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HB 221 86-0 (2019) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 465 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 743 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the appointment and duties of an attorney ad litem for certain relatives in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1021 86-0 (2019) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to a prohibition on the imposition of court costs and filing or other fees on certain indigent defendants and plaintiffs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1456 86-0 (2019) Author: Dominguez, Alex Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent person in certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1457 86-0 (2019) Author: Dominguez, Alex Relating to attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1812 86-0 (2019) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2235 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the amount credited in a state fiscal year to the judicial fund to provide basic civil legal services. House: Appropriations
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 2973 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Jessica Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3500 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3539 86-0 (2019) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3827 86-0 (2019) Author: Sherman, Sr., Carl Relating to the procedures for appointing counsel to represent indigent defendants in certain post-conviction proceedings in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3920 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the establishment of the inmate legal services office and to the appointment and compensation of certain legal counsel for certain indigent inmates and other persons in secure correctional facilities. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4125 86-0 (2019) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the creation of tenant legal services offices by local governments to assist low-income residential tenants in eviction cases and in cases involving discrimination based on the tenants' disabilities. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4605 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 41 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to exemptions to reporting and list requirements for certain attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, amicus attorneys, mediators, and guardians. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 583 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Rose, Toni
Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1293 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
Relating to the authority of certain courts to employ attorneys as mental health public defenders and to the reimbursement of an attorney who represents an indigent proposed patient in certain mental health proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1649 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services and to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1674 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the amount credited in a state fiscal year to the judicial fund to provide basic civil legal services. Senate: Finance Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 50 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the discharge or waiver of fines and costs imposed on indigent defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 351 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses and to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 686 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to bail release decisions in criminal cases and the payment of certain costs by a defendant released on bail. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2071 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3411 85-0 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3729 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 527 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Cook, Byron
Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1912 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness and representation of proposed patients in proceedings for court-ordered mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 286 85-1 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to making an appropriation to provide grants to assist counties in providing indigent defense services. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1346 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 1795 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the eligibility for indigent status for purposes of the driver responsibility program. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2525 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 2723 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2825 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2969 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3338 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the appointment of counsel for indigent defendants arrested for, charged with, or taking appeal from a conviction of an assault punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3633 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to reimbursement for the costs of legal services provided to an indigent defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 260 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 316 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Leach, Jeff
Relating to the prioritization of certain available legal defense services when appointing representation for an indigent defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 544 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to reimbursement for the costs of legal services provided to an indigent defendant in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 662 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1056 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to penalties for certain criminal offenses regarding operating a motor vehicle; imposing a fee and changing a surcharge. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1057 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1353 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1517 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1931 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1318 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent certain youths and indigent defendants. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 3207 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the authority of public defenders to refuse to accept indigent defense appointments for good cause. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
SB 592 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 780 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Relating to the prioritization of certain available legal defense services when appointing representation for an indigent defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1774 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the procedures for and the oversight of the commitment of sexually violent predators. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 27 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the payment of fines and costs by defendants who are unable to pay the fines and costs in misdemeanor cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1392 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a fee imposed on the transfer of property following a foreclosure sale to fund civil legal services for indigents. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1646 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1754 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1918 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2174 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3323 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 170 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 726 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service fees and court costs imposed to fund the account. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1025 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to service of citation and appointment of an attorney ad litem for an indigent parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1028 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1308 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1682 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Relating to the creation of managed assigned counsel programs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 34 82-1 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 23 82-1 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. Co-author authorized
HB 2058 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2517 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the dedication of certain civil penalties for violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to provide civil legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2616 81-0 (2009) Author: Heflin, Joe Relating to attorney fees in parent-child proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3580 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the establishment of the capital writs committee and the office of capital writs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3776 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to a filing fee imposed on a notice of foreclosure sale to fund civil legal services for indigents. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4382 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to standards of competency for attorneys appointed as counsel to indigent applicants in certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 625 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1091 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to the establishment of the capital writs committee and the office of capital writs and to the appointment and compensation of certain counsel for indigent defendants in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1130 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1579 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the procedure for appointment of counsel for indigent defendants. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1581 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2162 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of counsel for the purposes of community supervision revocation or appellate proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2167 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the repeal of the indigent defense representation fund. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2214 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a filing fee imposed on a notice of foreclosure sale to fund civil legal services for indigents. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2279 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the dedication of certain civil penalties for violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to provide civil legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1178 80-0 (2007) Author: Escobar, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to procedures applicable to waivers of the right to counsel in certain adversary judicial proceedings that may result in punishment by confinement. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1265 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the operations of the Task Force on Indigent Defense and a legal services fee for indigent persons paid by members of the state bar. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1266 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1267 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to appointment procedures concerning and compensation and reimbursement for counsel appointed to represent indigent defendants in certain criminal and post-conviction proceedings and to the creation of an indigent defense representation fund. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1406 80-0 (2007) Author: Flores, Kino | et. al. Relating to the State Bar of Texas fee to provide legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3060 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to issuance by a court of a capias, a capias pro fine, or an arrest warrant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3636 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the appointment of an attorney to represent an indigent defendant who is in the custody of a correctional facility of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or another related correctional facility. House: Corrections Reported favorably as substituted
SB 159 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Peña, Aaron | et. al.
Relating to a local public defender's office that represents indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 168 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to the State Bar of Texas fee to provide legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 306 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Pierson, Paula | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 454 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to procedures applicable to waivers of the right to counsel in certain adversary judicial proceedings. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 528 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Peña, Aaron
Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 647 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to create a permanent fund for indigent defense. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1557 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the appointment of an attorney to represent an indigent defendant who is in the custody of a correctional facility of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or another related correctional facility. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1655 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the capital writs committee and the office of capital writs. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1823 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to representation of applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2012 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the imposition of a fee on conviction of a criminal offense and on the filing of a civil case to support indigent defendant programs. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 62 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to procedures for appealing a residential eviction suit. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 268 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 393 79-0 (2005) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent defendant after adversarial judicial proceedings are initiated in certain counties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 612 79-0 (2005) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to certain information provided to an attorney appointed to represent an indigent defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1276 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the appointment of counsel for indigent defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1701 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the defense of indigent persons accused of a criminal offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1954 79-0 (2005) Author: Merritt, Tommy Relating to the financial consequences to a county of the appointment of counsel in certain cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2861 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to requiring criminal district court approval before counsel in a noncapital indigent defense case incurs certain expenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3130 79-0 (2005) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to certain procedures for the handling of criminal cases in justice or municipal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 232 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the State Bar of Texas fee to provide legal services to the indigent. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1080 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to pre-trial procedures in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1218 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to pre-trial procedures in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 1425 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Solis, Jim
Relating to the filing of an affidavit of inability to pay in appealing a small claims court judgment. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 19 79-1 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 113 79-3 (2006) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to payment of certain claims for indigent inmate defense. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 615 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent applicant for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 665 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to standards of competency for attorneys appointed as counsel to indigent applicants in certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1412 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to procedures for establishing a public appointment list of attorneys from which to appoint counsel for indigent defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1734 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to representation of applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 2014 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2127 78-0 (2003) Author: Castro, Joaquin | et. al. Relating to certain information provided to an attorney appointed to represent an indigent defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2656 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to a costs on conviction for indigent defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1057 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal and juvenile justice cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/04
SB 1224 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent applicant for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 1601 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to unclaimed funds in class actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1602 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the membership fee collected by the supreme court from members of the state bar. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 19 78-1 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent applicant for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 90 78-1 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the time in which counsel must be appointed for indigent misdemeanants in certain counties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 307 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the representation of indigent inmate defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 449 70-0 (1987) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the appointment, duties and compensation of a public defender for the 33rd Judicial District. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 618 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to a defendant's right to be represented by counsel in certain criminal proceedings and to the duties and compensation of appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1108 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to a defendant's right to be represented by counsel in certain criminal proceedings and to the duties and compensation of appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 73 70-2 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 846 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to the costs of a trial or appeal of an indigent defendant charged with an offense committed in the scope of the defendant's employment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 940 69-0 (1985) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the costs of a trial or appeal of an indigent defendant charged with an offense committed in the scope of the defendant's employment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1032 69-0 (1985) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to the costs of a trial or appeal of an indigent defendant charges with an offense committed in the scope of the defendant's employment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1880 69-0 (1985) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to a county's authority to create a public defender's office in the county. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2017 69-0 (1985) Author: Cain, David Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 2138 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the preparation for trial by an appointed counsel in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 144 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the payment of court-appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Postponed in s/c
SB 405 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Chet
Sponsor: Hammond, Bill
Relating to eligibility requirements for public defenders. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1174 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendants in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 122 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to proof of a person's inability to pay costs of suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 158 68-0 (1983) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 217 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 419 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the mandatory use of interest earned on certain client funds held by attorneys to provide legal services to the indigent in civil matters. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 821 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the protection of parental rights in suits affecting the parent-child relationship and in emergency procedures for the protection of a child. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1677 68-0 (1983) Author: Salinas, Froy
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the protection of parental rights and to the standard of proof in suits affecting the parent-child relationship in which termination of the parent-child relationship is sought. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 158 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the payment of court-appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 244 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the mandatory use of interest earned on certain client funds held by attorneys, law firms, or professional corporations engaged in the practice of law to provide legal services to the indigent in civil matters; to the deposit of the funds; to the creation and administration of a program by the Texas Supreme Court to carry out the purpose of Article 317a, Revised Statutes, and to the powers and duties of the court; to the formation, operation, powers, duties, and liability of a nonprofit corporation to be the recipient and disbursing agent for interest earned on client funds; and to liability of depository institutions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Record vote
SB 492 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to establishment and funding of a program to provide legal services for the indigent. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 756 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendants in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 100 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to proof of a person's inability to pay costs of suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 526 67-0 (1981) Author: Lewis, Gibson Relating to payment of court appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 1143 67-0 (1981) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1225 67-0 (1981) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to a deposit for a transcription by a court reporter and payment for a transcription ordered by the court for an indigent party. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1878 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to minimum compensation for certain court-appointed attorneys. House: Judiciary
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Human Resources
HB 1981 67-0 (1981) Author: Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Relating to the compensation of a court-appointed counsel in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2269 67-0 (1981) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the appointment of counsel for persons too poor to employ counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 12 67-0 (1981) Author: Short, E.L.
Sponsor: Lewis, Gibson
Relating to payment of court-appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases; providing limitation periods for indictments of felonies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 432 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the administration and financing of a program to provide representation by counsel and transcription services for indigent defendents in criminal cases; changing certain of the fee schedules allowed in such cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 190 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to proof of a person's inability to pay costs of a suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 243 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to payment by the state of part of attorneys' fees and expenses for representation for indigent criminal defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1091 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to compensation for a transcripttion by a court reporter for an indigent defendant. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1993 66-0 (1979) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the right to representation by counsel in criminal proceedings, compensation for appointed counsel, and reimbursement to the counties by defendants and by the state; providing fees to the state to be paid by nonindigent defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 272 66-0 (1979) Author: Short, E.L.
Sponsor: Mayes, Ed
Relating to payment of court appointed counsel by a county in certain criminal proceedings and by the state in capital cases. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Failure to suspend the rules
SB 446 66-0 (1979) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Criss, Lloyd
Providing for the appointment and compensation of public defenders in certain counties; defining their duties and responsibilities; and providing for other court appointed attorneys. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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SB 750 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the right to representation by counsel in criminal proceedings, compensation for appointed counsel, and reimbursement to the counties by defendants and by the state; authorizing appropriations; providing fees to the state to be paid by nonindigent defendants. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 131 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the proof of a person's inability to pay costs of suit or appeal or to give security for costs of suit or appeal; and declaring an emergency. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Calendars
HB 956 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to nonprofit legal services corporations and prepaid legal insurance. House: Insurance Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 1034 65-0 (1977) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to payment by the state of part of the attorney's fees and expenses for representation of indigent criminal defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Calendars
SB 1113 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to compensation for court appointed attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Motion lost
SB 1295 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Willis, Doyle
Providing for the appointment and compensation of defense attorneys of Tarrant County to represent certain indigent persons; prescribing the qualifications, powers, and responsibilities of such attorneys. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1007 64-0 (1975) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the proof of a person's inability to pay costs of suit or appeal or to give security for costs of suit or appeal. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1529 64-0 (1975) Author: Short, E.L. Relating to payment of court appointed counsel by the state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Rules suspended
HB 1749 64-0 (1975) Author: Edwards III, Jimmie C.
Sponsor: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Relating to payment of fees for counsel, investigation, and expert testimony for certain prisoners of the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Social Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 2119 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the creation, administration, powers, and duties of a board to represent and provide legal counsel to prison inmates. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 835 63-0 (1973) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to furnishing legal and investigative services to indigents and providing legal counsel for indigents accused of crime and to investigating entitlement to release of persons accused of crime on personal bond; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Notice given
HB 929 62-0 (1971) Author: Farenthold, Frances Relating to providing legal services for indigents.
HB 1792 62-0 (1971) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B.
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the compensation to be paid counsel appointed to defend an indigent.
HR 554 62-0 (1971) Author: Poff, Jr., Bryan | et. al. Creating an interim committee to study the establishment of a public defender system.
SB 328 62-0 (1971) Author: Bridges, Ronald W. Relating to permitting excess funds not needed for the maintenance of County Law Libraries, in counties having a population of three hundred fifty thousand (350,000) or less, to be used for providing legal services for indigents; raising the maximum fee that can be collected to $10.00 and extending it to criminal cases.
HB 541 61-0 (1969) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to providing compensation from county funds for court-appointed counsel in habeas corpus hearings.
HB 559 61-0 (1969) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Relating to furnishing legal and investigative services to indigents and providing legal counsel for indigents accused of crime and to investigating entitlement to release of persons accused of crime on personal bond.
SB 286 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Relating to furnishing legal counsel for indigents accused of crime in certain counties and to investigating entitlement to release of persons on personal bond.
HB 757 60-0 (1967) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to furnishing legal counsel for indigents accused of crime and to investigating entitlement to release of persons on personal bond.
HB 974 60-0 (1967) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to the payment of court-appointed counsel for certain delinquent children charged with a crime in counties where state training schools are located.
HB 1013 60-0 (1967) Author: Shannon, Jr., Joe | et. al. Relating to creation of a public defender office in Tarrant County.
HCR 40 59-0 (1965)
HB 608 58-0 (1963) Author: Shannon, Jr., Thomas Clifton "Tommy" Relating to defendants in felony cases who are not able to pay for a transcript of the evidence.
HB 1004 58-0 (1963) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" | et. al. Relating to authorizing certain counties to establish the office of Public Defender.
SB 260 57-0 (1961) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to authorizing counties to establish the Office of Public Defender; excepting counties of less than two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) population; providing qualifications, appointment, duties, expenses and salary, records and reports.
HB 139 56-0 (1959) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" Relating to defendants in felony cases who are not able to pay for a transcript of the evidence.
HB 229 56-0 (1959) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that when an accused in any felony is arraigned or it is made known to the court at any time that he is not able to hire an attorney that the court shall appoint one (1) or more practicing attorneys to represent him and the attorney shall have ten (10) days notice unless waived in writing by the accused and attorney.
HB 230 56-0 (1959) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by increasing attorney fees for representation of indigents accused of felony offenses.
HB 667 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnston, Dean Francis | et. al. Relating to permitting any county to establish an office of Public Defender.
SB 59 56-0 (1959) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to authorize counties to establish the office of public defender.
HB 62 56-1 (1959) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by increasing attorney fees for representation of indigents accused of felony offenses.
HB 38 56-2 (1959) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure increasing attorney fees for representation of indigents accused of felony offense; providing for fees on pleas of guilty.
HB 210 55-0 (1957) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Relating to compensation of counsel appointed by the court to defend persons in felony cases; fixing and requiring the payment of minimum fees and authorizing the commissioners court of each county to fix the maximum for fees payable in that county.
HB 264 55-0 (1957) Author: Patterson, Robert R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by increasing attorney fees for representation of indigents accused of felony offenses.
HB 678 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to Court appointed counsel.
HB 822 55-0 (1957) Author: Elliott, William Marshall "Bill" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas so as to provide for the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent accused.
SB 213 55-0 (1957) Author: Gonzalez, Henry Barbosa Relating to authorizing counties to establish the office of public defender.
HB 435 53-0 (1953) Author: Caufield, Stanley W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that an accused person in capital cases shall be entitled to be represented by an attorney having at least ten years experience.
HB 14 52-0 (1951) Author: Buchanan, Dexter Harold "Buck" | et. al. Relating to providing for compensation of counsel appointed pursuant to law to defend persons in criminal cases; providing for the payment of such compensation.
HB 813 51-0 (1949) Author: Peterson, Dudley W. Relating to providing for compensation of counsel appointed pursuant to law to defend persons in criminal cases.
HB 429 50-0 (1947) Author: Fertsch, Marvin D. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, providing for compensation of counsel appointed to defend persons who are too poor to employ counsel in capital felony cases.
HB 601 50-0 (1947) Author: Reams, Sam G. Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to provide for the payment of fees to attorneys appointed by the court to defend indigent persons too poor to employ counsel.
HB 662 49-0 (1945) Author: Harris, Joe Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for compensation of counsel appointed to defend persons who are too poor to employ counsel.
HB 353 47-0 (1941) Author: Hutchinson, Everett C. Relating to amending a certain Act providing for free statement of facts on appeal for paupers.
SB 216 45-0 (1937) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to providing for causes to be docketed in judicial proceedings in cases of lunacy and providing that the County or District Attorney shall appear and represent the State on the hearing, and the defendant shall be entitled to counsel and providing that in proper cases the County Judge may appoint counsel for that purpose.
HB 48 41-4 (1930) Author: Hardy, Bailey Whitson Relating to providing for the obtaining of a statement of facts on appeal by a pauper and providing the compensation of the court reporter.
HB 506 37-0 (1921) Author: Moore, Joseph M. "Joe" | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding contents of affidavit in lieu of security or cash deposits for cost in trial courts, etc.
HB 189 35-0 (1917) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to the appointment of counsel in felony cases for indigent defendants and allowing attorney's fees.
HB 306 35-0 (1917) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to regulating the appointment of counsel by the court for persons indicted, charged and tried in felony cases.
HB 353 34-0 (1915) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for appointment of counsel by court for persons indicted, charged and tried in Felony cases who are too poor to employ or secure counsel for their defense.
HB 655 34-0 (1915) Author: Burges, Richard Fenner Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to appeals of parties unable to pay or secure costs of appeal.
SB 21 30-0 (1907) Author: Stone, Thomas P. "Tom" Relating to court costs; relating to giving security for costs.

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