Legislative Information

Below is legislative information for recent Legislative Sessions. For information related to older sessions, please contact the Director of Public Affairs.

Texas Judiciary Legislative Update Reports

These reports briefly summarize new legislation impacting the Texas court system, judges, clerks, and other judicial actors. No attempt is made to cover substantive areas of the law in detail; other entities are expected to provide legislative updates on substantive legal topics.

Texas Judicial Council


Policy Briefs

Judicial Campaign Fairness Act
Legislative Recommendations on Pretrial Release
Legislative Recommendations on Court Security
Guardianship Compliance Project
Legislative Recommendations on Mental Health


85th Legislative Session

Joint Interim Committee to Study State Judicial Salaries | September 28, 2018

Senate Criminal Justice | September 12, 2018

Senate State Affairs | September 10, 2018

House Criminal Jurisprudence | August 30, 2018

 LAR Joint Budget Hearing | August 30, 2018

House Select Committee on Opioids & Substance Abuse | August 7, 2018

Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security | July 24, 2018

House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence | April 27, 2018

House General Investigation & Ethics | March 29, 2018

House Criminal Jurisprudence | February 27, 2017

 Senate Finance | February 9, 2017

Testimony from Previous Sessions

84th Legislative Session
83rd Legislative Session