19 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the place at which the Supreme Court of Texas sits to transact business. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 934 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to directing the supreme court to adopt certain rules of civil procedure. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1110 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to political contributions and expenditures in connection with and the public financing of campaigns for the supreme court and to the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of court; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1203 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to directing the supreme court to adopt certain rules of civil procedure. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2373 74-0 (1995) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to recommendations to the legislature by the supreme court concerning appellate courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2733 74-0 (1995) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the authority of the supreme court to issue certain writs. House: Judicial Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2734 74-0 (1995) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the senior justice of the supreme court signing court documents for the chief justice. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
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
HJR 9 74-0 (1995) Author: Madden, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for supreme court authority regarding funding and operation of certain programs. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 90 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the supreme court jurisdiction to answer questions certified from the court of criminal appeals and granting the court of criminal appeals jurisdiction to answer questions certified from the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
SB 23 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to directing the supreme court to adopt certain rules of civil procedure. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to State Affairs
SB 1061 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the authority of the supreme court to issue certain writs. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1062 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the senior justice of the supreme court signing court documents for the chief justice. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
SB 1384 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the recusal of judges on the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
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 40 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the place at which the supreme court sits to transact business. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
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 1049 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to political contributions and expenditures in connection with and the financing of campaigns for the supreme court and to the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of court; providing criminal penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1359 73-0 (1993) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to recommendations to the legislature by the supreme court concerning the appellate courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1567 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1627 73-0 (1993) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
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
HJR 77 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Jesse Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 79 73-0 (1993) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 121 73-0 (1993) Author: Brady, Kevin | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for supreme court authority regarding funding and operation of public free schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 527 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SB 596 73-0 (1993) Author: Henderson, Don | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the requirement that the chief justice deliver a state of the judiciary message to the legislature. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 869 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Relating to the jurisdiction, organization and operations of the Supreme Court. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 23 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals and authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of judges of those courts from single-member districts. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SJR 38 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment merging the court of criminal appeals into the supreme court. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 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 2276 72-0 (1991) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court adopting provisions relating to free legal services for the poor. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HCR 134 72-0 (1991) Author: Madla, Frank Encouraging the Texas Supreme Court to establish an education program for members of the judiciary and legal profession to provide an increased awareness of the needs and rights of hearing-impaired individuals who are involved in legal or judicial matters. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 15 72-0 (1991) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the automatic resignation of a justice of the supreme court or a judge of the court of criminal appeals who becomes a candidate for certain offices. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 70 72-0 (1991) Author: Gibson, Bruce | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court, court of criminal appeals, and courts of appeals and authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of judges of those courts and district courts from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken 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 915 72-0 (1991) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court adopting provisions relating to free legal services for the poor. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 3 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in committee
SJR 12 72-1 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 3 72-2 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 9 72-3 (1992) Author: Martin, Mike Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 12 72-3 (1992) Author: Lyon, Ted | et. al. Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1125 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to requiring the chief justice or a justice of the Texas Supreme Court to hear and render judgment in certain suits seeking a declaratory judgment. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1514 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to rules of civil procedure or amendments to those rules adopted by the Texas Supreme Court. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1637 71-0 (1989) Author: Garcia, Orlando
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the supreme court adopting rules relating to sealing of court records. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2538 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the adoption of the federal rules of civil procedure and civil actions in the courts of this state. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HCR 33 71-0 (1989) Author: Harris, Chris Inviting the Supreme Court to work with the legislature to develop child visitation guidelines. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HCR 243 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
HCR 286 71-0 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R. Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 54 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to permitting the legislature to require a justice of the Texas Supreme Court to hear and render judgment in certain suits seeking a declaratory judgment. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 67 71-0 (1989) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the automatic resignation of a justice of the supreme court or a judge of the court of criminal appeals who becomes a candidate for certain offices. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 98 71-0 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide staggered terms for justices and chief justices of the courts of appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HR 1104 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. Filed
SB 874 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to supreme court rulemaking in certain actions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SCR 18 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Inviting the Supreme Court to work with the legislature to develop child visitation guidelines. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
SCR 171 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent Directing the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure that conform to the federal rules of civil procedure. Senate: Jurisprudence Tagged in committee
SJR 7 71-0 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
SJR 10 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
HCR 16 71-1 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R. Urging the Supreme Court to amend the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure to conform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. House: Judicial Affairs Motion to table prevails
HCR 23 71-1 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Requesting the Supreme Court to establish standards for private process servers. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HJR 14 71-3 (1990) Author: Hury, James Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of the chief justice and justices of the supreme court, the presiding judge and the judges of the court of criminal appeals, the chief justices.... House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
SB 76 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to the election of supreme court justices from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SJR 13 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court and authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HJR 9 71-4 (1990) Author: Hill, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals and to the election of justices and judges of those courts by place from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1040 70-0 (1987) Author: Patronella, David Relating to competency certification by the supreme court of judges of appellate, district, and statutory courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1251 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to judicial and court personnel training. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1393 70-0 (1987) Author: Marchant, Kenny Relating to the chief justice of the supreme court assigning certain judges for service in other courts. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2414 70-0 (1987) Author: Perry, Rick Relating to the funding of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, and the fourteen Courts of Appeals. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 39 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the appointment of appellate and district judges by the governor from a list of candidates submitted by court commissions, and for elections on retaining judges in office. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 62 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of Associate Justices of the Supreme Court from geographic regions; establishing authority to draw region boundaries and to reapportion decennially. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 63 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and Collegial Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals from geographic regions; establishing authority to draw region boundaries and to reapportion decenially. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HR 392 70-0 (1987) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Requesting the Supreme Court to permit access to the bar examination for graduates of the Reynaldo G. Garza School of Law.
SB 841 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Garcia, Orlando
Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court in certain civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1274 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the chief justice of the supreme court assigning certain judges for service in other courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 42 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Postponed in committee
SJR 47 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of justices of the courts of appeals and judges of the district courts. Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 452 69-0 (1985) Author: Patronella, David Relating to competency certification by the supreme court of judges of appellate, district, and statutory courts. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 669 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court in certain civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1658 69-0 (1985) Author: Gilley, Smith
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the creation and reapportionment of supreme judicial districts, the administration and management of certain courts, the assignment of justices and judges to certain courts and administrative judicial regions, and to the operation, administration, and management of the Office of Court Administration and administrative judicial regions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HJR 25 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the supreme court jurisdiction to answer questions of state law certified from federal courts. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 286 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to cases transferred from one court of appeals to another by the supreme court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SCR 28 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Recommending to the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the State Bar of Texas, the joint establishment of a public information office to organize public education programs. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 1302 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 46 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the elections of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 47 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 2 68-2 (1984) Author: Caperton, Kent An amendment to Section 3 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Texas permitting the Supreme Court of Texas to answer questions of state law certified from a federal court and to promulgate rules of procedure therefor. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 1841 67-0 (1981) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Courts of Appeals and the issuance of the writ of mandamus by the Courts of Appeals or the justices thereof. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1165 67-0 (1981) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Adkisson, Tommy
Relating to the fees, costs and deposits to be received by the Clerk of the Supreme Court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 33 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the appointment, duties and staff of presiding judges of the administrative judicial districts, the duties of the chief justice of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
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 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.
HR 150 66-0 (1979) Author: Edwards, Al Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education.
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
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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
HB 828 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to the delivery of a State of the judiciary message by the chief justice of the supreme court. House: Rules
Senate: Administration
Effective in 90 days
HCR 38 65-0 (1977) Author: Davis, Bob Requesting the Supreme Court of Texas to study the regulation of contingent fee arrangements and desirability of a sliding scale. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HCR 49 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to urging Supreme Court to amend Rule 42 of Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1401 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals of Texas; prescribing the organization, jurisdiction, writ authority, rule-making power, and authorized personnel of those courts; relating to the qualifications and selection and tenure of the justices and judges of those courts; prescribing an effective date. House: Judiciary Reported favorably
HCR 200 63-0 (1973) Author: Garcia, Matt Urging the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt federal rule regarding class actions. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SCR 49 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Requesting the Supreme Court of Texas to promulgate rules governing the manner of submission of special issue relating to comparative negligence and the other related matters contained in House Bill 88. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed without Governor's signature
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.
HB 143 61-0 (1969) Author: Nugent, James E. | et. al. Relating to amending the State Bar Act.
HB 416 61-0 (1969) Author: Farenthold, Frances "Sissy" | et. al. Relating to the appropriation for the Supreme Court of Texas to enlarge the expenditures authorized from said item to include travel expenses.
HB 844 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. | et. al. Relating to the use of video recordings to present evidence in civil and criminal cases.
HCR 30 61-0 (1969)
HB 90 61-2 (1969) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to reappropriating the unexpended balance of $25,000.00 as appropriated, and amended in various Statutes, so as to authorize and continue the work of the Court of Civil Appeals in the case of State of Texas, et al vs. Hidalgo WCID No 18.
HB 1158 60-0 (1967) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to the Supreme Court Building; providing that the State Building Commission shall designate the agencies of the State which are to occupy and use that portion of the building complex known as the "Attorney General Office Building".
HB 928 59-0 (1965) Author: Thurmond, Jr., Roger H. Relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SB 420 59-0 (1965) Author: Calhoun, Jr., C. Galloway Relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 441 58-0 (1963) Author: Chapman, Joe N. | et. al. Relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SB 123 58-0 (1963) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending and repealing statutes relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 735 56-0 (1959) Author: Huebner, Sr., John A. | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts so as to authorize the expenditure from unobligated pre-existing appropriations out of the State Building Fund of an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($135,000) for the purpose of furnishing and equipping the Supreme Court Building and for moving certain judicial agencies to said building.
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 845 54-0 (1955) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to conferring upon and relinquishing to the Supreme Court, with the advice and assistance of the Court of Criminal Appeals, full rule-making power in criminal proceedings; providing for repeal as of September 1, 1957, of all laws governing criminal procedure; providing that no substantive laws or rights shall be affected; providing for method of promulgation and effective date of such rules; providing for method of promulgation and effective dates of additional rules and amendments; providing for notice and publication of proposed rules; providing for disapproval of rules by the Legislature; providing for determination and filing of repealed laws and effect thereof; providing for publication and distribution of rules; containing a separability clause.
HJR 26 54-0 (1955) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Proposing an amendment to Section 25 of Article V of the Constitution of Texas to restrict the rule making power of the Supreme Court to civil procedure and to authorize the Court of Criminal Appeals to make rules of criminal procedure; and providing for an election, form of ballot, proclamation, and publication.
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 360 54-0 (1955) Author: Kazen, Jr., Abraham "Chick" | et. al. Relating to providing for and fixing the salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of Texas and the Judges and Commissioners of the Court of Criminal Appeals; repealing all other laws and parts of laws in conflict.
HB 108 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending statutes relative to defining the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas; defining the final appellate jurisdiction of the Courts of Civil Appeals so as to harmonize it with Article 1728 as herein amended; fixing the effective date of this Act and declaring the effect of the amendment on pending business.
HB 442 53-0 (1953) Author: Burkett, Omar Relating to amending certain Acts so as to authorize the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to transfer causes from congested District Courts to Counties wherein the docket is less congested, and to permit the assignment of retired Judges to try such transferred causes.
SB 356 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the Supreme Court of Texas for the operation and maintenance of the Court during the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1951.
SB 357 52-0 (1951) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to Feeding Stuffs by transferring powers and duties from Agricultural Experiment Station to Commissioner of Agriculture.
HB 117 51-0 (1949) Author: Collie, Turner M. Relating to governing the action of the Supreme Court in the granting, refusing and dismissing of applications for writs of error to the several courts of Civil Appeals; repealing all laws in conflict.
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 885 51-0 (1949) Author: Godard, Louie D. "Duke" Relating to providing that the Supreme Court only shall have the power, authority or jurisdiction to issue the writ of mandamus or injunction, or any other mandatory or compulsory writ or process against any governing body, or any officer, elected or appointed, of a Home Rule Charter City, to order or compel the performance of any act or duty which, by the terms of such Charter, pertain to imitative, referendum or recall, whether such act or duty be executive, judicial or ministerial.
SB 242 51-0 (1949) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to making appropriation for an increase in salaries of Briefing Attorneys to the Supreme Court for the period beginning with the effective date of this Act and ending on August 31, 1949.
HB 373 50-0 (1947) Author: Storey, Cecil Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to fees and costs in the Supreme Court.
SB 38 50-0 (1947) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to fees and costs in the Supreme Court.
SB 427 50-0 (1947) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the Supreme Court of Texas for the remainder of the fiscal year ending August 31, 1947.
HB 350 49-0 (1945) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to costs in the Supreme Court.
HB 731 49-0 (1945) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to repealing certain law which invests the Supreme Court with rule making power; adopting all rules of practice in civil cases existing prior to the enactment of said law.
HB 775 49-0 (1945) Author: Suiter, Mary Elizabeth Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for the appointment of a reporter for the Supreme Court of Texas and authorizing said Court to prescribe his duties.
HJR 20 49-0 (1945) Author: Grisham, Robert N. Proposing an amendment so as to provide for nine Justices of the Supreme Court selected from Supreme Court Districts.
SB 285 49-0 (1945) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending statute providing for the appointment of a reporter for the Supreme Court, prescribing duties, etc.
SJR 8 49-0 (1945) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas providing for a Supreme Court of nine members, prescribing their qualifications, tenure of office and compensation and abolishing the Commission of Appeals.
HJR 1 48-0 (1943) Author: McGlasson, Eugene | et. al. Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas providing for a Supreme Court of nine members, and for continuous session of that Court.
HJR 7 48-0 (1943) Author: McMurry, Houston Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas providing for a Supreme Court of nine members, and for continuous session of that Court.
SB 11 48-0 (1943) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to authorizing appeals in certain cases direct from trial courts to the Supreme Court.
SB 30 48-0 (1943) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending certain Statute to authorize the Supreme Court of Texas to transfer books, papers, and publications belonging to the Supreme Court library in the State Capitol to the library of the Law School of the University of Texas, and to recall same.
HB 419 47-0 (1941) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the appointment of a Commission to aid the Supreme Court of Texas, and prescribing their qualifications, duties and terms of office; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 603 47-0 (1941) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to providing for an appeal directly to the Supreme Court of Texas from any order of any District Court granting or denying any interlocutory or permanent injunction regarding the constitutionality of any Statute of this State.
HB 1077 47-0 (1941) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for the transfer by the Supreme Court of cases from one Court of Civil Appeals to another.
HJR 21 47-0 (1941) Author: McGlasson, Eugene | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing certain qualifications for Justices of the Supreme Court.
SB 2 47-0 (1941) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Relating to providing for an appeal directly to the Supreme Court of Texas from any order of any district court granting or denying an injunction on the ground of the constitutionality of any State statutes.
SB 92 47-0 (1941) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to vesting the Supreme Court with the power to make amendments or changes in the rules of practice and procedure in civil actions prior to April 1, 1941, such changes to be effective September 1, 1941.
SB 200 47-0 (1941) Author: Smith, John Lee Relating to repealing certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes under which rules of civil procedure have been promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas.
SB 494 47-0 (1941) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the transfer by the Supreme Court of cases from one Court of Civil Appeals to another.
SJR 16 47-0 (1941) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for a Supreme Court of nine members, and providing for the Governor may fill any vacancy until the next general election.
HB 108 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to conferring and relinquishing to the Supreme Court full rule-making power in civil judicial proceedings, repealing all laws and parts of laws governing practice and procedure in civil actions, such repeal effective on and after January 1, 1940, providing that no substantive law or part thereof is thereby repealed.
HB 798 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending a certain Statute with respect to appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; regulating the form of the order of the Court in respect to the granting, refusing, or dismissing the application for writ of error.
SJR 4 46-0 (1939) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Proposing a constitutional amendment to a certain Article giving the Legislature authority to provide for appeal direct to the Supreme Court in cases involving injunctions granted or denied as the grounds of constitutionality or unconstitutionality of any state or on validity or invalidity of administrative orders.
HB 147 44-1 (1935) Relating to making an appropriation of Two Hundred and Fifty-nine Dollars and forty-four cents ($259.44) to pay W.P. McLean, Jr. for twenty-four (24) days attendance as Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, and to pay the sum of Three Hundred and Six Dollars and eighty-eight cents ($306.88), to Alvin C. Owsley for twenty-eight (28) days attendance as Special Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.
SB 13 44-1 (1935) Relating to making an appropriation out of the General Revenue Fund in the sum of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000.00) Dollars, to be used in the building of a Texas Supreme Court Memorial Building at Austin, Texas, on the tract of land heretofore appropriated by the Legislature for such purpose, said tract being located on the corner of Congress Avenue and Eleventh Street, in the City of Austin, Texas.
HB 348 43-0 (1933) Author: Camp, Emory B. | et. al. Relating to providing that the equalization of the business of the Courts of Civil Appeals shall be made by the Supreme Court, as of the close of business in said Courts of Civil Appeals on December 31st and May 31st of each year.
HB 1015 42-0 (1931) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statute relative to writs of error before Supreme Court.
SB 16 41-4 (1930) Author: Love, Thomas Bell | et. al. Relating to granting the Supreme Court and Court of Civil Appeals original jurisdiction in certain cases.
SB 10 41-5 (1930) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto | et. al. Relating to amending the law relating to the Commission of Appeals of the State of Texas.
SB 7 40-0 (1927) Author: Bailey, John Heywood | et. al. Relating to and better defining and fixing the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas.
HB 192 39-0 (1925) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, specifically over cases in which the court is given jurisdiction to grant writs of error. House: Judiciary
HB 266 39-0 (1925) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree | et. al. Relating to granting the Supreme Court of Texas the power to make and establish all rules of civil procedure for the government of all courts in the state. House: Judiciary
SB 121 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statute regulating the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by striking out certain section of said statute, as it now exists, and in other respects by specifically naming the cases in which the Supreme Court is given jurisdiction to grant writs of error. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 122 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statute requiring the Courts of Civil Appeals make and file conclusions of fact and law in certain cases, specifically naming the cases in which said court in the future are required to file conclusions of fact and law. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 142 39-0 (1925) Author: Smith, Jesse R. Relating to amending certain statute relating to writs of error before the Supreme Court so as to extend the time in certain cases for the filing of petitions for writs of error. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 160 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to giving the Supreme Court of Texas the power to make and establish all rules of civil procedure for the government of said court and all other courts of this State so as to expedite the dispatch of business therein. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 118 38-0 (1923) Author: Davis, John Relating to providing that Courts of Civil Appeals may also upon motion of any party to a cause certify point or points of dissent to Supreme Court even though case may be appealed from county courts as well as to cases appealed from district courts.
HB 8 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John Relating to a certain Act defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas.
HB 19 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John Relating to amend a certain Act defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas.
HB 65 37-0 (1921) Author: Cox, Ben L. Relating to a certain Act defining the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas and regulating the practice therein.
HB 189 37-0 (1921) Author: Beavens, Christopher Conway "Conway" Relating to a certain Act regarding the proceedings in cases in the Supreme Court.
HJR 10 37-0 (1921) Author: Burkett, Sr., Joseph W. Relating to amending a certain Act increasing the members of the Supreme Court of Texas.
SB 16 37-0 (1921) Author: Dorough, Robert Pierce "Bob" Relating to amending Article 1521, defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme court, further limiting the jurisdiction of the said court.
SB 224 37-0 (1921) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to fixing and defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
HB 79 36-0 (1919) Author: Bertram, Robert Elijah | et. al. Relating to repealing certain statute fixing the terms of the Supreme Court.
HB 363 36-0 (1919) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to amending certain laws by allowing an extra compensation to the deputy clerk of the Supreme Court for additional services rendered in the discharge of the increased duties of the office occasioned by the creation of the Commission of Appeals.
SB 33 36-0 (1919) Author: Dean, William Luther Relating to amending certain statute defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court by further limiting the jurisdiction of said court.
HB 38 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to defining the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and regulating the practice therein.
HB 39 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee | et. al. Relating to relieving the crowded condition of the dockets of the Supreme Court by further regulating the mode in which and the conditions on which judgments of the Courts of Civil Appeals may be brought before the Supreme Court for revision, granting additional powers to the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and of the Courts of Civil Appeals.
HB 77 35-0 (1917) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to authorizing the Supreme Court to prescribe forms and rules and generally to regulate pleading and practice in the courts of Texas.
HB 110 35-0 (1917) Author: Jones, R. H. | et. al. Relating to jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
HB 253 35-0 (1917) Author: Thompson, R. D. | et. al. Relating to defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
HB 556 35-0 (1917) Author: Smith, Fritz R. Relating to defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and regulating practice therein.
HB 774 35-0 (1917) Author: Fitzpatrick, Sr., Frank M. Relating to fixing the terms of the Supreme Court of Texas.
SB 5 35-0 (1917) Author: Westbrook, Ed Relating to defining the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
SB 35 35-0 (1917) Author: Henderson, John Morgan Relating to amending laws defining the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and regulating practice therein.
HB 99 34-0 (1915) Author: Boner, Charles Wilbur Relating to amending a certain Statute defining the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and regulating practice therein.
HB 269 34-0 (1915) Author: Crudgington, Jonathan Wilford Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the appointment by the Supreme Court of stenographers for that court, and fixing their salaries, and making an appropriation therefor.
HB 411 34-0 (1915) Author: Furrh, James Brooke | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute defining the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and regulating practice therein.
HB 412 34-0 (1915) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to authorizing the Supreme Court to prescribe forms and rules and generally to regulate pleadings, procedure and practice in civil business arising in the courts of the state.
HJR 35 34-0 (1915) Author: Crudgington, Jonathan Wilford Proposing a constiutional amendment reorganizing and constitution the Supreme Court and increasing the number of judges to sixteen; authorizing the Legislature to diminish or increase the number of Judges as they deem proper.
SB 155 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the appointment by the Supreme Court of stenographers; fixing their salaries and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 168 34-0 (1915) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the transfer of causes from the various courts of civil appeals and providing the manner thereof.
SB 339 34-0 (1915) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to empowering the Supreme Court to make and enforce rules of pressure, pleading, practice, procedure and appeal for all courts of the State.
SJR 3 34-0 (1915) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that the State Supreme Court shall consist of a chief justice and four associate justices; describing their qualifications, tenure of office and compensation.
HB 117 33-0 (1913) Author: Tarver, William Allen Relating to defining the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and regulating practice therein.
HJR 7 33-0 (1913)
HJR 21 33-0 (1913)
HJR 22 33-0 (1913)
SB 66 33-0 (1913) Author: Vaughan, Horace Worth Relating to defining the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and regulating practice therein.
SB 145 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending article 7057 Title 120 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas 1911 as to the salary of the Chief Justice of the supreme court and the several justices' thereof.
SJR 10 33-0 (1913)
HB 11 33-3 (1914) Author: Henry, Lewis H. "Lewie" | et. al. Relating to amending H.B. No 117, of the 33rd Legislature and Articles of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1911 defining the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and regulating practice therein.
SB 6 33-3 (1914) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin | et. al. Relating to providing for the appointment by the supreme court of six supreme court commissioners to be divided into two divisions.
SB 12 32-1 (1911) Relating to regulating proceedings upon application for writs of error from Courts of Civil Appeals to the Supreme Court.
SB 10 30-1 (1907) Relating to judgments of the Supreme Court.
SB 36 29-0 (1905) Relating to authorizing the Supreme Court, and the several justices thereof, to issue writs of habeas corpus in certain cases.
SB 257 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Article 956, of the Revised Statutes, authorizing the appointment of deputies by the clerk of the Supreme Court, and providing for compensation.
SB 69 27-0 (1901) Relating to amending "An Act relating to the payment of costs and returning mandates in the Supreme Court," by adding Article 976a, regulating the time in which mandates may be taken out of the Supreme Court or Courts of Civil Appeals.
SB 271 27-0 (1901) Relating to amend Article 943, of Chapter 3, Title XXVII, of the Revised Civil Statutes, prescribing the action of the Supreme Court upon petitions for a writ of error.
HB 618 26-0 (1899) Relating to defining the powers and duties of the Courts of Civil Appeals of the several supreme judicial districts of the State of Texas, where there is, or may be, a conflict of opinion by any of the said Courts of Civil Appeals on a question of law involved in any case pending before said courts; and prescribing the duties of the Supreme Court of the State of Texas in such cases.
SB 95 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to payment of costs and returning mandates in the supreme court.
SB 120 24-0 (1895) Relating to providing for the transfer of cases pending in the Supreme Court to the Court of Civil Appeals and relating to writs of error from the Supreme Court to the Courts of Civil Appeals.
SB 123 24-0 (1895) Relating to transfer of cases pending in the Supreme Court to the Court of Civil Appeals and relating to writs of error from the Supreme Court to the Courts of Civil Appeals.
SB 168 23-0 (1893) Relating to certifying questions by court of civil appeals to supreme court for adjudication.
SB 183 22-0 (1891) Relating to the Commission of Appeals and the Commission of Arbitration and Award, defining powers and duties, making an appropriation to pay the salaries of the judges thereof.
HB 12 22-1 (1892) Relating to the election of Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.
SB 33 22-1 (1892) Relating to organizing the Supreme Court.
SB 281 20-0 (1887) Relating to creating a commission of arbitration and award, and defining the powers and duties thereof, and to make an appropriation to pay the salaries of the judges thereof.

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