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HB 431 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 459 85-0 (2017) Author: Dale, Tony Relating to the suspension of a driver's license for the failure to pay a surcharge. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 799 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/17
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 1259 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to requirements relating to an application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1322 85-0 (2017) Author: Burns, DeWayne Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2727 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to access to a residence or former residence to retrieve personal property, including access based on danger of family violence. House: Business & Industry Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3097 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the procedures following a child fatality or near fatality and the relating investigation by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3657 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for justices of the peace. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Transportation
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 366 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures filed in connection with certain county judicial offices. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 378 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 920 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to access to a residence or former residence to retrieve personal property, including access based on danger of family violence. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 178 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 1511 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to appointment of a municipal judge to serve as a visiting justice of the peace in certain proceedings involving misdemeanor traffic offenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2894 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the election of certain county bail bond board members. House: County Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3631 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to administration of a justice court technology fund in certain counties by a justice of the peace council. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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
HB 3965 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the persons who are eligible for appointment as a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 292 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 457 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 873 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Moody, Joe
Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1740 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of certain judges in criminal cases to review and modify a bail bond set by a municipal court judge or justice of the peace. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 520 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to certain fees paid in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1125 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the rights of an accused person in and the written waiver of extradition proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2211 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures filed in connection with certain county judicial offices. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3062 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to the failure to report a missing child or the death of a child; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 103 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the requirement that certain counties continue to be divided into not fewer than four precincts used to elect justices of the peace and constables. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 693 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to where a justice of the peace court is held. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 799 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to where certain justice of the peace courts may be held. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1014 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to appointment of a municipal judge to serve as a visiting justice of the peace in certain proceedings involving misdemeanor traffic offenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2394 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy Relating to the education requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 376 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to a fee collected for a jury trial in a civil case. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 29 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the qualifications for office of justice of the peace in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 559 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the nondisclosure of certain personal information in voter registration records, concealed handgun license records, and tax appraisal records that relates to a justice of the peace. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 588 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to fees charged by a justice of the peace for certain documents in a criminal case. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1488 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the summoning of jurors to justice of the peace courts in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2635 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the issuance of Municipal Judge and Justice of the Peace specialty license plates. House: Transportation Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2767 81-0 (2009) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for municipal judges and justices of the peace. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Left pending in committee
HB 3151 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the authority of certain justices of the peace to issue a search warrant for a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
SB 312 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Shelton, Mark
Relating to the regulation and certification of medical examiners and the conduct of autopsy and inquest investigations by justices of the peace and medical examiners; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 320 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the qualifications for office of justice of the peace in certain counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 409 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to fees charged by a justice of the peace for certain documents in a criminal case. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1274 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the summoning of jurors to justice of the peace courts in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 423 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to requiring that medical examiners and justices of the peace report certain deaths that result from a motor vehicle accident to the Texas Department of Public Safety. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 723 80-0 (2007) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to an annual report by a justice of the peace regarding certain income. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 1501 80-0 (2007) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for justices of the peace. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1903 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to continuing educational requirements of a justice of the peace who is a licensed attorney. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1909 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to the composition of a juvenile board. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2468 80-0 (2007) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the filing of financial statements by justices of the peace and candidates for justice of the peace in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 237 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in civil cases in justice of the peace courts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2206 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to authorizing a justice or municipal court to grant an occupational driver's license. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
HB 3441 79-0 (2005) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the exchange of benches between justices of the peace. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3519 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the appointment of temporary justices of the peace in certain counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 435 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the education requirements for a justice of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 436 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Solis, Jim
Relating to the records of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SJR 42 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the terms of office of justices of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1413 78-0 (2003) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the waiver of the 72-hour waiting period for a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1424 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to requiring superintendents and general managers of institutions to report the deaths of certain individuals; providing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1509 78-0 (2003) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the jurisdiction of and filing fees in certain courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2989 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to an inquest when a body part is found and to the qualifications of a person conducting an inquest. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3334 78-0 (2003) Author: Mabry, John | et. al. Relating to requirements regarding certification that a forensic anthropologist must meet in order to assist a medical examiner. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 48 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the removal of justices of the peace by the legislature and specifying when the house and the senate may consider the removal of justices of the peace and other officers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 99 78-0 (2003) Author: Moreno, Joe Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring eight justice of the peace precincts in Harris County, with at least two justices of the peace and at least one constable to be elected in each of those precincts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 356 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to forensic anthropologists and to an inquest when a body part is found. House: Public Health
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 826 78-0 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to reporting the deaths of certain individuals; providing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1225 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Relating to the removal of a body part or tissue from a decedent who died under circumstances requiring an inquest. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
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SJR 9 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring eight justice of the peace precincts in Harris County, with at least two justices of the peace and at least one constable to be elected in each of those precincts. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 875 77-0 (2001) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the authority of a county judge to conduct certain inquests. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 888 77-0 (2001) Author: Ramsay, Tom Relating to the authority of a county judge to conduct certain inquests. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1035 77-0 (2001) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the educational requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1256 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Dan Relating to employment as a peace officer while serving as a justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1637 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the persons who are eligible for appointment as a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Companion considered in lieu of
HB 1871 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim | et. al. Relating to special license plates for a justice of the peace. House: Transportation Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2169 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the disqualification of certain judges or justices of the peace to sit in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 65 77-0 (2001) Author: Hardcastle, Rick Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Archer County to combine justice of the peace and constable precincts. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SB 250 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to the persons who are eligible for appointment as a temporary justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 370 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the performance of an autopsy on an individual injured in one county and dying in another county. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 495 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the educational requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SJR 21 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of justice of the peace in McMullen County. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 45 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the requirement that certain administrative hearings involving the Department of Public Safety be heard by a justice of the peace. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 187 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the disqualification of a judge in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 702 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the qualifications of justices of the peace in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1213 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the administration of the justice courts in certain counties. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1833 76-0 (1999) Author: Counts, David
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a justice of the peace or municipal court judge by the Department of Public Safety. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 2589 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the assignment of a justice of the peace as a visiting judge. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3265 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the duties of a justice of the peace with respect to inquests on dead bodies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
HB 3775 76-0 (1999) Author: Olivo, Dora
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the persons a justice of the peace may order to take a specimen of blood from the body of a person who died in a vehicle accident. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/99
HJR 65 76-0 (1999) Author: Homer, Mark Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Hopkins County to be divided into two to six precincts for justices of the peace and constables. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HJR 71 76-0 (1999) Author: Homer, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the number of precincts that certain counties must create for justices of the peace and constables. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed with the Secretary of State
SJR 31 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing Rockwall County to be divided into two to six precincts for justices of the peace and constables. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 638 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the education requirements for certain justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Tagged in committee
HB 889 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to the collection of debts by certain public officials. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1025 70-0 (1987) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to certain fees collected by justices courts and county courts in civil matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1104 70-0 (1987) Author: Waldrop, Tom
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to qualifications, powers, and duties of a justice of the peace in regard to inquests and the creation of certain offenses concerning dead bodies; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 2214 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the administration of the justice courts in Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HJR 6 70-0 (1987) Author: Hollowell, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the jurisdiction of justice courts and giving those courts jurisdiction in certain criminal cases punishable by confinement in jail House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HJR 99 70-0 (1987) Author: Carriker, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the division of counties into Justice of the Peace or Constable precincts. House: County Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 898 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Waldrop, Tom
Relating to qualifications, powers, and duties of a justice of the peace in regard to inquests and the creation of certain offenses concerning dead bodies; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1298 70-0 (1987) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Defining "intoxicated" in terms of alcohol concentration or presence of a controlled substance or drug; relating to liability of persons who take blood samples to obtain evidence of such concentration or presence; relating to obtaining such evidence in autopsies; and relating to participation in pretrial diversion programs of persons convicted of offenses involving such concentration or presence and use of the fact of such participation in assessing penalties after subsequent convictions; amending Subsections (c) and (h) of Section 3, Chapter 434, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969, as amended (Article 67011-5, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); Subsection (b) of Section 19.05, Penal Code, as amended; Article 49.03, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; and Subsection (a), Section 10, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HJR 10 70-2 (1987) Author: Blackwood, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain justice precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SJR 6 70-2 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Blackwood, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that certain justice precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 263 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to collection of debts by certain public officials. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 264 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to the courtroom, office space, and services furnished to a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 956 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to courtrooms, office space, equipment, and supplies for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HB 1095 69-0 (1985) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to official identification cards for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1439 69-0 (1985) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to certain former justices of the peace conducting inquests and arraignments. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2310 69-0 (1985) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the conducting of inquests and the duty of peace officers to notify justices of the peace and other magistrates of deaths; providing a penalty. House: Law Enforcement 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HJR 69 69-0 (1985) Author: Hollowell, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the jurisdiction of justice courts and giving those courts jurisdiction in certain criminal cases punishable by confinement in jail. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 251 69-0 (1985) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Thompson, Gary
Relating to courtrooms, office space, equipment, and supplies for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 17 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the duty of a justice of the peace to notify a defendant of his right to appeal a criminal conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with substitute
HB 276 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the persons authorized to request an autopsy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 923 68-0 (1983) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to qualifications for the offices of justice of the peace and constable. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1172 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Tip Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1284 68-0 (1983) Author: Valles, Robert "Bob" Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1396 68-0 (1983) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to fees collected by justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1979 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to office space, equipment and supplies for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs Referred to Committee on County Affairs
HJR 91 68-0 (1983) Author: Harrison, Dudley
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Filed without the Governor's signature
HJR 103 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: County Affairs Withdrawn by Author
SB 474 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Gary
Relating to office space, equipment and supplies, and courtrooms for justices of the peace. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 1293 68-0 (1983) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Willis, Doyle
Giving to justices of the peace, medical examiners, and their personnel the protection provided under Chapter 309, Act of the 64th Legislature, Regular Session, 1975. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 182 67-0 (1981) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to authority of a justice of the peace to collect fees and process checks or similar sight orders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 503 67-0 (1981) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 701 67-0 (1981) Author: Ware, Bob Relating to courtroom and office space for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1333 67-0 (1981) Author: Browder, Larry Relating to the salaries of justices of the peace and constables. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 2145 67-0 (1981) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the compensation of the justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HJR 35 67-0 (1981) Author: Patterson, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 84 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, El Franco
Sponsor: Mengden, Walter
Proposing a constitutional amendment to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HJR 90 67-0 (1981) Author: Shaw, Larry Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain counties. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 34 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to boundaries of justice precincts and to the terms of office of affected justices of the peace and constables. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 794 67-0 (1981) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to authority of justice of the peace in certain counties to collect fees and process checks or similar sight orders. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 1220 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Keller, Ray
Relating to residence requirements for the offices of justice of the peace and constable. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective 8/31/81
SJR 3 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Proposing a constitutional amendment to the division of counties into precincts for the election of justices of the peace, constables, and county commissioners. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
HB 370 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Price, Bob
Relating to payment of costs for an autopsy ordered by a justice of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 790 66-0 (1979) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the compensation of justices of the peace where two or more justice courts are in the same precinct. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 874 66-0 (1979) Author: Watson, Ed
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to courtroom and office space for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1357 66-0 (1979) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the exemption from a medical examination of certain marriage license applicants on the order of a justice of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HJR 122 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the location of an office of a justice of the peace. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 123 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit fewer than four constable and justice of the peace precincts in a county. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 391 66-0 (1979) Author: Price, Bob Relating to payment of costs for an autopsy ordered by a justice of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 473 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to boundaries of justice precincts and to the terms of office of affected justices of the peace and constables. House: Elections
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Elections
SB 1145 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to providing medical assistance to justices of the peace in their duty to hold inquest and to provide a means of assistance to counties which do not have medical examiners. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
HB 307 65-0 (1977) Author: Bryant, John W.
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace and a medical examiner to permit the taking of corneal tissue for transplants; and providing immunity in certain civil suits. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 557 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Relating to fees collected by justices of the peace. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 2252 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to courtroom and office space for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HCR 60 65-0 (1977) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to judicial license plates for justices of the peace. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HJR 37 65-0 (1977) Author: Lalor, Lance
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Proposing amendments to Article V, Sections 16 and 19, of the Texas Constitution, to extend the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in civil cases. House: Constitutional Amendments
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed with the Secretary of State
HJR 46 65-0 (1977) Author: Hill, Gerald Proposing amendments to Article V, Sections 16 and 19, of the Texas Constitution, to expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy is $500 or less. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 60 65-0 (1977) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Proposing amendments to the Texas constitution to expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy is $500 or less and to raise the minimum civil jurisdiction of the county court to cases in excess of $500. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SJR 42 65-0 (1977) Author: Harris, O.H. To expand the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include civil cases where the amount in controversy in $500 or less. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1046 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the provision of places in certain courthouses for justices of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1918 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to county medical examiners. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned from the House
HJR 4 64-0 (1975) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to extending jurisdiction of the justices of the peace in certain civil cases. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SJR 36 64-0 (1975) Author: Williams, Lindon Amending Constitution to extend the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to include misdemeanors under certain circumstances. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
HB 81 63-0 (1973) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Relating to the removal of justices of the peace by amending the definition of "incompetency." House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 624 63-0 (1973) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to the establishment and operation of justice courts of record in this state and providing for justices of the peace to prside over such courts. House: Judiciary Considered in public hearing
SB 99 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to establishment and operation of justice courts of record in this state and providing for justices of the peace to preside over such courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 673 63-0 (1973) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Williams, Lindon
Relating to removing justices of the peace from exemption with respect to compensation, expenses and allowances of county and precinct officials. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 168 62-0 (1971) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the removal of justices of the peace with certain exemptions.
HB 331 62-0 (1971) Author: Stroud, J.W. Relating to time spent as a justice of the peace or judge on certain courts to be credited as judicial service for purposes of retirement under certain circumstances.
HB 809 62-0 (1971) Author: Wolff, Nelson Relating to requiring one justice of the peace to be holding court in each county seat at all times.
HB 1644 62-0 (1971) Author: Salter, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Murray
Relating to the salaries of justices of the peace in certain counties.
HJR 41 62-0 (1971) Author: Niland, Tom
Sponsor: Wallace, Jim
Proposing an amendment to require the commissioners court in all counties in the state to compensate all justices of peace on a salary basis beginning January 01 1972.
SB 736 62-0 (1971) Author: Christie, Joe
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H. Tati
Relating to providing for the payment of a fee upon authorization of the local County Commissioners Court to any Justice of the Peace conducting a hearing on revocation of driver's license.
SB 6 62-1 (1971) Author: Watson, Murray Relating to the salaries of justices of the peace and constables in certain counties.
HB 1364 61-0 (1969) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to the disqualification of judges and justices of the peace in certain cases.
SB 139 61-0 (1969) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to justice of the peace fees.
SB 705 61-0 (1969) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the fees paid to the County Judge, the Judge of the Court at Law, or the Justice of the Peace.
SB 779 61-0 (1969) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the holding of inquests in this state.
SB 54 61-2 (1969) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to the salary of the justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 455 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to authorizing justices of the peace of the same county to hold court for each other and to exchange benches.
HB 456 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to election, term of office and the raising of the bond payable by the justice of the peace to the county judge.
HB 1295 60-0 (1967) Author: Howard, David Currie "Dave" Relating to maximum compensation that may be paid to justices of the peace in certain counties.
SB 272 60-0 (1967) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to appointment of temporary justices of the peace.
SB 276 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to raising the bond payable by the justice of the peace to the county judge.
SB 317 60-0 (1967) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to authorizing justices of the peace of the same county to hold court for each other and to exchange benches.
SCR 58 60-0 (1967)
HB 619 59-0 (1965) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to authorizing additional compensation for certain Justices of the Peace.
HB 463 58-0 (1963) Author: Knapp, Jr., Walter Lee | et. al. Relating to providing for the abolishment of all court costs in justice courts in criminal cases and cases involving Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways; providing that all justices of the peace in the State of Texas shall be compensated on a salary basis.
HB 574 58-0 (1963) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to providing that in all counties having a population in excess of one million and two hundred thousand (1,200,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census, in addition to the expenditures now authorized, the Commissioners Court of such counties may furnish Justices of the Peace courtrooms, offices and office furniture and furnish Constables offices and office furniture.
SB 49 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to repealing Code of Criminal Procedure Article relative to empowering justices of the peace to hold courts of inquiry.
HB 912 57-0 (1961) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" | et. al. Relating to raising the maximum fees that may be retained by justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 25 56-0 (1959) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to abolishing court costs in misdemeanor cases tried before a Justice of the Peace.
HB 345 56-0 (1959) Author: Foreman, Wilson Relating to prescribing the minimum salaries that may be paid to Justices of the Peace and Constables.
HB 130 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to fixing maximum salaries for Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties; providing for car allowance.
HB 340 55-0 (1957) Author: Oliver, W. T. "Boss Cajun" Relating to prescribing the compensation that may be paid justices of the peace and constables in counties having a population of at least one hundred ninety-five thousand inhabitants and less than six hundred thousand inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 661 55-0 (1957) Author: Wheeler, Bob Relating to prescribing the maximum salaries that may be paid justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 682 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to fees allowed Justices of the Peace.
SB 178 55-0 (1957) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to prescribing the compensation that may be paid justices of the peace and constables in counties having a population of at least one hundred ninety-five thousand inhabitants and less than six hundred thousand inhabitants according to the last preceding federal census.
SB 448 55-0 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to the salaries of certain precinct and county officials.
HJR 21 54-0 (1955) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Proposing an amendment to Section 18 of Article V of the Constitution of Texas to authorize County Commissioners Courts to divide counties into any number of precincts not to exceed eight for the election of Justices of the Peace and Constables; and providing for an election, form of ballot, proclamation, and publication.
SB 404 54-0 (1955) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to the furnishing of suitable offices for Justices of the Peace in certain counties.
HB 355 53-0 (1953) Author: Morris, Jimmy R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, 1925, so as to provide a fee of Four Dollars ($4) to be paid the Justices of the Peace in each criminal action tried and finally disposed of before him; to provide a trial fee of Five Dollars and fifty cents ($5.50) in the Justice Courts.
HB 376 53-0 (1953) Author: Walling, J. B. Relating to prescribing the amount of fees that may be retained as compensation by justices of the peace who are compensated on a fee basis.
HB 738 53-0 (1953) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to making it a crime for any justice of the peace to accept checks made out to him personally for fines levied on persons found violating the laws.
SB 231 53-0 (1953) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to providing for salaries of certain Justices of the Peace and Constables; providing for the number and salaries of deputies of such Justices of the Peace and Constables; providing for car allowances.
SB 267 53-0 (1953) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending certain Acts by authorizing Commissioners Courts to increase compensation of Justices of the Peace in certain precincts.
SB 298 53-0 (1953) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to allowing additional compensation for justices of the peace in certain counties.
HB 90 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to fixing the compensation for Justices of the Peace in certain counties; allowing said officers to retain certain fees.
HB 139 52-0 (1951) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to amending certain statutes providing for salaries of certain justices of the peace and constables.
HB 150 52-0 (1951) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for automobile expense allowance for certain Justices of the Peace, Constables, and Investigators for the District Attorney in certain Counties.
HB 256 52-0 (1951) Author: Perry, Henry Grady Relating to amending certain acts increasing the maximum annual fees that may be retained by Justices of Peace and Constables in certain counties and prescribing a limit to the expense of such officers.
HB 386 52-0 (1951) Author: Sewell, James Carroll "Jim" Relating to providing for a salary of not less than twenty-one hundred dollars ($2100.00) nor more than twenty-eight hundred dollars ($2800.00) per annum for Justices of the Peace who are compensated on a salary basis in precincts situated in a county with at least 39,000 inhabitants and not more than 40,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census, and which county includes a city of at least 19,100 inhabitants.
HB 689 52-0 (1951) Author: Stump, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide a fee of Five ($5.00) Dollars to be paid to the county judge or judge of the county court at law, and a fee of Three ($3.00) Dollars to be paid to the justice of the peace in each criminal action tried and finally disposed of before him.
HB 781 52-0 (1951) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to authorizing Commissioners Courts to increase compensation for Justices of the Peace in certain counties.
HB 540 51-0 (1949) Author: Tufares, Deno Arthur | et. al. Relating to fixing the salaries of Justices of the Peace who are compensated on a salary basis in Counties having a population of not less than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants and not more than one hundred thousand (100,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing that this Act shall be severable; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 541 51-0 (1949) Author: Pattison, James B. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Courts of Counties having a population of less than Thirteen Thousand (13,000), according to the last preceding Federal Census, in which the counties the Commissioners Courts have authorized or may authorize Justices of the Peace and Constables to be compensated on a salary basis, to fix the salaries to be paid to such Justices of the Peace and Constables; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 592 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for salaries of constables and justices of the peace in counties having at least eight (8) District Courts, two (2) of which are Criminal District Courrs, and at least four (4) County Courts, two (2) of which are County Courts of Law and one (1) is a County Criminal Court.
HB 763 51-0 (1949) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton | et. al. Relating to providing for a salary of not less than Four Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500) nor more than Seven Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500) per annum for Justices of the Peace who are compensated on a salary basis in precincts situated in a city or which include a city or a part thereof, having a population in excess of three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing this Act shall be severable; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 825 51-0 (1949) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that each justice of the peace of the State of Texas as an ex officio notary public shall be granted the privilege of using the seal of a notary public.
HB 860 51-0 (1949) Author: Cassity, Jr., Osceola A. Relating to amending a previous Act, to increase the maximum salary of Justice of the Peace in Counties with a population of not less than 22,000, and not exceeding 22,800.
HB 217 50-0 (1947) Author: Bean, Woodrow Wilson Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, 1925; providing for inquests and procedures and fees in connection therewith; containing provisions regarding the cremation of bodies, making it unlawful to violate such provisions, and fixing penalties for such violations; providing that physicians who perform autopsies under invalid orders of a Justice of the Peace in the good faith belief that such orders are valid shall not be liable therefor; providing that if any section, part of a section or provision of this Act is held to be unconstitutional, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Act.
HB 438 50-0 (1947) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. Relating to fixing the compensation of Justice of the Peace in any county where the main unit of the Texas Prison System is located; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 773 50-0 (1947) Author: Shannon, James W. "Bill" Relating to increasing the maximum annual fees that may be retained by the Justices of Peace and Constables in certain counties and prescribing a limit to the expenses of such officers; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 781 50-0 (1947) Author: Fly, William S. "Bill" Relating to fixing the compensation for Justices of the Peace in certain counties; allowing said officers to retain certain fees; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 883 50-0 (1947) Author: Mangum, Preston P. "Pete" Relating to amending a previous Act, providing salaries of certain counties; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 161 50-0 (1947) Author: Brown, Buster Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure regarding the cremation of bodies; fixing penalties; providing that if any section, part of a section or provision of this Act is held to be unconstitutional, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Act.
HB 581 49-0 (1945) Author: Foster, William S. "Bill" Relating to creating fees for marriages, etc., not accounted for by County Judges and Justices of the Peace making the Statutes conform.
SB 304 49-0 (1945) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure as providing for inquests, and procedures and fees in connection therewith.
HB 71 48-0 (1943) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. Relating to providing that in all counties in this State where the precinct officers are compensated on a fee basis, the commissioners' court shall allow such officers compensation for ex-officio services in a sum of not less than Fifty ($50.00) Dollars per month and not more than One Hundred and Fifty ($150.00) Dollars per month in addition to the fees received by such precinct officers, the total compensation to such officers not to exceed the maximum provided by law.
HB 148 48-0 (1943) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to fixing the compensation and salaries of Constables and Justices of the Peace in all counties in this State having a population of not less than twenty-five thousand, seven hundred and fifty (25,750) and not more than twenty-six thousand (26,000), and containing a city having a population of not less than thirteen thousand (13,000) and not more than fourteen thousand (14,000) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, within the boundaries of which county is located a military camp; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict.
SJR 5 48-0 (1943) Author: Ramsey, Ben Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas by amending Sections 1, 16, 18, 24 and 28 of Article 5, Section 40 of Article 16, Section 56 of Article 3, and revoking and repealing Section 19 of Article 5, so as to do away with Justices of the Peace and Constables, and conferring upon the County Courts jurisdiction of all cases civil and criminal formerly within the jurisdiction of the Courts of Justices of the Peace.
HB 712 47-0 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing for a more adequate and equitable salary for constable and justice of peace in certain counties of this State.
HB 841 47-0 (1941) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. Relating to providing that in all counties in this State where the precinct officers are compensated on a fee basis, the commissioners' court shall allow such officers compensation for ex-officio services in certain amount in addition to the fees received by such precinct officers.
HB 7 47-1 (1941) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing for a more adequate and equitable salary for constable and justice of peace in certain counties.
HB 182 46-0 (1939) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing the election of two Justices of the Peace in Justice Precincts containing a city of 8,000 inhabitants or more, upon petition of five hundred qualified voters residing within such precinct.
HB 824 46-0 (1939) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to providing that in certain counties the Commissioners Court shall make a reasonable allowance to each Justice of the Peace for the operation of automobiles in connection with their official business.
HB 865 46-0 (1939) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward Relating to amending a certain Act so default judgment may be taken in Justice Court in Forcible Entry and Detainer proceedings.
HB 1037 46-0 (1939) Author: Galbreath, William Jessey Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing that in certain counties the Commissioners Courts shall have the power to fix the maximum amount of fees the Justices of the Peace and Constables shall be allowed to retain.
HB 1110 46-0 (1939) Author: Stoll, Robert Relating to fixing compensation for Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties; providing said compensation may be paid by part fees and part salary.
SB 110 46-0 (1939) Author: Metcalfe, Penrose B. Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for the election of two Justices of the Peace in Justice Precincts containing a city of eight thousand (8,000) inhabitants or more, upon petition of five hundred (500) qualified voters residing within such precinct to the Commissioners' Court of the County in which such precinct is located.
SB 308 46-0 (1939) Author: Burns, Gordon M. Relating to fixing the maximum fees of county officials in certain counties containing a population of not less than eighteen thousand five hundred twenty-eight (18,528) and not more than eighteen thousand five hundred thirty-five (18,535).
SJR 10 46-0 (1939) Author: Spears, J. Franklin Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the number of Justices of the Peace and Constables of Precincts to three for each County.
SJR 14 46-0 (1939) Author: Pace, Will D. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the offices of Justice of the Peace and Constable as constitutional offices and to confer jurisdiction now exercised by Justices of the Peace and Justice Courts to the County Courts and/or District Courts under certain circumstances, and to require, in counties having a population of ten thousand (10,000) or more, County Judges to be licensed attorneys.
SJR 15 46-0 (1939) Author: Pace, Will D. | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the requirements of electing Justices of the Peace and Constables and so as to eliminate the offices of Justices of the Peace and Constables as constitutional officers, and to require County Judges to be licensed attorneys in counties of ten thousand population or more.
HB 747 45-0 (1937) Relating to fixing the amount of maximum fees that may be retained by Justices of the Peace and Constables in counties containing not less than eleven thousand, nine hundred and eighty (11,980) inhabitants, and not more than twelve thousand, one hundred (12,100) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HB 1086 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing that in counties containing not less than twenty-nine thousand, five hundred (29,500) nor more than thirty thousand (30,000) population, according to the last preceding Federal Census, the Justice of the Peace shall be allowed to retain out of the fees collected by such officer the sum of Twenty-four Hundred Dollars ($2400).
HB 1155 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing compensation of Constables and Justices of the Peace in certain counties.
HB 164 44-0 (1935) Relating to raising the salaries of Justices of the Peace and Constables in certain counties, and providing for excess fee remuneration; providing that this Act shall become effective on its passage.
HB 349 44-0 (1935) Relating to providing for the fees of office that may be retained by certain precinct officers in certain counties.
HB 144 43-2 (1934) Relating to providing for the fees of office that may be retained by certain precinct officers, in certain counties; providing for salaries that may be paid certain assistants to certain officers in certain counties.
HB 347 42-0 (1931) Author: Hughes, Sarah Tilghman | et. al. Relating to repealing certain article providing for changing of executions to another county; abolishing necessity of certificate of justice of peace qualifications.
HB 14 41-0 (1929) Author: Justiss, Archie Norris Relating to amending a certain Statute regulating and fixing fees of Justices of the Peace in criminal actions tried before them and providing for a trial fee to be paid to the Justice of the Peace out of the county general fund in each case tried before him. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 36 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to providing fees for the courts in misdemeanor cases, and to relieving the courts of any interest in the result of the trial.
SB 37 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to providing a trial fee in justice courts in misdemeanor cases.
SB 39 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to not allowing a justice of the peace any commissions on fines, thereby further relieving him of any interest in a Misdemeanor case.
HB 84 41-1 (1929) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy | et. al. Relating to repealing Article 1066, Title 15, Chapter 4, Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, 1925; relating to fees of Justices of the Peace.
HB 85 41-1 (1929) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Code; relating to the taxing, collecting and paying into the Treasury of fines, and costs heretofore authorized for Justices of the Peace, or Judges.
HB 222 39-0 (1925) Author: Stout, A. Royce Relating to amending certain statute providing that the commissioners court shall provide suitable places in the courthouse for the holding of court by justices of the peace, so as to provide that said commissioners court shall provide such places for holding of court in the courthouse to precinct where the courthouse is situated. House: Judiciary
SB 78 39-0 (1925) Author: Pollard, Sr., Tomas (Thomas) Glover Relating to amending certain statute relating to process and service in civil actions in the Justice's Courts by providing for issuance and mailing of citations to defendants, whether residents of the same or different counties or non-residents of the State; prescribing the requisites thereof, the manner of sending, and the evidence of delivery thereof to such defendants. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 375 37-0 (1921) Author: Mott, Leon L. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding jurisdiction of justices of the peace in certain cases.
HB 442 36-0 (1919) Author: Johnson, Thomas S. Relating to providing for the destruction of old papers by Justices of the Peace after 10 years.
HB 486 36-0 (1919) Author: Sneed, Jerome Hardeman Relating to amending certain articles allowing the justice of the peace a trial fee of $2.00 in each civil case finally disposed of.
HB 622 36-0 (1919) Author: Lange, Edward Henry Relating to providing that the commissioners courts shall provide suitable places in the court house for the holding of court by justices of the peace in the precinct where the court house is situated, where there are more than 75,000 inhabitants in such justice precinct.
SB 265 36-0 (1919) Author: Hertzberg, Harry Relating to providing that the Commissioners' Court shall provide suitable places in the Court House for the holding of court by Justices of the Peace in the precinct where the Court House is situated, where there are more than seventy-five thousand inhabitants in such Justice Precinct. House: Counties
Senate: Counties and County Boundaries
SB 46 36-2 (1919) Author: Caldwell, Walter Douglass Relating to amending certain acts so as to make it the duty of the Commissioners Courts to provide suitable places in the Court House for holding of the Justice court in certain precincts.
HB 178 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to the holding of inquests by the justice of the peace; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 385 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to limiting the jurisdiction of justices of the peace to their precinct.
HB 480 35-0 (1917) Author: Jones, R. H. Relating to providing that justices of the peace may issue writs of attachment in cases where their courts have no jurisdiction and may return proceedings filed to a court of competent jurisdiction and venue.
HB 770 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William Relating to providing offices in the courthouse for justices of the peace of Precinct No. 1 in certain counties.
HB 130 35-4 (1918) Author: Jones, R. H. Relating to forcible entry and detainer and to the issuance of citation and the service thereof.
HB 461 34-0 (1915) Author: Jones, R. H. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing in substance that Justices of the Peace may issue writs of attachment in cases where their courts have no jurisdiction and may return proceedings therein filed to a Court of competent jurisdiction and venue.
HB 486 34-0 (1915) Author: Vannoy, J. J. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the issuance of citation and service thereof, relating to Forcible Entry and Detainer.
HB 643 34-0 (1915) Author: Boner, Charles Wilbur Relating to amending a certain Statute defining the duties of the justices of peace in reference to process and the issuance of same.
SB 227 34-0 (1915) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to amending a certain Statute and the Code of Criminal Procedure depriving corporations courts in certain cities to try offenses against the state law of which justices of the peace have jurisdiction.
HB 777 33-0 (1913) Author: Cooper, Jr., Samuel Bronson Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relating to justice courts and provide for the election of a special justice of the peace in certain instances.
HB 239 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing justices of the peace and constables to charge and collect fees in examining trials in misdemeanor cases.
HB 65 24-0 (1895) Relating to disqualification of justices of the peace.
HB 266 23-0 (1893) Relating to inquests.
HB 483 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending article 1533 of the Revised Statutes.
HB 175 18-0 (1883) Relating to requiring quarterly reports from clerks of the district courts, clerks of the county courts, and justices of the peace
SB 30 18-0 (1883) Relating to authorizing the counsel for the State and for the accused to take part in inquest proceedings
SB 41 18-0 (1883) Relating to providing for the payment of fees to county judges and justices of the peace, sheriffs, constables, district and county attorneys and district clerks for services rendered in certain felony cases
SB 251 18-0 (1883) Relating to fees paid for holding inquests

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