COMMITTEE:   Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Smithee 


SB 287        West
Relating to the elimination of certain court fees and costs.

SB 306        Zaffirini              
Relating to the information included in the annual report of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

SB 418        Whitmire               
Relating to requests by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for certain records held by court reporters.

SB 432        West                   
Relating to continuation of an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Dallas County courts.

SB 478        Zaffirini              
Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters.

SB 512        Zaffirini              
Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in probate matters.

SB 536        Whitmire               
Relating to the designation of certain prostitution prevention programs as commercially sexually exploited persons court programs.

SB 565        West                   
Relating to designating the first week of May as Jury Appreciation Week.

SB 681        Zaffirini              
Relating to a bailiff administering the selection of names of persons for jury service in certain counties.

SB 995        Rodríguez              
Relating to decedents' estates.

SB 1022       Uresti                 
Relating to an unsworn declaration made by a private process server in the performance of the server's job duties.

SB 1202       Rodríguez              
Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances.

SB 1341       Taylor, Van            
Relating to the transfer of certain court records.

SB 1369       Zaffirini | et al.     
Relating to reports on attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, guardian, mediator, and competency evaluator appointments made by courts in this state and an interim study on a billing system for attorneys ad litem.

SB 1457       Nichols | et al.       
Relating to bad faith claims of patent infringement; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1876       Zaffirini              
Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, mediators, and guardians.

SB 1882       Zaffirini
Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.

SB 1913       Perry
Relating to a court administrator in certain counties.

SJR 8         Zaffirini
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.


Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

SB 1882

SB 1913



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