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HB 214 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry
Sponsor: Burton, Konni
Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 686 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to bail release decisions in criminal cases and the payment of certain costs by a defendant released on bail. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 887 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: General Investigating & Ethics Referred to General Investigating & Ethics
HB 1242 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1551 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for sabotage and sedition; imposing a civil penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1676 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the capital appellate defense committee and the office of capital appellate defender. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 3617 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
SB 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 958 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 10 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses; to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses, and to compensation paid to victims of those offenses. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1032 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1416 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1527 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3430 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3932 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 62 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 90 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 226 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 443 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study and recommendations by the Texas Judicial Council on consolidating the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court or abolishing one of the courts and transferring that court's functions and jurisdiction to the other court. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 129 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 134 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 164 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1703 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2804 83-0 (2013) Author: Toth, Steve Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state. House: Criminal Procedure Reform, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 36 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 89 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 1428 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the reformation of the sentences of juveniles convicted of capital felonies. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 163 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 819 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 852 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1670 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3393 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the filing by a court reporter of an official transcript of a court proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 3434 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to continuing judicial training. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 35 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 126 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for and changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 973 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the reformation of the sentences of juveniles convicted of capital felonies after being transferred to criminal court. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1079 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1266 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the elimination of certain reports submitted by the court of criminal appeals and the supreme court to the Office of Court Administration. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1833 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the electronic storage of records by the clerks of the supreme court and the courts of appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1861 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John | et. al.
Relating to the operation and administration of the judiciary in the event of a disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 4068 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the conduct of judicial proceedings and transaction of other essential judicial functions in the event of a disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 4314 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the electronic filing of documents for capital cases in the court of criminal appeals. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4403 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the filling of a vacancy in state judicial offices by appointment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4548 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to recusal of a justice of the supreme court or judge of the court of criminal appeals based on political contributions accepted by the justice or judge from a person involved in a case before the justice or judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4549 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 138 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in the offices of justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of criminal appeals, and district judges by appointment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HR 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Creating a Special Committee on Impeachment to consider the impeachment of Judge Sharon Keller of the Court of Criminal Appeals for gross neglect of duty and conducting her official duties with willful disregard for human life. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 55 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to judicial instruction for judges who hear complaints against children alleging violations of certain misdemeanor offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 426 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the electronic filing of documents for capital cases in the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 1139 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 1259 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the management of certain courts, including the storage of records by the clerks of the supreme court and the courts of appeals and the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Seventh Court of Appeals District. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1993 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 496 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Relating to the use of the judicial and court personnel training fund. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1116 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Vaught, Allen
Relating to the appeal of certain hearings related to a grant of deferred adjudication community supervision and to certain related applications for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1947 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the study of death eligible homicide cases committed and prosecuted in the state of Texas. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1212 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to abortion and parental consent to an abortion; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 88 79-0 (2005) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, as necessary, to develop rules relating to the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and relating to determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
SB 1150 79-0 (2005) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to parental consent for the performance of an abortion; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Laid on the table subject to call
SCR 7 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas to adopt rules providing for the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and adopt rules determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
HB 296 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 665 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to standards of competency for attorneys appointed as counsel to indigent applicants in certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1693 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 67 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 1043 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 40 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 41 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment related to the number of justices on the supreme court and the number of judges on the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 18 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of the supreme court and the abolishment of the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 5 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 6 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment related to the number of justices on the supreme court and the number of judges on the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1185 77-0 (2001) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to authorizing the court of criminal appeals to adopt rules of criminal procedure. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1328 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the setting of an execution date in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1451 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to certain rules adopted by the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, and the state bar related to practice and procedure in courts in this state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged
HB 2935 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the appointment of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3246 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of the court of criminal appeals to review certain trial court findings regarding a defendant's competency to be executed. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 60 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rulemaking power of the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HJR 93 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment for the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 129 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 625 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the electronic storage of records by the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SJR 3 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment for the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 22 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the supreme court jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the court of criminal appeals and granting the court of criminal appeals jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 24 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the supreme court jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the court of criminal appeals and granting the court of criminal appeals jurisdiction to answer questions of law certified from the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HJR 90 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Proposing a constitutional amendment granting the supreme court jurisdiction to answer questions certified from the court of criminal appeals and granting the court of criminal appeals jurisdiction to answer questions certified from the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HR 487 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Pete Commending the Court of Criminal Appeals. House: Rules and Resolutions Reported enrolled
SB 1384 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the recusal of judges on the supreme court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SR 492 74-0 (1995) Author: Luna, Gregory Commending the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for its administration of the judicial education and training program. Reported enrolled
HB 1973 71-0 (1989) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to changing the name of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 75 71-0 (1989) Author: Ovard, A.R. Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the name of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 66 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the right of the state to appeal in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 307 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the representation of indigent inmate defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 479 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the establishment of the office of state defense attorney. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1062 70-0 (1987) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the reformation of a sentence in a criminal case of the sentence imposed on the defendant is disproportionately longer than sentences imposed on others for the same offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HJR 39 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the appointment of appellate and district judges by the governor from a list of candidates submitted by court commissions, and for elections on retaining judges in office. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 61 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of Collegial Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals from geographic regions; establishing authority to draw region boundaries and to reapportion decennially. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 63 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and Collegial Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals from geographic regions; establishing authority to draw region boundaries and to reapportion decenially. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SJR 42 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Postponed in committee
SJR 47 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of justices of the courts of appeals and judges of the district courts. Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 13 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to authorizing the court of criminal appeals to promulgate rules of procedure and evidence in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
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HB 1323 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to action by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on a writ of habeas corpus based on newly discovered evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 355 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to authorizing the court of criminal appeals to promulgate rules of evidence in the trials of criminal cases and to designate certain laws for repeal. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SCR 28 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Recommending to the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the State Bar of Texas, the joint establishment of a public information office to organize public education programs. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 1303 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1311 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 48 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 49 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the elections of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 859 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to filing appellate briefs with the Court of Criminal Appeals. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 485 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to control by the appellate court of extensions of time for appeals of criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 568 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to reformation of the penalty in a capital case when the Court of Criminal Appeals is divided. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HJR 26 65-0 (1977) Author: Hendricks, Bob Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to provide for a Supreme Court of Criminal Appeals with nine justices and to permit the court to sit in panels of three justices. House: Constitutional Amendments Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 30 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to change the name of the court of Criminal Appeals to the Supreme Court of Criminal Appeals and to prescribe its jurisdiction and writ authority, and to provide for Intermediate Courts of Criminal Appeals. House: Constitutional Amendments Considered by committee in public hearing
HJR 31 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution to increase the membership of the Court of Criminal Appeals with authority to sit in sections. House: Constitutional Amendments Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 155 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Grant, Ben Z.
Relating to control by the Court of Criminal Appeals of extensions of time for filing briefs and relevant materials in appeals of criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SJR 18 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Hendricks, Bob
To provide for a court of criminal appeals with nine judges and to permit the court to sit in panels of three judges. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 579 63-0 (1973) Author: Doyle, Terry Relating to review by the Court of Criminal Appeals. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1149 63-0 (1973) Author: Cobb, L. Dean Enabling county Commissioners Courts in counties having a population of more than 700,000 according to the last federal census, same being the counties of Harris, Dallas, Bexar and Tarrant, to supplement the compensation of Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals from county funds; and providing expressly that such compensation shall be in addition to the amounts paid to the Judges by the state. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1401 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals of Texas; prescribing the organization, jurisdiction, writ authority, rule-making power, and authorized personnel of those courts; relating to the qualifications and selection and tenure of the justices and judges of those courts; prescribing an effective date. House: Judiciary Reported favorably
HJR 45 63-0 (1973) Author: Cobb, L. Dean Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Court of Criminal Appeals to the Supreme Court of Criminal Appeals, providing that the Presiding Judge and Judges of said court shall become the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of such court; expanding the jurisdiction and power of such Court to issue writs of mandamus, prohibition, procedendo and certiorari. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 262 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack Authorizing the Court of Criminal Appeals to make rules of procedure as to filing, submission, hearing, and disposition of criminal actions on appeal to said court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 655 63-0 (1973) Author: Meier, Bill Providing for new hearings on the issue of punishment; providing that the Court of Criminal Appeals may set aside, for error, that portion of judgments relating to punishment. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee substitute
SB 780 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Providing for review by the Court of Criminal Appeals, for written opinions or certificate of affirmance or reversal as described in the Act, and for filing of sufficient copies of briefs with the clerk of the trial court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SJR 31 63-0 (1973) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Court of Criminal Appeals to the Supreme Court of Criminal Appeals, providing that the Presiding Judges and Judges of said Court shall become the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of such court; expanding the jurisdiction and power of such Court to issue writs of mandamus, prohibition, procedendo and certiorari. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HJR 44 62-0 (1971) Author: Simmons, Wayland A. Proposing an amendment to change the name of the Court of Criminal Appeals to the Supreme Court of Criminal Appeals.
HJR 77 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the appellate jurisdiction and to the writ authority of the court of criminal appeals; relating to replacing the courts of civil appeals with court of appeals, having civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction.
SB 529 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the authority of the presiding judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals to designate and appoint certain retired appellate judges or district judges, or active appellate judges or district judges to sit as commissioners of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SJR 27 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack Proposing an amendment to the Texas Constitution, relating to the appellate jurisdiction and to the writ authority of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 14 62-1 (1971) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to the Commission of Criminal Appeals.
SB 11 62-1 (1971) Author: Word, J.P. Relating to the Commission of Criminal Appeals; amending Senate Bill 529.
HB 844 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. | et. al. Relating to the use of video recordings to present evidence in civil and criminal cases.
HCR 30 61-0 (1969)
HB 928 59-0 (1965) Author: Thurmond, Jr., Roger H. Relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SB 420 59-0 (1965) Author: Calhoun, Jr., C. Galloway Relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SCR 92 59-0 (1965)
SJR 26 59-0 (1965) Author: Hightower, Jack | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide for a Court of Criminal Appeals of five members; prescribing their qualifications, elections, appointments, tenure of office and compensation.
HB 436 58-0 (1963) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to extending to the Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas and such court the power to issue writs of prohibition and writs of error coram nobis.
HB 441 58-0 (1963) Author: Chapman, Joe N. | et. al. Relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SB 123 58-0 (1963) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending and repealing statutes relating to the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 244 57-0 (1961) Author: Barlow, James E. Relating to amending Code of Criminal Procedure to extend to Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals and such Court the power to issue writs of prohibition and writs of error coram nobis.
HJR 55 57-0 (1961) Author: Tunnell, Byron M. | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide for a Court of Criminal Appeals of five members.
SB 362 57-0 (1961) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending Title 10 entitled Appeal and Writ of Error of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing the time, contents, and rules for the filing of briefs in the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 397 56-0 (1959) Author: James, Tom | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to make clear that certain defects in certain indictments or errors made in the trial need not necessarily be grounds for reversal.
SJR 9 55-0 (1957) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing for a Court of Criminal Appeals of five members; prescribing their qualifications, election, tenure of office and compensation.
HJR 26 54-0 (1955) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Proposing an amendment to Section 25 of Article V of the Constitution of Texas to restrict the rule making power of the Supreme Court to civil procedure and to authorize the Court of Criminal Appeals to make rules of criminal procedure; and providing for an election, form of ballot, proclamation, and publication.
SB 360 54-0 (1955) Author: Kazen, Jr., Abraham "Chick" | et. al. Relating to providing for and fixing the salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of Texas and the Judges and Commissioners of the Court of Criminal Appeals; repealing all other laws and parts of laws in conflict.
SB 396 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing that the current appropriation to the Court of Criminal Appeals for equipment, law books, and other property may be used for other operating expenses of the Court during the fiscal year ending August 31, 1955.
HB 108 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending statutes relative to defining the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas; defining the final appellate jurisdiction of the Courts of Civil Appeals so as to harmonize it with Article 1728 as herein amended; fixing the effective date of this Act and declaring the effect of the amendment on pending business.
HJR 31 53-0 (1953) Author: Meridith, Fred V. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing the jurisdiction of the Court of Criminal Appeals; providing the powers and authority of the Court and the Judges thereof; vesting in the Court the power and duty to make and promulgate rules of procedure governing criminal proceedings.
SJR 11 52-0 (1951) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" | et. al. Proposing an Amendment to provide for a Court of Criminal Appeals of Five members; prescribing their qualifications, election, tenure of office and compensation; and prescribing the term of court of said Court.
HB 776 49-0 (1945) Author: Suiter, Mary Elizabeth Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for the appointment of a reporter for the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas and authorizing said Court to prescribe his duties.
SB 284 49-0 (1945) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending statute so as to provide for the appointment of a reporter for the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SJR 7 48-0 (1943) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Proposing an amendment adopting a new section, which shall provide that the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas may sit at any time during the year for the transaction of business, and that its term shall begin and end with each calendar year.
HB 647 47-0 (1941) Author: Thornton, Jr., Powell Dickson Relating to governing the Bill of Exceptions in appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals by dispensing with bills of exceptions to action on written motion; providing for the effective date of this Act.
HB 997 47-0 (1941) Author: Donald, Paul Edwin Relating to appropriating One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) for the Commission of Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SB 456 47-0 (1941) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to making an appropriation of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for the Commission of Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
SJR 3 47-0 (1941) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas may sit at any time during the year for the transaction of business, and that its term shall begin and end with each calendar year.
SJR 3 46-0 (1939) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" Proposing a constitutional amendment adopting a new section, which shall provide that the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, may sit at any time during the year for the transaction of business, and that its term shall begin and end with each calendar year.
SB 18 40-0 (1927) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to a commission in aid of the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas regulating their powers, duties, appointment, duration of service, compensation and providing for stenographers and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 126 40-0 (1927) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto | et. al. Relating to making effective the provisions of Section 5, Article 5, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, wherein it is declared that under such regulations as may be prescribed by law, the Court of Criminal Appeals and the judges thereof may issue such writs as may be necessary to enforce the jurisdiction of said court, and to empower said court and the judges thereof to issue writs of mandamus and certiorari, and to enforce obedience thereof.
SB 318 40-0 (1927) Author: Love, Thomas Bell | et. al. Relating to fixing the compensation of the reporter of the Court of Criminal Appeals, of Texas.
HB 148 40-1 (1927) Author: Loftin, Reuben Relating to providing for the filing by the county, district or criminal district attorney of a brief in all cases appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals, and providing that no fees shall be collected by the county, district or criminal district attorney trying such cases unless said in brief is filed.
SB 49 40-1 (1927) Author: McFarlane, William Doddridge Relating to providing that no judgment in any criminal case shall be Reversed by the Court of Criminal Appeals for any error not affecting the judgment or causing injury to the defendant.
SB 370 39-0 (1925) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to creating a commission in aid of the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, regulating their powers and duties, appointment, duration of service, compensation, and providing for stenographer and making an appropriation therefor. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SJR 18 39-0 (1925) Author: Wood, Ashley Elijah Proposing an amendment providing for five judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals. Senate: Constitutional Amendments
HB 109 37-0 (1921) Author: Baker, Oscar D. "O.D." Relating to a certain Act regarding the property used by the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas.
SB 116 37-0 (1921) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to permitting defendants in cases in which requisitions have been issued for them by the Governor and where they appeal their cases to the Court of Criminal Appeals to give bond the same as in other felony cases, etc.
SB 145 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending article 7057 Title 120 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas 1911 as to the salary of the Chief Justice of the supreme court and the several justices' thereof.
SJR 9 33-0 (1913)
HB 58 31-0 (1909) Relating to amending Article 1050, and to repeal Article 1051, Chapter twenty-three, Title XXVII of the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to terms of the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, and to locate the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, and to locate the Court of Criminal Appeals at Austin, Texas.
HB 30 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending an act relating to appeal and writs of error.
SB 36 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, relating to the reversal of cases by the Court of Criminal Appeals.
HB 62 22-1 (1892) Relating to organizing the court of criminal appeals of the State of Texas.

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