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COMMITTEE:   Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Smithee 


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HB 214        Canales                
Relating to a recording of certain proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals and the publication of the recordings.

HB 590        Bohac                  
Relating to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance.

HB 995        Wray | et al.          
Relating to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney.

HB 1038       Rinaldi | et al.       
Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact.

HB 1226       Herrero | et al.       
Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.

HB 1538       Dutton                 
Relating to jury service; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 1744       Murr                   
Relating to requiring parties to a probate proceeding who request the assignment of a statutory probate court judge to pay certain costs associated with the assignment.

HB 1753       Farrar | et al.        
Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death.

HB 1814       Murr                   
Relating to application requirements for certain probate proceedings.

HB 1892       Ortega                 
Relating to expedited court proceedings in cases involving substandard buildings.

HB 2122       Clardy
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act.

HB 2269       Schofield              
Relating to the civil liability of a children's isolation unit in a hospital.

HB 2301       Schofield              
Relating to affidavits concerning cost and necessity of services.

HB 2770       Smithee                
Relating to the declaration of a common nuisance involving a computer network or web address.

HB 2776       Smithee                
Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal.

HB 2783       Smithee                
Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law.

HB 2869       Ortega | et al.        
Relating to the salary of a bailiff in El Paso County.

HB 2891       Smithee                
Relating to the medical authorization required to release protected health information in a health care liability claim.

HB 3356       King, Tracy O.         
Relating to privacy of certain structured settlement information.

HB 3739       Murr | et al.          
Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost.

HB 3947       Laubenberg             
Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees.

HB 3971       Schofield | et al.     
Relating to the method of calculating the salary of state judges.

HB 4032       Phillips               
Relating to annual limitations on the reimbursement of expenses incurred by district court reporters.

HB 4107       Neave                  
Relating to abatement or dismissal of a proceeding for an expedited order allowing foreclosure of a lien on real property.



Bills added after last posting:

HB 2122


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