The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda was created by the 2017 Texas Legislature in Senate Bill 302.
The committee consists of nine members. Seven attorney members and two non-attorney public members.
The committee shall:
1. Regularly review the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure
2. At least annually issue to the Supreme Court and the board of directors a report on the adequacy of the rules
3. Oversee the initial process for proposing a disciplinary rule