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HB 958 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1242 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1957 85-0 (2017) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the treatment of political contributions by a person's spouse under the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HJR 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on intent calendar
HJR 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for appellate judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 117 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 44 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1989 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 25 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1656 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2088 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 3880 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the requirements for placement on a general primary election ballot as a candidate for certain judicial offices. House: Elections Received from the House
HJR 81 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of a district judge. Filed
SB 1702 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1126 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2772 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Justin
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain judicial officers are selected. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 103 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 577 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SJR 34 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1424 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to the appointment of a retired judge or former judge as a visiting judge in certain courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1999 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to the nonpartisan election of district judges. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3710 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 126 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for and changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 155 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
SB 1718 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 45 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 250 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the abolition of certain district courts, the creation of additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3146 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to public financing of campaigns for certain judicial offices and to limits on political contributions to and direct campaign expenditures made on behalf of judicial candidates, and officeholders, in connection with certain judicial offices; providing civil penalties. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3995 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the operation of the judiciary. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 4060 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the period during which a judicial candidate or officeholder may accept political contributions. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4403 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the filling of a vacancy in state judicial offices by appointment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4436 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the period during which a judicial candidate or officeholder may accept political contributions. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 26 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the election of district judges from election subdistricts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 392 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 563 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the designation of a candidate as an incumbent on a primary ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 782 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the filling of a vacancy in an appellate judicial office by appointment and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of the person appointed. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1438 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to compliance requirements for candidates for judicial office. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1888 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the reporting by candidates, officeholders, and specific-purpose committees in connection with certain judicial offices of political contributions and expenditures following the end of the period during which those entities may accept political contributions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2226 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 23 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 44 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1428 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the abolition of certain district courts, the creation of additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1908 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2906 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the reorganization and administration of, and procedures relating to, courts in this state, including procedures for appeals. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3884 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the qualifications of statutory county court judges. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HJR 64 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the election of district judges from election subdistricts. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HJR 78 80-0 (2007) Author: Crownover, Myra Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 806 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1204 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Gattis, Dan
Relating to the reorganization and administration of, and procedures relating to, courts in this state, including procedures for appeals. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Point of order sustained
SB 1705 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the requirements of a candidate for certain judicial offices to be placed on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Elections
SJR 32 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 964 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the filing fee for candidates for justice of certain courts of appeals. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2700 79-0 (2005) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HJR 85 79-0 (2005) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
SB 553 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 16 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 52 78-0 (2003) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Relating to a limitation on the acceptance of campaign contributions by candidates for judicial office. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 266 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to restrictions on payment of certain loans with political contributions. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 296 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1511 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Elizabeth | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1579 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the regulation of certain political contributions, political expenditures, and political advertising; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1582 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to nonpartisan elections for statewide judicial office, to the regulation of political contributions and expenditures in connection with statewide judicial office, and to the public financing of campaigns for statewide judicial office; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1583 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the regulation of political contributions to certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2158 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the regulation of political contributions to judicial candidates and officeholders. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2682 78-0 (2003) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the designation of permanent places for certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3280 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the nonpartisan election of appellate justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 13 78-0 (2003) Author: Wolens, Steven | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting judicial candidates from accepting political contributions except during the year preceding and the six months following an election and changing the terms of office of certain justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 42 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the requirements for persons serving as district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 63 78-0 (2003) Author: Jones, Elizabeth | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 168 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to electronic reporting of political contributions and expenditures for certain candidates and officeholders. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 207 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the nonpartisan election of appellate justices and judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 757 78-0 (2003) Author: Brimer, Kim
Sponsor: Denny, Mary
Relating to the application for a candidate to be placed on the general primary election ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 794 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SJR 33 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 27 78-3 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 1 78-3 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to establish legislative and congressional districts and revising constitutional redistricting procedures. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to nonpartisan elections for statewide judicial office, to the regulation of political contributions and expenditures in connection with statewide judicial office, and to the public financing of campaigns for statewide judicial office; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 59 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to making a voter information guide for judicial elections available to the public on the Internet. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 167 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the regulation of political contributions to certain unopposed judicial candidates; providing a civil penalty. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 555 77-0 (2001) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting in connection with certain judicial races. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1061 77-0 (2001) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures in regard to an office of a statutory county court. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1117 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1275 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the nonpartisan election of certain state and county officers. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 1473 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to repealing the statutes governing the decennial reapportionment of the judicial districts by the Judicial Districts Board. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 1518 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment and nonpartisan retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges and to elimination of a straight-party vote in connection with district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 2884 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to cross-filing with more than one political party by candidates for certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3175 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the candidacy of certain personnel in a prosecuting attorney's office or a city attorney's office in an election for judicial office. House: Judicial Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HJR 6 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices and judges and for nonpartisan retention elections for those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HJR 8 77-0 (2001) Author: Puente, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the election and terms of office of the judges of County Courts at Law Nos. 10, 11, and 12 of Bexar County, Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Not again placed on intent calendar
HJR 17 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment creating a vacancy in a judicial office if a judge or justice becomes a candidate for a public elective office other than a judicial office. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
SB 124 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to electronic reporting of political contributions and expenditures for certain candidates and officeholders. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 129 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 394 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to repealing the statutes governing the decennial reapportionment of the judicial districts by the Judicial Districts Board. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 719 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to making a voter information guide for judicial elections available to the public. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 720 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to regulating certain political contributions made by judicial candidates and officeholders. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 822 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to the regulation of political contributions to judicial candidates and officeholders. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
SB 823 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce Relating to the regulation of political contributions to certain judicial candidates. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1199 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Kitchen, Ann
Relating to a primary election filing fee and petition requirements for certain judicial candidates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 3 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment for the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 10 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to nonpartisan elections for statewide judicial office, to the regulation of political contributions and expenditures in connection with statewide judicial office, and to the public financing of campaigns for statewide judicial office; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 59 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to making a voter information guide for judicial elections available to the public on the Internet. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 164 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to public statements on political issues by candidates for certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 346 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the nonpartisan election of appellate justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 497 76-0 (1999) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to personal financial disclosure by certain county officers and candidates. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 666 76-0 (1999) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the method of voting in connection with certain judicial races. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 762 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibiting certain personnel in a prosecuting attorney's office or a city attorney's office from running for an elected judicial office. House: Judicial Affairs Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1361 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to the appointment of justices of the Texas Supreme Court and judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals and to the nonpartisan retention or rejection of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 3309 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the method of judicial selection for Harris County district and statutory county courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 3837 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the appointment, partisan election, and nonpartisan retention or rejection of appellate justices and district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 49 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointment from a list of judicial selection committee nominees to fill vacancies in the offices of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals, and for nonpartisan retention elections for those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HJR 93 76-0 (1999) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for a countywide referendum on various methods of judicial selection for Harris County district and statutory county courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 96 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction and revising the manner in which appellate justices and district judges are selected, using a combination of appointment, partisan elections, and nonpartisan retention elections. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 59 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment and nonpartisan retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges and to elimination of a straight-party vote in connection with district judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 78 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges, to the nonpartisan election of district judges, to the retention or rejection of district and appellate judges, and to the creation of certain judicial districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 410 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to requiring a candidate for statewide judicial office to submit a petition with the candidate's application for a place on the ballot. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1726 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the filing of certain judicial office campaign treasurer appointments and campaign finance reports. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SJR 9 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Junell, Robert | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the court of criminal appeals and establishing one supreme court with civil and criminal jurisdiction and revising the manner in which appellate justices are selected, using a combination of appointment, partisan elections, and nonpartisan retention elections. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 11 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of appellate justices and judges by the governor with retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, for the nonpartisan election and retention or rejection of district judges, for the election of certain district judges from state representative districts or commissioners court precincts, and for the alteration of the terms of certain judicial offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 43 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the reapportionment of the courts of appeals districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 50 75-0 (1997) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the regulation of political contributions and political expenditures in connection with certain judicial candidates and officeholders. House: Elections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 391 75-0 (1997) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to voting in connection with certain judicial races. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1175 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the method of selection of certain justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1352 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to the appointment, election, and retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 30 75-0 (1997) Author: Nixon, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the requirements for persons serving as district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 69 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the method of selection of certain justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HJR 75 75-0 (1997) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointments to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices and judges, for a partisan election followed by retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, and for the appointment of district judges in accordance with certain standards. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 107 75-0 (1997) Author: Danburg, Debra Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the qualifications of district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 96 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the regulation of political contributions and political expenditures in connection with certain judicial candidates and officeholders; providing a penalty. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 409 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges, to the nonpartisan election of district judges, to the retention or rejection of district and appellate judges, and to the creation of certain judicial districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SB 621 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment, election, and retention or rejection of appellate justices and judges and to elimination of a straight-party vote in connection with appellate and district justices and judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 628 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges, to the nonpartisan election of district judges, to the retention or rejection of district and appellate judges, and to the creation of certain judicial districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1840 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to prohibiting certain prosecuting attorneys from running for an elected judicial office. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SJR 23 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of appellate justices and judges by the governor with retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, for the nonpartisan election and retention or rejection of district judges, for the election of certain district judges from commissioners court precincts, and for the alteration of the terms of certain judicial offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
SJR 25 75-0 (1997) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial appointments to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices and judges, for a partisan election followed by retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, and for the appointment of district judges in accordance with certain standards. Senate: Jurisprudence Withdrawn from intent calendar
SJR 26 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of appellate justices and judges by the governor with retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges, for the nonpartisan election and retention or rejection of district judges, for the election of certain district judges from state representative districts or commissioners court precincts, and for the alteration of the terms of certain judicial offices. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
HB 262 74-0 (1995) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to the regulation of political contributions, political expenditures, and political advertising in connection with certain judicial candidates and officeholders, to the disclosure of certain relationships between judges and attorneys, and to personal financial statements filed by certain judicial officeholders; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 483 74-0 (1995) Author: Denny, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Haywood, Tom
Relating to the making and reporting of certain political contributions and expenditures. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 729 74-0 (1995) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to voting in connection with certain judicial races. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 810 74-0 (1995) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and to retention elections for those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 811 74-0 (1995) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the nonpartisan election of district judges, to the retention or rejection of district judges, and to the creation of certain judicial districts. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1110 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to political contributions and expenditures in connection with and the public financing of campaigns for the supreme court and to the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of court; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1182 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1860 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to political contributions and expenditures in connection with certain judicial candidates and officeholders and to personal financial disclosure statements filed by certain judicial candidates and officeholders. House: Elections No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1883 74-0 (1995) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al. Relating to political contributions by certain attorneys to certain judicial candidates or officeholders; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections No action taken in subcommittee
HB 2240 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the election of certain judicial officers. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2373 74-0 (1995) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to recommendations to the legislature by the supreme court concerning appellate courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 3145 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the election of certain county court judges from election subdistricts. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 3146 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3147 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from s/c favorably as substituted
HJR 19 74-0 (1995) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of judicial districts and to the selection of district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 60 74-0 (1995) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of appellate justices and judges by the governor with retention elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those justices and judges and for the alteration of the terms of certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 61 74-0 (1995) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the nonpartisan election and retention or rejection of district judges, for the election of certain district judges from commissioners court precincts, and for the alteration of the terms of certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 71 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the requirements for persons serving as district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 124 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment to elect the justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from election subdistricts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 125 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment to elect district judges from election subdistricts. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 126 74-0 (1995) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
SB 70 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to abolishing certain district courts and creating additional district courts and to the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 77 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges and to the election on confirmation of those justices and judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 94 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of political contributions, political expenditures, and political advertising in connection with certain judicial candidates and officeholders and to personal financial statements filed by certain judicial officeholders; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 232 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to voting in connection with judicial and law enforcement races. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 313 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Relating to the abolition of certain district courts, the creation of additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1570 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges, to the nonpartisan election of district judges, to the retention or rejection of district and appellate judges, and to the creation of certain judicial districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1608 74-0 (1995) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to the election of municipal court of record judges in San Antonio. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 10 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those justices and judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 26 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of criminal appeals, justices of the courts of appeals, and certain district judges from subdistricts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 109 73-0 (1993) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Luna, Gregory
Relating to the election of a special district judge by the practicing lawyers of the court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 281 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 317 73-0 (1993) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to a poll on judicial candidates conducted by a bar association. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged in committee
HB 498 73-0 (1993) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to voting in connection with certain judicial races. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 571 73-0 (1993) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the application requirements for a primary ballot for certain judicial offices. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 693 73-0 (1993) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the election of certain district court judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 720 73-0 (1993) Author: Schechter, Sue Relating to political contributions made to and accepted by certain judicial candidates and officeholders; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 921 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1049 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to political contributions and expenditures in connection with and the financing of campaigns for the supreme court and to the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of court; providing criminal penalties. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1258 73-0 (1993) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in Travis County. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 1350 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in Travis County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1351 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in Lubbock and Crosby counties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1394 73-0 (1993) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges and to the election on confirmation of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1423 73-0 (1993) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the election of certain county court judges. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 1567 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1627 73-0 (1993) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1787 73-0 (1993) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2019 73-0 (1993) Author: Cook, John Relating to the organization and administration of certain courts in this state and to the election of judges of those courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2078 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the organization and administration of the courts of appeals and to the election of justices of those courts. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 2422 73-0 (1993) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the nonpartisan election of judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2640 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the abolishment of the Judicial Districts Board. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2762 73-0 (1993) Author: Shields, John Relating to the election of district judges in certain counties by cumulative voting. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HCR 92 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Expressing the intent of the legislature that district court judges be elected from places composed of state representative districts, commissioners court precincts, or justice precincts as assigned by the legislature. House: Judicial Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HJR 16 73-0 (1993) Author: Cuellar, Henry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 70 73-0 (1993) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 77 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Jesse Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 79 73-0 (1993) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 83 73-0 (1993) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member or multimember districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 89 73-0 (1993) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the judicial districts of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from calendar
HJR 92 73-0 (1993) Author: Cook, John Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of district judges by place. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HJR 120 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Jesse Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the abolishment of the Judicial Districts Board. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HR 477 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Allowing the at-large election system for the state district courts in the nine affected counties to be replaced by a phased-in plan. House: Judicial Affairs Reported enrolled
HR 508 73-0 (1993) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Resolving that the at-large election system for the state district courts be replaced by a phased-in plan. Filed
SB 200 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to voting in connection with judicial and law enforcement races. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
SB 255 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges and to the election on confirmation of those justices and judges. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections No action taken in subcommittee
SB 309 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of political contributions, political expenditures, and political advertising in connection with certain judicial candidates and officeholders, to personal financial statements filed by certain judicial officeholders, and to certain appointments made by trial judges; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Elections
Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 379 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections No action taken in committee
SB 499 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SB 527 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SB 656 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SB 836 73-0 (1993) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Ciro
Relating to the election of municipal court of record judges in San Antonio. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SCR 28 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven | et. al. Expressing the intent of the legislature that district court judges in counties that are subject to the LULAC case be elected from places composed of less than whole counties. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections No action taken in committee
SJR 11 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those justices and judges. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections No action taken in subcommittee
SJR 23 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals and authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of judges of those courts from single-member districts. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SJR 24 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals by place. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SJR 27 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of district judges by place. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Ref. to Cmte of Whole on Red., Ethics & Ele
SJR 35 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment reorganizing the judicial branch of government and providing for discrete judicial districts. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections No action taken in subcommittee
SR 512 73-0 (1993) Author: Carriker, Steven Encouraging the attorney general of Texas to settle the cases of Rangel v. Mattox and LULAC of Texas v. State of Texas. Received by the Secretary of the Senate
SR 521 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Allowing for the at-large election system for the state district courts in the nine affected counties to be replaced by a phased-in plan. Senate: Cmte of the Whole on Red., Ethics & Elections Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 600 72-0 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the election of certain district court judges. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 700 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al.
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 701 72-0 (1991) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the election of certain district court judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1740 72-0 (1991) Author: Taylor, M.A. Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges and to the election on confirmation of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1849 72-0 (1991) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to voting in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HJR 69 72-0 (1991) Author: Taylor, M.A. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 70 72-0 (1991) Author: Gibson, Bruce | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court, court of criminal appeals, and courts of appeals and authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of judges of those courts and district courts from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in subcommittee
HJR 78 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 79 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of district judges by place. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 1300 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in committee
SJR 2 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member or multimember districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in committee
SJR 3 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in committee
SJR 4 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member judicial divisions. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed in committee
HB 177 72-1 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry | et. al. Relating to the election of certain district court judges. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 198 72-1 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HCR 31 72-1 (1991) Author: Larry, Jerald | et. al. Encouraging the attorney general of Texas to settle the case of LULAC v. Mattox by adopting a plan for the election of district judges. House: Redistricting Referred to Redistricting
HCR 32 72-1 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry Encouraging the attorney general of Texas to settle the case of LULAC v. Mattox by adopting a plan for the election of district judges. Filed
SB 107 72-1 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional districts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 3 72-1 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a task force to make recommendations regarding selection of district court judges. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SCR 18 72-1 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Requesting the attorney general to settle the LULAC v. Mattox case. Senate: Administration Meeting cancelled
SJR 12 72-1 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 13 72-1 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 14 72-1 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member judicial divisions. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 28 72-2 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 69 72-2 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional districts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 90 72-2 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals by place. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 56 72-2 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional districts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SCR 1 72-2 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a task force to make recommendations regarding selection of district and appellate court judges. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SCR 2 72-2 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Encouraging the attorney general of Texas to settle the case of LULAC v. Mattox in as timely a manner as possible. Senate: Administration Record vote
SCR 9 72-2 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of representatives to create a task force to make recommendations regarding selection of district and appellate court judges. Filed
SJR 3 72-2 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 4 72-2 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SJR 5 72-2 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member judicial divisions. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 9 72-3 (1992) Author: Martin, Mike Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 12 72-3 (1992) Author: Lyon, Ted | et. al. Relating to the election of justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SCR 11 72-4 (1992) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Encouraging the attorney general of Texas to settle the case of LULAC v. Mattox in as timely a manner as possible. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 70 71-0 (1989) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to voting in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 289 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to the furnishing of information pamphlets to voters in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1116 71-0 (1989) Author: Gibson, Bruce | et. al. Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges and to the election on confirmation of those justices and judges. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 52 71-0 (1989) Author: Gibson, Bruce | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those justices... House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 73 71-0 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to filling vacancies in certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 74 71-0 (1989) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of certain judges from single-member districts or divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 84 71-0 (1989) Author: Evans, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain district courts from single-member districts or divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 97 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain districts from single-member districts or divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
SB 407 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges and to the election on confirmation of those justices and judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 1564 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Hill, Patricia
Relating to the administration and management of certain courts; the powers, assignment, and retirement of certain judges; and candidates for certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
SJR 7 71-0 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
SJR 9 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member or multimember districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
SJR 10 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
SJR 22 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges and certain district judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot ... Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
SJR 38 71-0 (1989) Author: Washington, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain district courts from single-member districts or divisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
SJR 51 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Special Subcommittee
HB 51 71-2 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 58 71-2 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the election of certain district judges. House: Redistricting Reported favorably with substitute
HB 59 71-2 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to court commissions for filling vacancies in the offices of district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 61 71-2 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the election of certain district judges from divisions within judicial districts. House: Redistricting Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 113 71-2 (1989) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Redistricting Coauthor authorized
HCR 34 71-2 (1989) Author: Hill, Patricia Requesting that Judge Bunton permit an interlocutory appeal of his order in relation to the LULAC v. Mattox decision. House: Judicial Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
HCR 36 71-2 (1989) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Expressing an endorsement of a plan to create six districts in the 13th Court of Appeals. House: Redistricting Coauthor authorized
HCR 38 71-2 (1989) Author: Larry, Jerald Expressing legislative intent to apportion state judicial district boundaries on the basis of state representative districts in those counties named in the LULAC v. Mattox case. House: Redistricting Reported favorably with substitute
HJR 4 71-2 (1989) Author: Evans, Larry | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain district courts from single-member districts or divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 8 71-2 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the apportionment of judicial districts. House: Redistricting Reported favorably with substitute
HR 70 71-2 (1989) Author: Uher, D.R. Requesting the Speaker to authorize an interim study of judicial districts. House: Redistricting Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 32 71-2 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to court commissions for filling vacancies in the offices of district judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 33 71-2 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 34 71-2 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the election of certain district judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 42 71-2 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 16 71-2 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted Expressing legislative intent to apportion state judicial district boundaries on the basis of state representative districts in those counties named in the LULAC v. Mattox case. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 19 71-2 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector | et. al. Expressing an endorsement of a plan to create six districts in the 13th Court of Appeals using state representative district boundaries. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SCR 25 71-2 (1989) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Expressing legislative intent regarding judicial districts in Travis County. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 3 71-2 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain district courts from single-member districts or divisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SR 74 71-2 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted Requesting the lieutenant governor to establish an interim commitee to study the issue of revising the system of choosing state judicial district judges. Senate: Administration Meeting canceled
HB 57 71-3 (1990) Author: Larry, Jerald Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 133 71-3 (1990) Author: Evans, Larry | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HCR 23 71-3 (1990) Author: Ovard, A.R. Expressing legislative intent regarding judicial reform. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 7 71-3 (1990) Author: Evans, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the redistricting of judicial districts in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 8 71-3 (1990) Author: Larry, Jerald Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member judicial divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 9 71-3 (1990) Author: Evans, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain district courts from single-member districts or divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HJR 14 71-3 (1990) Author: Hury, James Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of the chief justice and justices of the supreme court, the presiding judge and the judges of the court of criminal appeals, the chief justices.... House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 16 71-3 (1990) Author: Smith, Terral Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of appellate justices and judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those justices and judges.... House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 17 71-3 (1990) Author: Smith, Terral Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appointment of certain district judges by the governor and to confirmation elections on a nonpartisan ballot of those judges from single-member divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 2 71-3 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 54 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to limited voting in certain judicial races. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 55 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to limited voting in certain judicial races. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 56 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to limited voting in certain judicial races. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 73 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to the election of certain statutory county court judges from judicial districts within those counties. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 74 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to the election of certain district judges from divisions within judicial districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 75 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to the election of the justices of the courts of appeals from divisions within each court of appeals district. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 76 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to the election of supreme court justices from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 77 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Relating to the election of judges of the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SJR 2 71-3 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member judicial divisions. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 9 71-3 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member or multimember districts. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 10 71-3 (1990) Author: Glasgow, Bob | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain other courts from single-member districts or divisions. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SJR 13 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court and authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SJR 14 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the court of criminal appeals and authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of judges of the court of criminal appeals from. . . . . . Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SJR 15 71-3 (1990) Author: Montford, John Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the courts of appeals and to the election of justices to those courts from single-member divisions. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 58 71-4 (1990) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 86 71-4 (1990) Author: Gibson, Bruce | et. al. Relating to abolishing certain district courts and creating additional district courts and to the election of certain district court judges. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 87 71-4 (1990) Author: Cuellar, Henry | et. al. Relating to the election of justices of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District from single-member places. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 114 71-4 (1990) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals from single-member places. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HB 136 71-4 (1990) Author: Cavazos, Eddie Relating to the election of justices of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District from single-member places. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HCR 5 71-4 (1990) Author: Ovard, A.R. Expressing legislative intent regarding judicial selection. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 6 71-4 (1990) Author: Evans, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain district courts from single-member districts or divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in committee
HJR 9 71-4 (1990) Author: Hill, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of the supreme court and the court of criminal appeals and to the election of justices and judges of those courts by place from single-member districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 2 71-4 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 2 71-4 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member judicial divisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 6 71-4 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member or multimember districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 11 71-4 (1990) Author: Glasgow, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain other courts from single-member districts or divisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 42 71-5 (1990) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 70 71-5 (1990) Author: Hury, James Relating to voting in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 73 71-5 (1990) Author: Hury, James Relating to political contributions in connection with certain judicial offices; providing a criminal penalty. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 83 71-5 (1990) Author: Hury, James Relating to the election of justices of the courts of appeals. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 84 71-5 (1990) Author: Hury, James Relating to the nonpartisan election of judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 103 71-5 (1990) Author: Hury, James Relating to the furnishing of information pamphlets to voters in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HJR 3 71-5 (1990) Author: Evans, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain district courts from single-member districts or divisions. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 43 71-5 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to abolishing certain district courts, creating additional district courts, and the election of district court judges in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 4 71-5 (1990) Author: Glasgow, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the composition of certain courts and to the election of justices and judges of those courts and certain other courts from single-member districts or divisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 6 71-5 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single- member or multimember districts. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SJR 7 71-5 (1990) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to provide for the election of certain district judges from single-member judicial divisions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 75 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to voting in connection with judicial races. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 170 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the nonpartisan election of judicial officers. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 606 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the appointment of the appellate and district judges, to the apportionment of the state into courts of appeals and trial court commission districts, to the election on retention of appellate and district judges, and to the nonpartisan election of district judges. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1607 70-0 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the financing of campaigns for certain judicial offices and the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of the court. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2396 70-0 (1987) Author: Patronella, David Relating to political contributions involving certain judicial offices; amending Title 15, Election Code, by adding Section 251.0051 and 251.0052. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2397 70-0 (1987) Author: Patronella, David Relating to the limitation of campaign contributions to candidates for state judicial offices; providing criminal and civil penalties; and amending the Texas Election Code by adding Section 251.020. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2550 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to limitations on political contributions to candidates for certain judicial offices and persons holding those offices. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HJR 39 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the appointment of appellate and district judges by the governor from a list of candidates submitted by court commissions, and for elections on retaining judges in office. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 61 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of Collegial Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals from geographic regions; establishing authority to draw region boundaries and to reapportion decennially. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 62 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of Associate Justices of the Supreme Court from geographic regions; establishing authority to draw region boundaries and to reapportion decennially. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 63 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and Collegial Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals from geographic regions; establishing authority to draw region boundaries and to reapportion decenially. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 67 70-0 (1987) Author: Hill, Patricia Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the creation of the Judicial Screening Commission on Appellate Court Candidates and Nominees for Appointment. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 42 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to contributions and reporting of contributions in campaigns involving certain judicial offices; amending Title 15, Election Code, by adding Section 251.0051 and amending Subsection (d) of Section 251.011, Election Code, as amended. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 497 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to sanctions for violations of the code of Judicial Conduct by candidates for certain judicial offices. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 553 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to political contributions involving certain judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SJR 42 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court and to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Postponed in committee
SJR 43 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member or multimember districts. Postponed in committee
HB 29 70-2 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the financing of campaigns for certain judicial offices and the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of court; providing criminal penalties. House: Elections No action taken in committee
HB 119 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers; providing a penalty. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 177 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to straight-ticket voting in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 178 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to requirements for filing fees and signature petitions in the general primary election for certain judicial offices. House: Elections Point of order sustained
HB 199 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 327 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the form of the ballot for judicial races. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 328 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to voting in connection with judicial races. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 838 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the general election date for certain judicial offices. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1045 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers; providing a penalty; amending the Texas Election Code by adding Section 229a; Subdivision 3a to Section 61; Paragraph (e) to Subdivision 3 of Section 61c; and Subsection (e) to Section 187; and by amending Section 180; Subsection (c), Section 186; and Subdivision (1), Section 227 (Articles 6.05, 6.05c, 13.02, 13.08, 13.09, and 13.50, Vernon's Texas Election Code, respectively). House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1599 69-0 (1985) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2051 69-0 (1985) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the financing of campaigns for certain judicial offices and the increase of certain fees collected by clerks of court. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 2339 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the election of certain judicial officers from electoral districts. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2340 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 2341 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the form of the ballot for certain judicial races. House: Elections Motion to reconsider and table
HB 2509 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to requirements for filing fees and signature petitions in the general primary election for certain judicial offices. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HJR 88 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the election of certain judicial officers from electoral districts. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
SB 56 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 57 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to ballots, marking, and voting systems in the election of certain judicial officers. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 290 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to a reapportionment of the judicial districts of the state by the Judicial Districts Board or the Legislative Redistricting Board, the transfer of cases upon reapportionment, the jurisdiction and terms of courts, and the duties and powers of certain county and district officers. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks
SB 375 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the method by which candidates for offices regularly filled at the general election for state and county officers are nominated and elected. Senate: State Affairs Postponed in committee
SB 429 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to political contributions involving certain judicial offices; adding a new Section 239e to Chapter 14, Texas Election Code, as amended. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SB 645 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to reporting of contributions in campaigns for judicial office; adding Subsection (C-2) to Section 243 of the Texas Election Code, as amended (Article 14.07, Vernon's Texas Election Code). Senate: State Affairs Record vote
SB 1412 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of justices to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Supreme Judicial District from multimember districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SJR 36 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the election of certain judicial officers from electoral districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
SJR 41 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the election of justices to the courts of appeals from single-member or multimember districts. Senate: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 49 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 1030 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to a reapportionment of the judicial districts of the state by the Judicial Districts Board or the Legislative Redistricting Board. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1213 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to political contributions involving certain judicial offices. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to subcommittee
HB 1600 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Withdrawn by Author
HB 1890 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to limits on political contributions involving certain judicial offices. House: Elections Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HJR 56 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Judicial Districts Board and to provide for the reapportionment of judicial districts by that board or by the Legislative Redistricting Board. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HJR 87 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the election of judges to the supreme court and court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. House: Judiciary Record vote
SB 28 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 576 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to a reapportionment of the judicial districts of the state by the Judicial Districts Board of the Legislative Redistricting Board, the transfer of cases upon reapportionment, the jurisdiction and terms of courts, and the duties and powers of certain county and district officers. House: Regions, Compacts & Districts
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1301 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1302 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1303 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1311 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the election of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 16 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Judicial Districts Board and to provide for the reapportionment of judicial districts by that board or by the Legislative Redistricting Board. House: Regions, Compacts & Districts
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SJR 46 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the elections of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 47 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of justices to the supreme court from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 48 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the election of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SJR 49 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the elections of judges to the court of criminal appeals from single-member districts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 18 67-0 (1981) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to nonpartisan electionof certain judicial officers. House: Elections Coauthor authorized
HB 606 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the ballot designation of an incumbent judge. House: Elections Record vote
HB 607 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to a filing fee and petition requirements for candidates for certain judicial offices who are applying for a place on the primary election ballot. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
SB 706 67-0 (1981) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers. Senate: State Affairs Record vote
SB 1008 67-0 (1981) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers. Senate: State Affairs Postponed
SCR 4 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Memorializing Congress to initiate a constitutional amendment providing for election of federal district court judges. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 43 67-1 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to initial terms of additional justices of the courts of appeals and the designation of positions on election ballots. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 97 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the disqualification of a trial judge because of political endorsement by a party or an attorney representing a party in the case. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 888 66-0 (1979) Author: Untermeyer, Chase Relating to nonpartisan election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1655 66-0 (1979) Author: Ware, Bob Relating to nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HCR 28 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitehead, Emmett
Sponsor: Mengden, Walter
Memorializing Congress to initiate an amendment to the U.S. Constitution providing for election of federal district judges. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HJR 15 66-0 (1979) Author: Wright, Brad Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the selection of the elective judges and justices of the courts of this state, with certain exceptions, at nonpartisan elections held in the odd-numbered years. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 74 66-0 (1979) Author: Untermeyer, Chase Relating to nonpartisan election of judges. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 101 66-0 (1979) Author: Head, Fred Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of each justice and judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals from an Administrative Judicial District, with each court electing its chief justice or presiding judge. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 80 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to ballot identification of incumbent judges. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to subcommittee
SJR 10 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the selection of the elective judges and justices of the courts of this state, with certain exceptions, at nonpartisan elections held in the odd-numbered years. Senate: State Affairs Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 269 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the disqualification of a trial judge because of political endorsement by a party or an attorney representing a party in the case. House: Elections Referred to Committee on Elections
HB 303 65-0 (1977) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers and the procedures for their nomination and election; declaring certain acts to be crimes. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1781 65-0 (1977) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to candidacy for certain judicial offices; permitting person to run as the nominee of more than one political party or as both an independent candidate and the nominee of one or more political parties; amending the Texas Election Code. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
SB 833 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the election and term of office of the judge of the Probate Court No. 2 of Harris County, Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 1247 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to prohibiting campaign contributions to judges and judicial candidates by lawyers, groups of lawyers, bar associations, and other organizations requiring a law degree or law license as a prerequisite to membership and providing a penalty for violation. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably substituted
SJR 24 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the selection of the elective judges and justices of the courts of this state, with certain exceptions, at nonpartisan elections held in the odd-numbered years. Senate: Jurisprudence Recommitted to Subcommittee
HB 1107 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the election of the judges of the County Civil Courts at Law of Harris County and the judges of the County Criminal Courts at Law of Harris County by the voters of an electoral district within Harris County. House: Elections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1932 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the composition of certain judicial districts and the election of certain judges from single-judge electoral districts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Judicial Districts
HB 2154 64-0 (1975) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the election of the judges of the county courts at law of Bexar County by the voters of an electoral district within Bexar County. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HJR 73 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to creating single-judge districts for the election of district judges in certain counties. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SJR 29 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Amending Constitution to provide for selection of elective judges and justices of courts. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
HB 1407 63-0 (1973) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the nonpartisan nomination and election of certain judicial officers and the procedures for their nomination and election; containing criminal penalties. House: Judiciary Reported favorably
SJR 27 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the selection of the elective judges and justices of the courts of this state, with certain exceptions, at nonpartisan elections held in the odd-numbered years. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1361 62-0 (1971) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to creation of new judicial districts and reapportionment of existing districts.
HB 1375 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the nomination and nonpartisan election of trial judges.
HB 1459 62-0 (1971) Author: Finnell, Charles
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to the composition of administrative judicial districts.
HJR 74 62-0 (1971) Author: Earthman, Jim Proposing an amendment providing a procedure for the nonpartisan nomination and appointment of judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts of Civil Appeals and District Courts.
HJR 80 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment creating the Judicial District Board and defining the powers and duties of the board.
SB 688 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the creation of Judicial Districts Board with the power to reapportion the judicial districts of this state in order to further the prompt and efficient administration of justice.
SJR 37 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing amendment to the Texas Constitution, creating the Judicial Districts Board and defining the powers and duties of the Board.
SJR 43 62-0 (1971) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of appellate judges by the governor from a list of candidates submitted by a court nominating commission.
HB 404 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Election Code pertaining to the filing deadline for nominations in party primaries.
HB 796 60-0 (1967) Author: Jungmichel, Charles H. | et. al. Relating to reapportioning the 155th Judicial District and making necessary related provisions.
HB 1043 60-0 (1967) Author: Knapp, Jr., Walter Lee | et. al. Relating to reapportioning the judicial districts of the state; providing an effective date.
HJR 44 60-0 (1967) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas creating the Judicial Districts Board and defining the powers and duties of the Board.
SJR 2 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to authorize the Legislature to delegate the authority to abolish or dissolve judicial districts.
HJR 36 59-0 (1965) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas creating the Judicial Districts Board and defining the powers and duties of the Board.
HB 813 58-0 (1963) Author: Stollenwerck, Henry Relating to the reorganization of certain judicial districts and providing for the method of assignment of certain judges of the districts included in this Act; providing an effective date.
HJR 77 58-0 (1963) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for a Board for apportioning the State into Judicial Districts in the event the Legislature fails to make such apportionment.
HJR 43 56-0 (1959) Author: Dewey, Jr., Brownrigg Hefferron "Browny" | et. al. Proposing an amendment providing for apportionment of the State into judicial districts by the Legislature at stated intervals; creating the Judicial Redistricting Board to make such apportionment if the Legislature fails to do so.
HJR 10 55-0 (1957) Author: Bell, Marshall O. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas providing for apportionment of the State into judicial districts by the Legislature at stated intervals; creating the Judicial Redistricting Board to make such apportionment if the Legislature fails to do so.
HJR 2 54-0 (1955) Author: Pyle, Joe | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of Texas by adding a new section thereto to be known as Section 28a, so as to provide for a Board apportioning the State into congressional districts and judicial districts in the event the Legislature fails to make such apportionment.
HJR 13 54-0 (1955) Author: Bell, Marshall O. Proposing an amendment to Article V of the Constitution of the State of Texas by adding a new section to be known as Section 7a, providing for apportionment of the State into judicial districts by the Legislature at stated intervals; creating the Judicial Redistricting Board to make such apportionment if the Legislature fails to do so, and defining the powers and duties of the Board.
HJR 20 54-0 (1955) Author: Atwell, Ben Proposing an amendment to Article V of the Constitution of the State of Texas, so as to provide for a Board for apportioning the state into judicial districts in the event the Legislature fails to make such apportionment; providing for the issuance of the necessary proclamation by the Governor.
HB 424 53-0 (1953) Author: Bryan, Sr., Jack C. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to provide that a candidate for District Judge in a Judicial District composed of two or more counties shall be required to pay a maximum of One Hundred Dollars ($100) as a filing fee to the Executive Committee of each county in the Judicial District as a prerequisite to having his name placed on the primary election ballot.
HJR 46 53-0 (1953) Author: Burkett, Omar Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for a Board for apportioning the state into judicial districts in the event the Legislature fails to make such apportionment.
HJR 20 49-0 (1945) Author: Grisham, Robert N. Proposing an amendment so as to provide for nine Justices of the Supreme Court selected from Supreme Court Districts.
HB 110 48-0 (1943) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending Article so as to provide for the election of a special judge in the district court under certain circumstances.
HB 505 48-0 (1943) Author: Mangum, Preston P. "Pete" Relating to setting the filing fees in the primary elections for all Judges of Courts of Civil Appeals in the several Judicial Districts of the State of Texas.
HB 970 46-0 (1939) Author: Vint, Edward Lee Relating to providing for the election and for appointment of a special judge in Probate Court to preside when the regularly elected Judge is unable or incapable of presiding.
SB 329 39-0 (1925) Author: Bledsoe, William Harrison Relating to exempting nominations by political parties of candidates for judicial office above the grade of County Judge from the requirements and operation of the primary election laws. Senate: State Affairs
SB 70 37-0 (1921) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to the nomination of candidates for judicial offices by convention plan.
HB 442 35-0 (1917) Author: DeBogory, Eugene Relating to nominations by primary elections of judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Court of Civil Appeals, district and county judges.
HB 143 35-4 (1918) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee | et. al. Relating to providing for the nomination of the judges of the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals and the Courts of Civil Appeals of this state by the different political parties in this state by conventions in place of primaries.
HB 10 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending an act providing for the election of special county judges in certain cases.
HB 483 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending article 1533 of the Revised Statutes.

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