NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Jurisprudence

TIME & DATE:  3:30PM, Monday, February 22, 1999

PLACE: E1.012

CHAIR: Senator Rodney Ellis


To consider the following:

SB 153            Harris
Relating to the payment of costs in a proceeding for court-ordered
mental health services.

SB 180            Shapiro
Relating to the creation of a judicial district composed of Collin

SB 230            Ellis, Rodney
Relating to adopting a statute mandating a uniform jury summons.

SB 243            Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the duty of the Department of Public Safety to remove
certain names from a list used to reconstitute the jury wheel.

SB 320            Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the collection of fines and court costs from persons
released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or
mandatory supervision.

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

SCR 12            Ellis, Rodney
Requesting the comptroller of public accounts to develop strategies to
increase efficiency and reduce complexity of fee collection and dispersal
by county and municipal clerks.

SCR 13            Ellis, Rodney
Urging the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt a rule to allow trial
courts discretion in permitting jurors to take notes during trial.

SCR 15            Ellis, Rodney
Directing the Texas Judicial Council to examine the costs of increasing
reimbursement of jurors' expenses to $40 after the first day of trial and
to examine the feasibility of allowing counties to offer incentives to
jurors for service.

SCR 23            Ellis, Rodney
Directing the Office of Court Administration to study and develop uniform
guidelines for media pooling agreements for courtroom coverage.

SCR 24            Carona
Granting DalMac Construction Company, Inc. permission to sue the
State and Texas A&M University.


SB 59            Duncan
Relating to the appointment and nonpartisan retention or rejection
of appellate justices and judges and to elimination of a
straight-party vote in connection with district judges.

SB 384            Duncan
Relating to liens for certain services provided by physicians.

SJR 9            Duncan
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for gubernatorial
appointment to fill vacancies in the offices of appellate justices
and judges, for nonpartisan retention elections for those justices
and judges, and for gubernatorial appointment to fill vacancies in
the office of district judge in accordance with certain standards.