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Judicial Affairs - 76th R.S. (1999)

[ Report ]
Committee Members
Senfronia Thompson, Chair
Will Hartnett, Vice Chair
Jaime Capelo
Joe D. Deshotel
Domingo Garcia
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
John Shields
Jim Solis
Carlos Uresti
1. Study the need to revise Texas law on hate crimes.
2. Review and assess the success of specialized drug courts in other states.
3. Conduct a comprehensive review of the appellate court system, including issues related to the selection of appellate judges, judicial redistricting, efficiency of handling workload, overlapping appellate districts and forum shopping.
4. Review the need for the Judicial Districts Board.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.

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