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Legislative Committees

Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

Texas House Committee

Phone: 512-463-0790

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(1) fines and penalties arising under civil laws;
(2) civil law, including rights, duties, remedies, and procedures thereunder, and including probate and guardianship matters;
(3) civil procedure in the courts of Texas;
(4) administrative law and the adjudication of rights by administrative agencies;
(5) permission to sue the state;
(6) civil law as it relates to familial relationships, including rights, duties, remedies, and procedures thereunder;
(7) uniform state laws;
(8) creating, changing, or otherwise affecting courts of judicial districts of the state;
(9) establishing districts for the election of judicial officers;
(10) the State Commission on Judicial Conduct;
(11) the Office of the Attorney General, including its organization, powers, functions, and responsibilities;
(12) courts and court procedures except where jurisdiction is specifically granted to some other standing committee; and
(13) the following state agencies: the Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, the State Law Library, the Texas Judicial Council, the Guardianship Certification Board, the Office of the Attorney General, the Court Reporters Certification Board, the Board of Law Examiners, the State Bar of Texas, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

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