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11 Document(s) [ Subject: Judicial districts ]

Committee: House Redistricting
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Redistricting, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: District courts | Judicial districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 R248
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 9,613 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider modifications to the districts of state district courts.
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: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Jurisprudence interim report : report to the 78th Legislature.
Subjects: Child crimes | Court costs and fees | Judges | Judicial districts | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Progressive sanctions (Criminal justice) | Racial profiling | Redistricting | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 j979
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [89 pages  File size: 1,687 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effectiveness of the progressive sanction guidelines for juvenile offenders. Determine whether the guidelines established by HB 327, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, are bringing consistency, uniformity, and predictability to juvenile dispositions in an effort to facilitate juvenile justice planning and improve the allocation of resources within the juvenile justice system. The Committee shall make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of juveniles sanctions in protecting public safety and rehabilitating offenders.
2. Study the judicial system's revenue structure and make recommendations for improving the collection, dispersal, and accounting of court costs, fees, and fines by state and local entities. This study should include a review of all court costs and fees (except those related to the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund) to ensure that they are necessary and are adequately fulfilling their intended purpose.
3. Study and make recommendations for the reapportionment of judicial districts pursuant to Article V, Section 7a, Texas Constitution.
4. Study and make recommendations for improving the structure of the state's trial court system, including, but not limited to: improving the quality, cost-effectiveness, and uniformity of the visiting judge program; devising objective criteria to be used by the Legislature to determine when and where additional trial courts should be created; and clarifying jurisdictional conflicts between courts.
5. Monitor the implementation of SB 1074, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the prevention of racial profiling by certain peace officers.
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 Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County attorneys | Judicial districts | Judicial Districts Board | Judicial selection | Municipal courts | Probate courts | Redistricting |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 j899
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [138 pages  File size: 6,596 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Review the feasibility of drafting a Uniform Municipal Courts of Record Act, such that future municipal courts of record bills could simply add the name of the city and any special provisions relating to that court (similar to Chapter 25, Government Code, dealing with statutory county courts).
3. Review the responsibilities of county attorneys in light of new duties in the prosecution of felony crimes to determine whether those duties are effectively discharged, or whether additional resources are needed.
4. Review the courts' methods for equalizing appellate court caseloads, including any additional measures that would be beneficial. Determine why prior attempts to redistrict appellate courts have been unsuccessful and whether new methods are necessary to accomplish redistricting.
5. Study the benefits of merging district, statutory county courts, and constitutional county courts for probate matters into a single level of multi-county statutory probate courts.
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 Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Judicial Affairs Interim Report, 1992 : toward a fair distribution of justice : considerations for judicial reapportionment in Texas.
Subjects: Judicial districts | Judicial Districts Board | Redistricting |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 j899
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [145 pages  File size: 6,849 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study judicial reapportionment.
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: House Judicial Redistricting, House Joint
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-sixth legislative session / the Joint Study Committee on Judicial Redistricting, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Judicial districts | Redistricting |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 j897
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 1,266 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the necessity for, the benefits and detriments of, and the methods for accomplishing judicial redistricting.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Judicial Redistricting, House Joint
Title: Joint committee studies.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: Joint Judicial Redistricting Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Judicial Redistricting Committee as provided for in Senate Concurrent Resolution no. 13.
Subjects: Court congestion | Judicial districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.42, J898
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [20 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a thorough investigation into the various Judicial Districts and district courts of Texas for the purpose of determining as nearly as possible the amount of litigation being transacted by each and every district court in Texas.
2. Make recommendations for redistricting the state for district court purposes. *

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

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