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HB 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 53 85-0 (2017) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 81 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 116 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 200 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 236 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 240 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the occurrence on certain premises of certain activities that may constitute a common nuisance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 256 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the authority of a city attorney to seek an injunction to abate a common nuisance under the Alcoholic Beverage Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 304 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to civil liability for bullying of a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 305 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 306 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 381 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to sovereign and governmental liability for workers' compensation benefits and related relief. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 401 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason | et. al. Relating to civil or criminal liability for leaving certain animals unattended in or removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 434 85-0 (2017) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 435 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the carrying of weapons, including the application of certain weapons and handgun license laws to certain persons, the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of a state hospital, and the liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun; providing a civil penalty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 447 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the business premises. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 451 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 473 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 478 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals from a motor vehicle. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 487 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 497 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the liability of a business that allows handguns to be carried on the business's premises. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 556 85-0 (2017) Author: Keough, Mark | et. al. Relating to the civil liability of certain persons in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the premises of a business or apartment complex. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 590 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffines, Don
Relating to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 606 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, leased, or managed by the person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 715 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to the occurrence on certain premises of certain activities that may constitute a common nuisance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 719 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to liability limits in a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 742 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
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 764 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to civil liability of a local government for failure to comply with an immigration detainer. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 898 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the issuance of local permits by a regulatory agency of a political subdivision. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 931 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that contract with political subdivisions for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 975 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit. House: Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
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 1053 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan | et. al. Relating to statutes of repose for certain claims involving the construction or repair of an improvement to real property or the attachment of equipment to real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1066 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1091 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to liability arising from certain prescribed burning activity. House: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 1166 85-0 (2017) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1224 85-0 (2017) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to compliance of excavators of underground utilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1246 85-0 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1315 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to the liability of employees of certain real property owners for certain claims arising from construction activities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1358 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1362 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt | et. al. Relating to state agency and local government regulation of the use of multi-occupancy private spaces. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1364 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1433 85-0 (2017) Author: Vo, Hubert
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to the collection of a contribution, a penalty, or interest under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1435 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1463 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to procedures for actions alleging failure to comply with certain standards to accommodate persons with disabilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1534 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1616 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to an exemption from civil liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1689 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to liability of certain governmental entities in certain workers' compensation actions. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
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 1726 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of recipients of home health services; providing penalties; creating an offense. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1787 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the execution of a declaration for mental health treatment. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1805 85-0 (2017) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1822 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1844 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1995 85-0 (2017) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Administration
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 2069 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to a limitation on civil suits against persons reporting suspicious activity in good faith. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
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 2122 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2128 85-0 (2017) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al. Relating to adjudication of claims arising from certain written contracts with state agencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2157 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Bettencourt, Paul
Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or petition for a place on the ballot. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2260 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2269 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the civil liability of a hospital with a children's isolation unit and of certain hospital employees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2300 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the recovery in a civil action of medical or health care expenses as economic damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2301 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to affidavits concerning cost and necessity of services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2343 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to prerequisites to asserting certain claims arising from certain construction defects. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2359 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to common nuisances. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2385 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to benefits offered to purchasers by builders of new residences. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2394 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the award of damages in certain civil actions against certain entities regulated under the Insurance Code. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2412 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2422 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the certificate of merit required for certain civil actions against certain licensed or registered professionals. 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 2476 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to approval by the comptroller of public accounts of certain contingent fee legal services contracts entered into by public agencies. House: Natural Resources 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 2527 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe | et. al. Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2533 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to civil suits brought by local governments or certain other persons for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2573 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the civil jurisdiction of a justice court. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2574 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Supreme Court to promote the expedited resolution of a civil action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2612 85-0 (2017) Author: Meyer, Morgan | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person and to certain actions and investigations under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2620 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the award of damages in a private action involving health benefits for certain prohibited acts or practices by an insurer. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2631 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the remedies available to a person to abate a public nuisance in a municipality. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2654 85-0 (2017) Author: Stucky, Lynn | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Relating to the personal liability of certain elected officials under local government programs to fund water and energy savings improvements through assessments. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
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 2770 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the declaration of a common nuisance involving a computer network or web address. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 2779 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 2886 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie
Sponsor: Burton, Konni
Relating to limiting the liability of certain health care providers. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2891 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the medical authorization required to release protected health information in a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2929 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the qualifications for an impartial third party in certain civil disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2969 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicaid and other health and human services programs. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3110 85-0 (2017) Author: Longoria, Oscar Relating to certain agreements by architects and engineers in or in connection with certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3113 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to continuing education training on civil process for constables. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3223 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to liability for the sale or transfer of law enforcement vehicles before removal of certain equipment and insignia; providing civil penalties. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3240 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to liability of certain gas utilities providing services or materials in the inspection, construction, or repair of a gas pipeline. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3356 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to privacy of certain structured settlement information. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3368 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to the eligibility of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities to receive funding from certain settlements. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3378 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3387 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken Relating to a defense against a libel claim based on the claimant's status as a public official or public figure. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3388 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken Relating to certain limitations on a journalist's qualified privilege not to testify; creating a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3430 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3432 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to civil liability for injury of a protestor by the operator of a motor vehicle. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3459 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to requiring a business to pre-disclose the recording of a telephone conversation with a consumer; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3542 85-0 (2017) Author: Cain, Briscoe Relating to the withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3548 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the applicability of certain immunity and liability laws to the nonprofit corporation established by the Texas Public Finance Authority to issue revenue bonds to open-enrollment charter schools for those schools to provide educational facilities. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3571 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to civil actions based on and local governmental punishment of a person's refusal to violate the person's sincerely held religious belief. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3718 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the regulation of certain limited service pregnancy resource centers. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3724 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3763 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to common nuisances. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3811 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to actions involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights. Filed
HB 3856 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3866 85-0 (2017) Author: Wilson, Terry M. Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3869 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to civil liability for damages caused by a person while intoxicated or otherwise related to the person's intoxication. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3902 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3947 85-0 (2017) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3956 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al. Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4024 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate noise levels in residential areas; providing a criminal penalty. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
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
HB 4153 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to certain suits concerning real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4158 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibited denial of a stay of proceedings for a contested case for which an interlocutory appeal has been filed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4250 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to liability of food donors. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 45 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
SB 8 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 24 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 25 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron
Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 69 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to civil or criminal liability for leaving certain animals unattended in or removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 86 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 165 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 170 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a civil action to collect a civil penalty for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 179 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Minjarez, Ina | et. al.
Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 180 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 181 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to civil liability for bullying of a child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 182 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 188 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle and criminal liability for removing certain animals from a motor vehicle. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 207 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 296 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 341 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Goldman, Craig
Relating to the consequences of the possession of illegal synthetic cannabinoids on a holder of or applicant for certain alcoholic beverage licenses and liability of a person who provides, sells, or serves a synthetic cannabinoid to another person. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 368 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation
Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
SB 380 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al. Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 499 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Wray, John
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 539 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Relating to the qualifications for an impartial third party in certain civil disputes. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 548 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 618 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the liability of certain property owners who allow handguns to be carried on certain property. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 621 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the liability of employees of certain real property owners for certain claims arising from construction activities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 658 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 663 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 807 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Workman, Paul
Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
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 819 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the execution of a declaration for mental health treatment. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 827 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al. Relating to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act; providing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
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 875 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to civil liability for damages caused by a person while intoxicated or otherwise related to the person's intoxication. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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 892 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 944 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 947 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1056 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings to the county in which the executor or administrator of a decedent's estate resides. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
House passage as amended reported
SB 1151 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1157 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to limiting the liability of certain healthcare providers. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1191 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to remedies in certain taxpayer suits against the state. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1196 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the declaration of a common nuisance involving a computer network or web address. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1223 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler. House: Higher Education
Senate: State Affairs
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1249 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1447 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1463 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to settlement of claims and actions against a governmental unit. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1537 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1568 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the filing of certain actions involving preauthorized medical care or health care services in the Medicaid program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1569 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1574 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the electronic sharing of protected health information and certification of and enforcement actions against certain covered entities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1589 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to suspending the statute of limitations in the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act during a lawsuit. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1638 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to waiver of a political subdivision's governmental immunity for certain employment benefit claims. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1736 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Springer, Drew
Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, controlled, or managed by the person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1789 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to a limitation on civil suits against persons reporting suspicious activity in good faith. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1829 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to common nuisances. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1872 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the medical authorization required to release protected health information in a health care liability claim. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1894 85-0 (2017) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to certain suits concerning real property. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1945 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
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 1947 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to adjudication of claims arising from certain written contracts with state agencies. 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 1955 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Wray, John
Relating to expunction of a notice of lis pendens. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1995 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to disclosures in connection with certain wrap mortgage loan transactions; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2036 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to liability insurance or other proof of financial responsibility for persons holding certain alcoholic beverage permits; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2096 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2121 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to a defense against a libel claim based on the claimant's status as a public official or public figure. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2178 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SJR 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 146 85-1 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 170 85-1 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to single-occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in public buildings; authorizing a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 176 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 177 85-1 (2017) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 185 85-1 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to the liability of certain persons for removal of a decedent's body parts or tissue. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 250 85-1 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to civil liability for injury of a protestor by the operator of a motor vehicle. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 391 85-1 (2017) Author: Arévalo, Diana | et. al. Relating to employee rights and protections; providing a civil penalty. Filed
SB 38 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense. Filed
HB 113 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to prohibiting abortion that is based on the sex of the unborn child; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 136 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
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 232 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 241 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media presence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
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 262 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 264 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to procedures for asserting taking claims against certain governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 323 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Laid on the table subject to call
HB 419 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to federal income tax liability for certain damages awarded in certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 496 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 512 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 604 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 610 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the statute of limitations for an action on a credit card account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 623 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 638 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Relating to annuity payments to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 670 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 691 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Left pending in committee
HB 750 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to a landowner's liability for certain aviation activities on or above the owner's land. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 770 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to civil liability for the provision of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 772 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the limitations period for bringing an action arising from certain insurance claims. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 801 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to planning for the use of and liability resulting from prescribed burns by the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 828 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 868 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to a defense to prosecution for and civil liability of an educator who uses force or deadly force to protect the educator's person, students of the school, or property of the school, and suspension of a student who assaults an employee of a school. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 933 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the testing of autonomous motor vehicles; creating a border security pilot program. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 956 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the scope of a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 968 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to civil liability of shareholders and members of certain legal entities that engage in the trafficking of persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 969 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken | et. al. Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1040 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the liability of certain sports officials and organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1050 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Relating to liability of food donors. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1079 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, payments, and civil restitution received by the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1098 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric | et. al. Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1102 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1116 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
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 1171 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the applicability of certain immunity and liability laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1200 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1203 84-0 (2015) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity. House: Agriculture & Livestock Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1319 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to use of health information technology in this state; creating a criminal offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1332 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the notice to vacate required to be given by a landlord to a tenant before filing an eviction suit. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1334 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1353 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1367 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth and wrongful life causes of action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1403 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the definition of health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1406 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1419 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1455 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to procedures required before certain condominium associations file a suit or initiate an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1492 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1510 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Relating to liability of persons who lease dwellings to persons with criminal records. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1522 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1569 84-0 (2015) Author: Isaac, Jason Relating to the creation of a defense under the Solid Waste Disposal Act for persons engaged in certain recycling transactions. House: Environmental Regulation Referred to Environmental Regulation
HB 1577 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to notice regarding and abandoned property held in connection with receiverships for certain mineral interests. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 1630 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Returned from the House for further action
HB 1642 84-0 (2015) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the rights, remedies, and liability of certain owners and operators of environmentally contaminated property in certain counties. House: Environmental Regulation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1666 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1692 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1694 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the jurisdiction of certain county criminal courts in Tarrant County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1722 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1732 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1760 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to maximum penalties for certain environmental violations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1766 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to certain defenses to libel actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1779 84-0 (2015) Author: Murr, Andrew
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the disclosure in certain judicial proceedings of confidential communications between a physician and a patient and confidential patient records. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1784 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to damages in an action arising out of a deficiency in the construction or repair of an improvement to real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1794 84-0 (2015) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1877 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to civil and criminal liability for the disclosure of certain visual material on the Internet; creating a criminal offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1901 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1923 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to qualifications of special judges. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1944 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1978 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot. House: Elections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1988 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the liability of sellers and manufacturers for the misuse of a product. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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 2049 84-0 (2015) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2062 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to false claims against the state and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those claims; providing a civil penalty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2067 84-0 (2015) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the rescission or waiver of an acceleration of the maturity date of certain debt secured by a lien on real property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 2077 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to immunity of a governmental entity for damage to certain utility facilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2184 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2303 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2333 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the duty of business entities to use an automated external defibrillator. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2357 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the investigation of deaths involving peace officers. House: Emerging Issues In Texas Law Enforcement, Select Left pending in committee
HB 2375 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to liability of a governmental unit for personal injury and death caused by the governmental unit's negligence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2379 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al. Relating to the liability of first responders who provide roadside assistance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2390 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to civil liability arising from an employee wellness program. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2393 84-0 (2015) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to additional compensation for a person wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2512 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the adoption of a uniform collaborative law Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 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 2544 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2623 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to forfeiture actions by the federal government and to the transfer of seized property between certain state and federal entities. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2801 84-0 (2015) Author: Peña, Gilbert Relating to the use of a bathroom, locker room, or shower facility in a public school. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 2821 84-0 (2015) Author: Clardy, Travis Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures for truancy. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2898 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to certain procedures, civil penalties, and remedies under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2904 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to dismissal of certain actions for an asbestos-related or silica-related injury. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3008 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al. Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3058 84-0 (2015) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit; providing a civil penalty; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3079 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the applicability of a statute of limitations to certain actions to enforce a right or remedy provided by the Texas Constitution. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3156 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to annuity payments to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3163 84-0 (2015) Author: Cyrier, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to civil suits filed against board members of a groundwater conservation district and the liability of a member for certain actions taken by the board. House: Natural Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3166 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to sovereign and governmental liability for workers' compensation benefits and related relief. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3168 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to remedies for oppression of minority shareholders by directors of closely held corporations. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3169 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to requiring the consent of all parties to legally intercept certain communications. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3171 84-0 (2015) Author: Simpson, David | et. al. Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3226 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to addressing abusive conduct in the workplace; creating a private right of action. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3250 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to disclosures and transfer expenses for transfers of structured settlement payments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3275 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibited denial of a stay of proceedings for a contested case for which an interlocutory appeal has been filed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3394 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a direct action against an insurer and insured by third parties and required provisions of a liability insurance policy. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3416 84-0 (2015) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the authority of certain persons to bring a survival action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3435 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to civil and criminal actions related to racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations; creating a criminal offense. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3454 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3459 84-0 (2015) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3561 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to damages in certain wrongful eviction actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 3635 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to evidence in a civil action concerning the provision and cost of certain services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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 3715 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3798 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to providing financial assistance to certain survivors of an inmate who died as a result of a traffic accident that occurred while the inmate was being transported by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a person under contract with the department. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 3849 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the liability of a person granting access to a gated community to a process server. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3864 84-0 (2015) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3901 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the repossession of an aircraft. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4020 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the security of certain financial information and liability for certain security breaches. House: Business & Industry Withdrawn from schedule
HB 4027 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to products liability action related to a pharmaceutical product. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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 4116 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to certain defenses to libel actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4144 84-0 (2015) Author: Kacal, Kyle Relating to civil liability of the board of directors of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District. House: Natural Resources Recommendations filed with the Speaker
HJR 32 84-0 (2015) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HJR 55 84-0 (2015) Author: Villalba, Jason Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 65 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the prohibition of government interference with certain speech by religious leaders and students. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 125 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 28 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for emergency use. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Public Education
SB 64 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to appellate court procedures and deadlines in a civil action. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 106 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 113 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 122 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 144 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 264 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 285 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures for truancy. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 291 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the jurisdiction of a county court at law in Tarrant County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 355 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to control measures for an individual exposed to a communicable disease. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 366 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty. Senate: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 378 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Sheffield, J. D.
Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 381 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 450 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 491 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 501 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 610 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Murr, Andrew
Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 617 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the operation of certain self-insurance trusts for health care liability claims; requiring a certificate of authority to engage in the business of insurance. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 621 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 627 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to certain defenses to libel actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 678 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Simmons, Ron
Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 735 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Ken
Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 799 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 834 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to procedures required before certain condominium associations file a suit or initiate an arbitration proceeding for a defect or design claim. Senate: State Affairs Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 856 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 865 84-0 (2015) Author: Birdwell, Brian Relating to immunity of a governmental entity for damage to certain utility facilities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 948 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to mediation as an alternative dispute resolution process. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1022 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to an unsworn declaration made by a private process server in the performance of the server's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1044 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the authority of a customer to choose not to have an advanced meter and to liability for damages caused by an advanced meter. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
SB 1133 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the repossession of an aircraft. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Industry
SB 1135 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: González, Mary
Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1300 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to procedures for formal hearings conducted by the Texas Ethics Commission. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1444 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1462 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Johnson, Eric | et. al.
Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1473 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al. Relating to liability of persons who lease dwellings to persons with criminal records. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1509 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties. Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1521 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the determination of expert reports in a health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1569 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the applicability of certain immunity and liability laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 1579 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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
SB 1620 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to qualifications of special judges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1629 84-0 (2015) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1673 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the preemption of a local law by state law. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1733 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the disclosure in certain judicial proceedings of confidential communications between a physician and a patient. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1745 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1811 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to certain publications of intimate visual material by a business; providing civil penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1848 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to civil liability of shareholders and members of certain legal entities that engage in the trafficking of persons. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1863 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1906 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, civil restitution, and other payments received by the attorney general. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1935 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2048 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Cook, Byron | et. al.
Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 8 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
SJR 10 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or religious organization's freedom of religion. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 33 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to alternative methods of dispute resolution in certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and an assisted living facility licensed by the department. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the liability of and the validation of certain acts of the Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 87 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to regulation of an individual's occupation. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 90 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to civil liability for compelled prostitution and certain promotion of prostitution. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 185 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to liability of a governmental unit for personal injury and death caused by the governmental unit's negligence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 200 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 233 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the creation of the offense of obstruction of or retaliation against a process server. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 258 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 278 83-0 (2013) Author: Craddick, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the liability of a municipality for certain space flight activities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 288 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 309 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to prohibiting abortion when based on the sex of the unborn child; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 332 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 361 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 382 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Ken
Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 403 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to liability of certain certified municipal inspectors for services rendered during an emergency or disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 404 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 444 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 487 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to liability of certain persons assisting in man-made or natural disasters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 532 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the creation of the offense of obstruction of or retaliation against a process server. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 581 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity in certain employment lawsuits by nurses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
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 620 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 658 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to certain lawsuits seeking damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 699 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 746 83-0 (2013) Author: Ashby, Trent
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the registration of volunteer health practitioners and the services of volunteer health practitioners during disasters. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 849 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the effect of certain interlocutory appeals on the commencement of a trial in a suit brought under the Family Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 856 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 881 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the creation of a cause of action for an employee prohibited from or penalized for voting. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 970 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to regulation of cottage food products and cottage food production operations. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1013 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan Relating to civil liability for the provision of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1016 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to legal representation for civil suits against peace officers employed by a school district. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1031 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications involving an ombudsman program established by an employer as an alternative dispute resolution service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 1113 83-0 (2013) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to service of citation on a financial institution. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1121 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to limiting the liability of persons who employ certain license holders with criminal convictions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1171 83-0 (2013) Author: Simpson, David Relating to civil liability for certain damages caused by advanced meters. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1179 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the payment of restitution for the taking of wildlife resources without the property owner's consent. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1188 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to limiting the liability of persons who employ persons with criminal convictions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1239 83-0 (2013) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to fees charged by certain entities administering alternative dispute resolution systems for counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1254 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1325 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the dismissal of certain actions arising from exposure to asbestos and silica. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1376 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to advertising by certain facilities that provide emergency services; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1391 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1408 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1424 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1445 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1465 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the filing of certain medical and health care information as evidence in a civil action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1494 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to certain regulatory programs administered by the Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; imposing fees. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
HB 1509 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the enforcement of water conservation and animal care and control ordinances of a municipality by civil action or quasi-judicial enforcement; providing civil penalties. House: Urban Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1512 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution, including victim-directed referrals; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1520 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1595 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug | et. al. Relating to litigation financing transactions; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1651 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to a claim filing period and contractual limitations period in certain property insurance policies. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1652 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al. Relating to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1706 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1711 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to barratry. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1724 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the statute of limitations on municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes and interest on delinquent payments of municipal hotel occupancy taxes and to the use of revenue from those taxes by certain municipalities to audit taxpayers. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1758 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to a correction, clarification, or retraction of incorrect information published. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1759 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a correction, clarification, or retraction of incorrect information published. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1774 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Ed Relating to liability for injury arising from certain motor vehicle accidents. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1791 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the facilitation and operation of space flight activities in this state. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/13
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 1819 83-0 (2013) Author: Kacal, Kyle
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to liability for injuring a trespassing sheep or goat. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1855 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to mandatory disclosure of third-party litigation financing agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1861 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to service of process on certain public officials. 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 1874 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to an appeal from an interlocutory order of certain courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1887 83-0 (2013) Author: Farias, Joe | et. al. Relating to consumer protection for and remedies available to a veteran who buys a home that does not comply with certain warranties; providing an administrative penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
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 1989 83-0 (2013) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media website. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2021 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to contract for the collection of certain amounts; authorizing a fee. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2064 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision or a private process server in the performance of the employee's or server's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2065 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the creation of the offense of obstruction of or retaliation against a process server. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2067 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to the liability of a person granting access to a gated community to a process server. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2086 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the limitations period for bringing an action arising from certain insurance claims. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2125 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to attorney's fees and interest rates that may be awarded in connection with certain property insurance claims. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2185 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to civil and criminal liability for recording or distributing a visual image of a person in a private place with the intent to harm that person; creating an offense. House: Agriculture & Livestock Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
HB 2319 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate churches that provide overnight shelter for children. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2332 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to the liability of an operator of an underground facility for damages that result from a failure to comply with a duty to mark underground facilities to prevent damage from excavation or a duty to make certain notifications. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2434 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Tracy Relating to prohibiting the production or distribution of certain records of field trials or the process of hunting or catching wildlife; providing a civil remedy and creating an offense. House: Agriculture & Livestock Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2442 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to a pre-suit deposition in inmate litigation. House: Corrections
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2545 83-0 (2013) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to settlement credits in asbestos and silica cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2592 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the liability of certain special-purpose districts or authorities providing water to a purchaser for the generation of electricity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2595 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the value of personal property that is exempt from seizure to pay a crime victim under an order of restitution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2633 83-0 (2013) Author: Stephenson, Phil | et. al. Relating to the compensation of an owner of the surface estate in land for damages associated with mineral exploration and production operations. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 2644 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the scope of a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2705 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to certain procedures and civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2714 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to a waiver of sovereign immunity by public institutions of higher education with respect to certain contracts paid using institutional funds. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2715 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to institutional funds held by public institutions of higher education in this state. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 2727 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to consistency of venue for benefit disputes. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 2748 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to judicial proceedings and Railroad Commission of Texas hearings to determine whether a person who owns, operates, or manages a pipeline is a common carrier; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2751 83-0 (2013) Author: Clardy, Travis | et. al. Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2839 83-0 (2013) Author: Frullo, John Relating to a landowner's liability for certain aviation activities on the owner's land. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2843 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to an objection of a defendant physician or health care provider to an expert report filed in a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2877 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the applicability of the Texas Theft Liability Act to certain claims by inmates for lost, damaged, or confiscated property. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2878 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2880 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the rights and duties of hospital patients and certain health care providers; providing civil penalties. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2917 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the property code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 2930 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to procedures for asserting taking claims against certain governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 2935 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a legal action involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3027 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to requirements for an affidavit of adverse possession of real property. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3041 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the sale of event tickets; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3048 83-0 (2013) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to remedies for nonpayment of tolls for the use of toll projects; authorizing a fee; creating an offense. House: Transportation Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3079 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to limiting the liability of landlords who rent or lease dwellings to persons with criminal records. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3085 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3098 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to the availability and use of certain evidence in connection with an award of exemplary damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3117 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the authority of the attorney general to settle certain civil suits initiated by a local government. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3120 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to limiting the liability of certain transportation authorities and railroads for certain incidents involving the provision of public passenger rail services. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 3145 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to eligibility to file for compensation by persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3154 83-0 (2013) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act. House: Environmental Regulation Left pending in committee
HB 3241 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the civil prosecution of racketeering related to trafficking of persons; providing penalties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 3320 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to certain taking claims against certain governmental entities. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 3323 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the election of remedies for an unlawful employment practice. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 3338 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to insurers as proper parties to certain actions for damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3385 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to limited liability for an agritourism entity involved in an agritourism activity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
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 3457 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the filing of certain medical information as evidence in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3474 83-0 (2013) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to clarifying liability and damages for certain liens placed on and certain court records of real property. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3476 83-0 (2013) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the liability of certain sports officials and organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3600 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the rights of an owner of the surface estate in land in connection with oil and gas exploration and production operations; providing administrative penalties. House: Energy Resources Left pending in committee
HB 3627 83-0 (2013) Author: González, Mary Relating to civil liability for promotion of certain improper visual images. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3720 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Relating to certain limitations on a journalist's qualified privilege not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3820 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3844 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the determination of actual damages to enable compensation from the manufactured homeowners' recovery trust fund. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HCR 197 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Authorizing a proposed interim agreement between the parties of a lawsuit regarding individuals with intellectual disabilities and related conditions residing in or at risk of being admitted to nursing facilities. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 43 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 94 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to civil liability for compelled prostitution and certain promotion of prostitution. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 108 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 110 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to eligibility for compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 251 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Carter, Stefani
Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision in the performance of the employee's job duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 267 83-0 (2013) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the liability of a municipality for certain space flight activities. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
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 338 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 392 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to notice to the attorney general of challenges to the constitutionality of Texas statutes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 397 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the statute of limitations for an action on a credit card account. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 399 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the confidentiality of certain communications involving an ombudsman program established by an employer as an alternative dispute resolution service. Senate: Business & Commerce No action taken in committee
SB 422 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to service of citation on a financial institution. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 472 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to procedures for asserting taking claims arising from the enforcement of health and safety laws. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 499 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the determination of actual damages to enable compensation from the manufactured homeowners' recovery trust fund. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 522 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act. House: Special Purpose Districts
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 633 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
SB 635 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties and civil restitution received by the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 654 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the enforcement of water conservation and animal care and control ordinances of a municipality by civil action or quasi-judicial enforcement; providing civil penalties. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 679 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to certain records and supporting affidavits filed as evidence in certain actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 693 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to clarifying liability and damages for certain liens placed on and certain court records of real property. Senate: State Affairs Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 695 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 719 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to fees charged by certain entities administering alternative dispute resolution systems for counties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 723 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 746 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to unlawful acts against and criminal offenses involving the Medicaid program. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 822 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 851 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to a claim filing period and contractual limitations period in certain property insurance policies. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 897 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al. Relating to the offenses of interference with public duties, required obedience to the order or direction of a police officer, and assault, certain unsuccessful prosecutions therefor, and related civil liability of a governmental unit. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 927 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the regulation of and disclosures regarding consumer lawsuit lending transactions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 947 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to adverse possession of real property as a defense to certain offenses against property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
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 958 83-0 (2013) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the liability of certain special-purpose districts or authorities providing water to a purchaser for the generation of electricity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1050 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to charitable immunity of a licensed marriage and family therapist. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1083 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to an appeal from an interlocutory order of certain courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1166 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1234 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four"
Relating to the prevention of truancy and the offense of failure to attend school. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 1237 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to referral of disputes for alternative dispute resolution, including victim-directed referrals; authorizing a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1261 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1267 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis | et. al.
Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1283 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1290 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents and family members of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1300 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon | et. al.
Relating to environmental or health and safety audits under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act. House: Environmental Regulation
Senate: Natural Resources
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 1405 83-0 (2013) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to liability of certain persons assisting in man-made or natural disasters. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1433 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to certain regulatory programs administered by the Department of Agriculture; providing penalties; imposing fees. Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 1442 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the tort liability of juvenile probation departments and juvenile boards. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1513 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the interlocutory appeal of a denial of a motion to dismiss in an action involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1514 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a correction, clarification, or retraction of incorrect information published. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1630 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the protection of defendants against vexatious litigants. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1636 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Davis, John | et. al.
Relating to the facilitation and operation of space flight activities in this state. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: Economic Development
Postponed
SB 1819 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the location of a sand mine; authorizing an administrative penalty. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
HB 55 83-1 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to prohibiting abortion that is based on the sex of the unborn child; creating an offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 47 83-1 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the prevention of truancy and the offense of failure to attend school. Filed
SCR 2 83-1 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Authorizing a proposed interim agreement between the parties of a lawsuit regarding individuals with intellectual disabilities and related conditions residing in or at risk of being admitted to nursing facilities. House: Human Services Signed by the Governor
HB 122 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to proof that is acceptable for identifying individuals acknowledging written instruments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 160 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 166 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to the civil liability of an employer or former employer of a mental health services provider who engages in sexual exploitation of a patient or former patient. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 245 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to limiting the liability of space flight entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
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 289 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 293 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the eligibility of an individual born in this state whose parents are illegal aliens to receive state benefits. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 294 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to prohibiting a person who is in the United States illegally from bringing a claim in a state court. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 345 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to limitations on awards in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of contract. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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 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 484 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement by contempt of certain orders in family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 501 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the establishment of civil liability and injunctive relief for the dissemination of certain criminal history record information. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 524 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred | et. al. Relating to a court order to disannex an area from a municipality. House: Land & Resource Management Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 613 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al.
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 617 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 620 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to liability for contracts for legal services procured as the result of certain prohibited acts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 687 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to liability of a governmental unit for personal injury and death caused by the governmental unit's negligence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 705 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to certain prohibited practices concerning the payment of copayments and deductibles under health benefit plans; providing a civil penalty and for injunctive relief. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 719 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to trial by special judge of certain matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 720 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the designation of a person as a vexatious litigant. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 810 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to jurisdiction in certain proceedings brought by the attorney general with respect to charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 823 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Postponed
HB 846 82-0 (2011) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the civil liability of a political party on primary election day. House: Elections Referred to Elections
HB 873 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to the deadline for filing a suit to compel an appraisal review board to change an appraisal roll. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 884 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for state and local governmental entities in certain employment lawsuits filed by nurses. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 911 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state with regard to family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 929 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the execution docket and other records of certain court clerks. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 942 82-0 (2011) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to an exemption for school districts from security for court costs and appeal bond. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 952 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the creation of the offense of obstruction of or retaliation against a process server. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 958 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to damages in an action arising out of a deficiency in the construction or repair of an improvement to real property. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 960 82-0 (2011) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the powers of the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 962 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to rules regarding return of service. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 998 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the civil liability of and insurance requirements for owners of certain dogs; providing penalties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1041 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al. Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1089 82-0 (2011) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to require the removal of graffiti by a property owner. House: Urban Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1111 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent after filing a pauper's affidavit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 1122 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy | et. al. Relating to the trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1132 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the time permitted for the abatement of a public nuisance. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1137 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person's civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1150 82-0 (2011) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to an affidavit required to be filed in a cause of action against a licensed attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1154 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the assessment of a civil penalty against owners and operators of coin-operated machines who commit certain gambling offenses. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1178 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to employment protection for members of the state military forces and specialty license plates for female members of the armed forces. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1197 82-0 (2011) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to an action on certain contracts for information about property recoverable by the state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1240 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign and international laws and doctrines in this state and requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. House: State Sovereignty, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1267 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the authority of certain counties and intergovernmental pools to require reimbursement for punitive damage coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
No action taken in committee
HB 1354 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to liability of certain certified municipal inspectors for services rendered during an emergency or disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1381 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the service of civil process on an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1390 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to retainage under certain construction contracts. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1418 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to inmate litigation. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1425 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to require the removal of graffiti by a property owner. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1427 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to the designation of a responsible third party. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 1450 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a study regarding tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department vehicle. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1467 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana | et. al. Relating to bullying and cyberbullying in public schools; providing penalties. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1534 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements. House: Insurance Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1554 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to immunity for reporting insurance fraud. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1595 82-0 (2011) Author: Isaac, Jason | et. al. Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range and the regulation of firearms, ammunition, firearm supplies, and sport shooting ranges. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism Considered in Calendars
HB 1622 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to suits to enjoin gang activity that constitutes a public nuisance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1747 82-0 (2011) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to retaliation as an unlawful employment practice. House: Economic & Small Business Development Left pending in committee
HB 1751 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Natural Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1814 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the provision of water and certain equipment by water supply or sewer service corporations for use in fire suppression and the liability of those corporations. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1862 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to a tenant's remedies regarding a local government's revocation of a certificate of occupancy due to a landlord's failure to maintain the premises. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1886 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to unclaimed property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 1890 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to voidability of contracts procured through barratry and civil liability arising from conduct constituting barratry. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1911 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1935 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the award of damages for certain deceptive, unfair, and prohibited practices by an insurer. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1943 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Land & Resource Management Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1960 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1971 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to the liability of a landowner for harm to a trespasser. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2007 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to payment by the Benbrook Water Authority for certain damages caused by the authority's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 2010 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2031 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a voluntary compensation plan as a method of alternative dispute resolution. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2034 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to asbestos and silica litigation. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2040 82-0 (2011) Author: Hamilton, Mike
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 2041 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to alternative methods of dispute resolution in certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and an assisted living facility licensed by the department. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2047 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to service of process at the registered office of certain registered agents. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2094 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to notice to a judgment debtor of the filing of a foreign judgment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2098 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authority of physicians and physician assistants to form certain entities. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2109 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to agency action concerning assisted living facilities, including regulation of inappropriate placement of residents at facilities; providing a penalty. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2230 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to group health insurance coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2291 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill Relating to government regulation of an individual's occupation. House: Government Efficiency & Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2294 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to declaratory judgments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Recommitted to committee
HB 2342 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2415 82-0 (2011) Author: Garza, John Relating to the liability of a school district that allows the use of land and facilities that the school district owns, occupies, or leases for recreational or educational purposes. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2437 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to an award of litigation costs after the rejection of certain settlement offers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2438 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to interest on damages subject to Medicare subrogation. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2452 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to disclosures regarding liability limits and malpractice insurance and related coverage in connection with services provided at health care institutions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2461 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to the immunity of property tax arbitrators from liability for determinations made in the course of binding arbitrations. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2479 82-0 (2011) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to alternative dispute resolution systems established by counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2481 82-0 (2011) Author: Pena, Aaron | et. al. Relating to the payment and distribution of consumer assistance funds in an action by the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2489 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Relating to the discoverability and admissibility of communications of sympathy in certain civil or administrative actions against a health care provider or physician. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2504 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to immunity from liability for county auditors. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2508 82-0 (2011) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to organizations that are covered by the Charitable Immunity and Liability Act of 1987. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2555 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred | et. al. Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2641 82-0 (2011) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to a civil action for deprivation of rights. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2661 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim | et. al. Relating to settlement of certain civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2714 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to judicial review of a decision to terminate certain federal housing assistance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2726 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to liability of an employee of an independent contractor of a transportation entity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2846 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to certain procedures and civil penalties under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2849 82-0 (2011) Author: Simpson, David Relating to the rights of an owner of the surface estate in land in connection with mineral exploration and production operations; providing administrative and criminal penalties. House: Energy Resources Referred to Energy Resources
HB 2878 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses involving unauthorized aliens, to the forfeiture of property in relation to criminal offenses involving unauthorized aliens, and to the creation of a private cause of action for employing or contracting with unauthorized aliens. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2950 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the limitation of liability of certain landowners. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2973 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2974 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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 3011 82-0 (2011) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to prohibiting the use or retention of zip codes obtained by businesses in verifying the identity of customers; providing a civil penalty. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3027 82-0 (2011) Author: Weber, Randy | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3150 82-0 (2011) Author: Torres, Raul Relating to the recovery of damages in a cause of action brought against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3174 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the stay of recognition or enforcement of a foreign country judgment to allow for de novo review of a contract or agreement for a sale, offer for sale, or sell under The Securities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 3264 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to limiting the liability of certain persons for farm animal activities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3327 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to limiting the liability of persons who employ license holders with criminal convictions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3394 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to county building code standards for new residential construction; providing a penalty. House: County Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3444 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to required disclosure for appointment of certain impartial third parties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3490 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the discharge of certain patients from a hospital; providing civil penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3534 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to liability of a political subdivision for a violation of certain laws relating to local permits. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3535 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to liability of a political subdivision for a violation of certain laws relating to local permits; providing a penalty. House: Land & Resource Management Left pending in committee
HB 3562 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3575 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3576 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by federally recognized Indian tribes on certain land and by licensed operators at horse and greyhound racetracks and licensed locations; providing penalties. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3622 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to liability for the death of a pet. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3673 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to offers of settlement in civil cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3674 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the use of an unsworn declaration. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3750 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity of a school district for certain claims arising from the provision of community education child care services. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3760 82-0 (2011) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to home loans that are not federally related mortgage loans; providing civil penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3768 82-0 (2011) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to a lien on a cause of action or claim of an individual who receives emergency medical services in certain counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3794 82-0 (2011) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to disputes under insurance policies. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3802 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow certain uses of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 57 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a court of this state from enforcing, considering, or applying a religious or cultural law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 13 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 21 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a voluntary compensation plan as an alternative to litigation. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 43 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Pena
Relating to the civil liability of an employer or former employer of a mental health services provider who engages in sexual exploitation of a patient or former patient. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 115 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to limiting the liability of space flight entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 173 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to civil remedy of violations of certain municipal health and safety ordinances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 195 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 197 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the compulsory inspection of motor vehicles; providing penalties. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 297 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juror questions and juror note-taking during civil trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 338 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to penalty assessment for violations of the Texas Clean Air Act committed by major sources. Senate: Natural Resources Referred to Natural Resources
SB 358 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the waiver of sovereign and governmental immunity in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 361 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 414 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to the liability of county officers. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 425 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to property and casualty certificates of insurance and approval of property and casualty certificate of insurance forms by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 426 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the liability of and payment of legal fees for court-appointed trustees of certain facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 428 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to notice to a judgment debtor of the filing of a foreign judgment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 450 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the time for bringing an action on a consumer debt. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 473 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 518 82-0 (2011) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to initiatives designed to improve performance of public school students, including initiatives specifically for students enrolled at the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade levels. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
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 561 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to damages in an action arising out of a deficiency in the construction or repair of an improvement to real property. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 562 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff 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 584 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty. Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 586 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to proof that is acceptable for identifying individuals acknowledging written instruments. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 587 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to jurisdiction in certain proceedings brought by the attorney general with respect to charitable trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 590 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to retainage under certain construction contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
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
SB 766 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Isaac, Jason
Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range and the regulation of firearms, ammunition, firearm supplies, and sport shooting ranges. House: Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 790 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 886 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to the execution docket and other records of certain court clerks. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 899 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the legislature's consent or approval of a settlement of a claim or action against this state. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 913 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person's civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 918 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to immunity for reporting insurance fraud. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 925 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to judicial review of a decision to terminate certain federal housing assistance. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 939 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to creating an offense for engaging in certain conduct relating to cockfighting and to the criminal and civil consequences of committing that offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 961 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the authority of physicians and physician assistants to form certain entities. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1029 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the designation of a person as a vexatious litigant. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1065 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Hamilton, Mike
Relating to critical incident stress management and crisis response services. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1090 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1115 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to fraud against the state and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those frauds; providing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1140 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1160 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to the liability of landowners for damage or injury, including liability for harm to a trespasser. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1202 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to asbestos and silica litigation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1207 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the designation of a responsible third party. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1216 82-0 (2011) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to determination of the validity and enforceability of a contract containing an arbitration agreement in suits for dissolution of marriage and certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1221 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to subrogation of certain costs for services provided or paid by the Nueces County Hospital District. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1240 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to a tenant's remedies regarding a local government's revocation of a certificate of occupancy due to a landlord's failure to maintain the premises. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1271 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to alternative dispute resolution systems established by counties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1281 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 1315 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to the regulation of boat manufacturers, distributors, and dealers; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
SB 1319 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliveira, Rene | et. al.
Relating to certain loans secured by a lien on residential real property and to other transactions involving residential real property; providing civil penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1336 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to charitable immunity of a licensed marriage and family therapist. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1362 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to county building code standards for new residential construction; providing a penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1382 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to limitations on awards in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of contract. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Left pending in committee
SB 1404 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Davis, Yvonne
Relating to the deadline for filing a suit to compel an appraisal review board to change an appraisal roll. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 1417 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Murphy, Jim
Relating to the limitation of liability of certain landowners. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1427 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to eligibility to file for compensation by persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1500 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to liability for the death of a pet. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1523 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1524 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the payment and distribution of consumer assistance funds in an action by the attorney general. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 1535 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to unclaimed property. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1542 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for state and local governmental entities in certain employment lawsuits filed by nurses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1545 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to the liability of a volunteer health care practitioner who conducts a physical examination or medical screening of a student athlete. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1560 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to liability of certain local emergency management or homeland security organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1565 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1594 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to offers of settlement in civil cases. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1625 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al.
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1640 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to payment by the Benbrook Water Authority for certain damages caused by the authority's operation of a sanitary sewer system. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1685 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the time for correcting an application for compensation for wrongful imprisonment that is denied. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1686 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to group health benefits coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1714 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to certain actions against an employer by an employee who is not covered by workers' compensation insurance. House: Economic & Small Business Development
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1784 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain workplaces; providing administrative penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1793 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1814 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the time permitted for the abatement of a public nuisance. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1846 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to organizations that are covered by the Charitable Immunity and Liability Act of 1987. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1852 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the recovery and storage of vessels following natural disasters; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Refer to s/c on Flooding & Evacuations by Pres
SB 1853 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to hospital and emergency medical services lien notice requirements. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1856 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1932 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the appointment of a master in chancery to oversee, and payment of certain expenses in, an insurance receivership. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 26 82-1 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the enforcement of the public information law; providing for the imposition of a civil penalty. Filed
HB 23 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to a residential landlord's disclosure of previous use of leased premises for manufacture of methamphetamine and related remedial action. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 42 81-0 (2009) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to liability for injury arising from a motor vehicle accident. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 108 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to persons eligible to be appointed as a receiver for certain mineral interests. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 123 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 291 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 320 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the civil liability of an employer or former employer of a mental health services provider who engages in sexual exploitation of a patient or former patient. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 361 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the civil liability of a political party on primary election day. House: Elections Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 453 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of certain abandoned motor vehicles to compensate certain property owners. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 459 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to county abatement and regulation of nuisances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 489 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to remove graffiti from private property at the owner's expense. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 514 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to recovery of loss of consortium damages by a parent for injury to a child as a result of certain crimes against the child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 520 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage under certain agreements and to liability of third parties for an injury to an employee. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 533 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to civil liability for the trafficking of persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 545 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to requiring courts to report the number of frivolous lawsuits filed each year. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 547 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to certain civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
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 669 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to liability arising out of the filing of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 670 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 690 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the right of a tenant to hold a landlord liable for falsely advertised square footage or amenities. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 751 81-0 (2009) Author: Callegari, Bill | et. al. Relating to the liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 783 81-0 (2009) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the liability of an electric utility that allows recreational use of land that the utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 818 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 849 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 859 81-0 (2009) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to liability for property damage arising in connection with the use of certain easements; providing a waiver of sovereign immunity. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 933 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to liability of a governmental unit for personal injury and death caused by the governmental unit's negligence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 981 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to consumer protection for and remedies available to a homebuyer whose home does not comply with certain warranties; providing an administrative penalty. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 1069 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to service of process in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1075 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to service of process at the registered office of certain registered agents. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1076 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the creation of the offense of obstruction of or retaliation against a process server. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1079 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to the appellate process for the community development block grant program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1083 81-0 (2009) Author: Elkins, Gary
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to mediation orders in certain arbitration proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1174 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to payment by a municipality or river authority for certain damages caused by the municipality's or river authority's operation of a sanitary sewer system. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1201 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to liability of an in-home service company or residential delivery company for negligent hiring. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1209 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to construction payment trust funds and liens securing payment for certain labor, services, or material. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1285 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to persons authorized to administer an oath in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1288 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to property owner, contractor, and subcontractor liability for certain damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1305 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to civil liability of hospitals or persons drawing blood pursuant to a search warrant. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1319 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to an exemption for school districts from security for court costs and appeal bond. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1338 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to certain civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1501 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy Relating to information provided by a superintendent or principal regarding the performance of a school district or campus employee to a prospective employer of the employee. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1569 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to equal access to places of public accommodation. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 1572 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the imposition of statutory damages against a debt collector or third-party debt collector for improper debt collection activities. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1679 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to limiting the liability of space flight entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1736 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Relating to compensation of and services to persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1760 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the filing of an action in connection with foreclosure of a lien on residential real property. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1804 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to service of process for delinquent taxes on a nonresident. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1811 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the standard of causation in claims involving mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1861 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John | et. al.
Relating to the operation and administration of the judiciary in the event of a disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1885 81-0 (2009) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1898 81-0 (2009) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to notice required for certain recreational activities on premises owned, operated, or maintained by a governmental unit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1956 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1984 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the statute of limitations in a civil suit for sexual assault. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2044 81-0 (2009) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to an action on certain contracts for information about property recoverable by the state. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2090 81-0 (2009) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to the execution docket of certain court clerks. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2095 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the regulation of and claims against residential home builders. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2104 81-0 (2009) Author: Geren, Charlie
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the statute of limitations for an action under the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Motion to concur in Senate amdmts. withdrawn
HB 2119 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the payment of wages by school districts. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Left pending in committee
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 2128 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the enforcement of regulations regarding the sale of plastic bulk merchandise containers. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2149 81-0 (2009) Author: Lewis, Tryon | et. al. Relating to the liability of public servants of certain governmental units for property damage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2215 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2277 81-0 (2009) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to civil liability for selling or serving alcoholic beverages. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 2281 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the jurisdiction of the State Office of Administrative Hearings in contested case hearings involving certain contract claims against the state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2295 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Residential Construction Commission; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2301 81-0 (2009) Author: Marquez, Marisa | et. al. Relating to the creation of a county ethics commission in certain counties; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
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 2428 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to immunity from liability for doctors performing certain medical services at the request of the Division of Workers' Compensation. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2435 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the location of an arbitration trial. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2551 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to certain powers of the Red River Redevelopment Authority. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2647 81-0 (2009) Author: Kent, Carol | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the quasi-judicial enforcement of certain health and safety ordinances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2683 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al. Relating to an activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2695 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the abolition of the Texas Residential Construction Commission. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2696 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to arbitration proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2706 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the authority of physicians and chiropractors to form certain entities. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2719 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for state and local governmental entities in certain employment lawsuits filed by nurses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2720 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to liability for selling or serving alcoholic beverages. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2750 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident, and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers; providing civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2774 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to self-directed and semi-independent status of state financial regulatory agencies and the licensing and regulation of certain persons involved in residential mortgage lending; making an appropriation; providing a penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 2779 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the regulation of certain mortgage banker employees who are residential mortgage loan originators; providing penalties. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2787 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to liability of charitable organizations for certain negligent hiring, supervision, or retention actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2824 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to appointment of counsel in appeals of certain eviction suits. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2825 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the disclosure of a lack of professional liability insurance coverage by certain attorneys. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2868 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to full disclosure of certain events for a health care practitioner or health care institution. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2875 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to the authority of counties and certain intergovernmental pools to require reimbursement for punitive damage coverage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2889 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to liability of ambulance service providers for certain occurrences. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2897 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to certain applications for a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation; imposing penalties. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3002 81-0 (2009) Author: Homer, Mark
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to certain duties, functions, and procedures of county clerks, district clerks, and local registrars. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3004 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to animal shelter standards; providing a civil penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3011 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica Relating to the right of certain counties to maintain local control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3091 81-0 (2009) Author: Veasey, Marc Relating to proof that is acceptable for identifying individuals acknowledging written instruments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3097 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the creation, organization, governance, duties, and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, including the transfer of certain duties to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and to the regulation of certain franchised motor vehicle dealers; providing a penalty. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
See remarks for effective date
HB 3128 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to service of process on condominium unit owners and condominium unit owners' associations in certain municipalities. House: Business & Industry
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 3220 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 3246 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Fred
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment in a civil suit for certain sexual assaults. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3348 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to regulation of residential construction; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3443 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to tenant's remedies regarding governmental determination of substandard housing. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3550 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Tracy
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and related entities. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3641 81-0 (2009) Author: Miller, Doug Relating to the preservation of effective responses to requests for information pursuant to the public information law. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3726 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to civil liability for selling or serving alcoholic beverages. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3727 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to liability of a governmental unit for certain intentional torts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3763 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the jurisdiction and administration of, and procedures relating to, certain courts in this state, including procedures for appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3867 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to allocation of responsibility for damages arising out of the sale or service of alcoholic beverages. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Left pending in committee
HB 3888 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to immunity from liability of certain professional employees of school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3911 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to classification of certain grievances against an attorney. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3913 81-0 (2009) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to resolution of disputes arising under certain construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3915 81-0 (2009) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to barratry. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3919 81-0 (2009) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify in an administrative, executive, legislative, or civil judicial proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3985 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the liability of certain social workers who provide volunteer health care services to charitable organizations. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3993 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to lease-option contracts. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4025 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to a prohibition on the filing of a suit to remove a house located on a public beach because of a change in the boundary of the beach resulting from a meteorological event. House: Land & Resource Management No action taken in committee
HB 4097 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to transfer of cases by the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4125 81-0 (2009) Author: Harless, Patricia Relating to liability for obtaining improper unemployment compensation benefits. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4167 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of the court over a nonresident manufacturer in a products liability action involving a nonmanufacturing seller. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4237 81-0 (2009) Author: Pena, Aaron | et. al. Relating to publication of certain matters in certain media that are privileged and not grounds for a libel action. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4249 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to expert reports in a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4251 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to claims and liens by certain health care providers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4296 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 4310 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment for certain gang-related and other offenses and to the civil consequences of engaging in certain activities of a criminal street gang; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4391 81-0 (2009) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to the regulation of credit services organizations; providing a civil penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Subcommittee members named
HB 4430 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity of a school district for certain claims arising from the provision of community education child care services. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4443 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to notice to an insurer of an adverse claim to policy proceeds by a person with a bona fide legal claim. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 4457 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to damages for certain insurance practices. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4651 81-0 (2009) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the sovereign immunity of certain local governmental entities regarding certain contracts. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 11 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Miklos, Robert | et. al.
Relating to the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment for certain gang-related and other criminal offenses and to the consequences and costs of engaging in certain activities of a criminal street gang or certain other criminal activity; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 34 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the civil liability of an employer or former employer of a mental health services provider who engages in sexual exploitation of a patient or former patient. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 74 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to limitation of liability for certain emergency care provided during a declared disaster. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 152 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the standard of proof in health care liability claims involving emergency care. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 153 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to depositions of witnesses in a health care liability claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 222 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to arbitration and arbitration agreements. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 371 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Miklos, Robert | et. al.
Relating to certain civil consequences of engaging in organized crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 445 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to juror questions and juror note-taking during civil trials. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 496 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to certain unlawful acts involving state money or property and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those acts; providing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 551 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to civil liability for criminal street gang activity that violates a court-ordered injunction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 555 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 627 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to the liability of in-home service companies and residential delivery companies for negligent hiring. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 628 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to immunity of the state and state agencies and employees of the state and state agencies from suit by certain public entities. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 708 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the authority of the attorney general to seek an injunction against certain employment practices involving children. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 709 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim | et. al.
Relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 915 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
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 933 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to compensation to persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1015 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Residential Construction Commission. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1041 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the liability of public servants of certain governmental units for property damage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1111 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Legler, Ken
Relating to the liability of and legal fees for a court-appointed trustee of certain facilities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
SB 1119 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1123 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the standard of causation in claims involving mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1150 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1153 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Martinez, Armando
Relating to the liability of a landowner for an act or omission of a firefighter or peace officer on the property of the landowner. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1183 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff 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 1201 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to an affidavit required to be filed in a cause of action against certain licensed or registered professionals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1211 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the liability of a volunteer audiologist, assistant in audiology, speech-language pathologist, or assistant in speech-language pathology. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1228 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the jurisdiction of the State Office of Administrative Hearings in contested case hearings involving certain contract claims against the state. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1257 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident, and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers; providing civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1307 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to activities that constitute common nuisance. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1368 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot
Sponsor: Marquez, Marisa
Relating to the creation of a county ethics commission in certain counties; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: County Affairs
Senate: International Relations & Trade
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1447 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to civil remedy of violations of certain municipal health and safety ordinances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Left pending in committee
SB 1448 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to actions in a justice court regarding the repair of residential rental property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 1/1/10
SB 1456 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the time for bringing an action on a consumer debt. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1457 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to a waiver of sovereign or governmental immunity by governmental entities that fail to make a timely payment under the Prompt Payment Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1547 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to claims or actions against the state for which legislative consent to a settlement or compromise may be required. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1563 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the liability of an electric utility that allows recreational use of land that the utility owns, occupies, or leases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1635 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the sale of certain communications equipment and mobile telephone services; providing criminal and civil penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1641 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Darby, Drew
Relating to certain construction liens under the Texas Residential Construction Commission Act; providing civil penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1650 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to appeals in cases arising under the Federal Arbitration Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1651 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to state indemnification of certain judges and certain judicial appointees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 1687 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the right of certain counties to maintain local control over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1812 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to notice to a life insurer of an adverse claim to policy proceeds by a person with a bona fide legal claim. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1815 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to immunity from liability for doctors performing certain services at the request of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
SB 1855 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to offers of settlement in certain civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1860 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to animal shelter standards; providing a civil penalty. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1899 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to tenant's remedies regarding governmental determination of substandard housing. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1930 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Brown, Fred
Relating to the use of a confidential identity for the plaintiff in a civil action involving sexual abuse of a minor. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1931 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the statute of limitations in a civil suit for certain sexual assaults. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1935 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the filing of an action in connection with foreclosure of a lien on residential real property. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2014 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to compensation of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2065 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Veasey, Marc
Relating to proof that is acceptable for identifying individuals acknowledging written instruments. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2070 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the authority of counties and certain intergovernmental pools to require reimbursement for punitive damage coverage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2105 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to limiting the liability of space flight entities. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
SB 2118 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the statute of limitations for an action under the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Law. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2138 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to civil liability for domestic violence. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2141 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the statute of repose for engineers and architects. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 2142 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to amending the Texas Mortgage Banker Registration Act to provide for licensing and regulation of mortgage banker employees who are residential mortgage originators and providing enforcement and penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2160 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to multidistrict litigation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2161 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2175 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to authorizing certain counties to regulate land development; providing a penalty. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 2233 81-0 (2009) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to the regulation of debt management service providers and a study regarding the business of consumer debt settlement. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2260 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the licensing and regulation of post-acute care traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facilities; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 2272 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to a lender's release of insurance proceeds. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2279 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to the dedication of certain civil penalties for violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to provide civil legal services to the indigent. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 2297 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to service of process for delinquent taxes on a nonresident. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 2350 81-0 (2009) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the payment and distribution of consumer assistance funds in an action by the attorney general. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Finance
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
SB 2418 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2450 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the sovereign immunity of certain local governmental entities regarding certain contracts. Senate: International Relations & Trade Referred to International Relations and Trade
SB 2454 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Smith, Todd
Relating to preferences of certain district courts in Tarrant County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 2580 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to actions under the Beer Industry Fair Dealing Law. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 26 80-0 (2007) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank Relating to liability for injury arising from a motor vehicle accident. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 28 80-0 (2007) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of an individual born in this state whose parents are illegal aliens to receive state benefits. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 129 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to defamatory statements posted on Internet websites. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 271 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzales, Veronica | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Relating to disclosure by a home seller of previous use of the home for manufacture of methamphetamine. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/08
HB 295 80-0 (2007) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the regulation of and claims against residential home builders. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 360 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe Relating to venue in civil actions brought under the federal Employer's Liability Act or the Jones Act. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 497 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to resolution of disputes arising under certain construction contracts. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 587 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the recording and availability of certain court documents. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 645 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the salary of a district judge presiding over multidistrict litigation. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 706 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to equal access to places of public accommodation. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 728 80-0 (2007) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the use of unsworn declarations and certifications. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 811 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to governmental liability. House: Civil Practices Withdrawn from schedule
HB 812 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the remedies available to a person to abate a public nuisance in a municipality. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 813 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to discovery procedures for a claim against a governmental entity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 823 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the liability of certain licensed or registered professionals for damages arising from certain services provided during an emergency. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 900 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 935 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to market power abuse in the wholesale electricity market; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Regulated Industries Left pending in committee
HB 965 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to excusing a member of the legislature from being compelled to testify or give a deposition in a civil suit when the legislature is in session. House: Civil Practices Postponed
HB 1053 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al. Relating to exemplary damages awarded to a noncitizen. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 1089 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to certain civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies or quasi-governmental entities. House: Civil Practices Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1104 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the duration of judgment liens in favor of the state. House: Government Reform Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1130 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to civil actions against persons who file complaints with governmental agencies. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 1170 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the regulation and limitation of liability of persons engaged in certain liquefied petroleum gas-related activities, including requirements concerning consumer safety notification. House: Energy Resources
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 1183 80-0 (2007) Author: Otto, John
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to liability of landowners who allow their land to be used for radio control flying and related activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1194 80-0 (2007) Author: England, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to indemnification of phlebotomists performing services under contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
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 1299 80-0 (2007) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the liability of the state for a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. House: Civil Practices Considered in Calendars
HB 1368 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to maintaining or participating in a public nuisance. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1408 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the indemnification of a school district for a cause of action arising out of the discipline of a student by a professional employee of the district. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 1417 80-0 (2007) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to foreclosure on a limited partner's partnership interest. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 1473 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity of a political subdivision for claims brought by certain employees. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1478 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the waiver of immunity from suit of certain local government entities for claims arising under employment law. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1527 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to exemplary damages awarded to an illegal immigrant. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1538 80-0 (2007) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to operating a motor vehicle without establishing financial responsibility; providing a penalty. House: Law Enforcement No action taken in committee
HB 1549 80-0 (2007) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to technical defects in instruments conveying real property. House: Civil Practices Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1551 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to remedies for common nuisances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1560 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to liability of a governmental unit for certain recreational activities. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1572 80-0 (2007) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to an exception from civil discovery for certain records of a law enforcement agency. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1602 80-0 (2007) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin | et. al.
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to venue in civil actions under the Jones Act. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1621 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to a civil or administrative penalty imposed by a local authority to enforce compliance with a traffic-control signal. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
HB 1663 80-0 (2007) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to classifying oysters as an inherently unsafe product for personal consumption. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee

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