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HB 158 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the recording and disclosure of certain grand jury proceedings that involve a peace officer. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 324 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the recording and disclosure of certain grand jury proceedings that involve a governmental employee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 521 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the cancellation of a person's voter registration on notice that the person has acknowledged that the person is not a citizen. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 991 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Ed Relating to the selection and summons of prospective grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1102 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to providing a telephone number for certain governmental purposes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1103 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to excluding a person on the suspense list from jury duty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1136 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to allowing judges to use juror identification numbers when polling the jury. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1226 85-0 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1268 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to a challenge to a grand juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1538 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to jury service; providing a criminal penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 1588 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1714 85-0 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1755 85-0 (2017) Author: Neave, Victoria Relating to jury summons questionnaires. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2085 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2184 85-0 (2017) Author: Bailes, Ernest Relating to the operation and administration of the Walker County Court at Law. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2286 85-0 (2017) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand juror and to the selection of grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2640 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty for contempt of court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3054 85-0 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3372 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3881 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3898 85-0 (2017) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to exemption of certain women from jury service. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3911 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to a trial court's instructions to a jury. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 46 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Davis, Yvonne
Relating to allowing judges to use juror identification numbers when polling the jury. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 259 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don
Sponsor: Neave, Victoria
Relating to jury summons questionnaires. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 291 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment for certain witnesses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 362 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens excused or disqualified from jury service. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1058 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1065 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1230 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the cancellation of a person's voter registration on notice that the person has acknowledged that the person is not a citizen. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1264 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1298 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Ed
Relating to the selection and summons of prospective grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1329 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 1424 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to criminal procedure, including grand jury proceedings and the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1616 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2020 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to voter information used for juror selections. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
No action taken in committee
HB 310 85-1 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 332 85-1 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 392 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a criminal penalty. Filed
HB 282 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the organization of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Postponed
HB 560 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 561 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 605 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 629 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 865 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the recording of certain grand jury proceedings that involve a peace officer. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 866 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the exemption from jury service of a person who is the primary caretaker of another person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1005 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to allowing judges to use juror identification numbers when polling the jury. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1090 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1108 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the determination of whether jurors in a criminal case have good cause for not performing their duties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1122 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to civil jurisdiction of, and the number of jurors required in, certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1253 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to appointment of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1313 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to ensuring the removal of the names of deceased persons from the jury wheel. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1441 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to the collection and disclosure of certain grand jury information. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1688 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to proceedings held in auxiliary facilities outside certain county seats. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1861 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to reports to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System on the composition of grand and petit juries in each county. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1882 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to notice requirements for certain witnesses who are scheduled to appear before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2128 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens excused or disqualified from jury service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2150 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to the organization of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2370 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to a bailiff administering the selection of names of persons for jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2617 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to reorganizing the grand jury as the probable cause jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2747 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to qualifications to serve as a petit juror. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2937 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Relating to the cancellation of a person's voter registration on notice that the person has acknowledged that the person is not a citizen. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3759 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to the role of a jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3893 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the recording and disclosure of certain grand jury proceedings that involve a governmental employee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3913 84-0 (2015) Author: Phelan, Dade Relating to the affidavit required to be exempt from jury service due to a physical or mental impairment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3996 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the donation of juror reimbursements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4169 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the County Court at Law of Coryell County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4199 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the Harrison County Court at Law. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4215 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to the statutory county courts in Denton County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 112 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the composition of the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 135 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al.
Relating to the organization of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House passage as amended reported
SB 369 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to jury instructions regarding the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 411 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the recording of certain grand jury proceedings that involve a peace officer. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 466 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the affidavit required to be exempt from jury service due to a physical or mental impairment. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 565 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to designating the first week of May as Jury Appreciation Week. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
SB 643 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Faircloth, Wayne
Relating to proceedings held in auxiliary facilities outside certain county seats. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 681 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Relating to a bailiff administering the selection of names of persons for jury service in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 769 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to reports to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System on the composition of grand and petit juries in each county. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 796 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens excused or disqualified from jury service. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 824 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to the number of jurors required in certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Postponed
SB 889 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to jury instructions regarding eyewitness identification testimony in certain criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 966 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the recording of the presentment of an indictment by a grand jury. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1250 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to certain rights of witnesses who appear before a grand jury; providing a penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1633 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to criminal conduct in connection with an election. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2068 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Paddie, Chris
Relating to the Harrison County Court at Law. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 262 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to offenses involving violating the civil rights of a person in custody and engaging in improper sexual activity with a person in custody; providing certain enhanced penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 433 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 692 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the donation of juror reimbursements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1107 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1255 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the acceptance of private donations by a district clerk to fund promotion of effective jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1559 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens excused or disqualified from jury service. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2022 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the electronic mail address of a prospective juror. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2258 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the confidentiality of certain witness names listed in an indictment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2518 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to reimbursement for jury service. House: County Affairs
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 3061 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on releasing personal information about a juror collected during the jury selection process in certain cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3170 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to persons excused or disqualified from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3334 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the recording of testimony before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3378 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to an annual term for the 47th District Court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3517 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to requiring a jury to consider a victim impact statement before assessing punishment in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3633 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to access to personal information about jurors in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3637 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the role of a jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3919 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George Relating to the County Court at Law of Lamar County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 270 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to a limited exception to the prohibition on releasing personal information about a juror collected during the jury selection process in certain cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 720 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to jury instructions regarding the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 834 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the confidentiality of certain grand juror information, including making former district court jurors instead of former grand jurors eligible for service on certain public committees. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 1043 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to access to personal information about jurors in a criminal trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1880 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the County Court at Law of Lamar County. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 229 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the duties of the county tax assessor-collector and voter registrar regarding exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 686 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1633 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Not again placed on intent calendar
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 1780 82-0 (2011) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 1897 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the jurisdiction of, number of jurors in, and the clerk serving the County Court at Law of Van Zandt County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2009 82-0 (2011) Author: Quintanilla, Chente Relating to postponement of jury service in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2159 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2316 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to county powers, duties, and services, including the powers and duties of certain districts, and the authorization of certain health care programs and studies. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2945 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the promotion of efficiencies in and the administration of certain district court and county services and functions. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3656 82-0 (2011) Author: Otto, John Relating to reimbursement to a county for payment to a person who reports for jury service. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 85 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the duties of the county tax assessor-collector and voter registrar regarding exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 297 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juror questions and juror note-taking during civil trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 376 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a fee collected for a jury trial in a civil case. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
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 1195 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Quintanilla, Chente
Relating to postponement of jury service in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1233 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the promotion of efficiencies in and the administration of certain district court and county services and functions. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 47 82-1 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 296 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 308 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to payment of wages to certain employees who miss work to perform jury duty; providing a criminal penalty. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Referred to Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
HB 319 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to an exemption from jury service for certain persons with legal custody of a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 501 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 608 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to posttrial psychological counseling for jurors in a criminal trial or juvenile adjudication hearing involving graphic evidence or testimony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 609 81-0 (2009) Author: Castro, Joaquin
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the composition of the jury in certain adjudication hearings in juvenile court. House: Corrections
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 921 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to jury selection in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1199 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the enhancement of punishment in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1321 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the discharge of a jury under certain circumstances in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1480 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the use of video teleconferencing systems in certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1488 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the summoning of jurors to justice of the peace courts in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1608 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to donations of juror reimbursements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1665 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the penalty imposed on defaulting jurors. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2164 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2575 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand or petit juror and challenges for cause. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3078 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the racial distribution of members of jury panels. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3485 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to certain county, municipal, district, and other governmental functions, procedures, powers, duties, and services, including certain criminal procedures. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3783 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to jury assembly and administration. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 260 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding, and the admissibility and use of testimony by, a witness for the state in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 268 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al. Relating to the cancellation of the voter registrations of persons who are not United States citizens. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 397 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to methods of payment for reimbursement of jury service expenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 445 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juror questions and juror note-taking during civil trials. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 992 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the jurisdiction and administration of, and procedures relating to, certain courts in this state, including procedures for appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 1066 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to posttrial psychological counseling for jurors in a criminal trial or juvenile adjudication hearing involving graphic evidence or testimony. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1067 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the composition of the jury in certain adjudication hearings in juvenile court. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1070 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to jury assembly and administration. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1274 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the summoning of jurors to justice of the peace courts in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1673 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the secrecy of a grand jury subpoena or summons. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1675 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to donations of juror reimbursements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2123 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to the administration of certain county services and duties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 58 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to exempting certain sole proprietors from jury duty. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 754 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to payment of wages to certain employees who miss work to perform jury duty; providing a criminal penalty. House: Economic Development Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 797 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to jury selection in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 805 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1086 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to jurors and alternate jurors in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1144 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to jury instructions regarding evidence in a criminal case that is lost or destroyed while in the possession of the state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1161 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to jury instructions regarding the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1204 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to donations of juror reimbursements. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1323 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to an exemption from jury service of certain persons with legal custody of a child. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 1388 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the duty of the judge of the 147th District Court to impanel grand juries and to the terms of court for certain district courts in Travis County. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1425 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to an exemption from jury duty in certain counties. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1426 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to postponement of jury service in certain counties. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1476 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the enhancement of punishment in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1577 80-0 (2007) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to certain challenges for cause in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1596 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3413 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to jury assembly and administration. House: Judiciary Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3416 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan | et. al. Relating to providing psychological counseling to jurors or alternate jurors in certain criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3741 80-0 (2007) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the voter registration of certain persons disqualified from jury service. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 3811 80-0 (2007) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the reconstitution of a jury wheel for a county. House: Judiciary Withdrawn from schedule
SB 249 80-0 (2007) 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 343 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to the oath taken by witnesses appearing before a grand jury. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 355 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the duty of the judge of the 147th District Court to impanel grand juries and to the terms of court for certain district courts in Travis County. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 399 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to postponement of jury service in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 560 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to reimbursement for and counseling related to jury service. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 562 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to an exemption from jury duty in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1300 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juries. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 66 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 71 79-0 (2005) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 75 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the selection of a jury in criminal and civil cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 284 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 408 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to jury selection in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 419 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 454 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 462 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 593 79-0 (2005) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the terms of court of the 47th Judicial District. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/06
HB 696 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to jury selection in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1271 79-0 (2005) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the voter registration of certain persons disqualified from jury service. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1477 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Bill Relating to jury service. House: Judiciary Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2082 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the responsibilities of certain county officials for selection of a jury source. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 2165 79-0 (2005) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the sentencing procedure in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2174 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the terms of court of the 15th, 59th, and 336th District Courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2295 79-0 (2005) Author: Cook, Robert Relating to exceptions to the application of an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2414 79-0 (2005) Author: Keffer, Jim
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to jury service in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2754 79-0 (2005) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the eligibility of a jury commissioner to be selected for or to serve on a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3265 79-0 (2005) Author: Straus, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3416 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the discharge of an alternate juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HCR 242 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to S.B. No. 1704. Filed
SB 65 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd 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 85 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 231 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 251 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Pena, Aaron
Relating to the questioning of prospective jurors during voir dire examination. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 451 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand or petit juror and challenges for cause. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 669 79-0 (2005) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the terms of court of the 47th Judicial District. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 675 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to agreements that waive the right to demand a jury trial. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 830 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1507 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Pena, Aaron
Relating to the introduction of certain evidence in the sentencing phase of a capital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1704 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to jury service. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HB 156 79-3 (2006) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the separation of certain facilities for juries deliberating in criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 157 79-3 (2006) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the separation of certain facilities for juries deliberating in criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 158 79-3 (2006) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the separation of certain facilities for juries deliberating in criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 146 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to jury duty on general election day. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 271 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to grand juror training regarding sexual assault issues. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 373 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 380 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the imposition of the death penalty in certain cases where the guilt of the defendant may be in doubt. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 466 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the recording of jury deliberations in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 491 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to reimbursement for expenses incurred by jurors. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 590 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 614 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 664 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 830 78-0 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the number of jurors required for certain district court criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 1213 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the recording of jury deliberations in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1252 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben | et. al. Relating to the selection of a jury in criminal and civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1294 78-0 (2003) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the exemption from jury service of certain persons with legal custody of a child. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1433 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the responsibilities of certain county officials for selection of a jury source. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1612 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the use of alternate grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1672 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the imposition of community supervision on a defendant convicted of a state jail felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1673 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the questioning of prospective jurors during voir dire examination. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1862 78-0 (2003) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the voter registration of certain persons disqualified from jury service. House: Elections No action taken in committee
HB 2165 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the sentencing procedure in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2166 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the sentencing procedure in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2188 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to alternate methods of responding to a jury summons. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2374 78-0 (2003) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the affirmative defense of insanity. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2796 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the exercise of peremptory challenges based on race or gender. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2923 78-0 (2003) Author: Marchant, Kenny
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to jury service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3065 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the composition of a jury in certain cases. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3070 78-0 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to reimbursement for expenses incurred by jurors. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3317 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the enhancement of punishment in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 44 78-0 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit a six-person jury in a district court misdemeanor trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 53 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to grand juror training regarding sexual assault issues. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 122 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to jury service in certain counties by persons removed from a jury panel. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 164 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al.
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the recording of jury deliberations in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 332 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 348 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Record vote
SB 389 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 432 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 479 78-0 (2003) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the exemption of licensed practitioners of the healing arts from jury service. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 518 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand or petit juror and challenges for cause. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 737 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to the exemption of certain military personnel from jury service. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 802 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Riddle, Debbie
Relating to the use of alternate grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1011 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Relating to the questioning of prospective jurors during voir dire examination. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1458 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to filing fees to pay for juror reimbursements in Harris County. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1709 78-0 (2003) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to alternate methods of responding to a jury summons. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1740 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the composition of a jury in certain cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 17 78-1 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 18 78-1 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 33 78-1 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 57 78-1 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd 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
HB 293 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 731 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to reimbursement for expenses incurred by jurors. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 789 77-0 (2001) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to exempting certain sole proprietors from jury duty. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 842 77-0 (2001) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the authority of less than the whole number of a jury to render a verdict in a felony case when a juror dies or becomes disabled. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 855 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 950 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to juror reimbursement. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1181 77-0 (2001) Author: Capelo, Jaime
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the punishment for the offense of obstruction or retaliation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1290 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to jury service; providing a penalty. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1413 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the testimony of a juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1414 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to prohibiting the introduction of argument in a criminal case concerning the effect of subsequent legislative action on punishment assessed by a jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1416 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to certain issues submitted to the jury in a death penalty proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1464 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to a peremptory challenge based on the race, gender, or religion of a juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1701 77-0 (2001) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to the exemption from jury service of certain employees of a business entity. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1818 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to the authority to impanel general jury panels in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 2063 77-0 (2001) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to jury instructions in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2294 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the exemption of certain persons from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 2515 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to juror questioning of witnesses in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2560 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al. Relating to the imposition of community supervision on a defendant convicted of a state jail felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2645 77-0 (2001) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the imposition of costs on certain convictions to pay for expenses related to jury sequestration. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2679 77-0 (2001) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the authority of the judges of the county courts at law in Nueces County to impanel general jury panels for service in certain courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2865 77-0 (2001) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to the summoning of potential grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3007 77-0 (2001) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3203 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to updating address information on a list used to reconstitute the jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 3645 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the jurisdiction of and composition of juries in the County Court at Law of Gregg County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3649 77-0 (2001) Author: Merritt, Tommy
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the jurisdiction of and composition of juries in the County Court at Law of Gregg County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3678 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the creation of an additional statutory county court in Galveston County and to the administration, operation, and jurisdiction of the statutory courts in that county. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HCR 104 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Jesse
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Memorializing congress to pass legislation relating to giving a tax credit for jury service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
SB 203 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the summoning of potential grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 204 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the separation of sequestered jurors in a criminal case under certain circumstances. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 395 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the requirement that the Texas Judicial Council conduct a statewide jury service study and report the results of the study to the legislature. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 899 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the duty of the judge of the 147th District Court to impanel grand juries and to the terms of court for certain district courts in Travis County. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1098 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to juror reimbursement in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1702 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the optional exemption from jury duty based on age. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 77 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 82 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the method by which a county reconstitutes the jury wheel, to the duty of the Department of Public Safety to remove certain names from a list used to reconstitute the jury wheel, and to the selection and service of jurors in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 135 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
HB 146 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 150 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to jury instructions and charges in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 151 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 168 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the responsibilities of certain county officials for selection of a jury source. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 172 76-0 (1999) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 193 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 269 76-0 (1999) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to jury service by public school employees. House: Public Education
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 472 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to the exemption from jury service of certain employees of a business entity. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 536 76-0 (1999) Author: Walker, Gary Relating to the exemption of certain persons from grand jury service. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 653 76-0 (1999) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the optional exemption from jury duty based on age. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 701 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the exemption from jury service of a sole proprietor and of certain employees of a business entity. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 761 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to jury instructions and charges in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 769 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to sources of names for a jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 795 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 881 76-0 (1999) Author: Walker, Gary Relating to the disqualification of a person convicted of theft from selection or service as a grand juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 903 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to the eligibility for parole of certain violent offenders. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1139 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to service as a grand juror and information associated with that service. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1324 76-0 (1999) Author: Garcia, Domingo
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to termination of an employee who performs jury duty; providing a criminal penalty. House: Economic Development
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1619 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1754 76-0 (1999) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to summoning prospective jurors to justice court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2230 76-0 (1999) Author: Crabb, Joe Relating to a uniform jury summons. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 2417 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to allowing a county to reconstitute the jury wheel solely with voters who are registered in the county. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3070 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the testimony of a juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3230 76-0 (1999) Author: Capelo, Jaime
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the selection of alternate jurors to serve during the term of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3331 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Juan Relating to the confidentiality of a juror's or a potential juror's personal information. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3332 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Juan Relating to the enhancement of punishment in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3650 76-0 (1999) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to reimbursement of expenses of jurors. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3792 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to qualifications of jurors serving in the El Paso municipal courts of record. House: Judicial Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HJR 87 76-0 (1999) Author: Hartnett, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit a jury to render a verdict when not more than three of the jurors become unable to serve. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 38 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 39 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to jury instructions and charges in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 136 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to donations of juror reimbursements. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 216 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the selection of a person as a grand juror or the service by a person as a grand juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 217 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Walker, Gary
Relating to the exemption of certain persons from grand jury service. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Laid on the table subject to call
SB 218 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to sources of names for a jury wheel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 230 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Crabb, Joe
Relating to a uniform written jury summons. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 243 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the duty of the Department of Public Safety to remove certain names from a list used to reconstitute the jury wheel. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 409 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the separation of sequestered jurors in a criminal case under certain circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1078 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to qualifications of jurors serving in the El Paso municipal courts of record. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 1189 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SCR 13 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Urging the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt a rule to allow trial courts discretion in permitting jurors to take notes during trial. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SCR 15 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Directing the Texas Judicial Council to examine the costs of increasing reimbursement of jurors' expenses to $40 after the first day of trial and to examine the feasibility of allowing counties to offer incentives to jurors for service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 14 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the responsibilities of certain county officials for selection of a jury source. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 46 75-0 (1997) Author: Denny, Mary Relating to sources of names for a jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 74 75-0 (1997) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 234 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to instructing juries concerning discussions and the submission of questions. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 235 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to selection and service of jurors in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 236 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to distances traveled by jurors. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 244 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 310 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to sources of names for a jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 333 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to voter registration lists used for jury wheels. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 477 75-0 (1997) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to certain juror donations used to support certain charities. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 508 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 515 75-0 (1997) Author: Dunnam, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Sibley, David
Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 517 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the exemption of certain persons from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 519 75-0 (1997) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to a jury's role in criminal and certain civil cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 646 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to jury submissions in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 939 75-0 (1997) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to jury service by public school employees. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 973 75-0 (1997) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the waiver of trial by jury by a defendant charged with a misdemeanor. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 985 75-0 (1997) Author: Rhodes, Alec Relating to the drawing of names of prospective jurors. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1260 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to informing the jury in a criminal case of the costs of sanctions available to the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1504 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the reimbursement of jurors. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1684 75-0 (1997) Author: Clark, Ron
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to circumstances in which less than the whole number of a jury may render a verdict in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1696 75-0 (1997) Author: Culberson, John Relating to restricting the performance of certain civil duties or privileges to citizens of the United States. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1814 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to personal information about jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1886 75-0 (1997) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to certain juror donations. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2145 75-0 (1997) Author: Solis, Jim
Sponsor: Luna, Gregory
Relating to removal of certain persons from the pool of prospective jurors. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2156 75-0 (1997) Author: Solis, Jim
Sponsor: Luna, Gregory
Relating to counties contracting for the combination of lists for a jury pool. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2288 75-0 (1997) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the manner in which grand jurors are selected. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2835 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the requirement of a jury for certain juvenile court proceedings involving children with mental illness. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2973 75-0 (1997) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the sequestration of a jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 231 75-0 (1997) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Relating to sources of names for the jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 261 75-0 (1997) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 456 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to sources of names for a jury wheel. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 551 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the exemption of certain persons from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 756 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Shields, John
Relating to certain juror donations used to compensate victims of crime. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 799 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to jury submissions in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 1083 75-0 (1997) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Rhodes, Alec
Relating to the drawing of names of prospective jurors. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 1523 75-0 (1997) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the manner in which grand jurors are selected in certain counties. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1667 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to a jury's role in criminal and certain civil cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 89 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the use of driver's license records to compose a jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 171 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 183 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to sources of names for the jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 298 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to peremptory challenges to prospective jurors in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 308 74-0 (1995) Author: Park, Carolyn
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the waiver of trial by jury by a defendant charged with an offense punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 309 74-0 (1995) Author: Park, Carolyn Relating to the waiver of trial by jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 318 74-0 (1995) Author: Munoz, Sergio Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 413 74-0 (1995) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 572 74-0 (1995) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to exemption from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 611 74-0 (1995) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to challenges for cause to prospective jurors in certain capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 616 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury by a defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 654 74-0 (1995) Author: Jones, Jesse
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to permitting a sequestered juror to vote on election day. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 813 74-0 (1995) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to sources of names for a jury wheel. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 879 74-0 (1995) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to certain jury panels in Webb County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1135 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the recording of the operations of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1204 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the punishment for contempt of certain persons who fail to respond to a jury summons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1388 74-0 (1995) Author: Saunders, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to certain information collected in the jury selection process. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 1393 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the impaneling of a new jury after a jury fails to return a verdict. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1498 74-0 (1995) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to general qualifications for jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1679 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to exemption from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1787 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1878 74-0 (1995) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to the collection of fee for jury trial. House: Civil Practices Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2061 74-0 (1995) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the qualifications for jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2095 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the punishment for contempt of certain persons who fail to respond to a jury summons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2098 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to justice court juries in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 2435 74-0 (1995) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to qualifications for jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2514 74-0 (1995) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to a jury's right to determine the law in criminal and certain civil cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 2695 74-0 (1995) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro Relating to the exemption from jury service for certain volunteer fire fighters. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2863 74-0 (1995) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to the terms of court of the district courts and the impanelment of grand juries in Williamson County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2950 74-0 (1995) Author: Kamel, Ted Relating to the filing of a written list of prospective jurors with the county clerk 10 days before the date summoned. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2951 74-0 (1995) Author: Kamel, Ted | et. al.
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to mechanical or electronic selection of a "special venire" jury panel in a capital case. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 3044 74-0 (1995) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to informing the jury in a criminal case of the costs of sanctions available to the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3168 74-0 (1995) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain jury panels in Webb County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HJR 81 74-0 (1995) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 204 74-0 (1995) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to exemption from jury service for employees of certain law enforcement agencies. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
SB 228 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to trial by jury in the adjudication of certain children. Senate: Criminal Justice Consideration withdrawn
SB 264 74-0 (1995) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to jury service by deaf or hard of hearing persons. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 274 74-0 (1995) Author: Haywood, Tom Relating to access to personal information about jurors. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 346 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to certain juror donations used to compensate victims of crime and to support certain charities. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 555 74-0 (1995) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to voir dire examinations in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 725 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the peremptory challenge of a juror in a criminal case based on the juror's race. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1074 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Talton, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the operations of a grand jury; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1515 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Krusee, Mike
Relating to terms of courts and grand juries in Williamson County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/28/95
HB 65 73-0 (1993) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to an exemption from jury service for primary caretakers of a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 69 73-0 (1993) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the qualifications required of grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 86 73-0 (1993) Author: Kamel, Ted
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to unclaimed juror reimbursement payments. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 111 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 253 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Relating to providing a uniform jury handbook to jurors in a civil or criminal case. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 321 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the number of jurors in a misdemeanor case tried in district court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 375 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the selection of a grand jury in a county with a population of less than 100,000. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 376 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the authority of a prosecuting attorney to call a grand jury back into session. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 380 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the selection of grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 392 73-0 (1993) Author: Linebarger, Libby
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to justice court juries. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 510 73-0 (1993) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury by a defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 735 73-0 (1993) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al. Relating to information provided to a jury in the punishment stage of a criminal trial for a felony offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 765 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to challenges for cause to jurors in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1030 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to reimbursement for certain expenses incurred by jurors. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1126 73-0 (1993) Author: Marchant, Ken Relating to an exemption from jury service for attorneys. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1329 73-0 (1993) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1383 73-0 (1993) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the selection of a grand jury and to procedures before the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2382 73-0 (1993) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to a jury's right to determine the law in criminal and certain civil cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 2586 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the composition of juries in criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2592 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to peremptory challenges. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2729 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to information provided by a jury in the punishment stage of a criminal trial for a felony offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 17 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the number of jurors in a misdemeanor case tried in district court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 12 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Combs, Susan
Relating to access to personal information about jurors in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 38 73-0 (1993) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the peremptory challenge of a juror in a criminal case based on the juror's race. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to special subcommittee
SB 46 73-0 (1993) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to a reversal of a conviction in a criminal case on the grounds of service by a disqualified juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 110 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al. Relating to peremptory challenge of a juror in a criminal case based on race. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 164 73-0 (1993) Author: Shelley, Dan
Sponsor: Hilbert, Paul
Relating to the operations of a grand jury; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 182 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the exemption from jury service for legislative officers and employees. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 543 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the operations of a grand jury; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 822 73-0 (1993) Author: West, Royce Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 884 73-0 (1993) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al. Relating to providing a uniform jury handbook to jurors in a civil or criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 1348 73-0 (1993) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a jury's right to determine the law in criminal and certain civil cases. Withdrawn by the Author
HB 25 72-0 (1991) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to a jury's right to nullify law in civil and criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 146 72-0 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry | et. al. Relating to jury service; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 177 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Sam
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the right of certain witnesses to return to employment. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 308 72-0 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the selection of jurors. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 314 72-0 (1991) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to an exemption from jury service for primary caretakers of a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 323 72-0 (1991) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 362 72-0 (1991) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to excusing a person from jury service because of financial hardship. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 380 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the selection of a grand jury and to procedures before the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to special subcommittee
HB 430 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the authority of a prosecuting attorney to call a grand jury into session. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 441 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the subpoena or attachment of certain witnesses by a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 444 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the duties of a grand jury and the manner in which subpoenas relating to the grand jury process are issued. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 542 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the authority of a prosecuting attorney to call a grand jury back into session. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 602 72-0 (1991) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to qualifications required of grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 730 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to divulging information about matters before a grand jury; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 765 72-0 (1991) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the right to counsel of a witness before a grand jury. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Record vote
HB 797 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury by a defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 801 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury; providing penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 805 72-0 (1991) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to jury assessment of punishment in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 885 72-0 (1991) Author: Hudson III, Samuel
Sponsor: Johnson, Eddie
Relating to the qualifications of grand jury commissioners. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1115 72-0 (1991) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1197 72-0 (1991) Author: Bomer, Elton Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1271 72-0 (1991) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1469 72-0 (1991) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the preparation of a jury list in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1944 72-0 (1991) Author: Pierce, George Relating to an exemption from jury service for spouses of members of the legislature. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 51 72-0 (1991) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HJR 103 72-0 (1991) Author: Perez, Nicolas Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 52 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Evans, Larry | et. al.
Relating to jury service; providing a penalty; making appropriations. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/92
SB 61 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Schoolcraft, Alan
Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 156 72-0 (1991) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to an exemption from jury service for primary caretakers of a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
SB 203 72-0 (1991) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the preparation of a jury list in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 423 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to peremptory challenges to jurors in criminal cases in county courts or statutory county courts. Senate: Criminal Justice Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 452 72-0 (1991) Author: Dickson, Temple Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 792 72-0 (1991) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to prohibiting peremptory challenges to jurors in criminal cases on the basis of ethnicity or religion. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 920 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to proceedings before a grand jury; providing a penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1352 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the jury fee in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 183 72-1 (1991) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to a challenge to a juror in a civil or criminal case on the basis that the juror is bilingual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 27 72-2 (1991) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to a challenge to a juror in a civil or criminal case on the basis that the juror is bilingual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 105 71-0 (1989) Author: Richardson, Bob | et. al. Relating to the reenactment of the law relating to jury instructions on good conduct time and parole. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 347 71-0 (1989) Author: Crawford, Richard | et. al.
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to jury service. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 379 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to qualifications of jury commissioners and of grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 382 71-0 (1989) Author: Marchant, Ken Relating to the qualifications of a grand juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 383 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Relating to reconstituting the jury wheel. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 388 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury by a defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 490 71-0 (1989) Author: Evans, Larry | et. al. Relating to the selection and qualifications of jurors. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 531 71-0 (1989) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 577 71-0 (1989) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the qualifications for jurors in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 922 71-0 (1989) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to allowing a jury in a criminal case to separate before the rendering of a verdict. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Pending in committee
HB 939 71-0 (1989) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the selection and qualifications of jurors. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1003 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to an indictment for aggravated perjury committed before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1004 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the presence in the grand jury room of the attorney representing the state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1005 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the subpoena or attachment of certain witnesses by a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1006 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the examination of witnesses and statements made before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1007 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the duties of a grand jury and the manner in which subpoenas relating to the grand jury process are issued. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1107 71-0 (1989) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to voir dire in a capital case in which the state is not seeking the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1201 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to entering presentment of indictment by a grand jury upon the minutes of the court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1369 71-0 (1989) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to waiver of trial by jury in misdemeanor cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1372 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the peremptory challenge of prospective jurors on racial grounds. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1374 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to jury instructions at the penalty phase in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1746 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1864 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the juvenile board and court services department of Dallas County and to the salaries of the district judges having jurisdiction in Dallas County. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 2053 71-0 (1989) Author: Watkins, Gary Relating to jury service. House: County Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2233 71-0 (1989) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to prospective juror selection lists; source lists in which the names of prospective juror lists are created; providing a penalty for non-appearance for juror service when summoned. House: County Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 3062 71-0 (1989) Author: Cain, David Relating to conforming the Code of Criminal Procedure to the Government Code, providing certain penalties for jurors who fail to appear after being sworn, amending the Government Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure.... House: Criminal Jurisprudence Rules suspended
HJR 12 71-0 (1989) Author: Richardson, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing jury instructions on good time and eligibility for parole and mandatory supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 39 71-0 (1989) Author: Perez, Nicolas Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 9 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to quorum requirements for grand juries. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 54 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Morales, Dan
Relating to the reenactment of the law relating to jury instructions on good conduct time and parole. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective upon adoption of con. amdt.
SB 208 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Jim
Relating to proceedings before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 209 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob | et. al. Relating to the subpoena or attachment of certain witnesses by a grand jury. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 210 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob | et. al. Relating to the presence in the grand jury room of the attorney representing the state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in subcommittee
SB 211 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob | et. al. Relating to an indictment for aggravated perjury committed before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in subcommittee
SB 212 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob | et. al. Relating to the duties of a grand jury and the manner in which subpoenas relating to the grand jury process are issued. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 213 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob | et. al. Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in subcommittee
SB 345 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the peremptory challenge of prospective jurors on racial grounds. Senate: Criminal Justice Record vote
SB 348 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to jury instructions at the penalty phase in capital cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 351 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: McCollough, Parker
Relating to not allowing a jury in a criminal case to separate before the rendering of a verdict. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 362 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John Relating to an exemption from jury duty for primary and secondary school teachers and administrators. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 523 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the selection of a grand jury and to procedures before the grand jury. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 840 71-0 (1989) Author: Dickson, Temple
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Returned to committee
SB 868 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 1664 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to juror selection and right to continued employment; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1764 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent | et. al. Relating to the issues to be submitted to the jury in determining the appropriateness of the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SJR 4 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Morales, Dan
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing jury instructions on good time and eligibility for parole and mandatory supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 93 71-1 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
HB 14 71-2 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to jury instructions on mitigating circumstances in the punishment phase of capital cases, the effect of a reversal of a capital case based on errors in the punishment phase of the trial, and the.... House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 60 71-2 (1989) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 15 71-2 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 17 71-2 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury service; providing a penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 26 71-3 (1990) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to jury instructions on mitigating circumstances in the punishment phase of capital cases, the effect of a reversal of a capital case based on errors in the punishment phase of the trial,... House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 24 71-3 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
SB 25 71-3 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury service; providing a penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
SB 25 71-4 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury service; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to County Affairs
SB 26 71-4 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to County Affairs
HB 68 71-5 (1990) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to jury service; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Returned to Calendars Committee
SB 49 71-5 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury lists for justice courts. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to County Affairs
SB 50 71-5 (1990) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury service; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to County Affairs
HB 52 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 65 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the peremptory challenge of prospective jurors on racial grounds. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 67 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the selection and qualifications of jurors. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c with substitute
HB 94 70-0 (1987) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 358 70-0 (1987) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to an exemption from jury service for primary and secondary school teachers. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 431 70-0 (1987) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence S/C laid on table subject to call
HB 464 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 553 70-0 (1987) Author: Ovard, A.R.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left as pending business in comm.
HB 726 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 727 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 924 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to an exemption from jury duty in certain counties for past service on a petit jury. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1375 70-0 (1987) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the election of grand jurors and the manner in which indictments are returned in a felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1539 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1638 70-0 (1987) Author: Millsap, Mike
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to an exemption from jury service for certain state officers and employees. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1685 70-0 (1987) Author: Patronella, David
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to jury fees in civil cases in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2157 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to reasons for challenges for cause. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Pending in committee
HB 2354 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the protection of the free exercise of religious beliefs of jurors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HCR 235 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Requesting House Bill 65 to be returned to the house of representatives for the purpose of considering senate amendments. Signed by the Governor
HJR 33 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judiciary 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HJR 72 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HR 504 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry Directing the House Committee on Judiciary to study the administration of an expanded jury pool.
SB 15 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 136 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to an indictment for aggravated perjury committed before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Pending in committee
SB 153 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 186 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Parker, Jim
Relating to the appointment of bailiffs in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 249 70-0 (1987) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Evans, Larry
Relating to service on a jury by a deaf person. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 685 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Chet Relating to an exemption from jury service for primary and secondary school teachers. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 768 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Parker, Jim
Relating to the examination of witnesses and accused persons and statements made before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 769 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the presence in the grand jury room of the attorney representing the state and to evidence presented before the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Comm. laid on table subj. to call
SB 770 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the duties of a grand jury and the manner in which subpoenas relating to the grand jury process are issued. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Comm. laid on table subj. to call
SB 771 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the subpoena or attachment of certain witnesses by a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Comm. laid on table subj. to call
SB 880 70-0 (1987) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Johnson, Sam
Relating to reasons for challenges for cause. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 890 70-0 (1987) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to an exemption from jury service for certain state officers and employees. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1063 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to jury fees in civil and criminal matters and certain filing fees collected by a justice of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1171 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to a defendant's waiver of trial by a jury in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1197 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to jury fees in civil cases in counties with a population of two million or more. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1246 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to protecting the privacy of jurors and prospective jurors. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 123 70-2 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to various matters affecting courts and court procedures, including the qualifications of certain family law masters, excuses from jury service, and distribution of court opinions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 9 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 38 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the failure of a jury to agree unanimously on a sentence in a noncapital felony criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 114 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to excusing a person from jury service because of financial hardship. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 146 69-0 (1985) Author: Watson, Ed Relating to the reimbursement of jurors for travel and other expenses. House: Judiciary Coauthor authorized
HB 503 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to an exemption from jury duty in certain courts because of past jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
HB 777 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 884 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W. Relating to a limitation of jury trials for certain causes of action under the workers' compensation laws. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 885 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the questioning of witnesses before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 886 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the person authorized to issue process in the name of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 889 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to an indictment for aggravated perjury if the offense is alleged to have been committed before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 890 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1399 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the selection and qualifications of jurors. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1834 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the payment of jurors from a district clerk juror pay account in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2013 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the payment of jurors from a district clerk juror pay account. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2064 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to the use of an affidavit of a juror to prove jury misconduct in the hearing of a motion for a new trial in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2097 69-0 (1985) Author: Hury, James Relating to the time at which a defendant is required to request that the jury assess punishment in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Testimony received in committee
HB 2136 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to jury instructions in a case in which the jury receives instructions on both murder and voluntary manslaughter. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2149 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the use of peremptory challenges in jury selection for a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2193 69-0 (1985) Author: Perez, Nicolas
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the number of jurors in county and district court civil cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
HB 2442 69-0 (1985) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the compensation of the district judges in Williamson County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HJR 83 69-0 (1985) Author: Perez, Nicolas
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of juries in district court civil cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 38 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to challenging potential jurors for cause on grounds of certain misdemeanor theft convictions or accusations. Senate: Criminal Justice Record vote
SB 88 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Watson, Ed
Relating to the reimbursement of jurors for travel and other expenses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 143 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to jury instructions on parole. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to subcommittee
SB 149 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Parker, Jim
Relating to procedures before a grand jury, to the right to counsel of a person accused before or suspected by a grand jury, and to restrictions on divulging secret information. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 190 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and the evidence to support certain judgments. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 278 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Colbert, Paul
Relating to an exemption from jury duty in certain courts because of past jury service. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 385 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to an indictment for aggravated perjury and the entering of the indictment if the offense is alleged to have been committed before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 580 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to interchangeable juries in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 627 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the authority of commissioners courts in certain counties to provide child-care services to benefit the employees and jurors of the counties and to set fees for the services. House: County Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Referred to County Affairs
SB 647 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to a defendants waiver of trial by a jury in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 704 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to excusing prospective jurors for cause and to the effect of discovery of a juror's disqualification after selection of the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 939 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to a requirement that a court charging a jury in a capital case inform the jury as to the nature of conduct that is deliberate. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1209 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to the use of alternate jurors in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1227 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the payment of jurors from a district clerk juror pay account in certain counties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1349 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to the reformation of a jury verdict that assesses punishment not authorized by law. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 74 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the pay of grand and petit jurors. House: Judiciary Coauthor authorized
HB 90 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the state's peremptory challenges of prospective jurors who belong to racial minorities in certain criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn by Author
HB 98 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to waiver of trial by a jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 154 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 172 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 176 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to jury service by persons who are physically or mentally impaired or who cannot communicate in the English language. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 186 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the payment of jurors from a district clerk juror pay account in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 187 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the payment of jurors from a district clerk juror pay account. House: County Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 221 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the preparation of a list of jurors empaneled for a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 227 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the failure of a jury to agree unanimously on a sentence in a noncapital criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 250 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to communications between an attorney and a juror in a criminal case after discharge of the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 314 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the payment of jurors from a district clerk juror pay account in Harris County. House: County Affairs Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 360 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the selection and qualifications of jurors. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 533 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to alternate jurors. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 605 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to jury instructions on concurrent sentences. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 606 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to jury instructions on the availability of bail pending final determination of an appeal of a conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 760 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to the insanity defense in criminal prosecutions and treatment of mentally ill or mentally retarded offenders, to instructions to the jury and testimony of expert witnesses and to verdicts and judgments on insanity defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 798 68-0 (1983) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to excuse from jury service for persons with a physical or mental impairment. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 895 68-0 (1983) Author: Laney, James
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the withholding of names drawn for jury service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 932 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1052 68-0 (1983) Author: Mankins, Jimmy Relating to six-person juries in district court civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 1058 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to fines for contempt imposed on persons who refuse to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1082 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct time laws, and the publication of certain information concerning parole of prisoners. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 1116 68-0 (1983) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to an employer paying an employee's salary during the first five days of jury service. House: Labor and Employment Relations No action taken
HB 1234 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capitol offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Record vote
HB 1235 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1507 68-0 (1983) Author: Pennington, Randy
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the requirement that a municipal court juror live within the municipality in which the court is established. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1610 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to procedure in a habitual criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from committee unfavorably
HB 1611 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Larry
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the requirement that prospective jurors be informed regarding the punishment of habitual felony offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 2238 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the requirement that an attorney representing the state inform a person that the person may be the subject of a grand jury investigation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2444 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to use of a jury wheel in the municipal court of record in Midland. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HJR 53 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HJR 61 68-0 (1983) Author: Mankins, Jimmy Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize six-person juries in civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
SB 20 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed
SB 31 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to jury instructions on parole. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 157 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 233 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the selection and qualifications of jurors. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 380 68-0 (1983) Author: Vale, Bob
Sponsor: Hernandez, Joe
Relating to the selection of grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 626 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the time of a defendant's election of the judge or the jury to assess punishment in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Posting rule suspended
SB 648 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to waiver of trial by a jury in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 881 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and the evidence to support certain judgments. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 888 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the withholding of names drawn for jury service. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1069 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to procedure in a habitual criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 1116 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the punishment for habitual felony offenders. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 1437 68-0 (1983) Author: Sims, Bill Relating to selection of jurors for the municipal court of record in Midland. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
HB 75 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the state's peremptory challenges of prospective jurors who belong to racial minorities in certain criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 167 67-0 (1981) Author: Elizondo, Paul Relating to the selection of jurors for the justice and municipal courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 186 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to communications between an attorney and juror in a crininal case after discharge of the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 340 67-0 (1981) Author: Messer, Bill
Sponsor: Wilson, John
Relating to excuse from jury service for persons with a physical or mental impairment. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 362 67-0 (1981) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct times laws. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 424 67-0 (1981) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to alternate jurors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 438 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to selection of persons for jury service. House: Judiciary Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 799 67-0 (1981) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on the laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 829 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the creation and management of a district clerk's special juror pay account in Harris County. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 840 67-0 (1981) Author: Maloney, Robert
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the qualification of jurors in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
House conferees appointed
HB 864 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to objections to the charge to the jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 867 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to the length and scope of voir dire examination in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1164 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T.
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the effect of the failure of a jury to agree on special issues in the punishment phase of a capital case and to the effect of a finding of insufficient evidence by the court of criminal appeals on the sentence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1167 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T.
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to alternate jurors in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1293 67-0 (1981) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the right to counsel of a witness before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1337 67-0 (1981) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the waiver of trial by a jury in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1626 67-0 (1981) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to the duties of a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1880 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to maximum amount authorized for meals for certain jurors. House: Judiciary Posting rule suspended
HB 1946 67-0 (1981) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the selection and qualifications of jurors. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 122 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct time laws; to provide for such instruction in all felony cases, except capital felony cases, on the penalty phase of a trial if the defendant elects to have punishment assessed by the jury rather than the court; providing that nothing contained herein shall be construed to permit the introduction of evidence or argument of counsel on the operation of parole and good conduct time laws or related matters not heretofore deemed relevant in the penalty phase of the trial. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 294 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to alternate jurors in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 360 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to selection of persons for jury services. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 529 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and the evidence to support certain judgments. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 639 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the effect of the failure of a jury to agree on special issues affecting the punishment in a capital case. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 641 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to jury instructions on parole. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 833 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the right to counsel of a witness before a grand jury. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 893 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the right to counsel of a pesron accused or suspected appearing before a grand jury and to warnings and information the grand jury may provide a person accused or suspected appearing before the grand jury. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 950 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to advising grand jury witnesses of certain rights, allowing counsel to be present in the grand jury room, providing consequences for failure to follow such procedures, and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 1085 67-0 (1981) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the right of counsel of a witness before a grand jury. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 27 67-1 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct time laws, to provide for such instruction in all felony cases, except capital felony cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 47 66-0 (1979) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the selection of jurors. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 52 66-0 (1979) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 117 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the number of trial jurors in district court. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 426 66-0 (1979) Author: Ezzell, Michael H.
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to exemption of certain elderly persons from jury service. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 629 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the state's peremptory challenges of prospective jurors who belong to racial minorities in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 684 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the payment of jurors. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 687 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 761 66-0 (1979) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the transfer of jurors impaneled by certain courts for use in the justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 794 66-0 (1979) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the presentments of indictments by grand juries. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1401 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to assessment of punishment by the judge in all criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1436 66-0 (1979) Author: Looney, Cullen
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to the selection of grand jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1555 66-0 (1979) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to verdicts by five members of a six-member jury in civil cases. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1564 66-0 (1979) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to the length and scope of voir dire examination in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1811 66-0 (1979) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to the pay of grand and petit jurors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1938 66-0 (1979) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 2166 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the payment of jurors in counties having a population of 1,700,000 or more according to the last preceding federal census. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 16 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Amending the constitution to authorize the legislature to provide for juries in the district court. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 2 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
Relating to challenges for cause in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 72 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to assessment of sentence by the judge in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 184 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and evidence to support certain judgments; repealing laws in conflict. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 186 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the compensation of the judge of the County Criminal Court of Appeals in counties of not less than 1,200,000 inhabitants. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 821 66-0 (1979) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to the selection of grand jurors. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably with substitute
SB 823 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the creation and management of a district clerk's special juror pay account in Harris County. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Placed on daily General State Calendar
SB 853 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to voir dire examinations in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 1194 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 119 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the selection of a grand jury and to procedures before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Calendars
HB 121 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the number of peremptory challenges in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 122 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the time for the examining trial and for the grand juror inquiry into an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 187 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the selection of jurors. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 562 65-0 (1977) Author: Cates, Phil Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on the laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 747 65-0 (1977) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to deductions from the pay of an employee who is summoned to jury service. House: Business & Industry Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 812 65-0 (1977) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the authority of the attorney general to defend certain suits against a grand juror or jury commissioner. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 895 65-0 (1977) Author: Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and evidence to support certain judgements; repealing laws in conflict. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 930 65-0 (1977) Author: Gilley, Smith
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to release of a juror. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1054 65-0 (1977) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to the time for filing a motion for jury consideration of probation in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1085 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to motions and applications for probation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1222 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to meals for jurors in jury room. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1392 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the payment of compensation to petit jurors in criminal cases. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1555 65-0 (1977) Author: Cain, David Relating to a defendant's election to have a jury assess punishment or recommend probation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1572 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the practice of law by certain retired judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1668 65-0 (1977) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to grand juries with limited authority in multicounty areas; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2264 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Relating to payment of jurors. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 153 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior; making provisions as to procedure and rules governing conduct of the proceedings on assessment of punishment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 1050 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to verdicts in felony cases when a juror dies or becomes disabled. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1320 65-0 (1977) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to challenges for cause in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1332 65-0 (1977) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to payment of jurors. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 159 64-0 (1975) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to the exclusion of a person with defective vision from a jury solely because of defective vision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 207 64-0 (1975) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Clower, Ron
Relating to procedure for objecting to court's charge to the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 245 64-0 (1975) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the termination of the employment of an employee who serves as a juror; providing reemployment, just damages, and attorney's fees. House: Labor
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 309 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the selection of grand juries. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 310 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the payment of fees to jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 311 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the right of a person under investigation by the grand jury to appear before the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 599 64-0 (1975) Author: Preston, George L. Relating to the per diem to be paid to grand jurors. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 655 64-0 (1975) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 669 64-0 (1975) Author: Chavez, Melchor
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to assessment of the period of probation by the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 671 64-0 (1975) Author: Watson, Ed
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the pay of grand and petit jurors. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 757 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the election of a foreman by the grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 776 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law in civil cases; repealing laws in conflict. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 794 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the selection of jurors. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 948 64-0 (1975) Author: Tanner, Jr., Perry A Relating to pay of grand and petit jurors. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 997 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Relating to assessment of punishment when the jury cannot agree. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1390 64-0 (1975) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to the separation of jurors in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1401 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the time for the examining trail and for the grand jury inquiry into an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1421 64-0 (1975) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to the pay of grand and petit jurors. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1606 64-0 (1975) Author: Massey, Tom Relating to interchangeable juries in counties in which two district courts have jurisdiction. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1630 64-0 (1975) Author: Vaughan, Kenneth Relating to the dismissal of certain members of a jury panel. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1682 64-0 (1975) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to source of names constituting the jury wheel and the qualifications of jurors. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1700 64-0 (1975) Author: Tanner, Jr., Perry A Relating to establishment of a permanent exemption from jury service by persons over 65 years of age; prescribing procedures for claiming the exemption and for rescinding the claim. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1728 64-0 (1975) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to interchangable juries in counties in which two district courts have jurisdiction. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1889 64-0 (1975) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to the qualifications of jurors in civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1890 64-0 (1975) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to the qualification of jurors in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 226 64-0 (1975) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Sponsor: Massey, Tom
Relating to interchangeable juries in counties in which two district courts have jurisdiction. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 257 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Requiring the district court, county court, or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably
SB 282 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to assesment of the period of probation by the jury. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
SB 340 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the termination of the employment of an employee who serves as a juror. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 580 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the procedure for objecting to the court's charge to the jury. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably
HB 120 63-0 (1973) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Relating to qualifications and exemptions for jury service; amending Article 2133, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; amending Article 2135, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 130 63-0 (1973) Author: Cobb, L. Dean
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to dismissal of certain members of a jury panel; repealing Section 14, Chapter 905, Acts of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 209 63-0 (1973) Author: Vale, Bob
Sponsor: Kothmann, Glenn
Relating to payment for jury service. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 210 63-0 (1973) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to dismissal from jury service of certain prospective jurors and the availability for jury service of members of the jury panel after finishing an assignment. House: Judiciary Considered in public hearing
HB 313 63-0 (1973) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the power of grand juries to investigate and report on matters other than criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably
HB 396 63-0 (1973) Author: Vale, Bob Relating to the exemption of certain females from jury service. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 692 63-0 (1973) Author: Powers, Pike
Sponsor: Harrington, D. Roy
Relating to the subpeona and attachment of out-of-county witnesses for grand juries. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 793 63-0 (1973) Author: Massey, Tom Relating to the penalty for failure to obey jury summons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 881 63-0 (1973) Author: Garcia, Matt Requiring the district court, county court, or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues; repealing laws in conflict. House: Judiciary Committee hearing date
HB 1157 63-0 (1973) Author: Mattox, Jim Relating to a defendant's election to have a jury assess punishment or recommend probation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably
HB 1249 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the secrecy of grand jury proceedings; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Reported favorably
HB 1272 63-0 (1973) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to exemptions from jury service. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1307 63-0 (1973) Author: Bales, Larry Relating to the salary or wages of employees of the state, or of a county, city, municipality, school district, or other political subdivision of the state. House: Labor Subcommittee hearing date
HB 1679 63-0 (1973) Author: Tarbox, Elmer Relating to exempting medical doctors from liability for jury duty; amending Article 2135, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 213 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to all competent jurors who are liable to jury service. Senate: Jurisprudence Subcommittee hearing date
SB 285 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Requiring the district court, county court, or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues; repealing laws in conflict. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably as amended
SB 404 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to the release of a juror by the court for reasonable excuse and the dismissal of certain members of a jury panel. Senate: Subcommittee on Civil Matters Subcommittee hearing date
SB 424 63-0 (1973) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to written instructions from the court to the jury; providing for severability; repealing all laws in conflict therewith. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably as amended
SB 581 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to jury verdicts in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 601 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the penalty for defaulting jurors. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Rules failed to suspend
HB 174 62-0 (1971) Author: Cole, James D. Relating to providing that the county court in certain counties shall appoint not less than three nor more than five jury commissioners.
HB 222 62-0 (1971) Author: Harris, Ed
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to the qualifications for jury commissioners, by eliminating the requirement that a jury commissioner be a freeholder.
HB 444 62-0 (1971) Author: Lovell, James L.
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Relating to additional classes of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 635 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, Aubry L.
Sponsor: Word, J.P.
Relating to additional classes of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 684 62-0 (1971) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the requiring of the use of a jury wheel in all counties.
HB 764 62-0 (1971) Author: Pickens, Ace
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Relating to permitting the service of summons to report for jury service verbally, by first class mail, or by registered mail.
HB 821 62-0 (1971) Author: Pickens, Ace
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Relating to the method by which a person may establish an exemption from jury service; providing penalties for falsely claiming an exemption.
HB 867 62-0 (1971) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to exemptions for persons summoned as jurors.
HB 891 62-0 (1971) Author: Bass, Bill
Sponsor: Hall, Ralph
Relating to additional classes of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 916 62-0 (1971) Author: Santiesteban, H. Tati | et. al. Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
HB 917 62-0 (1971) Author: Santiesteban, H. Tati | et. al. Relating to requiring certain courts to submit their charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues.
HB 1022 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, Tom Relating to the choosing of qualified jurors for district and county courts from lists of registered voters.
HB 1060 62-0 (1971) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to permitting a court to instruct a jury that it may not consider any possible future action by the Board of Pardons and Paroles in assessing punishment.
HB 1104 62-0 (1971) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to voir dire examination by the court in felony cases.
HB 1135 62-0 (1971) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the number of peremptory challenges permitted in criminal cases.
HB 1227 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray Relating to jury trials in contested probate and mental illness proceedings in the district court or in the county court.
HB 1283 62-0 (1971) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the selection of persons for jury service in certain counties.
HB 1284 62-0 (1971) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the authority of the district clerk to withhold certain names drawn from the jury wheel in certain counties.
HB 1309 62-0 (1971) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to certain jury instructions concerning the times and conditions that a prisoner may be eligible for parole.
HB 1813 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray Relating to exemption from jury service.
HB 1814 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray Relating to the release of certain persons summoned for jury duty on Monday of the court week who are not selected to serve as a juror in any case during the first two days of the court week.
SB 71 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to pertaining to the method by which a person may establish an exemption or disqualification from jury service.
SB 112 62-0 (1971) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the qualifications for jury commissioners, by eliminating the requirement that a jury commissioner be a freeholder.
SB 156 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
SB 157 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to requiring the district court, county court or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by specific issues.
SB 159 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts
SB 369 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to requiring the use of the jury wheel in certain counties and providing the source of names used for jury wheels, and providing for certain procedures relating to the use of the jury wheel and selection of juries.
SB 568 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to providing that in all cases, except capital, where State is seeking death penalty, the trial judge shall assess penalty, may grant probation, pre-sentence investigation, etc.
SB 671 62-0 (1971) Author: Harrington, D. Roy
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the selection of persons for jury selection in certain counties.
SB 672 62-0 (1971) Author: Harrington, D. Roy
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the authority of the district clerk to withhold certain names drawn from the jury wheel in certain counties.
SB 797 62-0 (1971) Relating to jury trials in contested probate and mental illness proceedings in the District Court or in the County Court.
SJR 31 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to provide that the Legislature may not change the rule requiring unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases.
HB 61 61-0 (1969) Author: Dramberger, A.L. "Tony" Relating to authorizing the county commissioners court to set aside funds from the general fund to be used by the county treasurer to pay warrants issued to persons as compensation for serving as jurors.
HB 78 61-0 (1969) Author: Harding, Forrest Ashby Relating to provide for an increase of pay of jurors in justice and corporation courts.
HB 95 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to the source to be used for selecting names for jury wheels in certain counties.
HB 201 61-0 (1969) Author: Holmes, Jr., Zan Wesley | et. al. Relating to eliminating the freeholder-householder qualification for jurors.
HB 209 61-0 (1969) Author: Clark, Jr., James Howard "Jim" Relating to imposing a penalty for interference with jury service by employers.
HB 295 61-0 (1969) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to authorizing the making of objections to the court's charge to the jury by dictating the objections to the court reporter.
HB 398 61-0 (1969) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to the pay of jurors in the justice court.
HB 405 61-0 (1969) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to additional classes of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 488 61-0 (1969) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to use of a jury wheel in certain counties.
HB 553 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the number of concurring jurors required to render a verdict in civil cases.
HB 596 61-0 (1969) Author: Graves, Curtis M. | et. al. Relating to the pay of jurors.
HB 866 61-0 (1969) Author: Wright, John Relating to selection of persons for jury service in counties with seven or more district courts.
HB 890 61-0 (1969) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to certain jury instructions concerning the times and conditions that a prisoner may be eligible for parole.
HB 974 61-0 (1969) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
HB 1186 61-0 (1969) Author: Farenthold, Frances "Sissy" Relating to pay of jurors.
HB 1187 61-0 (1969) Author: Farenthold, Frances "Sissy" Relating to the organization and supervision of the general panel of jurors; providing for per diem in certain instances.
HB 1266 61-0 (1969) Author: Lovell, James Lacy Relating to repealing a statute relating to a class of counties required to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 1317 61-0 (1969) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to selection of jury commissioners and grand jurors.
HB 1466 61-0 (1969) Author: Ligarde, Honore Relating to providing for the addition of compensation for the District Judges of the 49th Judicial District and the 111th Judicial District of Texas.
HJR 40 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to permit an accused to waive indictment by a grand jury.
SB 346 61-0 (1969) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to requiring the use of the jury wheel in all counties.
SB 383 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar | et. al. Relating to selection of persons for jury service in counties with seven or more district courts.
SB 402 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to requiring the district court, county court, or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues.
SB 403 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
SB 404 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
SB 412 61-0 (1969) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
SB 424 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to eliminating the freeholder-householder qualification for jurors.
SB 513 61-0 (1969) Author: Strong, Jack B. Relating to use of a jury wheel in certain counties.
SB 697 61-0 (1969) Author: McKool, Mike | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas by changing the method by which a person may exempt himself from jury service; prescribing a penalty for false statements made in connection with such claims.
SB 801 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to the pay of jurors.
HB 148 60-0 (1967) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
HB 204 60-0 (1967) Author: Lockridge, Joseph Edwin Relating to amending certain statute by repealing the requirements that jurors must be freeholders or householders.
HB 218 60-0 (1967) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
HB 230 60-0 (1967) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to requiring the district court, county court, or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues.
HB 294 60-0 (1967) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to amending the Code of Criminal procedure relating to providing for selection of not less than 15 nor more than 20 persons as grand jurors.
HB 299 60-0 (1967) Author: Peeler, Travis A. Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide use of jury wheel for counties of at least 10,000 population according to the last preceding federal census and all counties of two or more district courts.
HB 428 60-0 (1967) Author: Peeler, Travis A. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to exemption from jury service.
HB 442 60-0 (1967) Author: Garwood, Jr., Roy Harper Relating to selection of persons for jury service in counties with seven or more district courts.
HB 477 60-0 (1967) Author: Knapp, Jr., Walter Lee Relating to amending certain statute as to provide for a uniform means for selection of names for the jury wheel in all counties.
HB 508 60-0 (1967) Author: Schiller, Milton Joe | et. al. Relating to providing that certain counties not presently required by law to use the jury wheel system may adopt the use of the jury wheel for the selection of jurors.
HB 624 60-0 (1967) Author: Allen, John Relating to amending certain statute relating to interchangeable juries; providing that a certain Article also applies to counties with two district courts and a domestic relations court.
HB 626 60-0 (1967) Author: Slider, James Lenoy Relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 627 60-0 (1967) Author: Slider, James Lenoy Relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 658 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to exempting news media editors and reporters from jury service.
HB 706 60-0 (1967) Author: Vickery, Glenn Wheeler | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the selection of names for the jury wheel.
HB 818 60-0 (1967) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to the pay of jurors in the justice court.
HB 837 60-0 (1967) Author: Finnell, Charles Relating to use of the jury wheel in certain counties.
HB 1041 60-0 (1967) Author: Dickson, Temple Relating to amending certain statute by prescribing a method for claiming exemptions from jury service in counties employing the jury wheel system.
HB 1290 60-0 (1967) Author: Crews, David William Relating to counties eligible to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 1356 60-0 (1967) Author: Lovell, James Lacy Relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HCR 171 60-0 (1967)
HJR 41 60-0 (1967) Author: Barton, Bill W. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for waiver of grand jury indictment by a person accused of a felony.
HJR 45 60-0 (1967) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to authorize the Legislature to extend the right of trial by jury to appeals from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas and to provide that such appeals shall be tried and determined in the manner provided by law.
SB 187 60-0 (1967) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to counties eligible to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
SB 346 60-0 (1967) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
SB 374 60-0 (1967) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to providing that certain counties not presently required by law to use the jury wheel system may adopt the use of the jury wheel for the selection of jurors.
SB 404 60-0 (1967) Author: Strong, Jack B. Relating amending certain statute relating to interchangeable juries.
SB 456 60-0 (1967) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases.
SB 457 60-0 (1967) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to requiring the district court, county court, or county court at law to submit its charge to the jury by means of a general charge rather than by special issues.
SB 621 60-0 (1967) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 178 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas to provide for alternate jurors in felony cases and for procedure in felony cases when a juror becomes unable or disqualified to continue.
HB 189 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to challenges for cause in capital cases.
HB 203 59-0 (1965) Author: Hendryx, Gene R. Relating to the classes of counties that may use the jury wheel system in selecting jurors; amending certain Acts.
HB 345 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to exemption from jury service, granting an exemption to either the husband or the wife where both spouses are summoned to serve on the same jury panel.
HB 378 59-0 (1965) Author: Hawkins, Jack Ross Relating to providing that any county not presently required to use the jury wheel system and having boundaries coterminous with the boundaries of a judicial district, may, upon a proper determination by the commissioners court, adopt the use of the jury wheel for the selection of jurors.
HB 456 59-0 (1965) Author: Pendleton, Randall George "Randy" Relating to the classes of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 732 59-0 (1965) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to the challenge of jurors for cause in criminal cases; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 735 59-0 (1965) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 833 59-0 (1965) Author: Pendleton, Randall George "Randy" Relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors.
HB 849 59-0 (1965) Author: Rosson, Renal B. Relating to increasing the maximum per diem of grand jurors and certain petit jurors; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 915 59-0 (1965) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to prohibiting informing a jury of an alleged prior conviction before evidence is offered to prove it.
HB 1120 59-0 (1965) Author: Solomon, Mack Neal Relating to an additional class of counties that are to use jury wheels in selecting jurors; amending certain statutes.
HJR 54 59-0 (1965) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to authorize the Legislature to extend the right of trial by jury to all appeals from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas and to provide that such appeals shall be tried and determined in the same manner as suits at common law.
SB 311 59-0 (1965) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the use of the jury wheel in certain counties.
HB 107 58-0 (1963) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to providing for alternate jurors in felony cases and for procedure in felony cases when a juror becomes unable or disqualified to continue.
HB 134 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy Relating to increasing the juror's fee in Justice of the Peace Courts from One Dollar ($1) to Three Dollars ($3) in each case; increasing the amount jurors in Justice of the Peace Courts may receive in any one day.
HB 311 58-0 (1963) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to providing that upon the written complaint of any person having a cause of action pending in any court of record in the State of Texas in any county where the jury wheel laws of Texas are applicable, which complaint asserts that the applicant believes and has reason to believe that the jury lists are not being selected as provided by the laws of Texas in relation thereto, shall have the right to have a person present when the names are drawn from the jury wheel and the lists made; and further providing that such observer shall not be entitled to be informed of the names or addresses of the persons whose names are drawn from the jury wheel, nor shall such party interfere with the selection of the jury.
HB 360 58-0 (1963) Author: Brown, Donald M. "Don" Relating to procedure for the selection of juries in certain counties and changing the population bracket from one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) to one hundred and forty thousand (140,000) and providing for the employment of typists and payment of other expenses.
HB 422 58-0 (1963) Author: Hefton, Don Warren Relating to selection of jurors by the jury wheel system so as to make its provisions applicable to additional counties.
HB 472 58-0 (1963) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to the selection of jurors in certain counties.
HB 678 58-0 (1963) Author: Lattimore, James Loy Relating to increasing the juror's fee in Justice of the Peace Courts from One Dollar ($1) to Three Dollars ($3) in each civil case; increasing the amount jurors in Justice of the Peace Courts may receive in any one day in civil cases; and providing that the same per diem shall be paid in civil cases to persons who respond to summons but who are excused; and providing for selection and summons of jurors for trial of cases in Justice Courts in the same manner as in county courts or county courts-at-law.
HB 682 58-0 (1963) Author: Parsley, Bill J. | et. al. Relating to requiring the Commissioners Court of Lubbock County to supplement the salaries of the District Judges of the 99th and 140th Judicial Districts of Texas; requiring the Commissioners Courts of Lubbock and Crosby Counties to supplement the salary of the District Judge of the 72nd Judicial District of Texas.
HB 697 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to authorizing district judges to draw a warrant on the appropriate county fund, in certain instances, to cover the cost of bringing meals into the jury room so that juries may be kept together for deliberation.
HB 757 58-0 (1963) Author: Walker, Bill Newton "Billy" Relating to providing that any county not presently required to use the jury wheel system and having a population of twenty-nine thousand (29,000) or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census, may upon a proper determination by the Commissioner Court adopt the use of the jury wheel for the selection of jurors.
HB 769 58-0 (1963) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to providing certain additional exemptions from jury service.
HB 799 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 800 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas of 1925, enumerating reasons for challenge for cause, and providing for a challenge because of conscientious scruples in regard to the infliction of the punishment of death for crime, only in a case where the State is seeking a death penalty.
HB 806 58-0 (1963) Author: Chapman, Joe N. Relating to selection of jurors by the jury wheel system so as to make its provisions applicable to additional counties.
HB 885 58-0 (1963) Author: Moyer, J. Hudson Relating to selection of jurors by the jury wheel system so as to make its provisions applicable to certain additional counties.
SB 148 58-0 (1963) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to the selection of jurors for service in the District and County Courts in each county having a population of at least forty-six thousand (46,000) or having therein a city containing a population of at least twenty thousand (20,000) as shown by the last preceding Federal Census, and in each county having two (2) or more District Courts holding sessions therein regardless of population.
SB 248 58-0 (1963) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to procedure for the selection of juries in certain counties and changing the population bracket from one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) to one hundred and forty thousand (140,000) and providing for the employment of typists and payment of other expenses.
SB 322 58-0 (1963) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to authorizing district judges to draw a warrant on the appropriate county fund, in certain instances, to cover the cost of bringing meals into the jury room so that juries may be kept together for deliberation; limiting such expenditures to One Dollar ($1) per juror per meal.
HB 26 57-0 (1961) Author: James, Tom | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Criminal Procedure providing that in certain counties containing more than one (1) district court, selection of grand jury commissioners shall rotate among the district judges.
HB 27 57-0 (1961) Author: Schram, Jr., O. H. "Muggie" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Criminal Procedure permitting the seperation of jurors in non-capital felony cases at the discretion of the Court.
HB 57 57-0 (1961) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for alternate jurors in felony cases and for procedure in felony cases when a juror becomes unable or disqualified to continue.
HB 63 57-0 (1961) Author: Crews, David William Relating to amending a certain Statute providing use of jury wheel for counties of at least ten thousand (10,000) population and all counties of two (2) or more District Courts.
HB 208 57-0 (1961) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to amending a certain Statute providing certain additional exemptions from jury service.
HB 242 57-0 (1961) Author: Barlow, James E. Relating to amending Code of Criminal Procedure to add two (2) questions relating to the mode of testing qualifications of prospective grand jurors: (1) whether such prospect has ever been indicted or convicted of a felony, and (2) whether such prospect is under indictment or other legal accusation for a felony.
HB 273 57-0 (1961) Author: James, Tom | et. al. Relating to permitting District Courts to form special grand juries and prescribe their areas of inquiry.
HB 338 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to the drawing of names from the jury wheel; making certain provisions for any person having a cause of action pending to be present.
HB 356 57-0 (1961) Author: Richardson, Jr., George L. "Skeet" | et. al. Relating to amending Article 2135 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, to provide an exemption from jury service for veterinarians.
HB 363 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin Relating to abolishing the requirement of unanimous concurrence of the jurors in civil actions and to restore the constitutional provision permitting ten (10) members of a jury, concurring, in civil causes to render a verdict; requiring verdicts in all criminal cases by unanimous concurrence of all jurors.
HB 391 57-0 (1961) Author: Harrington, D. Roy | et. al. Relating to amending Article 2135, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as last amended, by providing certain additional exemptions from jury service.
HB 584 57-0 (1961) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing that the pay for jurors shall not be less than Ten Dollars ($10) nor more than Fifteen Dollars ($15) for each day and a proportionate part thereof for each fraction of a day.
HB 604 57-0 (1961) Author: Latimer, Roy Truett Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to interchangeable jurors in counties of one hundred thousand (100,000) or more inhabitants.
HB 662 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the selection of jurors for service in the District and County Courts in certain counties.
HB 867 57-0 (1961) Author: Longoria, Raul | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas permitting a trial judge, at his discretion to allow separation of juries except in the trial of capital cases.
HB 890 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating on the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 958 57-0 (1961) Author: Dewey, Jr., Brownrigg Hefferron "Browny" Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to jury wheels.
HB 1027 57-0 (1961) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel; providing that in those counties which draw two separate jury panels for the week, the Commissioners Court shall provide a room or place for each panel and the sheriff shall assign a deputy to look after each panel.
HB 1032 57-0 (1961) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel; providing that in counties having two or more criminal district courts and two or more district courts, two separate jury panels for the week may be drawn by and be in attendance upon those courts which have a criminal docket and the other to be drawn by and be in attendance upon those courts which have a civil docket.
HB 1124 57-0 (1961) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing all competent jurors are liable to jury service except as excused by the judge.
SB 82 57-0 (1961) Author: Kazen, Jr., Abraham "Chick" Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing certain additional exemptions from jury service.
SB 152 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel; relating to amending a certain Statute providing that in any county of this state having a population in excess of nine hundred thousand (900,000) according to the last preceding or any future United States Census, two separate jury panels for the week may be drawn, one of which shall be drawn by and be in attendance upon those courts which have a criminal docket and the other to be drawn by and be in attendance upon those courts which have a civil docket.
SB 153 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. | et. al. Relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel; relating to amending a certain Statute providing that in those counties which draw two separate jury panels for the week, the Commissioners Court shall provide a room or place for each panel and the sheriff shall assign a deputy to look after each panel.
SB 175 57-0 (1961) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the selection of jurors for service in certain District and County Courts; providing that the jury wheel in each such County shall be filled every four years unless ordered filled sooner by the District Judges of such Counties.
SB 183 57-0 (1961) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to separation of jurors in all felony and capital felony cases.
SB 209 57-0 (1961) Author: Roberts, Herbert Ray Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure and a certain Statute to provide that Jury Commissioners shall receive a compensation of Ten Dollars ($10.) per day or part thereof.
SB 323 57-0 (1961) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the selection of jurors by the jury wheel system and the selection of special venire by the jury wheel system so as to make its provisions applicable to additional counties.
SB 395 57-0 (1961) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending a certain Stature relating to jury wheels.
HB 83 57-1 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas relating to the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 85 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending certain Articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to providing that when the state seeks the death penalty the jury shall fix the punishment; providing that when the plea is not guilty the defendant shall be first tried on the issue of guilt or innocence of the offense charged without reference to the punishment to be imposed on such defendant; providing, further, for a separate hearing, upon a return of a verdict of guilty, as to the assessment of punishment; providing when the jury cannot agree as to the punishment or their verdict as to the punishment is set aside, the judge shall then assess the punishment.
HB 89 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to enumerating reasons for challenge for cause; providing for a challenge because of conscientious scruples in regard to the infliction of the punishment of death for crime, only in a case where the State is seeking a death penalty.
HB 92 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending certain Articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to separation of jurors in all felony and capital-felony cases.
HB 97 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 101 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure for the purpose of permitting a defendant who is charged with a felony to waive a jury regardless of whether the plea is guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere.
HB 103 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas of 1925 providing that when pending the trial of any felony case one juror may die or be disabled from sitting an any time before the charge of the court is read to the jury, the remainder of the jury shall have the power to render and return the verdict.
HB 126 57-1 (1961) Author: James, Tom | et. al. Relating to permitting the District Courts to form special grand juries and prescribe their area of inquiry; providing that special grand juries shall have the same powers and qualifications as regular grand juries and shall be wholly privileged from libel actions; providing that special grand juries may hire assistants, not to exceed five (5), and fix their compensation; providing for terms of special grand juries and for extensions thereof.
HB 38 57-3 (1962) Author: James, Tom Relating to permitting the district courts to form special grand juries and prescribe their areas of inquiry; providing that special grand juries shall have the same powers and qualifications as a regular grand juries and shall be wholly privileged from libel actions.
HB 39 56-0 (1959) Author: Fenoglio, Anthony Paul "Tony" | et. al. Relating to separation of jurors in all felony and capital-felony cases.
HB 108 56-0 (1959) Author: Coley, Harold H. "Hal" Relating to providing for the extension of the term of grand juries in certain counties.
HB 141 56-0 (1959) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" | et. al. Relating to the construction and operation of the jury wheel.
HB 208 56-0 (1959) Author: Coley, Harold H. "Hal" Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide for a uniform means for selection of names for the jury wheel in all counties.
HB 261 56-0 (1959) Author: Tunnell, Byron M. | et. al. Relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel; relating to the preparation and delivery of lists of petit jurors and to disposition of the cards containing the names of the jurors.
HB 262 56-0 (1959) Author: Tunnell, Byron M. | et. al. Relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel; permitting the drawing of additional lists of petit jurors during a term of court.
HB 355 56-0 (1959) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin Relating to the jury verdict in civil cases in district courts.
HB 379 56-0 (1959) Author: Bartram, Raymond A. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when pending the trial of any felony case one juror may die or be disabled from sitting at any time before the charge of the court is read to the jury, the remainder of the jury shall have the power to render and return the verdict.
HB 381 56-0 (1959) Author: McDonald, Scott | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when the state seeks the death penalty the jury shall fix the punishment; providing when the jury cannot agree as to the punishment or their verdict as to the punishment is set aside, the judge shall then assess the punishment.
HB 383 56-0 (1959) Author: Cox, John Trimmier Morrison | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by enumerating reasons for challenge for cause, and providing for a challenge because of conscientious scruples in regard to infliction of the punishment of death for a crime.
HB 384 56-0 (1959) Author: Cox, John Trimmier Morrison | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure for the purpose of permitting a defendant who is charged with a felony to waive a jury regardless of whether the plea is guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere.
HB 388 56-0 (1959) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the jury in capital cases shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 444 56-0 (1959) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" Relating to providing for a universal jury wheel in each county regardless of population or number of district courts holding session therein.
HB 467 56-0 (1959) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to providing for selection of jurors from records in the office of the Assessor and Collector of Taxes by certain officials and/or one or more of their deputies.
HB 503 56-0 (1959) Author: Korioth, Thomas Anthony "Tony" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure and providing for an alternate juror in criminal cases.
HB 528 56-0 (1959) Author: Mays, Jr., Abe M. Relating to the charge of the court submitted to juries in the trial of civil cases, permitting the court to submit more than one ultimate fact issue in a single question, and allowing the jury to be informed of the legal effect of answers made on special issues.
HB 794 56-0 (1959) Author: Zbranek, Jaromir Charles "Zeke" Relating to amending certain articles relating to the selection of jurors.
HB 832 56-0 (1959) Author: Ballman, Charles Lee Relating to making it unlawful for any person to attempt to secure an excuse from appearance for a juror lawfully notified to appear for jury service in any court without the permission of the called juror; providing a penalty.
HB 914 56-0 (1959) Author: McKay, Jr., James A. Relating to amending certain statutes relative to the selection of jurors for service in the District and County Courts in each County having a population of at least forty-six thousand (46,000) or having therein a City containing a population of at least twenty thousand (20,000) as shown by the last preceding Federal Census, and in each County having two (2) or more District Courts holding sessions therein regardless of population.
SB 106 56-0 (1959) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to reasons for challenge for cause to provide conscientious scruples against death penalty only when State is seeking same.
SB 108 56-0 (1959) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the construction and operation of the jury wheel.
SB 110 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to providing that in cases less than capital the court shall have discretion to permit the jurors to separate.
SB 111 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when pending the trial of any felony case one juror may die or be disabled from sitting at any time before the charge of the court is read to the jury, the remainder of the jury shall have the power to render and return the verdict.
SB 112 56-0 (1959) Author: Dies, Jr., Martin Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure on the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
SB 253 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when the state seeks the death penalty the jury shall fix the punishment.
SB 254 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to abolishing the requirement of unanimous concurrence of the jurors in civil actions and to restore the constitutional provision permitting nine members of a jury, concurring, in civil causes to render a verdict.
HB 78 56-2 (1959) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that the defendant in a criminal prosecution for any non-capital felony offense, shall have the right upon entering a plea of guilty or upon entering a plea of nolo contendere, to waive the right of trial by a Jury.
SB 47 56-2 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that the defendant in a criminal prosecution for any non-capital felony offense, shall have the right upon entering a plea of guilty or upon entering a plea of nolo contendere, to waive the right of trial by a jury.
HB 25 56-3 (1959) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to providing that the defendant in a criminal prosecution for any non-capital felony offense, shall have the right upon entering a plea of guilty or upon entering a plea of nolo contendere, to waive the right of trial by a Jury.
SB 3 56-3 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that the defendant in a criminal prosecution for any non-capital felony offense shall have the right, upon entering a plea of guilty or upon entering a plea of nolo contendere, to waive the right of trial by a jury.
HB 116 55-0 (1957) Author: White, Richard Crawford Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to jurors being permitted to separate before the verdict.
HB 176 55-0 (1957) Author: Ferrell, Ben | et. al. Relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel.
HB 177 55-0 (1957) Author: Ferrell, Ben | et. al. Relating to petit juries in counties using the jury wheel; amending certain Statutes to permit the drawing of additional lists of petit jurors during the term of court.
HB 178 55-0 (1957) Author: Ferrell, Ben | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that the District Clerk shall only place in jury wheel names of persons qualified to serve.
HB 212 55-0 (1957) Author: Patterson, Robert R. Relating to providing for a universal jury wheel in each county regardless of population, or number of district courts holding session therein.
HB 215 55-0 (1957) Author: Cox, John Trimmier Morrison Relating to authorizing the employment of special investigators for grand juries.
HB 245 55-0 (1957) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the summons provided therein may be made by first class United States mail, certified United States mail or by registered United States mail, as the judge drawing the jury may direct, as well as verbally made upon each juror in person.
HB 293 55-0 (1957) Author: Conley, Carl C. Relating to providing for the selection of jurors in capital criminal cases, under certain circumstances.
HB 457 55-0 (1957) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to permit jurors in felony cases other than capital cases, to separate with permission of the court and the consent of the attorney helping the State and the defendant.
HB 485 55-0 (1957) Author: Spilman, Wade Fetzer Relating to providing for exemption of school teachers from jury service during teaching.
HB 498 55-0 (1957) Author: de la Garza, II, Eligio "Kika" Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing certain additional exemptions from jury service.
HB 511 55-0 (1957) Author: Thurmond, George Murat Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas to provide the qualifications for grand jurors in the State of Texas.
HB 537 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide for the separation of jurors under certain circumstances where the jury consists of a mixed group of male and female jurors; providing for the service of women on Grand Juries.
HB 598 55-0 (1957) Author: Koliba, Sr., Homer Louis | et. al. Relating to providing for the compensation of Grand Jurors, Petit Jurors of District Courts, Criminal District Courts, County Courts, and County Courts at Law.
HB 632 55-0 (1957) Author: Heitman, Jr., Charles "Charlie" Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to selection of juries by the jury wheel method; changing the counties in which use of the jury wheel method is mandatory and providing for optional use of the jury wheel in certain counties.
HB 648 55-0 (1957) Author: Korioth, Thomas Anthony "Tony" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to selection of jurors by the jury wheel method.

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