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Committee: House Redistricting
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Redistricting, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Appellate courts | County attorneys | District attorneys |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 R248
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 7,606 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a plan to redistrict the Court of Appeals districts.
2. Consider changes to the structure and nomenclature of the various levels of courts below the Court of Appeals level with specific attention to how they can be smoothly integrated into the new Court of Appeals districts.
3. Consider modifications to the districts of district and county attorneys.
Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Civil Practices interim report to the 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Class action lawsuits | Lawsuits | Persons with disabilities | Supreme Court, Texas | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c498
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [211 pages  File size: 6,000 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the effect and potential of sales and other alienation of structured settlements on the use and advisability of such settlements.
2. Study the exercise of conflicts jurisdiction by the Supreme Court under Sections 22.001(a) and 22.007(a), Government Code.
3. Examine the impact of requiring trial court judges to specify the grounds upon which summary judgments are granted.
4. Examine the Supreme Court's rule-making authority, any conflicts between Section 22.004(c), Government Code, and Article 5, Section 31, Texas Constitution, and the role, if any, that the legislature should play in the Court's rule-making process.
5. Collect information from Texas trial and appellate courts that will assist the committee in evaluating the success of recent legislation and in making decisions regarding future legislation.
Committee: House Judicial Interpretations of Law, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Judicial Interpretations of Law interim report to the 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 j925
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 363 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the decisions of Texas appellate courts over the last five years to identify those decisions that: (1) clearly failed to properly implement legislative purposes; (2) found two or more statutes to be in conflict; (3) held a statute to be unconstitutional; (4) expressly found a statute to be ambiguous; or (5) expressly suggested legislative action.
2. Make recommendations for corrective legislation in response to the Committee's findings. To the extent possible, corrective legislation proposed by the committee should have the purpose of effectuating the original legislative intent of the statutes considered by the court and should not recommend other substantive changes.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | High technology | State agencies | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employees | Supreme Court, Texas | Year 2000 computer problem |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ap65
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [75 pages  File size: 3,496 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Perform a comprehensive evaluation of performance-based budgeting and strategic planning, including costs and benefits. Review the original goals of the programs and assess the extent to which they have met expectations. Report specific achievements that would not have occurred under previous systems. Develop performance measures to evaluate success of the systems.
2. Study the duplication of state services. Compile an inventory of programs in which there is an apparent duplication of state services. Based on the inventory, select specific services for detailed study and recommendations.
3. Review implementation of new job classification plans. Evaluate agency actions in response to new plans. Continue study to improve consistency and equity among agencies and titles while preserving essential management flexibility.
4. Determine whether the methods of funding Texas courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals, are the most efficient and effective. Evaluate other funding options. Include a review of any benefits achieved by the additional funding provided to the courts for fee collection and enhanced technology.
5. Study opportunities for agencies to use technology to deliver products and services more effectively. Maintain active oversight on the Year 2000 initiative.
Committee: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Attorneys | Court congestion | Court costs and fees | Fines | Judicial campaign contributions | Judicial districts | Judicial Districts Board | Judicial selection | Juries | Jury duty | Redistricting | State Auditor's Office, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 j979
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [90 pages  File size: 4,360 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the selection of judges in the state courts as well as the statutory county courts-at-law and probate courts, and make recommendations for any legislative action. The committee should consider the report made to the 75th Legislature by the Texas Commission on Judicial Efficiency and legislation introduced during the 75th Legislature.
2. Study and evaluate the process of judicial districting with emphasis on the intermediate level of courts in Texas and, if necessary, make recommendations for any legislative action.
3. Review any reports made by the Texas State Auditor regarding the court system and efficiency of the courts which may be issued prior to the 76th Legislature, and consider whether legislative action is needed.
4. Study the costs assessed on parties filing civil lawsuits and appeals in district, county and appellate courts and evaluate whether those costs are unreasonable or overly burdensome. The Committee should review relevant legislation introduced during the 1997 regular session.
5. Evaluate the collection efforts of criminal fines imposed by the courts to determine how courts, court clerks, community supervision departments, the Division of Paroles in the Department of Criminal Justice, and the Board of Pardons and Paroles may enhance collection efforts. If improvement in collection efforts is needed, the Committee should make recommendations. A review of other states' methods may be conducted.
6. Review ways to improve service on juries and service by jurors. The committee should consider the work of the task force created by the Texas Supreme Court to study the jury system in Texas, as well as review the results of any similar studies which have taken place or are presently taking place in other states.
7. Review the legal duties of attorneys and guardians in the negotiation and settlement of their client's civil claims. The Committee should consider whether current law and regulations ensure that clients' interests are protected and promote the efficient and effective resolution of claims. The Committee may make recommendations, if necessary, for legislative action.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Bail | Criminal appeals | Criminal justice | Illegal video recordings | Indigent criminal defense | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Privacy | Recidivism | Searches and seizures | State income taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 j979cr
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 1,900 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review federal and state wiretap statutes and court cases related to wiretapping and electronic surveillance to determine if pen registers, devices which record the numbers dialed by a particular telephone, are covered by the procedures, restrictions and safeguards of the state wire communications laws. *
2. Compare Texas' statutes with those of other states to assess differences in programs and compensation for counsel appointed to defend indigents.
3. Compare our penalty schedule, including the habitual criminal law, and our recidivism rates to those of other states to determine if any other penalty schedule tends to reduce recidivism more than our present penalty schedule.
4. Consider whether the Courts of Appeals are able to effectively accomplish their constitutional and statutory duties in disposing of intermediate criminal appeals. Determine what resources are necessary to allow the Courts of Appeals to handle the larger load of criminal cases. *
5. Make recommendations for clarifying the status of habeas corpus orders issued by Courts of Appeals. *
6. Monitor the implementation of HB 360, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
7. Monitor the implementation of SJR 36, 67th Legislature, Regular Session, through the requirements set by SB 265, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Judicial Affairs Committee, Texas House of Representatives, the sixty-eighth legislative session.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Appellate courts | County courts | Court congestion | District courts | Judges | Sovereign immunity | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 j897
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [148 pages  File size: 4,608 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Analyze, in cooperation with the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, comparative needs related to court clerks, briefing attorneys, legal counselors, legal secretaries, and other specialized staff to study personnel needs of each of Texas' 14 courts of appeals.
2. Investigate existing neighborhood dispute centers and report on their operations.
3. Examine the current procedures used for resolutions to sue the state to determine if specific guidelines should be implemented.
4. Study the alternative of creating a unified county courts at law system.
5. Examine Texas' visiting judge program to determine if changes are necessary.
6. Study methods to help equalize the caseloads of district judges in urban areas.
7. Examine methods of reducing trial court delay.
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Judicial Affairs Committee, Texas House of Representatives, the sixty-seventh legislative session.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Autopsies | Court congestion | Courts | Judicial Conduct, State Commission on | Law Examiners, Texas Board of | Medical examiners | State Bar of Texas | Statutory revision | Supreme Court, Texas | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 j897
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [127 pages  File size: 4,782 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Study the use of masters and other parajudicial personnel as a method of easing caseloads in certain courts.
3. Identify concurrent jurisdiction in civil cases among the trial courts in Texas and make appropriate recommendations.
4. Review court systems in other states.
5. Undertake a comprehensive study of the Family Code with recommendations as to recodification.
6. Study the need and benefits of having regional medical examiners in determining deaths caused by sexual abuse, child abuse, drugs and alcohol.
7. Study the needs of the Courts of Civil Appeals.
8. Determine the support services needed by the Supreme Court and recommend appropriate funding.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report - Volume 2
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : reports of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Court congestion | Criminal appeals | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 j898 2
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [157 pages  File size: 4,527 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study means of streamlining and making more efficient the administration of justice at the trial court level.
2. Study the need for implementing legislation relating to changing the Courts of Civil Appeals to "Courts of Appeals" with criminal jurisdiction (SJR 36, 66th Legislature, Regular Session).
Supporting documents
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Points for consideration concerning legislation to implement S.J.R. 36
Library Catalog Title: Some points for consideration concerning legislation to implement S.J.R. 36 / to members of the Judiciary Committee from Ben Z. Grant.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ap48s
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: The Texas Appellate Courts: report on the implementation of S.J.R. 36
Library Catalog Title: The Texas appellate courts : a report on the implementation of S.J.R. 36 / by The National Center for State Courts, Southern Regional Office.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ap48 1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [104 pages  File size: 3,267 kb]
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: The Texas Appellate Courts; report on the implementation of S.J.R. 36
Library Catalog Title: The Texas Appellate Courts : a report on the implementation of S.J.R. 36 / by The National Center for State Courts, Southern Regional Office.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ap48 2
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [161 pages  File size: 4,221 kb]
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Texas appellate court III project : a continuation study on the implementation of
Library Catalog Title: Texas appellate court III project : a continuation study on the implementation of S.J.R. 36. National Center for State Courts. Southern Regional Office.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ap48 3
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [55 pages  File size: 1,240 kb]
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legislative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Appellate courts | County attorneys | Courts | District attorneys | Law Library, Texas State | Municipal courts | State Bar of Texas | Supreme Court, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h816 3
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 2,685 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations related actions of those agencies assigned to the committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Supreme Court of Texas, Courts of Civil Appeals, State Law Library, Civil Judicial Council, Judicial Qualifications Commission, Judiciary Section of the Comptroller's Department, State Bar, Board of Law Examiners, and the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council
2. A study of the advisability of removing from the Constitution the defining of the jurisdiction of the courts, thus allowing the Legislature to alter their jurisdiction.
3. A study of the operations, procedures and effectiveness of the existing municipal courts of record, and the desirability of the creation of more such courts.
4. A study of the organization and operations of the State Bar.
5. A study of the role of Criminal District Attorneys and County Attorneys who serve as District Attorneys, and the desirability of creating such offices.
Committee: House Civil Courts of Appeal, Locations for Holding
Title: Consideration of the Civil Courts of Appeal
Library Catalog Title: Privileged report.
Subjects: Appellate courts | County courthouses |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 22nd Leg., 1st C.S. 176 (1892)
Session: 22nd R.S. (1891)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 176 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider the several propositions from towns and counties for holding the sessions of the civil courts of appeal.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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