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COMMITTEE:   Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Smithee 


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HB 236        Anchia | et al.        
Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons.

HB 1246       Anchia                 
Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

HB 1374       Thompson, Senfronia    
Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person who is the subject of an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

HB 1844       Workman                
Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts.

HB 1951       Shaheen                
Relating to firm names used by licensed attorneys.

HB 2158       Parker                 
Relating to the adoption of the Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.

HB 2221       Schofield              
Relating to a limitation on the amount of attorney's fees awarded in a case assigned to a special three-judge district court.

HB 2469       Davis, Sarah           
Relating to the establishment of an electronic database for settlement agreements for certain suits involving minors or incapacitated persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 2612       Meyer                  
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 3240       Springer               
Relating to liability of certain gas utilities providing services or materials in the inspection, construction, or repair of a gas pipeline.

HB 3378       Schofield              
Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs.

HB 3391       Geren                  
Relating to the creation of a specialty court for certain public safety employees who commit a criminal offense; imposing fees for participation and testing, counseling, and treatment.

HB 3481       Thierry                
Relating to the terms of district courts in Harris County.

HB 3785       Capriglione | et al.   
Relating to associate judges and court reporters for certain family law cases and proceedings.




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