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7 Document(s) [ Subject: Supreme Court, Texas ]

Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Civil Practices, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Consumer protection | Homeland security | Judicial interpretation of legislation | Liability | National security | Open records requests and decisions | Public information | Public Information Act, Texas | Rules of evidence | Statutory revision | Supreme Court, Texas | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c498
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [162 pages  File size: 7,486 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine practices by courts and attorneys in product liability cases that may be detrimental to public health and safety. The review should include the sealing of records that might assist the public in assessing the dangers of using a product, agreements not to disclose information to the public or regulatory agencies, and any other rules, practices or laws deemed relevant by the committee.
2. Examine changes over the last decade to the civil justice system that affect the right of litigants (citizens or businesses) to receive appropriate review by a judicial body, including arbitration, mediation, other types of alternative dispute resolution.
3. Review changes in federal laws and law enforcement procedures, as well as recommendations from state and national agencies charged with homeland protection, to assess the need for changes in state civil laws to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
4. Review recent decisions of Texas appellate courts and 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.
5. Monitor the rule-making proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court.
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 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: 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-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 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 Clerk of the Supreme Court at Austin, Investigate
Title: Clerk of the Supreme Court at Austin
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Law clerks | Supreme Court, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 21st Leg., R.S. 348 (1889)
Session: 21st R.S. (1889)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 47 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the office of Clerk of the Supreme Court at Austin and carefully examine the books and papers of the office. *

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

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