Bill

SB 40

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
Courts

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
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Author(s)

Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to locations, terms, sessions, and procedures for conducting court proceedings.

Fiscal Notes

According to the Legislative Budget Board, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 40 would extend the maximum time the Texas Supreme Court can suspend proceedings during a declared disaster by the governor from 30 to 90 days. However, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may renew the extension. In addition, if a disaster prevents a certain court from holding its judicial district terms, the presiding judge of that district may designate the terms and sessions of the court. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 40 because it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.