House Committee on Judicial Affairs - 66th R.S. (1979)


Committee Members


Charges

  • Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned for appropriative purposes during the Sixty-sixth Regular Session of the Legislature. These are: Supreme Court of Texas, Courts of Civil Appeals, State Bar of Texas, Board of Law Examiners, State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Office.
  • Study the use of masters and other parajudicial personnel as a method of easing caseloads in certain courts.
  • Identify concurrent jurisdiction in civil cases among the trial courts in Texas and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Review court systems in other states.
  • Undertake a comprehensive study of the Family Code with recommendations as to recodification.
  • Study the need and benefits of having regional medical examiners in determining deaths caused by sexual abuse, child abuse, drugs and alcohol.
  • Study the needs of the Courts of Civil Appeals.
  • Determine the support services needed by the Supreme Court and recommend appropriate funding.

Notes

Ben Reyes (Member) resigned 1/2/1980.

Albert Luna III sworn in 1/25/1980.

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