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House Committee on Judiciary - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members
Will Hartnett, Chair
Mark Homer, Vice Chair
Chuck Hopson, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Roberto Alonzo
Robert "Robby" Cook
Veronica Gonzales
Tony Goolsby
Bryan Hughes
Mike Krusee
Charges
• Examine the current Texas jury system. Consider possible changes to enhance the jury experience and increase citizen participation on juries.
• Examine the current Texas court system, including its complex layers of trial courts with overlapping and varying jurisdiction. Consider whether the system needs modernization to improve judicial efficiency.
• Study the issue of municipal sovereign immunity for damages to citizens' private property, and recommend any necessary statutory changes.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Charges issued by the Speaker November 29, 2007.

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