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HB 65 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 93 85-0 (2017) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to a divorce on the ground of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 498 85-0 (2017) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 573 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 730 85-0 (2017) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1216 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to disclosure regarding the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1617 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to procedures in a suit for dissolution of a marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2703 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to a temporary order appointing a receiver in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3507 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to educational information regarding co-parenting on dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 4203 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to rights to certain benefits accrued in the Texas County and District Retirement System. House: Pensions Transferred to Calendars Committee
SB 251 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 454 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to certain protective orders in a suit for dissolution of marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, including a proceeding to adjudicate parentage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 1237 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to procedures in a suit for dissolution of a marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 454 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 547 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 562 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 884 84-0 (2015) Author: Phelan, Dade
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to the abolishment of the Orange County child support office and to the divorce and contempt fees paid in Orange County. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 899 84-0 (2015) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in certain family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1195 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 1460 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2418 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3943 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4093 84-0 (2015) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to repealing insupportability as a ground for divorce. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 47 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 372 84-0 (2015) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to the abolishment of the Orange County child support office and to the divorce and contempt fees paid in Orange County. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 531 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Leach, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Considered in Calendars
SB 815 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to a temporary restraining order for preservation of property and protection of the parties in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 995 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Wray, John
Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1090 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 387 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to spousal maintenance agreements. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 388 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the enforcement of a property distribution agreement incident to divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 389 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the enforcement of spousal maintenance agreements and property distribution agreements incident to divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 733 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to certain personal information included in a decree of dissolution of a marriage, a qualified domestic relations order, an order or writ of withholding, or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 750 83-0 (2013) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 850 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a waiver of service of process by a party to a suit for the dissolution of a marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1575 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the effect on a credit report of certain transactions by a person's spouse pending a divorce decree. House: Investments & Financial Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1673 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2675 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain taxing units. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
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 2985 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3303 83-0 (2013) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3333 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the appointment of a parent as a child's managing conservator. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3470 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to a disclosure by an attorney before accepting representation of a client in a suit for the dissolution of marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3490 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the liability of a spouse in certain divorce suits for costs, attorney's fees, and expenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3612 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3786 83-0 (2013) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the liability of a spouse in certain divorce suits for costs, attorney's fees, and expenses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 53 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a court to partition the community property and to characterize future earnings of spouses as separate property on legal separation of the spouses. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 119 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the eligibility of the former spouse of a person who is elderly or disabled to receive a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the spouse's residence homestead by certain political subdivisions. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 285 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 1260 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the enforcement of spousal maintenance agreements and property distribution agreements incident to divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1261 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to certain procedures in certain civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 147 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 482 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to agreed orders in family law matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 541 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 547 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to a suit for legal separation in a marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 901 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to spousal maintenance. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 908 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2422 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the procedure for providing a copy of the final decree of dissolution of a marriage to a party who waived service of process. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2855 82-0 (2011) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3707 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the waiting period for certain spouses filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 817 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1159 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Jackson, Jim
Relating to an exception to the residency requirements for filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage in this state for certain spouses of military personnel. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
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
HB 72 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 313 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 910 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to notice requirements in certain counties for hearings in suits for dissolution of marriage and suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 912 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the enforcement by contempt of certain orders in family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 914 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to certain personal information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2565 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2566 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the rights of spouses and claims for reimbursement in relation to separate and community property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2568 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the marital property interest in certain employee benefits. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 24 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 478 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to personal information contained in certain decrees and orders in family law proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 866 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Frost, Stephen
Relating to the rights and liabilities of the parties in a suit for dissolution of a marriage and certain post-dissolution proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2324 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to the classification of certain types of marital property in regards to claims for payment of a criminal restitution judgment. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2352 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 162 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to access to certain information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or in an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 180 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 445 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to a claim for reimbursement in a suit to dissolve a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1646 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the marital property interest in certain employee benefits. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1705 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in a suit for divorce. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1821 80-0 (2007) Author: Hamilton, Mike Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2606 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2684 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for couples considering divorce and the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 3525 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the divorce of parents with children under 18 years of age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 3632 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 430 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to a claim for reimbursement in a suit to dissolve a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 583 80-0 (2007) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1783 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the waiting period for issuing a decree in certain suits for divorce. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Returned to committee
HB 201 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the eligibility of a spouse for spousal maintenance in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 202 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to certain marital property agreements. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 203 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to consideration of taxes in the division of property in the dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 206 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 248 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the amendment of certain qualified domestic relations orders. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 410 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 723 79-0 (2005) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to certain reports filed with the bureau of vital statistics. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1176 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the designation of a former spouse as a survivor or P.O.D. payee of a multiple-party account before a decree of divorce or annulment is rendered. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues No action taken in committee
HB 1204 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to access to certain information contained in a decree of dissolution of a marriage or in an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1965 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the grounds for a divorce and the division of property in a decree of divorce. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 2106 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to protections for certain customers of a financial institution. House: Financial Institutions Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2117 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the authority of the court to exclude a spouse from the marital residence pending a suit for divorce in certain circumstances. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2911 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, John Relating to the issuance of certain court orders to protect victims of family violence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1275 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the issuance of certain court orders to protect victims of family violence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 100 79-1 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 39 79-2 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the property interests of spouses in connection with certain separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 885 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the rights of spouses in relation to separate and community property. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1795 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to the creation and dissolution of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2268 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to restricting the availability of certain information contained in a final decree of divorce or annulment. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2886 78-0 (2003) Author: Van Arsdale, Corbin
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to certain certificates and reports filed with the bureau of vital statistics. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 245 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to the divorce of certain persons on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 352 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to the creation of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 413 77-0 (2001) Author: Zbranek, Zeb Relating to qualified domestic relations orders. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 594 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to findings of fact and conclusions of law by a court in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1245 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the relationship between separate and community property during a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1453 77-0 (2001) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the service of citation by publication in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 284 77-0 (2001) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections in H.B. No. 1245. Signed by the Governor
SB 70 77-0 (2001) Author: Haywood, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to the creation of a covenant marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 252 77-0 (2001) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: King, Phil
Relating to notice of the appointment of a receiver in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 668 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the service of citation by publication in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1292 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a suit for legal separation in a marriage. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 169 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to a waiting period required for the divorce of certain persons on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 457 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the disposition of beneficial interests in life insurance, retirement benefits, and other financial plans. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 642 76-0 (1999) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the review of proposed rules of health and human services agencies. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1268 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to findings of fact and conclusions of law by a court in a suit for dissolution of marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2286 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur Relating to an order of legal separation in a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2441 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the requirement that parents participate in a parenting course and counseling in certain suits involving children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2829 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the dissolution of a marriage on the grounds of insupportability. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2830 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to temporary injunctions against certain third parties during a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2831 76-0 (1999) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the restriction of certain suits for dissolution of a marriage in which adultery has been committed. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3141 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to maintenance awarded to a spouse in a suit for dissolution of a marriage. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
SB 1015 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the requirement that parents participate in a parenting course and counseling in certain suits involving children. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 127 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the division on divorce of certain property of handicapped persons. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1414 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
SB 281 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Restricting the abusive use of palimony suits. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 282 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the enforcement of certain property settlement agreements included in a divorce or annulment decree. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Pending in committee
SB 532 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Evans, Charles
Relating to the provision for spousal maintenance after the dissolution of certain marriages or putative marriages and providing enforcement procedures. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 926 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Hackney, Clint
Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SJR 35 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Perez, Nicolas
Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit spouses to hold community property with right of survivorship. Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 153 70-2 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 168 70-2 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 70 70-2 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the division and disposition of marital property and to spousal liability. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
HB 173 69-0 (1985) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 782 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to temporary court orders in suits for dissolution of marriage and suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1145 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the modification of certain divorce or annulment decrees that became final during the period in which military retirement benefits were not divisible. House: Judiciary Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1432 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to remarriage after divorce. House: Judiciary Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HB 1726 69-0 (1985) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to the enforcement of certain property agreement settlements that become a part of a divorce or annulment decree. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 491 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Perez, Nicolas
Relating to the appointment of a receiver over certain marital property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 547 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to the provision for spousal maintenance after the dissolution of certain marriages or putative marriages and providing enforcement procedures. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Resources
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 831 69-0 (1985) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to issuance of a marriage license and to remarriage after divorce. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 509 68-0 (1983) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the waiting period for remarriage after a divorce. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1169 68-0 (1983) Author: Khoury, Rollin
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to suits for dissolution of marriage and affecting the parent-child relationship and to orders and decrees in these suits, including the enforcement and limitations of orders and decrees. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1788 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 441 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to suits for the dissolution of marriage and affecting the parent-child relationship and to orders and decrees in these suits, including the enforcement and limitations of orders and decrees. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 537 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to postjudgment support. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed
SB 632 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a temporary readjustment allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 1081 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to suits for custody and support of children after entry of a foreign divorce decree. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 651 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the nonjudicial termination of certain informal marriages. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 752 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to suits for divorce or annulment and to declare a marriage void and to the rights, privileges, and duties of spouses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 753 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the division of certain property in a suit for divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 754 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the enforcement of certain court orders issued in or after a suit for the dissolution of a marriage. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 770 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to suits for divorce, annulment and to declare a marriage void, to the rights, privileges, and duties of spouses, and to the enforcement and clarification of certain courts orders. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1300 67-0 (1981) Author: Cofer, Lanell Relating to summary procedures for the dissolution of certain marriages by divorce. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1470 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the funding of services and shelter centers for victims of family violence and to the funding, establishment and operation of multipurpose service centers for displaced homemakers. House: Human Services Committee laid on table subject to call
SB 558 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Denton, Betty
Relating to suits for divorce or annulment and to declare a marriage void and to the rights, privileges, and duties of spouses. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
HB 1588 66-0 (1979) Author: Cofer, Lanell Relating to summary procedures for the dissolution of certain marriages by divorce. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1707 66-0 (1979) Author: Gibson, Jay Relating to court-ordered counseling of parties to a divorce. House: Judicial Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 2014 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the enforcement of an agreement providing for the division of certain property of a man and a woman who are not related and who live or plan to live together. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 131 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Rudd, Jim
Relating to certain rights, privileges, duties, and powers of spouses. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 711 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a temporary allowance that may be granted on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
SB 938 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to summary procedures for the dissolution of certain marriages by divorce. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 1078 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene Relating to repealing Section 3.02,3.02 and 3.05, Family Code; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1444 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to procedures in certain suits for divorce in which the parties do not contest the issues. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1450 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the marriage relationship and suits affecting the marriage relationship. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 403 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the enforcement of certain property settlement agreements made on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 452 65-0 (1977) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a temporary allowance which may be granted on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Motion lost
HB 73 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to the form of service of citation in a suit for divorce or annulment or to declare a marriage void. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 524 64-0 (1975) Author: Nowlin, James
Sponsor: Lombardino, Frank
Relating to the divestiture of real or personal property on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
HB 861 64-0 (1975) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to the custody of and support for children on the divorce of the parents or during the marriage relationship of the parents; providing for the modification and enforcement of order of a court setting the custody of or support for a child; providing for remedies for persons entitled to the possession of children. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1693 64-0 (1975) Author: Bailey, Kay Relating to providing a disability allowance on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
SB 381 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to the custody of and support for children on the divorce of the parents or during the marriage relationship of the parents; providing for the modification and enforcement of order of a court setting the custody of or support for a child; providing for remedies for persons entitled to the possession of children. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee with no action taken
SB 675 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to providing a disability allowance on divorce or annulment. Senate: Jurisprudence Motion to suspend rules lost
HB 102 63-0 (1973) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the divestiture of real property on divorce or annulment; amending Section 3.63, Family code; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Received from House
HB 320 63-0 (1973) Author: Sage, Joseph F. Relating to rights of divorced parties to marry again prior to a six month period following the date the divorce is decreed. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 428 63-0 (1973) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to the imposition, collection, and use of fees to be paid to the district clerk in suits for divorce, for the payment of child support, and in certain contempt proceedings for failure to pay child support; andd declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 640 63-0 (1973) Author: Geiger, Richard S. Relating to providing a readjustment allowance on divorce or annulment. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 236 62-0 (1971) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to the rights of grandparents to visit a child who has been the subject of a divorce and custody proceeding.
HB 575 62-0 (1971) Author: Daniel, Jr., Price Relating to increasing the filing fee for suits for divorce or dissolution of marriage in certain counties.
HB 1057 62-0 (1971) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to removing the authority of a court granting a divorce to waive the six-month prohibition against remarriage.
HB 1094 62-0 (1971) Author: Doyle, Terry Relating to the issuance of a child support order in conjunction with a suit for divorce.
HB 1332 62-0 (1971) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to designating as separate property certain disability benefits.
HB 1531 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe | et. al. Relating to increasing the filing fee for suits for divorce or dissolution of marriage in all counties in the 24th Judicial District and the 135th Judicial District.
SB 805 62-0 (1971) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to increasing the filing fee for suits of divorce or dissolution of marriage in all counties in the 24th Judicial District and the 135th Judicial District.
HB 471 61-0 (1969) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to the child custody award in a divorce suit, by imposing restrictions on the award of custody to persons other than a parent.
HB 505 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to providing for counsel fees and expenses to wife in suits for divorce or to annul a marriage.
HB 1223 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the grounds for divorce.
SB 273 61-0 (1969) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to amending the Probate Code clarifying the effect of divorce upon the surviving spouse.
SB 464 61-0 (1969) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to venue in divorce proceedings.
SB 807 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of support.
HB 29 61-1 (1969) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending various provisions the Family Code; providing penalty for violations.
HB 40 60-0 (1967) Author: Harding, Forrest Ashby | et. al. Relating to the filing of divorce and annulment of marriage information with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.
HB 278 60-0 (1967) Author: Whatley, Willis James Relating to changing the period of living apart without cohabitation as a ground for divorce.
SB 432 60-0 (1967) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to filing affidavits with the county clerk before a marriage license may be issued.
HCR 15 60-1 (1968)
HB 92 59-0 (1965) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne | et. al. Relating to providing that no suit for divorce shall be heard, or divorce granted, before the expiration of 180 days after the suit is filed if there are children under 18 years of age born of the marriage sought to be dissolved or adopted by the parties to the suit.
HB 209 59-0 (1965) Author: Isaacks, Maud Relating to amending certain acts relating to partition or exchange of community property between husband and wife, by deleting provisions requiring approval of the transaction by the District Court in certain circumstances.
HB 344 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide the same standards for both the husband and the wife with respect to adultery as a ground for divorce.
HB 449 59-0 (1965) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the control, management and disposition of the separate and community property of married persons and the liability of such property for debts and claims, and to the capacity of married women to make contracts, to sue and be sued, and to enter into other business or legal relationships.
HB 614 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to grounds for divorce; amending the Revised Civil Statutes.
HB 758 59-0 (1965) Author: Cowden, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to grounds for divorce.
HB 1025 59-0 (1965) Author: Johnson, Jacob Edgar "Jake" Relating to providing for the assessment and collection of a fee in divorce cases filed in counties having a population of more than 900,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census.
HCR 187 59-0 (1965)
SB 434 59-0 (1965) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to preserving in the court granting a divorce, jurisdiction to modify child custody; amending certain Acts.
HB 22 58-0 (1963) Author: Rosson, Renal B. | et. al. Relating to increasing the period from the time a divorce petition is filed to the time it may be heard; making it a felony for any party to a divorce to marry anyone within six (6) months except the other party to the divorce; requiring that all child support payments be paid to the clerk of the court rendering the support judgment; requiring the appointment of an attorney ad litem to represent children in every divorce suit; requiring the defendant in a divorce suit involving children to be present when the cause is heard; permitting visitation at reasonable times and places by the parent not having custody of children.
HB 122 58-0 (1963) Author: Adams, J. Collier Relating to providing for the extension of the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Duties of Support Act to cases wherein the petitioner and the respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties within the State of Texas.
HB 188 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of support.
HB 213 58-0 (1963) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" Relating to providing that a judgment ordering a parent to make a payment or payments for the support of his child may be treated as a final judgment and execution issued thereon if such payment or payments is three (3) months past due.
HB 384 58-0 (1963) Author: Carriker, Max D. Relating to requiring district clerks to report certain divorce information to the State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics; providing for the payment of a fee by anyone receiving divorce information from the Bureau and the accounting for such fee by the Bureau.
HB 497 58-0 (1963) Author: Satterwhite, William Thomas "Bill" | et. al. Relating to equalizing as between spouses those grounds for divorce base on abandonment or adultery.
HB 671 58-0 (1963) Author: Fondren, Gene Norris | et. al. Relating to amending by eliminating from the act the provisions making the judgment in divorce cases as to child custody conform to a jury's determination of custody and further eliminating the provisions permitting demand for a jury trial in child custody cases and adding a provision for payment of child support awards into the registry of the Court, unless the Court order provides otherwise.
HB 707 58-0 (1963) Author: Glenn, Allen D. | et. al. Relating to providing a divorced person with a right of action against a former spouse for the commission of intentional torts upon the claimant during their marriage; providing for the running of the Statute of Limitations upon the commission of such tortious act.
SB 365 58-0 (1963) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the control, management and disposition of the separate and community property of married persons and the liability of such property for debts and claims, and to the capacity of the married woman to make contracts, to sue and be sued, and to enter into other business or legal relationships; fixing an effective date.
HB 31 57-0 (1961) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne Relating to amending a certain Statute providing that divorce decrees shall not take effect for one (1) year after the date of the decree.
HB 98 57-0 (1961) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the procedure and periods of time allowed before hearing in a divorce suit and the granting of a final decree.
HB 127 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to repealing a certain Act concerning uniform reciprocal enforcement of support.
HB 183 57-0 (1961) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne Relating to concerning the recognition of a divorce obtained in another jurisdiction and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.
HB 253 57-0 (1961) Author: Korioth, Thomas Anthony "Tony" Relating to amending a certain Act providing for the filing of a record of each marriage, each divorce and annulment of marriage in this State with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
HB 294 57-0 (1961) Author: Adams, J. Collier | et. al. Relating to amending the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Duties of Support Act providing for the extension of the Act to cases wherein the petitioner and the respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties within the State of Texas; providing for transfer of proceedings in such cases from one district court where previous orders had been entered to the responding county under this Act and defining the jurisdiction in the responding county.
HB 328 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to amending Article entitled "Enforcement of Support" of the Revised Civial Statutes to provide for the extension of the act to cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties of the State; providing for transfer of proceedings in certain cases from one district court where previous order had been entered to the responding county under this act and for jurisdiction in the responding county.
HB 436 57-0 (1961) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to amending a certain Article of Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes providing that jury determination of child custody may not be contravened by judgment of the court upon granting a divorce.
HB 711 57-0 (1961) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to amending a Revised Civil Statute relating to the support of children who require custodial care.
SB 200 57-0 (1961) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending a certain Statute and the Penal Code of Texas providing for the filing of a statistical report of each marriage, divorce, and annulment of marriage in this state with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics; providing the time this Act shall take effect.
HB 91 56-0 (1959) Author: Jones, William M. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that when a child or children shall have been born of the marriage, or a child is in gestation, the divorce decree shall not become final until on year after the original petition is filed; excepting suits which are pending on the effective date of this Act.
HB 193 56-0 (1959) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to amending the statute entitled "Enforcement of Support" to include cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of different counties.
HB 386 56-0 (1959) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending certain acts to require the pleadings in all divorce suits to disclose the name, age, sex and residence of all children under eighteen (18) years of age born of the marriage sought to be dissolved, or legally adopted by the parties to the marriage sought to be dissolved.
HB 413 56-0 (1959) Author: Collins, Sam Forse Relating to requiring divorce and annulment petitions to name the county in which the marriage license is recorded; requiring recordation of divorce and annulment decrees and taxing of costs of same in the cause.
HB 613 56-0 (1959) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to providing for the extension of the Enforcement of Support Act to cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties of the state; providing for transfer of proceedings in certain cases from one district court where previous order had been entered to the responding county under this act and for jurisdiction in the responding county.
HB 674 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to authorizing judges having divorce jurisdiction to support and sponsor a board of marriage counselors, setting forth the purposes for organizing such board to wit: marriage counseling, premarital counseling and dissemination of vital domestic information to the public.
SB 162 56-0 (1959) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing for the filing of a record of each marriage, each divorce and annulment of marriage in this state with the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
SB 227 56-0 (1959) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending certain statutes relative to providing for the extension of the Enforcement of Support Act to cases where the petitioner and respondent are residents of or domiciled in different counties of the state.
HB 102 55-0 (1957) Author: White, Richard Crawford | et. al. Relating to the residence of persons in military service stationed at military installations in the State of Texas for purpose of filing divorce suits; amending certain Statutes.
HB 592 55-0 (1957) Author: Moore, James Steele "Jim" Relating to providing a cumulative method of enforcing duties of support imposed by law; defining terms; prescribing the manner of filing and hearing of such cause of action, and the jurisdiction, duties, and powers of district court in enforcement of support payments.
HB 609 55-0 (1957) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to judgments affecting the custody and support of children in divorce cases.
HB 36 55-2 (1957) Author: Saul, Charles Leroy | et. al. Relating to providing for suit for custody and support of child or children under 18 years of age against a parent when said parent was granted a divorce decree in a foreign jurisdiction and the granting court was silent as to custody and support of such children; providing for process, hearing and orders; providing further for punishment as for contempt for violation or failure to obey orders; providing for payment to the district clerk.
HB 61 54-0 (1955) Author: Isaacks, Maud Relating to amending Statutes by increasing from thirty (30) days to sixty (60) days the period of time which must expire after suit is filed before a suit for divorce may be heard or divorce granted.
HB 101 54-0 (1955) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending certain acts; prescribing contents of petitions and cross-petitions for divorce; requiring disposition and provision for children under certain ages in any divorce case or subsequent proceeding; providing for testimony by parents; authorizing appointment of next friend to investigate and report on conditions concerning children, and allowing a fee therefor.
SB 19 54-0 (1955) Author: Shireman, William H. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to increase from 30 days to 90 days the period of time which must expire after suit is filed before a suit for divorce may be heard or divorce granted; excepting suits which are pending on the effective date of the Act.
SB 25 54-0 (1955) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to providing for the assessment and collection of a fee in divorce cases filed in counties having a population of more than 350,000 inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census; providing that such monies collected shall be placed in a separate fund to be used for the purpose of helping defray the cost of maintaining the Child Support Office in the Probation Department of the county.
SB 87 54-0 (1955) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending certain Acts requiring petitions and cross-petitions for divorce to contain information relative to children of the parties to the marriage; making provisions relative to custody and support of children under 18 years of age in event divorce is granted; providing for further proceedings relative to custody and support and fixing venue of such suits; authorizing inquiry into surroundings and circumstances affecting custody and support; providing for testimony by parents; authorizing appointment of next friend to investigate and report on conditions concerning children, and allowing a fee therefor; authorizing enforcement of court orders by contempt proceedings after notice.
HB 63 53-0 (1953) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to amending statutes determining the procedure in filing suits for divorce; defendant not be compelled to answer upon oath nor shall petition be taken as confession for want of answer; providing for the decree by the court and providing for a jury.
HB 152 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Acts to prescribe contents and verification of petitions and cross-petitions for divorce.
HB 153 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for delay in hearing and granting of divorces; prohibiting decree of default, and authorizing jury trial.
HB 155 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley Relating to amending certain Statutes by prohibiting remarriage by either party to a divorce within twelve months except to each other; declaring any such remarriage to be void; defining an offense and prescribing a penalty.
HB 753 53-0 (1953) Author: Brown, Hulon Brasier Relating to amending the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of the Duties of Support Act, providing for a State Information Agency and defining its functions and duties.
SB 51 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for delay in hearing and granting of divorces; prohibiting decree of default, and authorizing jury trial.
SB 56 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes to prohibit remarriage by either party to a divorce within twelve months except to each other; declaring any such remarriage to be void; defining an offense and prescribing a penalty.
SB 101 53-0 (1953) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to raise the age from sixteen (16) to eighteen (18) years for which the court may require a parent to contribute to the support of a minor child upon the granting of a divorce.
SB 226 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to grounds for divorce, by changing the period of living apart without cohabitation as a ground for divorce from ten (10) years to seven (7) years.
SB 273 53-0 (1953) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to providing for the assessment and collection of a fee or tax in divorce cases filed in counties having four (4) or more District Courts sitting as a Juvenile Board; providing that such moneys collected shall be placed in a separate fund and administered by the Juvenile Boards of such counties for the purpose of maintaining a Child Support Office.
HB 192 52-0 (1951) Author: Houston, Jr., Horace Ben | et. al. Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of the duties of support imposed by law.
HB 228 52-0 (1951) Author: Kilgore, Joe Madison Relating to amending certain statutes providing that in the trial for all suits for divorce where there is a child or children, under sixteen years of age, as an issue of the marriage sought to be dissolved, the Court shall enter an interlocutory decree preventing either party from marrying any other person for one year.
HB 288 52-0 (1951) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to uniform reciprocal enforcement of the duties of support imposed by law; stating the purpose of this act; defining certain terms; providing that remedies herein prescribed are in addition to other remedies; prescribing the extent of duties of support; providing for interstate rendition; providing an exception; prescribing duties enforceable; relating to evidence of husband and wife.
SB 391 52-0 (1951) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending certain articles pertaining to the custody, care, education and support of minor children so as to give any District Court where a minor child and the legal guardian have resided for six months jurisdiction to enforce, amend, change or make such order concerning the child as it deems necessary, including the power of contempt in such cases providing for filing such suits, notice and making certain certified copies of records prima facie evidence and also giving the Court power to allow reasonable attorneys fees.
HB 531 51-0 (1949) Author: Blount, Ralph E. "Peppy" Relating to amending a certain Article relative to residence of plaintiffs in divorce suits; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 624 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that in the trial for all suits for divorce where there is a child or children, under sixteen years of age, as an issue or the marriage sought to be dissolved, the court shall enter an interlocutory degree preventing either party from marrying any other person for one year, and providing that no final divorce judgment shall be entered until one year after the interlocutory decree is entered.
HB 633 51-0 (1949) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to the recognition of a divorce obtained in another jurisdiction and to make uniform the law with reference thereto.
SB 105 51-0 (1949) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for legal relationship between an adopted child and its parent or parents by adoption, clearly defining the status of an adopted child for all purposes, recognizing the validity of adoptions of other States on children residing in the State of Texas as to the effect of the adoption and rights of inheritance.
HB 4 51-1 (1950) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin | et. al. Relating to levying and allocating a special fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) to be taxed as costs in all actions for divorce filed in district courts.
HB 116 50-0 (1947) Author: Latimer, Oswald E. "Ozzie" Relating to amending a previous Act, relative to Grounds for Divorce so as to provide that a divorce may be decreed in favor of the husband where the wife shall have been taken in adultery or where she shall have voluntarily left his bed and board for the space of two (2) years with the intention of abandonment, and in favor of the wife where the husband shall have left her for two (2) years with intention of abandonment, or where he shall have abandoned her and lived in adultery with another woman, and where a husband and wife have lived apart without cohabitation for as long as three (3) years.
HB 163 50-0 (1947) Author: Sellers, Sam C. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, relative to regulating petitions in suits for divorce, to require such petitions to state whether there are children, either born or adopted, under sixteen (16) years of age or an unborn child or children expected and if so, to give full information as to such minors, making it the duty of the Courts having jurisdiction of such suits to inquire into the status of such children, if divorce be granted; empowering such Courts to make orders and decrees for their support and maintenance until they reach sixteen (16) years of age.
SB 110 50-0 (1947) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending a previous Act, regulating petitions in suits for divorce; requiring such petitions to state whether there are children under sixteen years of age or an unborn child or children expected; providing that this Act shall be cumulative of all other laws on the same subject.
SB 275 50-0 (1947) Author: York, Joseph Alton Relating to authorizing divorce proceedings by the guardian or next friend of an insane person and the granting of divorces to insane persons.
HB 233 49-0 (1945) Author: Simpson, Jr., Marvin B. Relating to amending certain article relative to alimony.
HB 174 48-0 (1943) Author: McLellan, Charles Samuel Relating to amending certain laws to provide that where a divorce is granted, children of the marriage shall be supported until they reach the age of eighteen (18) years.
HB 325 48-0 (1943) Author: Sadler, Harley Herman Relating to providing for the registration in this State of the names of all divorced persons, names of any children, and date divorce granted, and for the compiling and preservation of records for such purposes.
HB 714 48-0 (1943) Author: Lyle, Jr., John Emmet | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article by adding thereto additional circumstances under which soldiers, sailors, marines and other members of the Armed Services of the United States may maintain actions for divorce in certain counties.
SB 176 48-0 (1943) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to amending certain laws to provide that where a divorce is granted, children of the marriage shall be supported until they reach the age of eighteen (18) years.
HB 124 47-0 (1941) Author: Smith, Magus F. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing grounds for divorce.
HB 321 47-0 (1941) Author: Boone, Sr., Lester Carl | et. al. Relating to amending the General and Special Laws relative to providing that where a divorce is granted, children of the marriage shall be supported until they reach the age of nineteen (19) years.
SB 263 47-0 (1941) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" Relating to amending certain Article authorizing the husband or wife to obtain a divorce where either spouse has been adjudged insane by a court of competent jurisdiction and has been confined in a public institution for a term of not less than five (5) years.
HB 445 46-0 (1939) Author: Burney, Weldon | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article relating to cases in which a divorce may be decreed.
HB 537 46-0 (1939) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to amending a certain Article to provide for a divorce in case of insanity.
HB 681 46-0 (1939) Author: Talbert, Eugene | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article to prohibit one against whom a divorce is granted in Texas from marrying within one year from the date of such divorce; providing a penalty for violation.
SB 312 46-0 (1939) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" Relating to amending a certain Statute to authorize the husband or wife to obtain a divorce where either spouse has been adjudged insane by a court of competent jurisdiction and has been confined in a public institution for insane for a term of not less than five (5) years.
HB 232 44-0 (1935) Relating to regulating petitions in suits for divorce to require such petitions to state whether there are children under sixteen (16) years of age and if so, to give full information as to such minors, making it the duty of the Courts having jurisdiction of such suits to inquire into the status of such children, if divorce be granted.
HB 925 44-0 (1935) Relating to suits for divorce by citizens of Texas absent from state in federal or state governmental service.
HB 47 41-0 (1929) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the granting of divorces, by striking out the words, "Except where the husband or wife is insane," following the words, "Grounds for divorce," and adding thereto a new subdivision to be known as number six (6) affecting cases of inanity; and providing for service in such cases. House: Judiciary
HB 142 40-1 (1927) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell Relating to amending Article 4629 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925 regarding divorces so as to make Subdivision 4 thereof read as follows: "Where a husband and wife have lived apart without co-habitation for as long as five years".
HB 132 39-0 (1925) Author: Cummings, Emry Spencer Relating to amending certain statute so as to limit the authority of the jury and of the district judge and to reduce the issuance of divorces within the State of Texas; providing that a divorce shall not be granted on the uncorroborated evidence of the plaintiff. House: Judiciary
HB 223 39-0 (1925) Author: Wilson, Bates Frayser Relating to authorizing county attorneys or criminal district attorney to appear in behalf of the State of Texas in certain suits for divorce; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Judiciary
HB 305 39-0 (1925) Author: Dielmann, Sr., Henry B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the granting of divorces House: Judiciary
SB 39 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the granting of divorces. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 412 39-0 (1925) Author: Real, Julius Relating to amending certain statute providing the cases in which divorces may be granted. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 86 38-0 (1923) Author: Wilmans, Edith Eunice Relating to providing for the assistance by the county of any mother unable to properly provide for her children, where the father of such children is either dead, in a State Institution, or where she I compelled by divorce to have the entire care and custody of such children without assistance from the father.
HB 50 37-0 (1921) Author: Rogers, James Preston Relating to a certain Act adding provisions and fixing the venue of Divorce Suits and requiting petitions to be attested by oath of complaint as to matters of residence.
HB 262 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to amend a certain Act filing of suit for divorce on the ground of cruel treatment.
HB 269 37-0 (1921) Author: Henderson, Robert L. Relating to a certain Act regarding the relief of certain persons who have been absent in military service of the United States.
HB 381 37-0 (1921) Author: Black, O. B. | et. al. Relating to making the State a party to divorce suits.
SB 36 37-0 (1921) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy | et. al. Relating to regulating domestic relations by prescribing prerequisites to the issuance of marriage licenses; relating to divorces and obligations of fathers to legitimate children.
SB 140 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to authorizing the bringing of a suit for divorce in this State by persons who are in the military or naval services of the State and who are citizens of the State but who have been absent from the State for more than twelve months, and from the county for more than six months.
HB 101 36-0 (1919) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to causes for divorce by making incurable insanity a cause for divorce, prescribing the manner of service.
HB 186 36-0 (1919) Author: Horton, Frank B. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide for interlocutory and final judgments in actions for divorce.
HB 468 35-0 (1917) Author: Terrell, George Butler | et. al. Relating to amending law relating to causes for divorce to include incurable insanity.
SB 28 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to amending certain laws relating to the granting of divorces.
HB 160 35-4 (1918) Author: Fly, William Madden Relating to providing a permanent record of all marriages and divorces in the State; prescribing a fee to be paid upon the issuance of the marriage license.
SB 57 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the granting of divorces.
HB 58 34-1 (1915) Author: McComb, Jacob W. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to grounds for divorce.
SB 49 34-1 (1915) Author: Johnson, Willard Arnold Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to grounds for divorces.
HB 44 33-0 (1913) Author: Diffie, William Owen | et. al. Relating to the granting of divorces.
HB 161 33-0 (1913) Author: Templeton, Rufus Lee Relating to making any divorced person who shall re-marry within one year, guilty of a misdemeanor; providing penalties.
HB 165 33-0 (1913) Author: Dove, Daniel C. | et. al. Relating to requiring that a man and a woman separate and live apart for at least one year before either party may enter suit for divorce, and prohibiting either of them from marrying any other person in one year from the granting of such divorce; providing penalties.
HB 257 33-0 (1913) Author: Cox, George Joshua Relating to prohibiting divorced persons from marrying within three years from date of divorce, providing a penalty.
HB 268 33-0 (1913) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to the granting of divorce.
HB 432 33-0 (1913) Author: Ridgell, Thomas B. | et. al. Relating to making insanity a ground for divorce, when same shall have continued for ten consecutive years and there shall be no reasonable expectation that the insane shall ever be restored to sanity, and prescribing rules of procedure in suits for divorce on such grounds.
HB 872 33-0 (1913) Author: Haney, Edgar Pierce | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relating to alimony.
SB 329 33-0 (1913) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to regulating the granting of divorces and decrees of separation in this state and the fixing of the status of property and of the rights of children in such cases.
HB 41 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to divorce, so as to make husband and wife competent witnesses.

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