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House Committee on Judicial Affairs - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members
Senfronia Thompson, Chair
Will Hartnett, Vice Chair
Jaime Capelo
Joe Deshotel
Domingo Garcia
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
John Shields
Jim Solis
Carlos Uresti
Charges
• Study the need to revise Texas law on hate crimes.
• Review and assess the success of specialized drug courts in other states.
• Conduct a comprehensive review of the appellate court system, including issues related to the selection of appellate judges, judicial redistricting, efficiency of handling workload, overlapping appellate districts and forum shopping.
• Review the need for the Judicial Districts Board.
• Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.

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