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COMMITTEE:    Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  1:30 PM or upon adjournment
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 

PLACE:        2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.) 
CHAIR:        Senator Chris Harris 



To consider the following:


HB 592        Pitts                   SP: Birdwell
Relating to certain counties that are not required to operate a juvenile justice alternative education program.

HB 1111       Hartnett | et al.       SP: Harris
Relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent after filing a pauper's affidavit.

HB 1771       Madden                  SP: Harris
Relating to the establishment of the Specialty Courts Advisory Council.

HB 1830       Naishtat                SP: Harris
Relating to the method of delivery of certain notices sent by statutory probate court associate judges.

HB 2132       Reynolds                SP: Hegar
Relating to the creation of magistrates in certain counties.

HB 2330       King, Phil              SP: Estes
Relating to the statutory county courts in Wise County.

HB 2422       Thompson                SP: Harris
Relating to the procedure for providing a copy of the final decree of dissolution of a marriage to a party who waived service of process.

HB 2717       Darby                   SP: Carona
Relating to the duties and responsibilities of certain county officials and the functions of county government.

HB 2899       Hartnett                SP: Harris
Relating to decedents' estates.

HB 2900       Hartnett                SP: Harris
Relating to guardianship matters and proceedings.

HB 3311       Carter                  SP: Nelson
Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child to meet with the child or individual with whom the child resides before each court hearing.

HB 3314       Carter                  SP: Nelson
Relating to a requirement that an attorney ad litem appointed for a child file a statement with the court regarding the attorney ad litem's meeting with the child or other specified person.

HB 3796       Gallego                 SP: Uresti
Relating to the composition of certain judicial districts.

SB 1011       Huffman
Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding.

SB 1929       Seliger
Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 287th Judicial District.

*Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person.


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