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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
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 1828 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to requiring courts to report the number of frivolous lawsuits filed each year. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 681 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time from inmates who file frivolous applications for writ of habeas corpus. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2346 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to requiring courts to report the number of frivolous lawsuits filed each year. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
SB 695 79-0 (2005) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time from inmates who file frivolous applications for writ of habeas corpus. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 197 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 943 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the dismissal of a claim brought by an inmate. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 1315 77-0 (2001) Author: Hopson, Chuck
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the dismissal of a claim brought by an inmate. House: Corrections
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 117 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the forfeiture of commutation of time for good conduct by an inmate of a county jail who files a frivolous or malicious lawsuit. House: County Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 261 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time of an inmate who files a frivolous or malicious lawsuit while confined in county jail awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 262 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al. Relating to the payment of fees and costs by an inmate who has filed a frivolous lawsuit. House: Corrections Considered in Calendars
HB 1455 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby | et. al. Relating to suits to recover damages resulting from construction defects; providing a civil penalty. House: Civil Practices Laid on the table subject to call
SB 506 76-0 (1999) Author: Harris, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Goodman, Toby
Relating to suits to recover damages resulting from construction defects; providing for recovery of a penalty from certain contractors. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 53 70-0 (1987) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain claims for pecuniary damages in civil action and the awarding of those costs by the court. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 440 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to state agencies paying court costs and attorney's fees of small businesses that prevail in a dispute with a state agency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 563 70-0 (1987) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to frivolous lawsuits against a school district or an employee or officer of a school district. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 838 70-0 (1987) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to frivolous lawsuits and defenses. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1211 70-0 (1987) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to frivolous lawsuits and defenses and to disciplinary procedures regarding an attorney who asserts a frivolous lawsuit or defense. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1296 70-0 (1987) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to frivolous lawsuits brought against a person who has reported child abuse or participated in a judicial proceeding resulting from a report of child abuse. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left as pending business in comm.
HB 1461 70-0 (1987) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to certain fees to be awarded to an insurer who defends a groundless workers' compensation claim. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
SB 289 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to frivolous lawsuits against a school district or an employee or officer of a school district. Senate: Economic Development Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 566 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to frivolous law suits. Senate: Economic Development Co-author authorized
SB 634 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to frivolous lawsuits and defenses and to disciplinary procedures regarding an attorney who asserts a frivolous lawsuit or defense. Senate: Economic Development No action taken in committee
SB 1244 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain civil actions brought by prison inmates and the awarding of those costs by the court. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 79 70-2 (1987) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to frivolous lawsuits brought against a person who has reported child abuse or participated in a judicial proceeding resulting from a report of child abuse. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1619 69-0 (1985) Author: Arnold, Gordon "Doc" Relating to frivolous lawsuits against incorporated cities or towns. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 614 68-0 (1983) Author: Patrick, Kae Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain claims for pecuniary damages in civil actions and the awarding of those costs by the court. House: State Affairs Placed on daily General State Calendar
SB 916 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain claims for pecuniary damages in civil actions and the awarding of those costs by the court. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 926 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Gilley, Smith
Relating to recovery of costs and attorney's fees in defense of a frivolous claim raised by a state agency. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1249 67-0 (1981) Author: Cockerham, Jerry
Sponsor: Mengden, Walter
Relating to costs incurred in the defense of certain actions by a state agency and the awarding of such costs by the court. House: State Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 105 46-0 (1939) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to forbidding suits on commissions for sale or purchase of real estate, oil and/or gas mining leases, oil and/or gas royalties, minerals or mineral interests, unless the promise or agreement on which such suit is brought is in writing and signed by the person sought to be charged therewith.
SB 151 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to authorizing the presiding judge in any contested civil case involving land titles to determine whether or not the cause or the defense if unmeritorious in fact and substance and in his discretion, upon the request of the prevailing party, to fix and render judgment for a reasonable Attorney's fee.
HB 295 36-0 (1919) Author: Johnson, Thomas S. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Act so as to provide that said Act shall not apply to any person, corporation or collection of persons or partnership who pursue the business of collecting accounts due to any persons or partnership or corporation for merchandise or good actually sold and delivered, or for services actually performed, or for premises occupied or for rentals, and who charge a reasonable fee for collecting such bona fide accounts past due.
HB 502 35-0 (1917) Author: Lange, Edward Henry Relating to defining barratry so as to make it applicable to individuals other than attorneys at law.

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