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Standing Committee on Court Rules
Rule and Comment Proposals Sent to Texas Supreme Court
Since June 1, 1995

Table of Contents

Section A - June 1995 - May 1996

    1. Rule 63 - Amendment and Responsive Pleadings
    2. Rule 90 - Waiver of Defects in Pleading
    3. Rule 166 - Pre-Trial Conference
    4. Rule 166a - Summary Judgment
    5. Rule 166b - Duty to Supplement
    6. Rule 166d - Disclosure Upon Written Request
    7. Rule 166f - Pre-Trial and Motion Dockets
    8. Rule 166g - Standard Definitions
    9. Rule 167 Discovery and Production of Documents and Things for Inspection, Copying or Photographing
    10. Rule 169 - Request for Admission
    11. Rule 200 - Depositions upon Oral Examination
    12. Rule 204 - Examination, Cross-Examination and Objections(000812-12-21-2011 1-46-36 PM)
    13. Rule 215 - Discovery Violations, Motions, Orders and Sanctions
    14. Summary of Discovery Rule Changes
    15. Unnumbered Rule - Purpose of Pre-Trial and Discovery Rules

Section B - June 1996 - May 1997


    1. Rule 18a - Recusal or Disqualification of Judges
    2. Rule 84 - Damages for Delay in Civil Cases
    3. Rule 121(a)(2)(b) - Mandamus, Prohibition and Injunction in Civil Cases
    4. Rule 166d - Disclosure Upon Written Request
    5. Rule 167 - Discovery and Production of Documents and Things for Inspection, Copying or Photographing
    6. Rule 182(b) - Damages for Delay
    7. Rule 200 - Depositions Upon oral Examination
    8. Rule 226a - Admonitory Instructions to Jury Panel and Jury
    9. Rule 281 - Paper Taken to Jury Room
    10. Rule 528 - Venue Change on Affidavit

Section C - June 1997 - May 1998


    1. Rule 4 - Computation of Time
    2. Rule 21 - Filing and Serving Pleadings and Motions
    3. Rule 86 - Motion to Transfer Venue
    4. Rule 86a - Objections to Multiple Plaintiffs and Intervening Plaintiffs Based Upon Venue
    5. Rule 87 - Determination of Motion to Transfer
    6. Rule 89 - Transferred if Motion is Sustained
    7. Rule 168 - Interrogatories to Parties
    8. Rule 173 - Guardian Ad Litem
    9. Rule 177b - Compelling Appearance of Parties and Production of Documents and Things
    10. Rule 749b - Pauper's Affidavit in Nonpayment of Rent Appeals - June 29th 1998 and October 28th 1997
    11. Rule 749c - Appeal Perfected
    12. Rule 751 - Transcript

Section D - June 1998 - May 1999


    1. Rule 528 - Venue Change on Affidavit
    2. Rule 647 - Notice of Sale of Real Estate
    3. Rule 742 - Service of Citation

Section E - June 1999 - May 2000


    1. Rule 21a - Methods of Service
    2. Rule 76a - Sealing Court Records
    3. Rule 265(g) - Order of Proceedings on Trial by Jury (2)
    4. Rule 320 - Motion for New Trial and Action of Court Thereon
    5. Rule 265(g) - Order of Proceedings on Trial by Jury

Section F - June 2000 - May 2001


    1. Comment 2 to Rule 194
    2. Comment 9 to Rule 190
    3. Rule 21a - Methods of Service
    4. Rule 215 - Abuse of Discovery; Sanctions

Section G - June 2001 - May 2002


    1. Rule 5 - Enlargement of Time
    2. Rule 12 - Attorney to Show Authority
    3. Rule 15 - Writs and Process
    4. Rule 21 - Filing and Serving Pleadings and Motions
    5. Rule 63 - Amendments and Responsive Pleadings
    6. Rule 87 - Determination of Motion to Transfer
    7. Rule 89 - Transferred if Motion is Sustained
    8. Rule 99 - Issuance and Form of Citation
    9. Rule 107 - Return of Service
    10. Rule 114 - Citation by Publication; Requisites
    11. Rule 116 - Service of Citation by Publication
    12. Rule 117a - Citation in Suits for Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes
    13. Rule 120a - Special Appearance
    14. Rule 122 - Constructive Appearance
    15. Rule 129 - How Costs Collected
    16. Rule 143 - Rule for Costs
    17. Rule 143a - Costs on Appeal to County Court
    18. Rule 165a - Dismissal for Want of Prosecution
    19. Rule 172 - Audit
    20. Rule 193.3(b) - Description of Withheld or Material Information
    21. Rule 194 - Request for Disclosure
    22. Rule 195 - Discovery Regarding Testifying Expert Witnesses
    23. Rule 196 - Request for Production and Inspection
    24. Rule 197 - Interrogatories to Parties
    25. Rule 198 - Requests for Admissions
    26. Rule 199 - Deposition upon Oral Examination
    27. Rule 200 - Depositions Upon Written Questions
    28. Rule 202 - Depositions Before Suit or to Investigate Claims
    29. Rule 203 - Signing, Certification and Use of Oral and Written Depositions
    30. Rule 205 - Discovery from Non-Parties
    31. Rule 216 - Request and Fee for Jury Trial
    32. Rule 237a - Cases Remanded from Federal Court
    33. Rule 296 - Request for Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law
    34. Rule 297 - Time to File Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Laws
    35. Rule 298 - Additional or Amended Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Laws
    36. Rule 306a - Periods to Run from Signing of Judgment
    37. Rule 310 - Writ of Possession
    38. Rule 329 - Motion for New Trial on Judgment following Citation by Publication
    39. Rule 329b - Time for Filing Motions
    40. Rule 330 - Rules of Practice & Procedure in Certain District Court
    41. Letter to Judge Phillips Changing Rule Deadlines

Section H - June 2002 - May 2003


    1. Rule 3a - Local Rules
    2. Rule 5 - Enlargement of Time
    3. Rule 10 - Local Rules
    4. Rule 191.4 - Filing of Discovery Materials
    5. Rule 13 - Effect of Signing of Pleadings, Motions and Other Papers; Sanctions
    6. Rule 21b - Sanctions for Failure to Serve or Deliver Copy of Pleadings and Motions
    7. Rule 47 - Claims of Relief
    8. Rule 194.2 - Requests for Disclosure
    9. Rule 190.1 - Discovery Control Plan Required
    10. Rule 528 - Revision-Final Version of Rule 528 - J P Rule, Venue Changed on Affidavit

Section I - June 2003 - May 2004


    1. Rule 21a - Methods of Service
    2. Rule 205 - Discovery from Nonparties
    3. Rule 215.1 - Motion for Sanctions or Order Compelling Discovery
    4. TRCP 166 - Pretrial Conference (Comment)

Section J - June 2004 - May 2005


    1. Rule 8.1(e) - Notice of Bankruptcy
    2. Rule 93 - Certain Pleas to Be Verified
    3. Rule 94 - Affirmative Defenses
    4. Rule 120a (1,2,3) - Special Appearance
    5. Rule 194.7 - Cross-Disclosure Not Required
    6. Rule 199.2 - Procedure for Noticing Oral Deposition
    7. Rule 244 - On Service by Publication
    8. Rule 759 - Judgment Where Defendant Served by Publication

Section K - June 2005 - May 2006


    1. Rule 199.2 - Procedure for Noticing Oral Deposition
    2. Rule 205.2 - Notice (regarding Subpoena)
    3. Rule 244 - On service by Publication
    4. Rule 245 - Assignment of Cases for Trial
    5. Rule 296 - Requests for Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
    6. Rule 297 - Time to File Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
    7. Rule 298 - Additional or Amended Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
    8. Rule 299 - Omitted Findings
    9. Rule 299a - Findings of fact to be separately filed and not recited in a Judgment
    10. Rule 759 - Judgment where Defendant served by Publication

Section L - June 2006 - May 2007


    1. Rule 749 - Comment regarding Court's ability to determine Questions of Fact or to Submit Questions to a Jury

Section M - June 2007 - May 2008


    1. Rule 26.1(a) - Time to Perfect Appeal
    2. Rule 52.3 - Form and Contents of Petition
    3. Rule 301 - Judgments
    4. Letter from Chief Justice Jefferson regarding Local Rules Initiative
    5. Tex Civ Prac & Rem Code 171.098 - Appeal (Legislative Recommendation)

Section N - June 2008 - May 2009


    1. Local Rules Initiative

Section O - June 2009 - May 2010


    1. Rule 166a(j) - Summary Judgment (Dual Motions)

Section P - June 2010 - May 2011


    1. Rule 91 - Special Exceptions
    2. Rule 252 - Applications for Continuance

Section Q - June 2011 - May 2012


    1. Rule 13a - Implementation of the Portion of HB 274 that Deals with Lawsuits for which there is No Basis in Law or Fact
    2. Rule 175a - Alternative Proposals Relating to a Challenge of a Trial Court's Jurisdiction
    3. Rules 21, 21a and 21b - Proposal for consolidation of Rules 21, 21a and 21b into single rule
    4. Rule 199.4 - Objections to Time and Place of Oral Deposition
    5. Rule 169a - Mandatory Expedited Suits
    6. Rule 169b - Voluntary Expedited Suits
    7. Rule 190.2 - Discovery Control Plan - Suits Involving $50,000 or less (Level 1)

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