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13 Document(s) [ Subject: Court reform ]

Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Conflicts of interest | Contraceptives | County clerks | Court Administration, State Office of | Court costs and fees | Court reform | Crime prevention | District court clerks | Drug courts | Drug enforcement | Elder abuse | Electronic business filings | Ethics | Facsimiles | Guardianship | Judicial Council, Texas | Judicial districts | Judicial elections | Judicial selection | Law clerks | Redistricting | Searches and seizures | Senior citizens | Sex crimes | Tulia, Texas | Voter education | Wrongful convictions |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 j899
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 242 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act, including witnessing, notarization, and notification; possible abuse of elders; refusal of financial institutions to accept Texas' law; and accounting and liability issues concerning attorneys-in-fact.
2. Develop a plan for judicial redistricting as required by the Texas Constitution, Article V, Section 7a.
3. Evaluate the rules of ethical conduct, conflict and disclosure for briefing clerks of the appellate courts.
4. Study the feasibility of creating a statewide sexual assault prevention program.
5. Make an assessment of all issues related to the current organization of the Texas Judicial Council and the Office of Court Administration. Consider the efficiency, responsiveness and accountability of the current organization, and make any appropriate recommendations for change.
6. Monitor the progress of efforts to enable the filing of court documents of all kinds by facsimile or other electronic means, including the use of electronic signatures, actual or electronic notarization, and the need for verification.
7. Assess the current state of judicial campaigns in regard to financing, accountability, immunity and candidate qualification. Make any appropriate reform recommendations.
8. Study the fees assessed by district and county clerks for filing and processing civil cases and consider the establishment of a uniform schedule of fees.
9. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the new Court Interpreter's Board.
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Attorney General Child Support Division | Child support | Court reform | Court Reporters Certification Board, Texas | Drug courts | Drug rehabilitation programs | Hate crimes | Judicial districts | Judicial Districts Board | Judicial elections | Redistricting |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 j899
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [57 pages  File size: 3,049 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the need to revise Texas law on hate crimes.
2. Review and assess the success of specialized drug courts in other states.
3. 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.
4. Review the need for the Judicial Districts Board.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature : report of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Court reform | Damage awards | Judicial districts | Judicial elections | Judicial selection | Liens |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 j899
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [118 pages  File size: 4,431 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 20.
2. To study the feasibility of a Uniform Construction Lien Act.
3. To study the feasibility of single-member judicial districts in large urban counties.
4. To study the impact of depositing a designated portion of exemplary damage awards to the State's General Revenue Fund.
5. To study judicial selection alternatives, including non-partisan appointments, and merit selection methods.
Committee: Joint Judiciary, Select, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Texas Legislature / Joint Select Committee on the Judiciary.
Subjects: Court reform | Judicial elections | Judicial selection |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 j899
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,179 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study all issues relating to needed or desirable changes affecting the state's judiciary and judicial branch operations including judicial selection, campaign finance, ethics, compensation, and salary.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Judiciary, Select, Interim
Title: HCR 20, 70th Leg., 2nd C.S.
Library Call Number: HCR 20
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 85 kb]
Committee: Joint Merit Selection of Judges, Committee of 100 for the
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Texas plan : merit selection of judges / report of the Committee of 100 for the Merit Selection of Judges.
Subjects: Court reform | Judicial elections | Judicial selection |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 on2 1987
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [180 pages  File size: 8,706 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the "merit plan" method of judicial selection and make recommendations to the Legislature. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Merit Selection of Judges, Committee of 100 for the
Title: Survey of voters' attitudes
Library Catalog Title: A survey of Texas voters' attitudes toward judicial selection reform / a confidential report prepared by David B. Hill for the Committee of 100 for the Merit Selection of Judges.
Library Call Number: L1836.69 on2s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Committee: Joint Judiciary, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Final report and recommendations to the 69th Legislature / Select Committee on the Judiciary.
Subjects: Court reform | Indigent criminal defense | Judicial selection |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 j899
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 4,319 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study issues affecting judicial quality, selection, salaries and retirement benefits, efficiency of judicial administration and allocation of judicial resources.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Judiciary, Select
Title: Notices of public hearing and agendas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 J898S 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [26 pages]
Committee: House Judicial Selection, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Select Committee on Judicial Selection, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Court reform | Judicial elections | Judicial selection |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 j896
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [106 pages  File size: 3,296 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the method by which judges are elected in Texas and examine alternative methods of judicial selection used in other states. Make recommendations regarding current or new methods of judicial selection
Committee: House Functions of the Judiciary, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-fifth legislative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Court reform | Impeachment | Judicial ethics |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 h816 v. 4
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 433 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study issues which surfaced during the process of impeaching Judge O.P. Carrillo. Review the construction and procedures of the Judicial Qualifications Commission and the existence of the 229 Judicial District. *
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A proposal for the comprehensive revision of article V / Committee on the Judiciary, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Court reform | Courts | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 j898
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 1,976 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Continue the comprehensive study of the judicial system of the state, such study to include a comprehensive review of present procedures, case loads, and statistics of all courts, civil and criminal, in the state.
2. Include in its study a comprehensive review of the structure, organization, procedures, and administration of the state judicial system and develop extensive programs for comprehensive judicial reform, directed toward improvements in the administration of justice through constitutional and statutory revision.
3. Complete a Judicial Code to organize and govern the judicial branch of government in anticipation of the adoption by the Texas electorate of a new judiciary article to the Texas Constitution.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Record Votes
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 J898 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [21 pages]

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

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