COMMITTEE:   Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Smithee 


HB 257        Farney | et al.
Relating to a justice or judge having an interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.

HB 262        Miles | et al.
Relating to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden.

HB 419        Wu                     
Relating to federal income tax liability for certain damages awarded in certain civil actions.

HB 604        Davis, Sarah           
Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding.

HB 634        Metcalf                
Relating to the rights of a guardian of a person in the criminal justice system.

HB 723        King, Phil | et al.    
Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion.

HB 866        Thompson, Ed           
Relating to the exemption from jury service of a person who is the primary caretaker of another person.

HB 887        Hernandez              
Relating to protections under civil and criminal law for certain young victims of trafficking; increasing the penalty for trafficking of persons.

HB 899        Fallon                 
Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in certain family law proceedings.

HB 920        Sheets                 
Relating to additional primary election ballot information for judicial candidates.

HB 956        Turner, Chris          
Relating to the scope of a health care liability claim.

HB 969        King, Ken | et al.     
Relating to the availability and use of certain evidence in connection with an award of exemplary damages.

HB 1090       Herrero                
Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and peace officers from jury service.

HB 1102       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child.

HB 1124       Workman                
Relating to adjudication of claims arising from written contracts with state agencies.

HB 1200       Simpson | et al.       
Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person.

HB 1403       Sheets                 
Relating to the definition of health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims.

HB 1436       Smithee                
Relating to appeals regarding dangerous dogs.

HB 1438       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to guardianships and other matters related to incapacitated persons.

HB 1455       King, Phil             
Relating to procedures required before a condominium association files a suit or initiates an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim.

HB 1510       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to liability of persons who lease dwellings to persons with criminal records.

HB 1558       Parker                 
Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate churches that provide overnight shelter for children.

HB 1630       Romero, Jr.            
Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit.

HB 1774       Lucio III              
Relating to the jurisdiction and powers of and the referral of certain proceedings to a criminal law hearing officer in Cameron County.

HB 1779       Murr                   
Relating to the confidentiality of a physician's patient information in certain judicial proceedings.

HB 1799       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.

HB 1847       Murr                   
Relating to the designation of the trustee of an express trust as a beneficiary of a trust account or a P.O.D. payee of a P.O.D. account.

HB 2182       Clardy | et al.
Relating to the collection and refunding of certain fees and deposits by a county clerk or district clerk; increasing certain fees.

HB 2193       Smithee                
Relating to the office of a public defender appointed by the Commissioners Court of Randall County.

HB 2303       Kuempel                
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities.

HB 2379       Bohac                  
Relating to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance.

HB 2390       Bohac                  
Relating to civil liability arising from an employee wellness program.

HB 2512       Zedler                 
Relating to the adoption of a uniform collaborative law Act.

HB 2535       Bell                   
Relating to liability for damages incurred in connection with certain excavation activities and an award of attorney's fees in lawsuits to recover the cost of the damages.

HB 2633       Hernandez              
Relating to the release of information regarding motor vehicle accidents.

HB 2747       Landgraf | et al.      
Relating to juror service qualifications.

HB 2822       Smithee                
Relating to a notice or document sent by mail or electronic mail by a court, justice, judge, magistrate, or clerk of a judicial court.

HB 3003       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to the appointment of counsel in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 3426       Peņa                   
Relating to concurrent jurisdiction of a statutory county court with a district court in certain civil cases.

HB 3698       White, Molly
Relating to nonbinding dispute resolution proceedings conducted by religious organizations or authorities.

HB 4103       Guillen                
Relating to the continued service of municipal court judges for another term of office.

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Bills added after last posting:

HB 2182

HB 3698


Bills deleted after last posting:

HB 1580

HB 2370


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