NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Judicial Affairs

TIME & DATE:  3:00PM or upon adjournment
             Monday, April 26, 1999

PLACE: E2.028

CHAIR: Rep. Senfronia Thompson


To consider the following:


HB 10            Gallego / et al.
Relating to nonpartisan elections for statewide judicial office, to
the regulation of political contributions and expenditures in
connection with statewide judicial office, and to the public
financing of campaigns for statewide judicial office; providing
civil and criminal penalties.

HB 59            Cuellar
Relating to creating a voter information pamphlet for judicial

HB 346            Thompson
Relating to the nonpartisan election of appellate justices and

HB 666            Mowery
Relating to the method of voting in connection with certain
judicial races.

HJR 90            Gallego
Proposing a constitutional amendment creating a vacancy in a
judicial office if a judge becomes a candidate for a non-judicial,
public elective office.

SJR 9            Duncan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial
appointment to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices
and judges and for nonpartisan retention elections for those
justices and judges.


HB 600            Gallego
Relating to restricting the assignment of certain visiting judges.

HB 639            Thompson
Relating to the assignment of certain retired or former judges as
visiting judges.

HB 1606            Thompson
Relating to the assignment of visiting judges in certain county

HB 1607            Thompson
Relating to the assignment of a statutory probate court judge to
hear a contested probate matter.

HB 2534            Thompson
Relating to the appointment of retired or former judges as
visiting judges of certain courts.

HB 3107            Longoria
Relating to the order of preference for assigning certain visiting


HB 1815            Dutton
Relating to contracting by court reporters; providing a criminal

HB 2709            Thompson
Relating to court reporting firms.

HB 3664            Wise
Relating to the violation of certain duties of official court
reporters; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 424            Carona
Relating to the examination required for certification as a court


HB 1176            Junell
Relating to certain documents required to be filed with an
application for probate of a foreign will.

HB 2164            Naishtat
Relating to the appointment of a guardian for a person with severe
or profound mental retardation.

HB 2165            Naishtat
Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons.

HB 2166            Naishtat
Relating to the appointment of the Department of Protective and
Regulatory Services as guardian of incapacitated persons.

HB 2317            Hartnett
Relating to venue in an action concerning a trust.

HB 2795            Naishtat
Relating to notice and hearing for the appointment of a guardian
for incapacitated persons.

HB 2822            Deshotel
Relating to the fees charged by a county clerk for probate filings.

HB 2893            Hartnett
Relating to management of the part of the community estate
belonging to an incapacitated spouse.

HB 3626            Naishtat
Relating to the collection of a filing fee by certain statutory
probate courts and to the annual salary supplement paid by the
state to certain statutory probate  court judges.

HB 3343            Naishtat
Relating to receiverships for certain persons reported to be
prisoners of war or missing in action.

HB 3632            Naishtat
Relating to trustees of certain trusts.


HB 1004            West, George "Buddy"
Relating to affixing the seal of a notary public.


HB 3699            Shields
Relating to the distribution of federal local law enforcement block
grants; granting rulemaking authority.