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HB 159 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity of a county or sheriff's department for claims arising from a final decision of certain civil service commissions. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 250 86-0 (2019) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to attorney's fees associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 370 86-0 (2019) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 790 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 1155 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees and court costs awarded in certain actions involving the unlawful waste or diversion of water. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1521 86-0 (2019) Author: Burrows, Dustin | et. al. Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2125 86-0 (2019) Author: Burns, DeWayne Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain suits involving a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2192 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney's fees in certain actions under the public information law. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 2264 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the enforcement of child support. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2376 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie Relating to the award of attorney's fees in certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2437 86-0 (2019) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2533 86-0 (2019) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2826 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to procurement of a contingent fee contract for legal services by certain governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2891 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3085 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to an award of costs and attorney's fees and the imposition of sanctions in certain suits for the dissolution of a marriage or affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3300 86-0 (2019) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to an award of costs and attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3457 86-0 (2019) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the assessment of costs of litigation and reasonable attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3936 86-0 (2019) Author: Hefner, Cole Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous claims and regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4122 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a financial institution that answers a writ of garnishment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4551 86-0 (2019) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging certain local laws or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 9 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Klick, Stephanie
Relating to election integrity; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses; creating civil penalties. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 27 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hefner, Cole
Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous claims and regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 28 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to procurement of a contingent fee contract for legal services by a state agency or political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 471 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 851 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Water & Rural Affairs
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 854 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. Senate: Property Tax Referred to Property Tax
SB 988 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Capriglione, Giovanni
Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney's fees in certain actions under the public information law. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1589 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in cases involving veterinary malpractice or negligence. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1633 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a program within the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System to provide reimbursement for legal representation in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1649 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services and to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1676 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the enforcement of child support. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Postponed
HB 323 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the award of court costs, storage fees, and attorney's fees in a criminal asset forfeiture proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 427 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees incurred in a suit involving unlawful campaign contributions or campaign expenditures. House: General Investigating & Ethics Left pending in committee
HB 540 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 744 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 748 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to certain costs associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1038 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to an award of costs and attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1668 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity of a county or sheriff's department for claims arising from a final decision of certain civil service commissions. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1669 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain complaints concerning a student's participation in an extracurricular activity. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
HB 1704 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1774 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2057 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2121 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to damages in certain contract claims against the state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2221 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to a limitation on the amount of attorney's fees awarded in a case assigned to a special three-judge district court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2457 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2516 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan | et. al. Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2669 85-0 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh Relating to remedies in certain taxpayer suits against the state. House: Ways & Means Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2677 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities. House: Urban Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2783 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2843 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4048 85-0 (2017) Author: Thierry, Shawn Relating to the attachment of a hospital lien on a cause of action or claim of an injured person who receives hospital services. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims. Senate: Business & Commerce Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 635 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 787 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 813 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Meyer, Morgan
Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 862 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving a groundwater conservation district. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 877 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 949 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to a limitation on the amount of attorney's fees awarded in a case assigned to a special three-judge district court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1191 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to remedies in certain taxpayer suits against the state. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1671 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity of a county or sheriff's department for claims arising from a final decision of certain civil service commissions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1848 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1946 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to an award of costs an attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1950 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to damages in certain contract claims against the state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 54 85-1 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions. Filed
HB 184 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the allocation of costs and attorney's fees incurred by a Court of Inquiry. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 230 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 234 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to certain costs associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 247 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to limits on certain actions arising out of attorney's fee agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1124 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to adjudication of claims arising from written contracts with state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1335 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the collection of attorney fees in property owners' association foreclosures. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2013 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to recovery of attorney's fees against veterinarians for certain claims. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2292 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2535 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to liability for damages incurred in connection with certain excavation activities and an award of attorney's fees in lawsuits to recover the cost of the damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3065 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3339 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3415 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the award of court costs, storage fees, and attorney's fees in a criminal asset forfeiture proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3633 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to reimbursement for the costs of legal services provided to an indigent defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3641 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to payment of attorney's fees in an action brought under Chapter 37 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3662 84-0 (2015) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3697 84-0 (2015) Author: Landgraf, Brooks Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Insurance to research and evaluate claims data and the recovery of attorney's fees in first-party insurance claims. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4060 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the awarding of attorney's fees in election contest lawsuits. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 4072 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an election contest. House: Elections Left pending in committee
SB 474 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 593 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to pretrial settlement discussions during ad valorem tax appeals. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1600 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to a limit on the award of attorney's fees in certain proceedings brought against the state or an agency of the state. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 586 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain design and construction claims arising under written contracts with state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1729 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1808 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to an award of attorney's fees for certain dismissed claims joined to an action under the Family Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1869 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to contractual subrogation and other recovery rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 1894 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Technology Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2787 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3119 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for representation of local governments in certain environmental enforcement actions. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3404 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to limits on certain actions arising out of attorney's fee agreements and litigation expense agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3490 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the liability of a spouse in certain divorce suits for costs, attorney's fees, and expenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3748 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the costs associated with proceedings regarding cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3786 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the liability of a spouse in certain divorce suits for costs, attorney's fees, and expenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 296 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 953 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Elkins, Gary | et. al.
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Technology
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1339 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to contractual subrogation rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1550 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 274 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 346 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in certain proceedings concerning mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 366 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to priority of payment relating to property owners' association assessments. House: Business & Industry Considered in Calendars
HB 417 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to claims for compensation for wrongful imprisonment and group health benefits coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 494 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
HB 544 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a request for attorney's fees in a family law matter. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1325 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to payment of the costs for services of a guardian ad litem, court visitor, and attorney ad litem in a guardianship proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1639 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in foreclosure actions by property owners' associations. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1871 82-0 (2011) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2221 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the authority of an administrative law judge of the State Office of Administrative Hearings to award attorney's fees in an appeal of an appraisal review board order determining a protest. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2274 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to requiring a municipality to pay for the expenses of an election contest for a person elected to the governing body of the municipality. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2598 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2876 82-0 (2011) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to reimbursement by the state for attorney ad litem fees paid by counties in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2980 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the assessment of litigation costs in certain actions under the public information law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3343 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken Relating to the disclosure of certain attorney's fees and expenses paid by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3407 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the recovery through gas utility rates of expenses related to a rate proceeding. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
SB 286 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to attorney's fees and other costs in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
House passage as amended reported
SB 539 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in certain proceedings concerning mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 637 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al. Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by an investor-owned water and sewer utility. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Referred to Natural Resources
SB 728 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four"
Relating to a groundwater conservation district's recovery of expenses in closing or capping a well. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 749 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to provision of notice regarding and limitation of attorney's fees for services provided in connection with the making of a wrongful imprisonment claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 556 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to payment of attorney's fees in certain actions to recover possession of real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 587 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the payment of attorney's fees to an attorney representing an applicant for the appointment of a guardian. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 677 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to violations of laws administered and enforced by the Texas Ethics Commission and to sworn complaints alleging such violations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 699 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain judicial review proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 875 81-0 (2009) Author: Eissler, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to civil liability for erecting or maintaining certain outdoor signs or advertising. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 907 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to liability for and payment of the fees of an attorney ad litem in a suit to collect delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1455 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the award of attorney's fees, costs, and certain damages in a proceeding to revoke a medical power of attorney. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2125 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to the liability of a landowner that allows recreational use of the landowner's land. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2416 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to attorney general participation in proceedings involving charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2544 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2565 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2567 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2616 81-0 (2009) Author: Heflin, Joe Relating to attorney fees in parent-child proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2733 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2842 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the reimbursement of expenses from a decedent's estate for certain court proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3080 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to guardianships and other matters relating to incapacitated persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3193 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to an award of attorney's fees in a suit for partition of real estate. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3203 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in an action for breach of contract involving certain local governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3310 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3724 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to the amount of attorney's fees awarded to a claimant's counsel in certain workers compensation proceedings. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3825 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to legal representation for a county auditor. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3876 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain enforcement actions alleging the failure to pay child support. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Senate appoints conferees-reported
HB 4096 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to certain contracts by certain governmental entities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4229 81-0 (2009) Author: Otto, John | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 4365 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to an award of attorney's fees to a prevailing property owner in a property tax dispute resolved by binding arbitration. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
HB 4490 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to certain contracts by certain governmental entities. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 394 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 720 81-0 (2009) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in committee
SB 866 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 918 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Leibowitz, David
Relating to attorney general participation in proceedings involving charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1624 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2362 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an award of attorney's fees to a prevailing property owner in a property tax dispute resolved by binding arbitration. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 2363 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a property owner who prevails in a property tax appeal. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 444 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1054 80-0 (2007) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al. Relating to the assessment of costs, attorney's fees, and additional damages in condemnation proceedings. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 1062 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to assessment of damages and award of costs and attorney's fees in condemnation proceedings. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 1267 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Relating to appointment procedures concerning and compensation and reimbursement for counsel appointed to represent indigent defendants in certain criminal and post-conviction proceedings and to the creation of an indigent defense representation fund. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1268 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the award of attorney's fees under the terms of certain contracts with a governmental entity. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1677 80-0 (2007) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the prohibition of recovering attorney's fees and costs from natural gas utility customers in certain rate proceedings. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 2013 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2725 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to the recovery of certain attorney's fees and costs incurred in certain proceedings to review decisions made by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 2959 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John Relating to regulation of dairy products. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3022 80-0 (2007) Author: Heflin, Joe Relating to reimbursement by the state for attorney ad litem fees paid by counties in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3071 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to recovery of attorney's fees for certain claims arising from the abandonment of hazardous wastes on the claimant's property. House: Civil Practices Recommitted to committee
HB 3412 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Local Government Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 433 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to attorney's fees in certain postjudgment proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1301 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the recovery of certain attorney's fees and costs incurred in certain proceedings to review decisions made by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1714 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to regulation of dairy products. House: Public Health
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 2057 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to recovery of attorney's fees for certain claims arising from the abandonment of hazardous wastes on the claimant's property. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1026 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the resolution of certain contract claims against the state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1174 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to attorney's fees and costs in a proceeding to enforce an order for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1385 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to a governmental unit's liability for attorney's fees and costs in a declaratory judgment proceeding. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1620 79-0 (2005) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an action against an officer or director of a nonprofit corporation. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2124 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to appointment of counsel in appeals of certain eviction suits. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 2487 79-0 (2005) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an election contest. House: Elections Left pending in committee
HB 3356 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. House: Civil Practices Postponed
SB 260 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the division of legal fees between attorneys in different law firms. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 458 79-0 (2005) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 89 79-1 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to a fee to support the appointment of attorneys ad litem in certain civil suits. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 113 79-3 (2006) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to payment of certain claims for indigent inmate defense. House: Appropriations Postponed
HB 114 79-3 (2006) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to appropriating money to pay for a judgment rendered in certain litigation. House: Appropriations Reason for vote recorded in Journal
HB 3 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al. Relating to health care. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 197 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 276 78-0 (2003) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to the award of attorney's fees and costs in an action against a fraudulent transfer. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 375 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to limiting the award of attorney's fees by a justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 462 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the collection of a fee from certain nonresident attorneys requesting permission to participate in proceedings in a Texas court. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 620 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the legal representation of county officials by private attorneys in certain civil cases. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 663 78-0 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees and certain costs in proceedings to recover delinquent debts owed to a county. House: County Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 704 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to attorney's fees in the subrogation of a state employee's workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 886 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to attorney's fees in a proceeding to enforce an order for the possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 887 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the award of attorney's fees and expenses in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 894 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the limitation on an award of attorney's fees to a property owner who prevails in certain ad valorem tax appeals. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 1591 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to the resolution of certain contract claims against the state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2404 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to penalties to defray a taxing unit's costs of collecting delinquent property taxes. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 2406 78-0 (2003) Author: Stick, Jack Relating to computation of certain legal fees in workers' compensation benefit matters. House: Business & Industry Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 12 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to health care liability claims. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 323 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the additional penalty for costs associated with the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes by an attorney. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 604 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees and certain costs in proceedings to recover delinquent debts owed to a county. House: County Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 714 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the liability of a taxing unit for the fee of an attorney ad litem in a suit to collect delinquent ad valorem taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1207 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to state liability for costs and attorney's fees in certain actions seeking declaratory judgment. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1455 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the award of attorney's fees to an appraisal district, an appraisal review board, or a chief appraiser that prevails in certain ad valorem tax appeals to a court. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1721 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to governmental contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a local governmental entity. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Co-author authorized
SB 1722 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to legal and judicial ethics. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 19 77-0 (2001) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to personal representatives of decedents' estates and the regulation of attorneys representing those personal representatives. House: Judicial Affairs Subcommittee members named
HB 24 77-0 (2001) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to protection of injured parties by certain limitations on the amount of attorney's contingency fees after a settlement or settlement offer. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 61 77-0 (2001) Author: Clark, Ron Relating to the settlement of certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 559 77-0 (2001) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a property owner who prevails in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1051 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the award of attorney's fees and costs in an action against a fraudulent transfer. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1324 77-0 (2001) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al. Relating to attorney's fees paid in certain workers' compensation cases. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1424 77-0 (2001) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to medical care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1433 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to prohibition on the disclosure of defense counsel's billing statements by certain insurers and on the submission of those statements to certain audits; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1567 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to limiting the award of attorney's fees by a justice court. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1952 77-0 (2001) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to an award of attorney's fees to the prevailing party in certain suits related to public schools. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 1986 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to compensation of a person wrongfully imprisoned. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 2496 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to certain suits instituted under the Property Tax Code and to the award of court costs and attorneys fees in certain suits and appeals instituted under that code. House: Ways & Means Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2592 77-0 (2001) Author: Davis, John Relating to fee agreements between attorneys and property owners' associations. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
HB 2607 77-0 (2001) Author: Alexander, Clyde Relating to the imposition of a fee for collecting a delinquent fine, court cost, or court-ordered attorney's fee. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2685 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to prohibiting certain attorney's fees from being included in the cost of foreclosure of a property owners' association's lien and establishing a right of redemption in relation to the foreclosure. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 2690 77-0 (2001) Author: Walker, Gary
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to enforcement measures available to groundwater conservation districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 3029 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to prohibition of disclosure of defense counsel's fee statements by liability insurers; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3561 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to prohibition of disclosure of defense counsel's fee statements by liability insurers; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
SB 1633 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the approval of attorneys' fees for defending an insurance company in a workers' compensation claim. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1634 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the approval of attorneys' fees for defending an insurance company in a workers' compensation claim. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1647 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to payment for legal representation by persons on community supervision. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1653 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Dunnam, Jim
Relating to prohibition of disclosure of defense counsel's fee statements by liability insurers; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1778 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the collection of costs in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 37 76-0 (1999) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to protection of injured parties by certain limitations on the amount of attorney's contingency fees after a settlement or settlement offer. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 604 76-0 (1999) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a state or local governmental entity and to the deposit of certain delinquent or disputed funds recovered by a state or local governmental entity. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 945 76-0 (1999) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in an action alleging discrimination against an employee who sustains a compensable injury. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1271 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement of an order for the payment of attorney's fees in certain proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1524 76-0 (1999) Author: Clark, Ron | et. al. Relating to the awarding of litigation costs in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1527 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a property owner in certain ad valorem tax appeals. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1622 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the parent-child relationship and to suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2414 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to compensation paid by a state agency for outside counsel. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2596 76-0 (1999) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to the payment of attorney's fees and court costs in certain proceedings involving child custody. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2945 76-0 (1999) Author: Mowery, Anna Relating to the award of attorney's fees to a prevailing property owner in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2990 76-0 (1999) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the enforcement of an order for possession of or access to a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3076 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the assignment of lottery winnings for the payment of reasonable attorney's fees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 3249 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to permitting local prosecutors to accept federal funds for the purpose of defraying a portion of the cost of prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3385 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the award of attorney's fees and court costs in certain actions to determine whether a governmental action results in a taking of private real property. House: Land & Resource Management Considered in Calendars
HB 3391 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a state agency. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3550 76-0 (1999) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the payment of certain attorney's fees in worker's compensation benefit matters. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3577 76-0 (1999) Author: Corte, Frank Relating to an award of attorney's fees to a party in a civil action who shows fraud or perjury by the other party. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
SB 113 76-0 (1999) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al. Relating to contingent fee contracts for legal services entered into by a state governmental entity and to the deposit of certain delinquent or disputed funds recovered by a state governmental entity. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SB 250 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to civil jurisdiction and the awarding of attorney's fees in justice and small claims courts. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 321 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to collection of attorney's fees in certain contract actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 491 76-0 (1999) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to legal services provided to school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
SB 532 76-0 (1999) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the awarding of litigation costs in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Civil Practices
SB 647 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to salaries and fees for services of certain prosecutors. Senate: Finance Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 291 70-0 (1987) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
HB 440 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 615 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the award of attorney's fees and the requirement of an education program after a finding of contempt of a court order for child support or possession of and access to a child. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1211 70-0 (1987) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to frivolous lawsuits and defenses and to disciplinary procedures regarding an attorney who asserts a frivolous lawsuit or defense. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1227 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the allowance of attorney's fees in a condemnation proceeding. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1461 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to certain fees to be awarded to an insurer who defends a groundless workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 2363 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to attorney's fees and damages in a suit for failure to timely pay proceeds derived from the sale of oil or gas production. House: Energy
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 310 70-0 (1987) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an appeal of a property tax appraisal. Senate: Finance Record vote
SB 569 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to attorney's contingent fees. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 634 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to frivolous lawsuits and defenses and to disciplinary procedures regarding an attorney who asserts a frivolous lawsuit or defense. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
HB 126 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 174 69-0 (1985) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to the award of attorney's fees in certain family violence cases. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 266 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the civil jurisdiction of county courts and justice courts. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 971 69-0 (1985) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to authorizing recovery of attorney's fees in a frivolous taxpayer appeal of a property tax determination. House: Ways & Means Considered by s/c in public hearing
HB 1253 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliver, Jesse Relating to the state's duty to indemnify current or former state officers, contractors, or employees for legal expenses incurred in certain criminal proceedings. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1369 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to attorney's fees in a suit for failure to timely pay proceeds derived from the sale of oil or gas production. House: Energy 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1607 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliver, Jesse Relating to the state's duty to indemnify current or former state officers, contractors, or employees for legal expenses incurred in certain criminal proceedings. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2038 69-0 (1985) Author: Kuempel, Edmund Relating to the regulation of contingent fees for legal services; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 386 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to the award of attorney's fees and expenses in certain family violence cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 734 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the state's duty to indemnify current or former state officers, contractors, or employees for legal expenses incurred in certain criminal proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 330 68-0 (1983) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: State Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 376 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the liability of certain personal representatives for attorney's fees. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 423 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to recovery of collection expense for furnishing labor and materials, and to recovery of attorneys' fees and other expenses of defending invalid claims for furnishing labor and materials. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1057 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the payment of attorney's fees by the State Board of Pharmacy in proceedings instituted to take disciplinary action against a licensee or applicant for a license. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
HB 1463 68-0 (1983) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the payment of a lender's attorney fees in connection with the enforcement of certain installment loans. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions
HB 1492 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees by a property owner who prevails in a judicial review of a property tax determination. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1580 68-0 (1983) Author: Jackson, Lee
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to a taxpayer's remedies in the judicial review of certain property tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2258 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to recovery of actual costs and attorney's fees by the attorney general in a charitable trust suit and to the venue of a charitable trust suit. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2259 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to fees to which the attorney general is entitled. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Ordered not printed
SB 523 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the liability of certain personal representatives for attorney's fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
SB 864 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Leonard, Jr., Bob
Relating to attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation death cases. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1184 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to recovery of actual costs and attorney's fees by the attorney general in certain charitable trust suits and to the venue of such charitable trust suits. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1185 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to fees to which the attorney general is entitled. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1327 68-0 (1983) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the state paying attorney's fees for certain suits against court-appointed attorneys. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed
HB 99 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to attorney's fees in certain suits arising from a violation of a statute, ordinance, or regulation. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 375 67-0 (1981) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to awarding attorney's fees in a declaratory judgement action. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 943 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to attorney's fees in actions to enforce the Open Meetings Act. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1517 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T.
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the payment of attorney's fees in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1876 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in suits involving improper adoption of a tax rate. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2194 67-0 (1981) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the recovery of attorneys fees in civil action. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
SB 40 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the recovery of costs of attorney's fees and damages in libel and slander suits. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 28 66-0 (1979) Author: Chavez, Melchor
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in delinquent tax suits of municipal utility districts. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 184 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to attorney's fees in certain suits arising from a violation of a statute, ordinance or regulation. House: Judiciary Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 243 66-0 (1979) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to payment by the state of part of attorneys' fees and expenses for representation for indigent criminal defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 677 66-0 (1979) Author: Untermeyer, Chase Relating to the payment of attorney's fees to an attorney appointed to represent a child in certain suits. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1190 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Danny Relating to periodic payments by a parent for the payment of attorney's fees. House: Judicial Affairs Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1258 66-0 (1979) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to court determination of reasonable attorney's fees. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 2218 66-0 (1979) Author: Blanton, Bill Relating to payment of attorneys' fees and court costs of public school professional employees defending certain suits. House: Public Education Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 16 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the recovery of costs, attorney's fees, and damages in libel and slander suits. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 47 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the payment of attorney's fees to an attorney appointed to represent a child in certain suits. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 105 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to recovery of attorney's fees. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 178 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
So as to provide that a court may take judicial knowledge of certain matters in setting amounts of attorney's fees; providing for liberal construction of the Act and extent of applicability; and declaring an emergency. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 318 65-0 (1977) Author: Lauhoff, Herman E.
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in suits based on breach of a restrictive covenant pertaining to real property. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 452 65-0 (1977) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in suits founded on certain oral or written contracts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 526 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to attorney's fees in certain suits arising from violation of a statute, ordinance, or regulation. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in formal meeting
HB 535 65-0 (1977) Author: Hall, Anthony Relating to the recovery of costs and reasonable attorney's fees by a person who is the prevailing party in a judicial review of an agency decision. House: Judicial Affairs Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 964 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the authority's fees in a suit by an insured against his insurer under uninsured motorist coverage. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 1034 65-0 (1977) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to payment by the state of part of the attorney's fees and expenses for representation of indigent criminal defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Calendars
HB 1356 65-0 (1977) Author: Vaughan, Kenneth Relating to reasonable attorneys fees provided for in a note or other evidence of indebtedness. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1629 65-0 (1977) Author: Vaughan, Kenneth Relating to the amount of and recovery of attorney's fees in a suit by an independent school districts to collect delinquent property taxes. House: Public Education Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 40 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the payment of court costs and attorneys fees in certain appeals from workmen's compensation awards of the Industrial Accident Board. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 99 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the authority to award reasonable attorney fees and other expenses for public participation in a proceeding before a state agency ora proceeding for judicial review of agency action; providing annual reports to the Office of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Legislative Budget Board. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 108 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the recovery of costs and attorney's fees in libel and slander suits; and declaring an emergency. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 208 65-0 (1977) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Blanton, Bill
Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain suits for possession of land; providing for certain notice; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 268 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to recovery from a third person, subrogation, and attorney's fees and expenses as provided in the workmen's compensation law. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 942 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to attorneys fees when a city or county collects delinquent taxes for another taxing entity. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
SB 1009 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the establishment of a requirement for a contract between an attorney and his client(s) when the client(s) is(are) claimant(s) in connection with an action for damages or personal injuries, death or property damage; and allowing the court to determine the amount of attorney fees to be allowed subjet to the statute when a settlement is made or a judgment rendered in excess of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) with respect to any one claimant. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 210 64-0 (1975) Author: Munson, Ben Relating to awarding attorneys' fees in any civil action in which the court finds that equity would be served by the award; providing for review of the award. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 505 64-0 (1975) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the recovery of claims from suits founded on certain oral or written contracts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Rules suspended
HB 1678 64-0 (1975) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain suits. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1860 64-0 (1975) Author: Hanna, Joe Relating to contingent attorney's fees and setting specific limits on such fees. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 13 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to awarding attorneys' fees in any civil action in which the court finds that equity would be served by the award; providing for review of the award. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 232 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the recovery of costs and attorneys' fees in libel and slander suits. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 255 64-0 (1975) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the payment of court costs and attorney's fees in certain appeals from workmen's compensation awards of the Industrial Accident Board. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably
HB 675 63-0 (1973) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the recovery of claims from suits founded on certain oral or written contracts. House: Judiciary Notice given
HB 763 63-0 (1973) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the establishment of personal bond offices; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 875 63-0 (1973) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the payment of attorneys' fees in suits to set aside awards made by the Industrial Accident Board in workmen's compensation cases. House: Judiciary Subcommittee hearing date
HB 982 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S. Relating to regulation of attorney's fees by the Industrial Accident Board in workmen's compensation cases before the board. House: Judiciary Subcommittee hearing date
SB 399 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to awarding attorney's fees in any civil action in which the court finds that equity would be served by the award; providing for review of the award. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 468 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Vecchio, James S.
Relating to reasonable attorney's fees provided for in a note or other evidence of indebtedness and to notice regarding collection of such fees. House: Judiciary
Senate: Human Resources
Sent to Calendar Committee
SB 553 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the payment of attorneys' fees in suits to set aside awards made by the Industrial Accident Board in workmen's compensation cases. Senate: Human Resources Sent to subcommittee
SB 554 63-0 (1973) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to regulation of attorney's fees by the Industrial Accident Board in workmen's compensation cases before the board. Senate: Human Resources Sent to subcommittee
SB 592 63-0 (1973) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Authorizing the award of attorney's fees in certain cases. Senate: Human Resources Sent to subcommittee
HB 250 62-0 (1971) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to awarding attorneys' fees in any civil action in which the court finds that equity would be served by the award.
HB 1129 62-0 (1971) Author: McKissack, Dick Relating to limiting the liability of certain insurance companies for attorney fees in a case where the company delays payment of an insured loss beyond the prescribed time for payment.
HB 1164 62-0 (1971) Author: Coats, Sam Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in suits to collect liquidated claims.
HB 1434 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in cases in which a person, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity obtains judgment for an unpaid claim.
SB 161 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to amending Section 320A, Texas Probate Code, by adding claims for attorneys' fees for the administration of an estate to expenses which shall be charged solely to the decedent's share of the community and no part of which shall be charged to the community share of a surviving spouse
SB 563 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Coats, Sam
Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain suits in which a person, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity obtains judgment for an unpaid claim.
SB 631 62-0 (1971) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain suits in which a person, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity obtains judgment for an unpaid claim.
SB 637 62-0 (1971) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to limiting the liability of certain insurance companies for attorney fees in a case where the company delays payment of an insured loss beyond the prescribed time of payment.
SB 653 62-0 (1971) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to the amount of attorney's fees to be charged and paid for services rendered for the recovery of damages for personal injury and death; providing penalties.
HB 505 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to providing for counsel fees and expenses to wife in suits for divorce or to annul a marriage.
HB 753 61-0 (1969) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to recovery of attorneys' fees in a suit to recover on a payment bond executed by a public prime contractor.
SB 379 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in suits to collect liquidated claims.
HB 969 60-0 (1967) Author: Johnson, Jacob Edgar "Jake" Relating to amending the Insurance Code of Texas so as to provide for recovery of attorney fees in suits to collect insurance proceeds.
HB 368 59-0 (1965) Author: Harding, Forrest Ashby Relating to providing for the rendering of judgment for attorney's fees in an amount determined by the court to be reasonable, plus costs of suit, in favor of landlords and against tenants in forcible entry and detainer suits and in forcible detainer suits where tenants are unlawfully holding over the premises of the landlord at the time the suit is filed but vacate the premises prior to the rendition of judgment when the landlord follows certain prescribed procedures.
HB 398 59-0 (1965) Author: Hefton, Don Warren Relating to amending certain statutes to allow for recovery of attorney's fees in an action to recover for services, labor, and material in advertising, actions for conversion of personal property.
HB 879 59-0 (1965) Author: Alaniz, John C. Relating to attorney's fees in suits to collect workman's compensation insurance.
HB 888 59-0 (1965) Author: Vale, Bob | et. al. Relating to attorney's fees in suits to enforce insurance contracts.
HB 445 58-0 (1963) Author: Fairchild, Robert Lewis Relating to allowing recovery of attorney's fees under certain circumstances in suits upon liquidated claims.
SB 186 57-0 (1961) Author: Fuller, Jep S. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to attorneys fees in suits for delinquent taxes.
HB 547 56-0 (1959) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending certain statutes so as to permit the recovery of reasonable attorney fees in suits on certain claims when the debt sued for is paid during the pendency of the suit and before judgment is entered.
SB 103 56-0 (1959) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to providing for penalties and attorney fees recoverable for prosecution and collection of unpaid losses under any contract of insurance for which any insurer is liable thereunder.
SB 132 56-0 (1959) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to providing for payment of twenty-five percent (25%) attorney's fee on suits up to Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) against an insurance company where it shall be determined on the trial of the cause that the plaintiff is entitled to compensation as asked and has, prior to the petition, presented proof to said company that the amount of damages asked for was reasonable and the insurance company has refused to pay, or has offered a lesser amount as a compromise.
HB 126 53-0 (1953) Author: Sanders, Jr., Harold Barefoot Relating to amending statutes relative to enlarging the scope of present Article 2226 so as to include suits on sworn account.
HB 830 53-0 (1953) Author: Brown, Hulon Brasier Relating to amending certain sections of the Workmen's Compensation Law of Texas.
SB 16 52-0 (1951) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide that attorneys fees be paid as part of judgment if valid claim.
SB 112 52-0 (1951) Author: Carter, Joseph Daniel "Joe" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide increased fees for the attorney representing the State in Justice Court in pleas of guilty.
HB 486 51-0 (1949) Author: Stockard, Jerry Todd Relating to providing for liability on the part of fire, fire and marine, marine, tornado, rent accident, casualty, liability, health, elevator, disability, plate glass, burglary, surety, or fidelity insurance companies for damages and attorney fees for failure to pay damages within ninety (90) days; providing this Act shall be severable.
HB 601 50-0 (1947) Author: Reams, Sam G. Relating to amending a previous Act, so as to provide for the payment of fees to attorneys appointed by the court to defend indigent persons too poor to employ counsel.
HB 724 49-0 (1945) Author: Favors, Ennis | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article, providing that there shall be taxed as costs for attorney's fee one-half of the amount of the judgment rendered under said Article, and providing for a minimum amount of said attorney's fee costs.
HB 1027 47-0 (1941) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes by providing that there shall be taxed as costs for attorney's fees one-half of the amount of the judgment rendered.
SB 341 47-0 (1941) Author: Hill, Jr., Joe Lafayette Relating to providing for attorney's fees in usury cases brought under Article 5073.
HB 110 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for the taxing of certain costs in favor of the party against whom a temporary injunction or restraining is granted.
HB 789 46-0 (1939) Author: Johnson, Jr., B. Thomas "Nub" Relating to creating a Lien upon the recovery to guarantee to an Attorney at Law the payment of his fees in cases prosecuted on a contingent basis.
SB 170 46-0 (1939) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to creating a lien upon the recovery to guarantee to an attorney at law the payment of his fees in cases prosecuted on a contingent basis; authorizing contracts by attorneys for not to exceed fifty (50%) per cent of recovery for services rendered or to be rendered.
SB 64 45-0 (1937) Author: Moore, Weaver Relating to protecting the claimant or beneficiary of Workmen's Compensation Insurance by simplifying the procedure in the courts and by providing a more equitable basis for allowing attorney's fees in such cases.
SB 372 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to providing that attorneys' fees recoverable for the prosecution and collection of unpaid losses under life and accident, health and accident, and life, health and accident insurance policies shall be taxable as costs in suits filed thereon.
HB 504 40-0 (1927) Author: Parrish, Sr., Melville Clyde | et. al. Relating to providing that no attorney's fee shall be collectible on notes or other evidence of debt issued by a State Bank in the hands of the Commissioner for liquidation, where such notes or other evidence of debt are placed with an attorney for collection within thirty days after closing of such bank.
HB 70 38-0 (1923) Author: Carpenter, William C. Relating to making attorneys' fees recoverable in certain cases, by adding a provision making attorneys' fees recoverable in certain suits for loss or damage to express shipments.
HB 253 37-0 (1921) Author: Malone, Wallace Relating to a certain Act regarding the recovery of attorney's fees by persons having a valid claim against any person or corporation, etc.
HB 283 37-0 (1921) Author: Hill, Herman B. Relating to a certain Act regarding attorney fees and providing for a lien and a cause of action for same.
SB 9 37-0 (1921) Author: Dorough, Robert Pierce "Bob" | et. al. Relating to an act amending what is known as the Employers Liability Act as passed by the 33rd Legislature and amended by the 35th Legislature.
HB 120 35-0 (1917) Author: Taylor, Henry P. | et. al. Relating to tax attorney's fees in certain cases, as cost on appeal.
HB 819 35-0 (1917) Author: Schlesinger, William | et. al. Relating to prohibiting licensed attorneys from dividing fees with persons not licensed to practice law.
HB 517 34-0 (1915) Author: Taylor, Henry P. Relating to providing for taxing attorney's fees in certain cases as cost on appeal.
SB 171 34-0 (1915) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending certain laws relating to causes of action for which attorney fees may be claimed by adding thereto damages for injury to livestock shipments or hay, hay-stacks or grass destroyed by fire or injury to the turf where grass is destroyed by fire or the injury to or destruction of any fence, farm utensil or farm product.

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