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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 3881 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 291 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment for certain witnesses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1893 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the administrative judicial regions in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 1911 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to the provision of certain self-help resources by state and county courts, including through the Internet website of a state court and in the office of the court clerk. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 48 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to review convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
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 1369 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to reports on attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, guardian, mediator, and competency evaluator appointments made by courts in this state and an interim study on a billing system for attorneys ad litem. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1754 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3648 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to state fiscal matters related to the judiciary. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 3662 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to fees for process server certification. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 120 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 480 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to certain appeals from judgments of municipal courts of record and to the recusal or disqualification of municipal judges. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1494 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to reporting to the Texas Judicial Council the election or appointment of certain municipal officers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 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 1722 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the confidentiality of certain information pertaining to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 3518 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the consolidation of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, the Judicial Committee on Information Technology, and the Texas Judicial Council. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1418 78-0 (2003) Author: Ratliff, Bill
Sponsor: Marchant, Kenny
Relating to ex officio appointments of members of the Texas Senate to boards and commissions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
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
SB 395 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the requirement that the Texas Judicial Council conduct a statewide jury service study and report the results of the study to the legislature. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SCR 20 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Reyna, Elvira
Urging judges who hear family law cases to increase use of alternative dispute resolution and mediation in solving child custody disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
SCR 15 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Directing the Texas Judicial Council to examine the costs of increasing reimbursement of jurors' expenses to $40 after the first day of trial and to examine the feasibility of allowing counties to offer incentives to jurors for service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
SB 340 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to continuing legal education for judges and personnel of the municipal courts and its funding, to placing certain duties on the Texas Judicial Council and certain municipal officials, and to requiring audits of funds. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
HB 1640 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to the membership of the Texas Judicial Council. House: Judiciary
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1281 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the Texas Judicial Council and its membership. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
SB 573 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Grant, Ben Z.
Relating to the membership of the Texas Judicial Council. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 430 64-0 (1975) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Renaming the Texas Civil Judicial Council the Texas Judicial Council; relating to the Council's purposes and duties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 708 64-0 (1975) Author: Earle, Ronald Creating the Texas Judicial Council for the continuous study of and report upon the judicial system of the state, for gathering judicial statistics and other data, and for devising methods for the improvement of judicial administration and procedure; prescribing the membership of such council and terms of office; prescribing it duties and powers; providing for the payment of the necessary expenses of the council and its employees and members, including certain clerical expenses of the council, its officers and committees; providing for hearings and judicial remedies to compel attendance of witnesses and production of evidence; providing duties on the part of judges, judicial officers and personnel to furnish requested information and for enforcement of such duties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
SB 164 64-0 (1975) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Grant, Ben Z.
Changing the name of the Texas Civil Judicial Council to the Texas Judicial Council; relating to the council's purposes and duties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 174 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Creating the Texas Judicial Council for the continuous study of and report upon the judicial system of the State, for gathering judicial statistics and other data, and for devising methods for the improvement of judicial administration and procedure; prescribing the membership of such council; prescribing its duties and the necessary expenses of the Council and its members, including clerical expenses; repealing Chapter 19, General Laws, Acts of the 41st Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1929, as amended (Article 2328a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HJR 9 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a unified judicial system composed of a supreme court, courts of appeal, district courts, and county courts, and authorizing the legislature to prescribe jurisdiction thereof; providing for nonpartisan election and the qualifications, tenure and retirement of judges; creating a Judicial Council and providing for the appointment and tenure of its members and prescribing its duties; providing for administration and financing of the judicial system, for a Judicial Qualifications Commission, for a county commission, for the election and duties of county officials, and for temporary continuance of the offices of justice of the peace and constable; and providing transitional provisions. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 30 63-0 (1973) Author: Herring, Charles Creating the Texas Judicial Council for the continuous study of and report upon the judicial system of the state, for gathering judicial statistics and other data, and for devising methods for the improvement of judicial administration and procedure; prescribing the membership of such council and terms of office; prescribing its duties and Powers; providing for the payment of the necessary expenses of the council and its employees and members, including certain clerical expenses of the council, its officers and committees; providing for hearings and judicial remedies to compel attendance of witnesses and production of evidence; providing duties on the part of judges, judicial officers and personnel to furnish requested information and for enforcement of such duties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably
SJR 20 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a unified judicial system composed of a supreme court, a court of appeals, and circuit courts, and authorizing the legislature to prescribe jurisdiction thereof; creating a judicial council and providing for the appointment and tenure of its members and prescribing its duties; providing for nonpartisan election and qualifications, tenure, and retirement of judges; providing for a judicial qualifications commission; and providing transitional provisions. Senate: Jurisprudence Subcommittee hearing date
HB 99 53-1 (1954) Author: King, Tom E. | et. al. Relating to amending and re-enacting Senate Bill 52, Chapter 19, Acts of the Forty-first Legislature, First Called Session, 1929, creating an advisory civil judicial council to be known as the Texas Judicial Council; adding to its duties a study of courts having criminal jurisdiction, the rules and procedure in criminal trials and appeals and the gathering of statistics and the making of recommendations regarding these procedures; providing that retired judges shall be eligible for membership on the Council.
HB 108 53-1 (1954) Author: King, Tom E. | et. al. Relating to creating a special interim committee to make a study of laws of this state relating to crimes and criminal procedures; making an appropriation.
SB 47 53-1 (1954) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending and re-enacting Statutes relating to creating an advisory civil judicial council; providing that the council shall be known as the Texas Judicial Council; adding to its duties a study of courts having criminal jurisdiction, the rules and procedure in criminal trials and appeals and the gathering of statistics and the making of recommendations regarding these procedures; providing that retired judges shall be eligible for membership on the Council.
SB 48 53-1 (1954) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to creating a special interim committee to make a study of laws of this state relating to crimes and criminal procedures; making an appropriation.
HB 156 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts creating an advisory civil judicial council; providing that the council shall be known as the Texas Judicial Council; adding to the duties thereof the study of courts having criminal jurisdiction, the rules and procedure in criminal trials and appeals and the gathering of statistics and the making of recommendations regarding these procedures; providing that retired judges shall be eligible for membership on the Council, providing for severability.

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