Judicial System Overhaul Bill Advancing Through Legislature

, Texas Lawyer


The massive bill — 10 sections and more than 100 pages — includes several significant changes would allow courts to conduct business with fewer delays and create uniform rules and definitions for county courts-at-law, according to S.B. 1717. On May 5 it reported out of a House committee with six minor amendments, but the committee has yet to distribute its report. The judicial-overhaul bill could die unless the House races to meet deadlines next week.

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