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Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County attorneys | Judicial districts | Judicial Districts Board | Judicial selection | Municipal courts | Probate courts | Redistricting |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 j899
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [138 pages  File size: 6,596 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Review the feasibility of drafting a Uniform Municipal Courts of Record Act, such that future municipal courts of record bills could simply add the name of the city and any special provisions relating to that court (similar to Chapter 25, Government Code, dealing with statutory county courts).
3. Review the responsibilities of county attorneys in light of new duties in the prosecution of felony crimes to determine whether those duties are effectively discharged, or whether additional resources are needed.
4. Review the courts' methods for equalizing appellate court caseloads, including any additional measures that would be beneficial. Determine why prior attempts to redistrict appellate courts have been unsuccessful and whether new methods are necessary to accomplish redistricting.
5. Study the benefits of merging district, statutory county courts, and constitutional county courts for probate matters into a single level of multi-county statutory probate courts.
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legislative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Appellate courts | County attorneys | Courts | District attorneys | Law Library, Texas State | Municipal courts | State Bar of Texas | Supreme Court, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h816 3
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 2,685 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations related actions of those agencies assigned to the committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Supreme Court of Texas, Courts of Civil Appeals, State Law Library, Civil Judicial Council, Judicial Qualifications Commission, Judiciary Section of the Comptroller's Department, State Bar, Board of Law Examiners, and the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council
2. A study of the advisability of removing from the Constitution the defining of the jurisdiction of the courts, thus allowing the Legislature to alter their jurisdiction.
3. A study of the operations, procedures and effectiveness of the existing municipal courts of record, and the desirability of the creation of more such courts.
4. A study of the organization and operations of the State Bar.
5. A study of the role of Criminal District Attorneys and County Attorneys who serve as District Attorneys, and the desirability of creating such offices.

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