COMMITTEE:    Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Monday, April 15, 2019 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jeff Leach 


Public testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes.


The order in which bills are heard will be at the discretion of the chair.


HB 4504        Landgraf               
Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices, a board for considering the qualification of applicants for judicial office, and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices.

HJR 148        Landgraf               
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointments to fill vacancies for certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices.

HB 3061        Allison | et al.        
Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected.

HB 1285        Smithee                
Relating to exemptions to reporting and list requirements for certain attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, mediators, and guardians.

HB 3305        Smithee                
Relating to personal information that may be omitted from certain property records and political reports and to other court security measures.

HB 3449        Smithee                
Relating to employment protections for jury service.

HB 4223        Davis, Yvonne           
Relating to the resolution of certain contract disputes through a contractual appraisal process.

HB 4476        Davis, Yvonne           
Relating to civil liability for abuse or exploitation of an elderly person or person with a disability.

HB 2316        Morrison               
Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 24th Judicial District.

HCR 119        Guillen                
Designating the first week of November as Municipal Courts Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HB 3891        Martinez Fischer        
Relating to the definition of "governmental unit" for purposes of the Texas Tort Claims Act.

HB 4444        Martinez Fischer        
Relating to consumer protections against surprise billing.

HB 4085        Parker
Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Denton County.

HB 3751        Walle
Relating to legal counsel provided by the attorney general to a political subdivision subject to a declared state of disaster.

HB 1124        Muñoz, Jr.             
Relating to civil liability for an insurer's violation of certain insurance laws.

HB 1909        Moody                  
Relating to the criminal jurisdiction of magistrates appointed by the El Paso Council of Judges.

HB 3186        Krause                 
Relating to service of expert reports in health care liability claims.

HB 1126        Bell, Cecil | et al.    
Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.

HB 765         Wu                     
Relating to liability limits in a health care liability claim.

HB 4271        Wu                     
Relating to the redaction of an unconstitutional restriction from an instrument conveying an interest in real property.

HB 3807        Springer
Relating to the creation of the office of criminal district attorney of Cooke County, the abolition of the office of county attorney in Cooke County, the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 235th Judicial District, and the compensation of a county auditor in certain counties.

HB 2583        Leach
Relating to the calculation of costs in interagency contracts between certain state agencies and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

HB 3981        Leach                  
Relating to civil suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 4015        Leach                  
Relating to liability for the collection of late fees by a landowner or landlord.

HB 3848        Longoria               
Relating to adoption of the Electronic Wills Act.

HCR 78         Capriglione            
Approving the settlement agreement between the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.

HJR 71         Canales                
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain judges to become a candidate for another office without automatically resigning from the office already held.

HB 4633        Nevárez                
Relating to the County Court at Law of Reeves County.

HB 1931        Kacal | et al.          
Relating to the liability of volunteer certified veterinary assistants, licensed veterinary technicians, or veterinarians who provide medical assistance to an injured animal in certain situations.

HB 847         Wray                   
Relating to longevity pay for certain judges and justices.

HB 1222        Wray                   
Relating to the annual salaries of the chief justice or the presiding judge of an appellate court.

HB 2803        Murr                   
Relating to associate judges for guardianship proceedings and protective services proceedings in certain courts.

HB 3267        Murr                   
Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with certain assignments of a statutory probate court judge.

HB 4715        Murr                   
Relating to the creation of magistrates in Kerr County.

HB 2762        Landgraf               
Relating to exercise of authority by a personal representative of a decedent's estate without court approval.

HB 2547        Meyer                  
Relating to the assignment of certain former and retired justices and judges.

HB 4122        Johnson, Jarvis         
Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a financial institution that answers a writ of garnishment.

HB 4123        Johnson, Jarvis         
Relating to the amendment of an original petition in an action on a sworn account.

HB 4441        Neave                  
Relating to requests for certain information by the Office of Court Administration

HB 3771        Oliverson              
Relating to the approval of insurance companies to provide certain structured settlement annuity contracts.

HB 1437        Toth                   
Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Montgomery County and the duties of the district attorney for the 9th Judicial District in Montgomery County and the 410th Judicial District.

HB 3081        Noble                  
Relating to a person qualified to serve as a special or temporary justice of the peace.

HJR 63         Pacheco                
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of time a person must have been a practicing lawyer or judge to be eligible to serve as a district court judge.

HB 4023        Dominguez              
Relating to the imposition of a supplemental court security fee on conviction of certain criminal offenses.


Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 3807

HB 4085


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