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Committee: House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Attorneys | Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Campaign finance reform | Human trafficking | Judicial campaigns | Lawsuits | Legal malpractice | Liability | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Workers' compensation | Workplace safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 J898
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 360 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study current barratry laws in Texas and make recommendations as to their adequacy in protecting citizens from unscrupulous behavior.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the use of arbitration in Texas and the effect such practices have on state jurisprudence.
3. Review the burden of proof and damage calculation models for certain causes of action to determine appropriate applicability in Texas law.
4. Study and report on third-party liability issues involving workers' compensation, including the frequency and success rates of third party litigation, the relationship, if any, between third-party litigation and jobsite safety, the adequacy of compensation and reimbursement to workers, and the economic costs of third-party litigation and equitable and contractual subrogation in construction activities. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Business and Industry
5. Study the human and sex trafficking problem in Texas. Make recommendations on best practices in the areas of investigation, prosecution, and tracking of the victims of these crimes. Study whether victims of these crimes are allowed to adequately recover from their attackers in a civil cause of action. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
6. Review the Texas campaign finance law in judicial races in light of the recent United States Supreme Court decision Caperton v. Massey. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Elections
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Jurisprudence interim report : report the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Child support | County courts | Court costs and fees | Court records | Court reporters | Debt collection | Fines | Guardianship | Legal fees | Probate courts | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 J979
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [121 pages  File size: 5,464 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations relating to the jurisdiction of statutory county courts, including the development of standardized language for Chapter 25, Government Code, to confer specific types of jurisdiction on statutory county courts and to ensure the statutes are clear and concise.
2. Examine and make recommendations to improve court oversight of fiduciaries appointed to make financial and personal decisions for wards as well as those appointed to administer an estate or trust.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to the use and cost benefits of electronic recording as an alternative method of preserving records of official court proceedings.
4. Monitor the implementation of SB 1863, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, specifically the Collection Improvement Program, which seeks to improve the collection of criminal court fees, fines and costs. Make recommendations to increase the effectiveness of the Collection Improvement Program and determine if any statutory changes are necessary.
5. Study and make recommendations relating to the possible uses and need for statutory directives regarding the use of collaborative law procedures.
6. Review statutes, regulations, guidelines, and formulas relating to child support and make recommendations, if necessary, to ensure adequate support, including educational expenses, for children.
Committee: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report : report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Courts | Criminally insane | Judges' salaries | Judicial Retirement System of Texas | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 J979
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [99 pages  File size: 5,013 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the jurisdiction of all local and state courts, including civil and criminal justice courts. Make recommendations for changes to any court's jurisdiction to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the judicial system. Review and make recommendations relating to concurrent jurisdiction of county courts at law and district courts over eminent domain proceedings.
2. Study judicial salaries, supplements, retirement, and benefit issues for sitting, visiting and retired judges.
3. Study arbitration statutes, and the role of the American Arbitration Association. Specifically, the Committee shall make recommendations to improve and ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of arbitrators and arbitrations.
4. Study insanity defense laws, specifically evaluating the impact of changing the defense of "not guilty by reason of insanity" to "guilty, but insane."
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: 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: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report - Environmental Permitting at the TNRCC
Library Catalog Title: Texas State Senate interim report, Natural Resources Committee : environmental permitting at the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Environmental permits | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 n219
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 3,344 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the permitting procedures of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) to identify features that impose unnecessary costs or delays experienced by applicants, the public, or state and local governments.
2. Recommend to the Commission changes that can be implemented by agency rule, or, if statutory amendments are needed, recommend legislation to be considered by the 74th Legislature.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding the use of mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods to improve the TNRCC's permitting procedures.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 73
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 19 kb]
Committee: Senate Jurisprudence, Interim
Title: Alternative dispute resolution
Library Catalog Title: Alternative dispute resolution / Senate Interim Committee on Jurisprudence.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 j979
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 2,557 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall examine alternative means of resolving disputes, including but not limited to mediation and arbitration, and make recommendations regarding how alternative forms of dispute resolutions could be used to the benefit of Texas Citizens.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Judiciary, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Alternative dispute resolution | Court congestion | Court Reporters Certification Board, Texas | Divorce |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 j898
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 3,277 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the funding procedures and processes of the Court Reporters Certification Board, and review the qualifications necessary for certification.
2. To study the necessity and desirability of establishing or expanding a system of arbitration or mediation for certain civil cases.
3. To study the necessity and desirability of allowing court ordered alimony in Texas, and the determination of those parameters of circumstances which would indicate a need for spousal maintenance.
4. To study the advantages and disadvantages to the state of creating a central panel of administrative law judges.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Attorney General of Texas | Damage awards | Divorce | Interest rates | Juvenile justice system | Law Examiners, Texas Board of | State Bar of Texas | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 j898
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 3,481 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 18.
2. To study the necessity and desirability of revising Title 3 of the Family Code to conform with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
3. To study the adversarial system of adjudicating divorce and related issues, and possible available alternatives to that system.
4. To study the organization, administration, and procedures of the Office of the Attorney General.
5. To study the funding, procedures, and processes of the Board of Law Examiners, and a review of the qualifications necessary for admittance to the State Bar.
6. To study the necessity and desirability of allowing prejudgment interest in civil suits.
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 Judiciary
Title: Interim Report - Arbitration and Overcrowded Courts
Library Catalog Title: Interim report : arbitration and overcrowded courts / Committee on the Judiciary, Sixty-sixth Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Court congestion |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 j898a
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 694 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A study of the use and desirability of arbitration as a possible remedy to overloaded court dockets in Texas.

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