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House Committee on Judiciary - 62nd R.S. (1971)

Committee Members


  • Continue the comprehensive study of the judicial system of the State of Texas which was begun under authority of HSR 400 as passed by the 61st Legislature, such study to include a comprehensive review of present procedures, case loads, and statistics, involving all courts, civil and criminal, of the State of Texas, beginning at Corporation Court and Justice Court levels and extending all the way up through County Courts, District Courts, Courts of Civil Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Supreme Court, with such study to include also the special courts created by the Legislature, such as Courts of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts.
  • Include in its study of the Judicial System a comprehensive review of the structure, organization, procedures, and administration of the judicial system of the State of Texas and develop extensive programs for comprehensive judicial reform, looking toward improvements in the administration of justice in Texas, and also directing its attention toward a possible revision of Article V of the Texas Constitution.


Committee list shows membership in Regular Session and 1st-3rd C.S.

4th C.S., appointment of standing committees, 9/26/1972: Hale (Chair), Rosson (Vice-Chair), Angly, Braecklein, Caldwell, Daniel, Dee Jon Davis, Finck, Hendricks, Longoria, Tom Moore, Murray, Newton, Ogg, Carl Parker, Pickens, Powers, Salter, Santiesteban, Simmons, Tupper.

Authorized by HSR 400, 61st Legislature to undertake study of judiciary, continued by HSR 527, 62nd Legislature. See report, Streamlining the Texas Judiciary: Continuity with Change: A Report on the Texas Judiciary Based on a Four-Year Study.

Rayford Price (Member) was elected Speaker of the House on March 28, 1972. Pike Powers was appointed to the committee to fill the vacancy.

Interim study authorized by HSR 400, 61st Legislature, and continued by HSR 527, 62nd Legislature.

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