COMMITTEE:    Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 

PLACE:       E2.014 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jeff Leach 


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


HB 3295        Thompson, Senfronia                                    
Relating to the prosecution of certain actions by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

HB 3333        Smithee                                               
Relating to limitations periods in arbitration proceedings.

HB 2406        Davis                                                 
Relating to the qualifications of experts in certain health care liability claims.

HB 2485        Herrero                                               
Relating to the exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.

HB 2441        White                                                 
Relating to the imposition and collection of fines, fees, and court costs in criminal cases.

HB 2656        Moody                                                 
Relating to licensing examinations for certain court interpreters.

HB 3530        Moody                                                 
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including a conforming amendment.

HB 2817        Turner, Chris                                         
Relating to the requirement that attorneys employed by or contracting with the attorney general document and maintain records of hours spent on state legal actions.

HB 3377        Krause                                                
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

HB 1837        González, Mary | et al.                                
Relating to motorcycle profiling by peace officers.

HB 1171        Sanford                                               
Relating to appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem to represent an unborn child during a court proceeding authorizing a pregnant minor to consent to an abortion.

HB 1548        Bell, Cecil | et al.                                   
Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.

HB 2064        Leach                                                 
Relating to the amount of a hospital or physician lien on certain causes of action or claims.

HB 2580        Leach                                                 
Relating to the operation and administration of the State Office of Administrative Hearings, including procedures during a declared disaster and the use of videoconferencing technology to conduct administrative hearings.

HB 3221        Leach                                                 
Relating to the accrual of a cause of action for purposes of certain laws governing certain construction liability claims.

HB 3607        Leach                                                 
Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 86th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

HB 3394        Metcalf                                               
Relating to determining the incapacity of a proposed guardian or guardian.

HB 3360        Murr                                                  
Relating to civil actions by a civilly committed individual.

HB 2702        Landgraf                                              
Relating to the protective order registry maintained by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System and the removal of a vacated protective order from the registry.

HB 3940        Cain | et al.                                         
Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

HB 2416        Gervin-Hawkins                                         
Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees as compensatory damages for certain claims.

HB 3069        Holland                                               
Relating to statutes of limitation and repose for certain claims involving the construction or repair of an improvement to real property or equipment attached to real property.

HB 3262        Smith                                                 
Relating to causes of action for withholding payments of the proceeds from the sale of oil and gas production.

HB 3900        Pacheco                                               
Relating to the appointment of a deputy clerk to County Court at Law No. 2 or 3.

HB 3908        Pacheco                                               
Relating to the appointment of a deputy clerk to each statutory probate court.

HB 2853        Johnson, Julie                                         
Relating to the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel.

HCR 56         Johnson, Julie                                         
Approving the settlement agreement between the Health and Human Services Commission and plaintiffs Coleman, Jackson, and Perez.

HB 2375        Johnson, Ann                                          
Relating to meals provided to jurors during deliberation of a civil case in certain district courts.

HB 1177        Crockett                                              
Relating to a prohibition on the imposition of court costs and filing, reimbursement, or other fees on certain indigent defendants and plaintiffs.

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Bills deleted after last posting:

HB 1617

HB 2387

HB 2703


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