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Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Civil Practices, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Class action lawsuits | Sovereign immunity | Tort reform | Whistleblowers |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c498
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [254 pages  File size: 10,001 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Perform a comprehensive review of issues surrounding class action lawsuits. The review may include, but is not limited to, such issues as the relationship between state and federal rules, participation in the class, certification issues, settlement issues, and others as the committee deems appropriate.
2. Evaluate the potential benefits of a state "false claims" or "qui tam" law (similar to U.S.Pub. L. No. 99-562) as a means of restraining fraud and recovering losses in state government programs.
3. Examine the impact of tort and damage law changes enacted by the 74th Legislature (1995) on the filing of suits , claims paid, settlement and judgement amounts, and related matters.
Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Civil Practices, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Sovereign immunity | State government contracts | Supreme Court, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c499
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 2,201 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the use of the sovereign immunity statute by state agencies in contract disputes.
2. Study methods that could be used to review resolutions granting permission to sue the State.
3. Study the rulemaking authority of the Supreme Court in civil court proceedings.
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 Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 67th [i.e. 66th] Legislature.
Subjects: County budgets | County government | County sheriffs | Disaster relief | District attorneys | District courts | Emergency management | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Hospital districts | Indigent health care | Judicial interpretation of legislation | Liability | Municipal utility districts | Municipalities | Natural disasters | Security guards | Sovereign immunity | State Property Tax Board | Tax Assessor Examiners, Board of | Water districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 in8
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,110 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Texas Assessor Examiners State Property Tax Board (School Tax Assessment Practices Board)
2. Review the legal status and effects of validation acts.
3. Review the status of hospital districts in Texas created by general and special law, including processes of petition, election, funding and administration.
4. Review the particular problems encountered by hospital districts which are required to treat large numbers of indigent patients or districts which support medical schools or teaching hospitals. Make recommendations regarding funding for indigent health care and residency programs. *
5. Review county bidding, contracting and purchasing procedures.
6. Determine the costs to counties caused by the district judicial and administrative system of Texas.
7. Study risk management of elected and appointed officials of local government.
8. Study the legal relationships between utility districts and cities' extraterritorial jurisdiction when the two units overlap.
9. Determine the status of reserve deputy sheriffs in Texas with particular attention to the question of employment and compensation for work involving private security.
10. Evaluate the adequacy of the Texas Disaster Act of 1975 to determine if more state effort is needed to assist local governments in disaster relief, cleanup operations, and evacuation planning and machinery.
Committee: Senate Tort Claims Act
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 62nd Legislature, State of Texas / by the Senate Interim Committee to Study the Texas Tort Claims Act.
Subjects: Sovereign immunity |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 t638
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [90 pages  File size: 3,970 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make inquiry into the effects of the Texas Tort Claim Act.
Committee: House Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity (Governmental Immunity, Tort Claims Act)
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Interim Committee to Study Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity.
Subjects: Sovereign immunity |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 D659
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [35 pages  File size: 2,562 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Determine the propriety and necessity for a Tort Claims Act for the purpose of giving aggrieved citizens access to the courts to seek redress for their injuries. Study this problem thoroughly with a view toward making recommendations about the need for such an act for Texas.
Committee: Senate Governmental Immunity
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 61st Legislature / by the Senate Interim Committee to Study Governmental Immunity.
Subjects: Sovereign immunity |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 g746
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [57 pages  File size: 2,967 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make an inquiry into the background of governmental immunity and whether or not it is in the public interest that this doctrine be continued or abolished.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Governmental Immunity
Title: Transcript, September 6-7, 1968, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 G746M
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [141 pages]

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