Senate Committee on Jurisprudence

Committee Summary

Committee Members (5)

Committee Partisan Split

3R – 2D

Committee Efficiency

Legislation Referred
to Committee
Legislation Voted
Out of Committee
Overall Efficiency

Number of Committee Meetings: 9

Legislation StatusHBsHJRsHCRsSBsSJRsSCRs
Referred to Committee49103510
Voted Out of Committee29101800

Committee Jurisdiction

The Texas Senate Committee on Jurisprudence is responsible for a wide range of issues related to the judicial system and legal affairs in the state. Its primary areas of jurisdiction include:

  • Court Jurisdiction and Structure: The committee examines the jurisdiction of various courts, including statutory county courts, and makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and clarity of these jurisdictions. This involves reviewing the development of standardized language for legal statutes to ensure they are clear and concise.
  • Oversight of Fiduciaries: The committee reviews court oversight of fiduciaries appointed to manage the affairs of individuals who are unable to do so themselves, such as minors, elderly individuals, or those with disabilities. It aims to improve protections and accountability in this area.
  • Legal Processes and Procedures: The committee examines and makes recommendations on the processes and procedures used in Texas courts to ensure they are fair, efficient, and transparent. This can include civil, criminal, and family law matters.
  • Legislation and Policy Review: The committee reviews proposed legislation related to the judiciary and makes recommendations for improvements. This includes monitoring the implementation of laws and suggesting changes based on their impact and effectiveness.

Committee Contact Information

Capitol Location

Sam Houston Building, 380

Phone Number

(512) 463-0380