House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence


Position          Member


Vice Chair:   














Rep. Leach

Rep. Davis

Rep. Dutton

Rep. Johnson of Dallas

Rep. Krause

Rep. Middleton

Rep. Moody

Rep. Schofield

Rep. Smith 

The House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence has 9 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:


  • Fines and penalties arising under civil law

  • Civil law, including rights, duties, remedies, procedures, probate and guardianship matters

  • Civil procedure in the courts of Texas

  • Administrative law and the adjudication of rights by administrative agencies

  • Permission to sue the state

  • Uniform state laws

  • Creating, changing, or otherwise affecting courts of judicial districts of the state

  • Establishing districts for the election of judicial officers

  • The State Commission on Judicial Conduct

  • The Office of the Attorney General, including its organization, powers, functions, responsibilities

  • Courts and court procedures except where jurisdiction is specifically granted to some other standing committee

  • The following state agencies: the Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System, the State Law Library, the Texas Judicial Council, the Judicial Branch Certification Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, the Board of Law Examiners, the State Bar of Texas, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings