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7 Document(s) [ Subject: Trial courts ]

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 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 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).
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Judiciary, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Courts | District courts | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 j898 v.2
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [67 pages  File size: 2,403 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the cost of the judiciary, the staffing and court facilities of trial courts, court reporters and the preparation of transcripts, and the manner in which the need for additional courts and judges can be determined. *
Committee: Joint Traffic Court System
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report and recommended legislation of the Traffic Courts Study Committee to the 63rd Legislature.
Subjects: Courts | Traffic violations | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 t676
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [239 pages  File size: 12,108 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A comprehensive statewide study and examination of the structure and operation of Texas traffic courts be undertaken and this study should include geographic jurisdiction, authority, rules of procedure, qualification of traffic court personnel, mandatory personal appearance of defendant in court, utilization of records before sentencing, range of penalties, reporting of convictions, training for court personnel, the financial aspects of traffic courts, including sources of funds, costs of operation and disposition of revenue, recommendations on adequate courtroom facilities; judges salaries, education and a code of ethics; and any other related fields in which the study committee may feel action is necessary and proper for the orderly administration of justice in traffic cases.

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

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