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COMMITTEE:   Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Smithee 


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HB 1032       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.

HB 1066       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding.

HB 1136       Davis, Yvonne          
Relating to allowing judges to use juror identification numbers when polling the jury.

HB 1224       Bell                   
Relating to compliance of excavators of underground utilities.

HB 1234       Martinez, "Mando"      
Relating to the filing fee imposed in civil cases in Hidalgo County and Cameron County.

HB 1435       Wu                     
Relating to the commencement and prosecution of certain actions by county and district attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

HB 1480       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to a writ of mandamus by a court of appeals against an associate judge in certain cases.

HB 2121       Cyrier | et al.
Relating to damages in certain contract claims against the state.

HB 2128       Cyrier | et al.        
Relating to adjudication of claims arising from certain written contracts with state agencies.

HB 2207       Kuempel                
Relating to procedures and fees for the deposit and safekeeping of wills and other fees collected by court clerks in probate matters; authorizing and increasing fees.

HB 2457       Meyer                  
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

HB 2552       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct.

HB 2574       Murr                   
Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Supreme Court to promote the expedited resolution of a civil action.

HB 2631       Dutton                 
Relating to the remedies available to a person to abate a public nuisance in a municipality.

HB 2875       Guillen                
Relating to the imposition of additional fees for filing civil cases in certain Willacy County courts.

HB 2916       VanDeaver              
Relating to the appointment of a bailiff by district courts and county courts at law in Bowie County.

HB 3021       Phelan                 
Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts.

HB 3069       White                  
Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans treatment court program and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for certain participants who successfully complete that program.

HB 3627       Shaheen                
Relating to compliance with ethical and statutory requirements by out-of-state attorneys providing legal services in this state.

HB 3763       Moody                  
Relating to common nuisances.

HB 3867       Smithee                
Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care.

HB 4147       Kacal                  
Relating to a defendant's right to appeal from a judgment or conviction in a municipal court of record.

HCR 91        Laubenberg             
Granting Barbara Stegall permission to sue the Texas Municipal League, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool, Inc., and UMR, Inc.




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