Bill

SB 1728

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs

Contact the Author

Joan Huffman

Phone:

512-463-0117

Capitol Office:

1E.15

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Joan Huffman
Eddie Lucio Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 1728, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($289,589) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. 

Bill Analysis

SB 1728 would establish a joint interim committee, the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection, to study and review the methods by which statutory county court judges, district judges, and appellate justices and judges are selected for office. The Commission would provide a report and recommendation to the lieutenant governor, speaker, and governor no later than December 31, 2020.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 1728 because it does not affect our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

Joan Huffman

Phone:

512-463-0117

Capitol Office:

1E.15

Email: