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Relating to an interim study by the Texas Commission on Judicial
Selection regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 3040, Committee
Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($373,190) through the biennium ending
August 31, 2021.
HB 3040 would create The Texas Commission on Judicial Selection to study and review the method of judicial selection in the state, including reviewing the current partisan election system, the methods used by other states, and the method of utilizing a public member board to nominate and assess judicial candidates. The committee would report its findings by the end of 2020.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 3040 as it does not affect our liberty principles.