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


87th Legislative Session

Senate Finance Testimony

86th Legislative Session

LAR Joint Budget Hearing Testimony

Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence and Community Safety | September 26, 2019

House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee | March 18, 2019

House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee | February 20, 2019

House Committee on Appropriations S/C on Articles I, IV & V | February 15, 2019

House Criminal Jurisprudence | February 11, 2019

Senate Finance | January 29, 2019

Testimony from Previous Sessions