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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
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 1744 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with certain assignments of a statutory probate court judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 1752 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to certain account disclosures provided by a financial institution to a customer. House: Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1753 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 1814 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to application requirements for certain probate proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1877 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a penalty for independent executors who misrepresent in an affidavit in lieu of the inventory, appraisement, and list of claims that certain beneficiaries received the inventory and appraisement. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1954 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to certain accounts established at financial institutions, including disclosures related to those accounts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Business & Commerce
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2158 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to the adoption of the Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2207 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to procedures and fees for the deposit and safekeeping of wills. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2271 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to decedents' estates and certain posthumous gifts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3121 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
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
HCR 158 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2271. Signed by the Governor
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 714 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to certain account disclosures provided by a financial institution to a customer. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 869 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica | et. al.
Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1016 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil
Relating to the appointment and duties of court investigators for certain courts in guardianship proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1017 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to decedents' estates and certain posthumous gifts. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1193 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to the adoption of the Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
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 2150 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 287 85-1 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with certain assignments of a statutory probate court judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 703 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 704 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to disclosures on selection or modification of an account by a customer of a financial institution. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 705 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to access to a financial institution account of a person who dies intestate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2130 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to access to a deceased person's mental health information. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2183 84-0 (2015) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2196 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in probate matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2274 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to a suit to contest the validity of a will admitted to probate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2418 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2419 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 2428 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the adoption of the Texas Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
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 2705 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2706 84-0 (2015) Author: Wray, John
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3070 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the disposition of remains. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3136 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of a small estate affidavit to distribute certain intestate estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3137 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the use of unsworn declarations for filing certain annual reports by guardians of the person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3139 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to prompt action by certain holders of preferred debt and lien claims against secured property of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3160 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce | et. al.
Relating to an exception to the period of filing an application for the grant of letters testamentary or of administration of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3319 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to procedures and fees for the safekeeping of wills and other fees collected by court clerks in probate matters; authorizing and increasing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
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 3428 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the temporary continuation of utility service for real property of a decedent. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3663 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the temporary continuation of utility service for real property of a decedent. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3737 84-0 (2015) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to the clerk of the county court at law of Hill County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 462 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 512 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in probate matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 993 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 994 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the adoption of the Texas Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
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 1201 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1202 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Wray, John
Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1557 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a court investigator hired by a statutory probate court. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1791 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to disclosures on selection or modification of an account by a customer of a financial institution. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1792 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Farrar, Jessica
Relating to access to a financial institution account of a person who dies intestate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 789 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HB 929 83-0 (2013) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Don Relating to the Parrie Haynes Trust. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1755 83-0 (2013) Author: Patrick, Diane
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to authorizing the appointment of a public probate administrator; authorizing fees. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2081 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the exemption of certain property from seizure by creditors. House: Pensions Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2184 83-0 (2013) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Relating to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust. House: Energy Resources Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2380 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to a provision in a will or trust that would cause a forfeiture of or void an interest for bringing any court action, including contesting the will or trust. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 2621 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to disclaimers of estate property by certain beneficiaries. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2795 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to enforcement of a lien against certain decedents' interests in real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2912 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 2916 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
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 157 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Aycock, Jimmie Don
Relating to the Parrie Haynes Trust. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 649 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the exemption of certain property from seizure by creditors. House: Pensions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 911 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to decedents' estates. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1240 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Relating to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust. House: Energy Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1326 83-0 (2013) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to disclaimers of estate property by certain beneficiaries. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1421 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the requirement that a will be attested by witnesses. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1734 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to an allowance of challenging a will. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1770 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to enforcement of a lien against certain decedents' interests in real property. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 322 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the eligibility of a former or retired statutory probate court judge for assignment as a visiting judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
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 1209 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1934 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to an allowance from a decedent's estate for devisees in and beneficiaries of a will who defend and prosecute certain proceedings relating to the will. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2046 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2095 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to genetic testing in certain proceedings to declare heirship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2410 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to mortgage loans. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2492 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the family allowance, treatment of exempt property, and an allowance in lieu of exempt property in the administration of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HB 2759 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and other related proceedings and alternatives, and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
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HB 2789 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2899 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3330 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the inventory and appraisement requirement of personal representatives of decedents' estates pending in a statutory probate court in Collin County. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HCR 182 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1198. Signed by the Governor
HR 2690 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1198. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
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 543 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
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 960 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the waiver of the disqualification of a convicted felon from serving as independent executor of a decedent's estate. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1198 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 1299 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and other related proceedings and alternatives, and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
SR 1254 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1198. Reported enrolled
HB 585 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to records related to an estate of a decedent or incapacitated person. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 763 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the recusal or disqualification of a statutory probate court judge and subsequent assignment of another judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1460 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the contents of an application for probate of a written will. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1461 81-0 (2009) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the contents of an application for probate of a will as a muniment of title. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1809 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to proceedings in a statutory probate court during the judge's absence. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1968 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the estates of decedents. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 1969 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the enforcement of certain provisions in a will or trust that forfeit or void devises or interests. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2367 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to venue or transfer of certain probate matters and guardianship matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2417 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to the definition of charitable trust for purposes of court jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2502 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to decedents' estates and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
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HB 2841 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the disposition of a decedent's remains by a beneficiary named in the decedent's will. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2842 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the reimbursement of expenses from a decedent's estate for certain court proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2843 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to certain joint accounts with rights of survivorship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2844 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the characterization of certain property on the death of a spouse. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 3075 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the designation of convenience signers on certain accounts established at financial institutions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 3085 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the independent administration of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3086 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to jurisdiction of probate proceedings and proceedings regarding powers of attorney and certain trusts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3272 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the eligibility of land for ad valorem tax appraisal as recreational, park, or scenic land on the basis of a restriction contained in a probated will. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 3314 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the transfer of title to a decedent's homestead through a small estate affidavit. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3350 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to decedents' estates. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
SB 319 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to providing notice to devisees under a decedent's will. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 408 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to jurisdiction, venue, and appeals in certain matters, including the jurisdiction of and appeals from certain courts and administrative decisions and the appointment of counsel in certain appeals. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
SB 559 81-0 (2009) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to inventories, appraisements, and lists of claims of a decedent's estate under independent administration. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 683 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the employment, powers, and duties of and procedures for matters referred to a statutory probate court judge or associate judge. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 917 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Leibowitz, David
Relating to the definition of charitable trust for purposes of court jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1243 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation of heir finders by the Texas Private Security Board; providing penalties. House: Public Safety
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 1267 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to transfer of certain probate matters and guardianship matters. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1384 81-0 (2009) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to permissive interlocutory appeals in civil actions. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1605 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of property and to the allocation of Texas estate tax revenue. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1789 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to certain proceedings relating to an individual's will. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 2071 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the adoption of a nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to decedents' estates and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals. Senate: Administration Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 228 80-0 (2007) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to certain identifying information contained in the case file maintained by a county clerk for a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 290 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the fee charged for depositing a will during a testator's life. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 343 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to notification of voter registrar by probate court clerk of recent deaths. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 391 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the estates of decedents. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
See remarks for effective date
HB 394 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to changing the name of the procedure for probating a will as a muniment of title. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 660 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to venue or transfer of certain probate matters and guardianship matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 774 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to child support obligations of certain nonbiological fathers and rights of inheritance of those fathers and their nonbiological children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Postponed
HB 1295 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to filing fees for certain actions filed in a court with probate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1352 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the operation of a farm, ranch, factory, or other business by the personal representative of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1710 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the administration of community property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1711 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the fees charged for certain filings in probate actions. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1805 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the forfeiture of rights and interests of certain heirs, devisees, and legatees. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 2479 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the estates of decedents. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2507 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to providing notice to certain beneficiaries under a decedent's will. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2815 80-0 (2007) Author: Homer, Mark Relating to the assignment of a statutory probate court judge in certain contested probate matters. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3787 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to a probate fee exemption for estates of members of the armed forces of the United States who died while serving in a combat zone. House: Judiciary
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 3866 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan Relating to guardianship matters and proceedings. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HJR 76 80-0 (2007) Author: Gattis, Dan Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the forfeiture of rights and interests of certain heirs, devisees, and legatees. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HR 2793 80-0 (2007) Author: Hartnett, Will Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 593. Reported enrolled
SB 375 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of property and to the allocation of Texas estate tax revenue. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 392 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to venue or transfer of certain probate matters and guardianship matters. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 406 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to a motion for the recusal or disqualification of a statutory probate court judge. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 593 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to proof of, and providing notice to certain beneficiaries under, a decedent's will. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 617 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the payment of the child support obligation of a deceased child support obligor. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 819 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the fees charged for filing an inventory and appraisement in probate actions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1048 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to the inheritance rights of certain parents. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1125 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario | et. al.
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to statutory probate court associate judges. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 1302 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the estates of decedents. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1555 80-0 (2007) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Garcia, Juan
Relating to compensation and payment of attorney's fees of attorneys serving as guardians of a ward. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1623 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the administration of community property. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 1624 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Gonzales, Veronica
Relating to genetic testing in proceedings to declare heirship; providing a criminal penalty. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SR 1160 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 593. Reported enrolled
HB 204 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to inheritance rights of adopted adults. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 637 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to authorizing an extension of credit secured by a residence homestead in which a minor or ward has an ownership interest. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
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 1186 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to testamentary and nontestamentary transfers of property and other benefits and to jurisdiction of courts over certain probate matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1309 79-0 (2005) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to certain identifying information contained in the case file maintained by a county clerk for a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 1404 79-0 (2005) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the fees collected by a county clerk for certain filings in pending probate actions. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2352 79-0 (2005) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to permitting an elderly or disabled person who owns property designated as a homestead to transfer the ownership of the property and the benefits and protections of the homestead designation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2561 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the applicability of the rule against perpetuities to trusts. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 2875 79-0 (2005) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to a statutory probate court judge's authority to transfer certain proceedings from another court to the statutory probate court and to the venue for certain actions brought by or against a guardian, executor, or other personal representative. House: Judiciary Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3186 79-0 (2005) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the sale of property of a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3434 79-0 (2005) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to testamentary and nontestamentary transfers of property and other benefits and the administration of those benefits. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 3440 79-0 (2005) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (MERP) Claim. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 73 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 347 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will
Relating to the appointment of an appraiser to appraise the property of a decedent's or ward's estate. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1216 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to a statutory probate court judge's authority to transfer certain proceedings from another court to the statutory probate court. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
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 445 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the filing of a recusal motion in a proceeding involving a temporary guardianship. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 710 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to durable powers of attorney and statutory durable powers of attorney. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1470 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to guardianships and the jurisdiction of certain courts; providing a criminal penalty. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1472 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the exercise of powers of appointment. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1473 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to probate matters. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1539 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to associate judges for statutory probate courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1590 78-0 (2003) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to multiple-party accounts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1666 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the courts that may approve a transfer of payment rights under certain structured settlements. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1709 78-0 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the settlement of the guardianship of the estate of a ward. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1985 78-0 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the immunity of guardians ad litem in certain guardianship proceedings from liability for certain damages. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2238 78-0 (2003) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to multiple-party accounts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2241 78-0 (2003) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to adoption of the Uniform Principal and Income Act. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/04
HB 2387 78-0 (2003) Author: Casteel, Carter Relating to the appointment of an attorney to represent the interests of a proposed ward in certain guardianship proceedings. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2432 78-0 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to jurisdiction of courts with respect to probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2532 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2552 78-0 (2003) Author: Telford, Barry Relating to the transfer of or assignment of a statutory probate court judge to hear certain probate matters. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3055 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to certain probate fees. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
HCR 70 78-0 (2003) Author: Taylor, Larry Memorializing Congress to pass legislation immediately and permanently repealing the death tax. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 573 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to adoption of the Uniform Principal and Income Act. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 576 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the exercise of powers of appointment. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 577 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to probate matters. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1149 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1178 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to guardianships of incapacitated persons; providing a criminal penalty. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1410 78-0 (2003) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the appointment of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services to serve as a temporary or permanent guardian for a ward. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 3 78-4 (2003) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to trusts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 6 78-4 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of property. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 206 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the estate of a decedent who dies intestate and leaves a surviving spouse. House: Judicial Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 360 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the jurisdiction of statutory probate courts and the assignment of statutory probate court judges in certain probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 361 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the appointment of temporary administrators, representatives, and guardians for certain persons and estates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 362 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the payment of claims against an estate. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 363 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the persons authorized to collect expenses incurred in defending a will. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 364 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the inclusion of social security numbers in applications in certain probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 365 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to rights of inheritance by or from certain illegitimate children. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 506 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the payment or transfer at death of certain death benefits. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 508 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to the allocation and apportionment of estate taxes among persons interested in the estate of a decedent and to the liability of a decedent's property for certain debts and expenses. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 575 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings for the convenience of an estate. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 576 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to sale of property of a minor by a parent without guardianship. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 577 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the time for filing a petition for an accounting and distribution of certain estates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 578 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to costs and expenses incident to removal of certain personal representatives. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 579 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the compensation of certain personal representatives. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 582 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the assignment of a judge to a statutory probate court. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 583 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the jurisdiction of statutory probate courts. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 813 70-0 (1987) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to the circumstances under which a guardian may borrow money against the estate of a ward. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1457 70-0 (1987) Author: Perez, Nicolas Relating to the agreement of spouses regarding the right of survivorship in certain community property. House: Judiciary Pending in committee
HB 1529 70-0 (1987) Author: Cain, David Relating to the costs adjudged against the personal representative of an estate or guardianship for neglect or breach of a statutory or fiduciary duty. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1547 70-0 (1987) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to the distribution of certain trust income. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 1562 70-0 (1987) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Relating to the redesignation of County Court at Law Number 4 of Travis County as Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1796 70-0 (1987) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to federal estate taxes and death taxes in certain provisions of a will. House: Judicial Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2282 70-0 (1987) Author: Cooper, Anne Relating to contracts relating to or within a will or other devise. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 2488 70-0 (1987) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the intestate share inherited by spouse from a life estate. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 2503 70-0 (1987) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the order of abatement of bequests for payment of debts and expenses of administration and the apportionment of death taxes of a deceased's estate in absence of a will provision to the contrary. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 156 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the allocation and apportionment of estate taxes among persons interested in the estate of a decedent. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered in public hearing
SB 206 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Oakley, Keith
Relating to access to a jointly held safety deposit box after the death of a holder and providing for inventory of its contents. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 373 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the service of process on nonresident administrator, executor, guardian, heir, or personal representative of a nonresident. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1038 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Schoolcraft, Alan
Relating to the satisfaction of certain pecuniary bequests, devises, or transfers in trust in a manner fairly representative of appreciation or depreciation of the property of the estate. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 1068 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Schoolcraft, Alan
Relating to the distribution of certain independently administered estates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 1136 70-0 (1987) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to persons entitled to death benefits House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1457 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the misapplication of certain construction funds held in trust and criminal penalties for such misapplication. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 247 69-0 (1985) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to the use as evidence of a film or videotape of the execution of a will. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 292 69-0 (1985) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to creation of the Probate Court of Brazoria County. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 475 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the authority of a creditor of a decedent to institute proceedings to determine heirship. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 479 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the jurisdiction of statutory probate courts in actions by or against the personal representative of an estate. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 480 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the purchase of property of an estate by the personal representative of the estate. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 481 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the inheritance rights of certain illegitimate children. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 482 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the persons authorized to collect expenses incurred in defending a will. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 499 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to fees charged by the county clerk for certain probate matters. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 711 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the creation of the Probate Court No. 4 of Harris County. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 744 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the jurisdiction of the statutory probate courts in Harris County and to special and substitute judges and certain staff for those courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 745 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the assignment of property received from life insurance, under a will, or by inheritance. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 747 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the classification as habitual drunkards for purposes of the Texas Probate Code of certain users of toxic inhalants. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 748 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the appointment of probate surrogates for the statutory probate courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 749 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to accounting and distribution procedures in the administration of certain estates. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 851 69-0 (1985) Author: Buchanan, J. W.
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to fees charged by county clerks and clerks of county courts for certain probate services. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 906 69-0 (1985) Author: Shaw, Larry Relating to the creation of a voluntary reduced work schedule program for state employees. House: State Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 1193 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Jim
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the sale of estate property to the personal representative of the estate. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1319 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to persons entitled to receive certain interest paid on oil and gas royalties deposited in the escrow account for an estate. House: Energy Referred to Energy
HB 1417 69-0 (1985) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the disposition of funds in a joint account with right-of-survivorship. House: Judicial Affairs Failed to pass to engrossment
SB 517 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the regulation of trusts and gifts to minors. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 565 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to fees charged by the county clerks and clerks of county courts for certain probate services. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Laid on the table subject to call
SB 732 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the use as evidence of a film or videotape of the execution of a will. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 906 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Schlueter, Stan
Relating to the escheat of unclaimed property; to the powers and duties of holders of the property, the treasurer, and the attorney general; and to cooperation by other state agencies; creating an unclaimed money fund; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Finance
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SB 1449 69-0 (1985) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to the allocation and apportionment of certain taxes among persons interested in the estate of a decendent. Senate: Jurisprudence Received from the Senate
SB 1451 69-0 (1985) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to the disclaimer of an interest in certain property of a decedent by the person or the personal representative of the person entitled to receive the property, and to the representation of certain persons in probate proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 267 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to compliance with a will admitted to probate as a muniment of title. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 281 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to determinations of equitable adoptions and inheritance rights. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Record vote
HB 375 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the authority of the personal representative of a decedent to institute proceedings to determine heirship. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 376 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the liability of certain personal representatives for attorney's fees. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 377 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to providing notice to heirs and beneficiaries concerning final settlements in probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 378 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the distribution of small estates on affidavit. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 991 68-0 (1983) Author: Cain, David Relating to the intestate succession to community property. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1080 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the transfer of records in connection with a change of venue of certain probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1630 68-0 (1983) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to a statewide index of probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 1829 68-0 (1983) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to intestate succession to separate and community property and the amount of family allowance for a surviving spouse and minor children on death. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1883 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to reimbursement of expenses in connection with certain probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1884 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to certain proceedings under the Texas Probate Code. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 2217 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the authority of the clerk of a district court with original probate jurisdiction. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 2218 68-0 (1983) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the powers and duties of parents and managing conservators to manage the estate of a child. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 2360 68-0 (1983) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to notice of status as beneficiary under a will. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HR 425 68-0 (1983) Author: Gilley, Smith Directing the Committee on Judicial Affairs to study the creation of a statewide index of probate proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
SB 522 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the authority of the personal representative of a descedent to institute proceedings to determine heirship. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 525 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to providing notice to heirs and beneficiaries concerning final settlements in probate proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 526 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the distribution of small estates on affidavit. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 527 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to compliance with a will admitted to probate as a muniment of title. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from subcommittee favorably with amendments
SB 564 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Evans, Larry
Relating to the inheritance rights of an illegitimate child who has been equitably adopted. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on daily Major State Calendar
SB 952 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the interstate succession to community property. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 594 67-0 (1981) Author: Cain, David Relating to the transfer of assets to and the naming and the authority of a custodian under the Texas Uniform Gifts to Minors Act. House: Judicial Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 835 67-0 (1981) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to the application of the statute of limitations to sums or property required to be reported and paid to the State Treasurer's Office under the escheat statutes and Insurance Code. House: Financial Institutions Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1145 67-0 (1981) Author: Cain, David Relating to the intestate succession to community property. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1515 67-0 (1981) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to the execution of wills. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1562 67-0 (1981) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to payment of certain court fees by the state, cities or towns, and executors, administrators, or guardians. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Removed from local and uncontested calendar
HB 2073 67-0 (1981) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to independent adminstration of estates and the requirement of bond of executors. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
SB 226 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to the interstate succession of community property. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
SB 1102 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the independent administration of an estate. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 21 66-0 (1979) Author: Green, Gene Relating to family allowance, homestead, and property exempt from estate debts under the Texas Probate Code. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 323 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to the codification and clarification of the Texas law of nontestamentary transfers. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 329 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the clarification, revision, and amendment of the Texas Probate Code. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 482 66-0 (1979) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to the sale of property of a minor in an estate by a parent without appointment as a guardian. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 483 66-0 (1979) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to the transfer of property of a decedent to the distributees of the estate after an independent executor closes an estate by affidavit. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 577 66-0 (1979) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to proof of a contract to make or not to revoke a will or devise or to die intestate. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 648 66-0 (1979) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to the inheritance rights of legitimated children and conforming various sections of the Texas Probate Code to the equal rights law. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 943 66-0 (1979) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the construction of wills and trusts containing provisions for a maximum marital deduction allowable by federal law. House: Judiciary Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1308 66-0 (1979) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to sale of jointly owned land by heirs of a person who dies intestate. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1691 66-0 (1979) Author: Webber, Bobby
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to priority of claims against estates of decedents. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 228 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the power of the probate court to grant independent administration of decedents' estates. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 37 65-0 (1977) Author: Green, Gene Relating to persons entitled to contest probate proceedings. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 222 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Granting certain inheritance rights to and from an illegitimate child who has been legitimated in the voluntary legitimation proceeding. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 399 65-0 (1977) Author: Simpson, Bob Relating to proof of a contract to make or not revoke a will or devise, or to die intestate; amending the Texas Probate Code. House: Judiciary Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 415 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Luther Relating to means whereby any persons who may be entitled to receive property under any will of or by any inheritance from a decedent may disclaim and renounce such property. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 520 65-0 (1977) Author: Gaston, Frank Relating to the construction of wills, trusts, and other legal instruments. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 786 65-0 (1977) Author: Gilley, Smith
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to venue in negligence suits against the executor, administrator, or guardian. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1187 65-0 (1977) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the determination of heirship of a ward who dies instestate and the sale of property of the ward under certain circumstances. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1191 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to procedures for the judicial determination of the validity of a will prior to the death of the testator; amending the Texas Probate Code. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1244 65-0 (1977) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to sustaining venue in negligence suits in a county where an act or omission of negligence occurred when such act or omission was that of the tort feasor. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1500 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to an allowance in lieu of a homestead in a decendent's estate. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1501 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to preference given payment of funeral and last sickness expenses from funds in a decedent's estate. House: Judiciary Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1502 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to jurisdiction of a court with original probate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 53 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Weddington, Sarah
Granting certain inheritance rights to and from an illegitimate child who has been legitimated in a voluntary legitimation proceeding. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 66 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Grant, Ben Z.
Relating to the power of a court to grant independent administration of a decedent's estate; broadening the definition of "independent executor" and "personal representative" or "representative"; providing for the circumstances under which an independent administration of a decedent's estate may be had; making conforming amendments as to enforcement of claims by suit; giving bonds, accounting by an independent administrator, and partition and distribution of an estate and providing for court-appointed successor independent executor under certain circumstances; absolving a judge from civil liability under certain circumstances; designating the wills of codicils to which certain sections apply and the extent of applicability of this Act and making other relevant provisions. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 616 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the allowance in lieu of exempt property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 617 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the amount of funeral and last sickness expenses in the order of payment of claims in administration of estates. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 618 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Amending Subsection (d), Section 5, Texas Probate Code, as amended, to provide that all courts exercising original probate jurisdiction shall have the jurisdiction to hear all matters incident to an estate and to provide that such jurisdiction shall apply to Independent Executors, Independent Administrators, Community Administrators or surviving spouse as the surviving partner of the marital partnership. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 690 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to certain liability of a surety or a personal representative under the Texas Probate Code and approval of certain expenditures by the court. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 784 65-0 (1977) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Looney, Cullen
Relating to suit for the recovery of debts by a foreign executor or administrator. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 791 65-0 (1977) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Weddington, Sarah
Relating to a means whereby any person or his personal representative who may be entitled to receive property under any will of or by any inheritance from a decedent may disclaim and renounce such property. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 889 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Simpson, Bob
Relating to the distribution of an estate on affidavit. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 13 65-1 (1977) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to reduction of and exemptions from various state taxes and making changes in the administration, collection, and enforcement of certain state taxes; relating to inheritance taxes; and providing an effective date.
HB 179 64-0 (1975) Author: Hutchison, Ray
Sponsor: Braecklein, Bill
Concerning the designation of trustees to receive death benefits under employees' trusts; the payment thereof when no trustee makes claim; the exemption of such death benefits from certain obligations of the employee's estate; allowing commingling of death benefits with other assets; the validation of beneficiary designations prior to the effective date of this Act. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 407 64-0 (1975) Author: McDonald, Felix
Sponsor: Longoria, Raul
Relating to the definition of a minor for probate purposes. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 539 64-0 (1975) Author: Munson, Ben Amending Subsection (b) of Section 84 of the Texas Probate Code of 1955, to authorize proof of non self-proving wills by out-of-court sworn affidavits. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 883 64-0 (1975) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to increasing the amount of proceeds of insurance benefits exempted from inheritance taxes; adjusting the inheritance tax brackets. House: Revenue & Taxation Referred to subcommittee
HB 919 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to the authority of guardians of estates of wards to make tax-motivated gifts. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 988 64-0 (1975) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to original and appellate jurisdiction in probate matters. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 1157 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe
Sponsor: Harrington, D. Roy
Relating to the distribution of an estate on affidavit. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1266 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Providing for venue in the sale of real estate of a minor without guardianship and further providing that such application shall be under oath. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1267 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Amending Section 147 of the Texas Probate Code relating to the time an independent executor must plead a suit brought against him. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1268 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Amending Section 89 of the Texas Probate Code and providing that the court may require an inventory where a will is probated as Muniment of Title only. House: Judiciary Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 1270 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Relating to claims against estates of wards. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1271 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the sale of real estate by the personal representative. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1272 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the duty and responsibility of county and probate judges. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1282 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to court approval of previous expenditures and eliminating the limitation thereon. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 1416 64-0 (1975) Author: Preston, George L. Relating to sustaining venue in negligence suits in a county where an act or omission of negligence occurred when such act or omission was that of the tort feasor. House: Judiciary Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1418 64-0 (1975) Author: Gilley, Smith Relating to venue in negligence suits against an executor, administrator, or guardian. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1731 64-0 (1975) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Granting certain inheritance rights to and from an illegitimate child who has been legitimated in a voluntary legitimation proceeding under Chapter 13, Family Code. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1953 64-0 (1975) Author: Lary, Camm
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to original and appellate jurisdiction in probate matters. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 562 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Providing a time for the payment of claims in estates of wards and further providing that in insolvent estates preference shall be given to claims for care, maintenance, and education of the ward and administrative expenses of the guardianship. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Civil Matters
SB 563 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the sale of any interest in real estate by the personal representative. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 564 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Providing for venue in the sale by a parent of real estate of a minor without guardianship and further providing that such application shall be under oath. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 565 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Providing that the court may require an inventory where a will is probated as Muniment of Title only. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 566 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the court approval of previous expenditures from the corpus of a ward's estate without approval and raising the limit on such expenditures. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 567 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the duty and responsibility of county and probate judges pertaining to estates and wards. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 568 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the time allowed an independent executor before he must pleadto a suit brought against him. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1396 63-0 (1973) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to partial distribution of the corpus or income of an estate, borrowing money by guardians of estates, and the sale of real property of an estate. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1397 63-0 (1973) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to enforcement of a demand on an independent executor for an accounting by an interested person. House: Judiciary Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1398 63-0 (1973) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and to trial by jury in probate matters; making effectiveness of this Act contingent upon passage of a constitutional amendment. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HJR 55 63-0 (1973) Author: Washington, Craig Proposing a constitutional amendment stating that the District Court concurrently with the County Court shall have the general jurisdiction of a Probate Court, and providing the jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that in any probate proceeding the District Court shall also have jurisdiction other wise conferred upon it by law, and further providing that the Legislature may increase, diminish or eliminate the jurisdiction of the District Court or the County Court in probate matters, and further providing that the Legislature shall have power to adopt rules governing the filing, distribution and transfer of all such cases and proceedings as between District Courts, County Courts, and other courts having jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that the Legislature may provide that all appeals in such matters shall be to the courts of (civil) appeals. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 517 63-0 (1973) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and to trial by jury and appeals in probate matters; relating to filing of applications, petitions and motions in the district court in certain counties and in other statutory and constitutional courts in other counties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 551 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to partial distribution of the corpus or income of an estate, borrowing money by guardians of estates, and the sale of real property of an estate. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 634 63-0 (1973) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to enforcement of a demand on an independent executor for an accounting by an interested person. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SJR 26 63-0 (1973) Author: Wallace, Jim
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Proposing a constitutional amendment stating that the district court concurrently with the county court shall have the general jurisdiction of a probate court, and providing the jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that in any probate proceeding the district court shall also have jurisdiction otherwise conferred upon it by law, and further providing that the legislature may increase, diminish or eliminate the jurisdiction of the district court or county court in probate matters and further providing that the legislature shall have power to adopt rules governing the filing, distribution and transfer of all such cases and proceedings as between district courts, county courts, and other courts having jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that the legislature may provide that all appeals in such matters shall be to the courts of (civil) appeals. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by Governor
HB 370 62-0 (1971) Author: Adams, Don Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code.
HB 728 62-0 (1971) Author: Finck, Bill
Sponsor: Hightower, Jack
Relating to amending the Probate Code to provide the means whereby any person who may be entitled to receive property under any will of or by any inheritance from a decedent may disclaim and renounce such property.
HB 855 62-0 (1971) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to a fee on cash receipts upon final settlement of the account.
HB 903 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill
Sponsor: Word, J.P.
Relating to the filing and payment of claims against the estate of a decedent and the limit on claims which may be paid to nonresident guardians.
HB 943 62-0 (1971) Author: Adams, Don Relating to the appointment of appraisers under certain conditions.
HB 1054 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to priority of payment of funeral expenses in certain amounts.
HB 1239 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray Relating to the district court and county court as concurrent general jurisdiction probate courts and providing the jurisdiction thereof, and further providing that the Supreme Court shall have power to adopt rules governing the filing, distribution, and transfer of all such cases and proceedings as between district courts, county courts and other courts having jurisdiction thereof, and providing the Supreme Court may provide that all appeals in such matters shall be to the court of (civil) appeals.
HB 1291 62-0 (1971) Author: Boyle, John F. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relating to the duty and responsibility of county and probate judges.
HB 1373 62-0 (1971) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and to trial by jury in probate matters.
SB 161 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to amending Section 320A, Texas Probate Code, by adding claims for attorneys' fees for the administration of an estate to expenses which shall be charged solely to the decedent's share of the community and no part of which shall be charged to the community share of a surviving spouse
SB 225 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to amending Probate Code relative to Contents of Citation, Writ and Notice, Service of Attorney, When Power of Attorney Not Terminated by Disability, Proceedings to Declare Heirship, When and Where Instituted, Requisites of a Will, Period for Probate, etc.
SB 355 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the duty and responsibility of county and probate judges.
SB 415 62-0 (1971) Author: Word, J.P. Relating to the filing and payment of claims against the estate of a decedent.
SB 483 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to the appointment of appraisers when letters testamentary or of administration or of guardianship are granted.
SB 796 62-0 (1971) Author: Wallace, Jim Relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and to trial by jury in probate matters.
SB 797 62-0 (1971) Relating to jury trials in contested probate and mental illness proceedings in the District Court or in the County Court.
SB 996 62-0 (1971) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to deductions allowed from a total gross estate to obtain the net taxable estate
HB 280 61-0 (1969) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to changing the age of the testator in the self-proving affidavit form; amending the Texas Probate Code.
HB 307 61-0 (1969) Author: Hawkins, Jack Ross | et. al. Relating to distribution of powers among personal representatives and a surviving spouse who qualifies as community administrator, so as to eliminate the provision which entitles the executor of the estate of the deceased spouse to administer the community property which was under the management of the deceased spouse, to the exclusion of the community administrator.
HB 683 61-0 (1969) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to the delivery of certain papers of a decedent.
HB 986 61-0 (1969) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relating to the natural guardian of minor children.
HB 1097 61-0 (1969) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to passage of title upon intestacy and under a will and definition of the term "estate".
HB 1288 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to conferring general jurisdiction in probate proceedings on the County Court at Law of Cameron County.
SB 9 61-0 (1969) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to amending and revising certain provisions of the Texas Probate Code relative to requisites of a will, executors, letters testamentary, etc.
SB 149 61-0 (1969) Author: McKool, Mike Relating to permitting the probate of certain wills and codicils to which have been attached self-proving affidavits.
SB 272 61-0 (1969) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to amending Probate Code to change the amount of collection on estates, exemption increased.
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 274 61-0 (1969) Author: Jordan, Barbara Charline Relating to amending the Probate Code, increasing the maximum from $500 to $1,500 on moneys paid the County Clerk for withdrawal by the creditor minor on a small estate; and providing a procedure for the accounting of any increase and reporting of the status of such investments.
SB 437 61-0 (1969) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to amending Taxation-General Statutes relating to the delivery of certain papers of a decedent.
SB 467 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code pertaining to the compensation of executors and administrators.
SB 570 61-0 (1969) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to clarifying the Act which abolishes the Rule in Shelley's Case, the Rule Forbidding a Remainder to the Grantor's Heirs, and the Doctrine of Worthier Title.
SB 733 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to authorize personal representatives to hold stocks, bonds, and other personal property in the name of a nominee.
HB 42 61-2 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to the transfer of certain probated proceedings to the County Court at Law of Cameron County.
HB 64 60-0 (1967) Author: McDonald, Felix Relating to permitting the probate of certain wills and codicils to which have been attached self-proving affidavits.
HB 285 60-0 (1967) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the appointment of appraisers when letters testamentary or of administration are granted.
HB 338 60-0 (1967) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relating to distribution of powers among personal representatives and a surviving spouse who qualifies as a community administrator, so as to eliminate the provision which entitles the executor of the estate of the deceased spouse to administer the community property which was under the management of the deceased spouse, to the exclusion of the community administrator.
HB 714 60-0 (1967) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the appointment of appraisers when letters testamentary or of administration are granted, failure of appraisers to serve, inventory and appraisement, and discovery of additional property.
HB 778 60-0 (1967) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to amending certain chapter of the Texas Probate Code by making invalid certain disposition of property to certain persons and organizations or in trust therefor, unless made and executed at least 30 days before the testator's death, unless all who would benefit by its invalidity agree that it shall be valid or the gift is a carry-over from a superseded will executed at least 30 days before testator's death.
HB 901 60-0 (1967) Author: Longoria, Raul | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code relating to the designation of trustee to receive proceeds of life insurance policies; providing for an effective date.
HB 930 60-0 (1967) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to clarifying the Act that abolishes the Rule in Shelley's Case, the Rule Forbidding a Remainder to the Grantor's Heirs, and the Doctrine of Worthier Title.
HB 976 60-0 (1967) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to claims of a county against the estate of a person to whom the county has furnished support or burial expense.
SB 57 60-0 (1967) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code so as to change the age requirement for a person who may execute a Will from nineteen (19) years of age to eighteen (18) years of age.
SB 530 60-0 (1967) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to provide that when executors, independent executors and administrators pay claims for funeral expenses and for items incident thereto, they shall charge the whole of such claims to the decedent's estate and shall charge no part thereof to the community share of a surviving spouse.
SCR 73 60-0 (1967)
HB 294 59-0 (1965) Author: Parsley, Bill J. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the evidence to establish prima facie the escheat of oil, gas or other mineral estates in certain instances.
HB 481 59-0 (1965) Author: Weldon, James D. "Jimmy" | et. al. Relating to providing for the reverter of mineral estates to the surface owner of record, his heirs or assigns, where there has been neither production, use nor development for ten years.
HB 550 59-0 (1965) Author: Wade, James Kuykendall "Jim" Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code by permitting the proceeds from an insurance policy that is community property to be distributed as community property.
HB 793 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relative to distribution of powers among personal representatives and a surviving spouse who qualifies as community administrator.
SB 113 59-0 (1965) Author: Calhoun, Jr., C. Galloway Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code by permitting the proceeds from an insurance policy that is community property to be distributed as community property.
SB 280 59-0 (1965) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relative to the distribution of community property and the proceeds from certain insurance policies in the case of simultaneous death.
SB 355 59-0 (1965) Author: Cole, Criss | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to eliminate the requirement of appointment of three or more persons to appraise the property of estates upon granting letters testamentary or of administration or of guardianship.
SB 520 59-0 (1965) Author: Kazen, Jr., Abraham "Chick" Relating to the amount of bond required by the surviving spouse for community administration; amending the Texas Probate Code.
HB 105 58-0 (1963) Author: Caldwell, Neil | et. al. Relating to abolishing The Rule in Shelley's Case, The Rule Forbidding a Remainder to the Grantor's Heirs, and the Doctrine of Worthier Title.
HB 197 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to providing for the recovery by the State Department of Public Welfare of funds paid to any recipient of public assistance, if such recipient owns property at the time of his death and to provide further for the denial of assistance where transfers of property have been made for the purpose of qualifying for or increasing the amount of assistance or for the purpose of precluding recovery of assistance payments.
HB 230 58-0 (1963) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to permitting Probate and County Courts to approve expenditures by guardians from the corpus of ward's estates for support and maintenance for emergency purposes under certain circumstances.
HB 381 58-0 (1963) Author: Fairchild, Robert Lewis Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to permit mortgage or pledge of any real or personal property of an estate, under order of the court, for the purpose of making improvements or repairs on the ward's home or for building the ward a home.
HB 383 58-0 (1963) Author: Fairchild, Robert Lewis Relating to eminent domain proceedings; providing for service of notice of the hearing where the property belongs to certain estates which have no legal representative.
HB 601 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending the Insurance Code to provide that a surviving spouse, and children, if any, may under certain circumstances share in the profits of a local recording agent.
HB 681 58-0 (1963) Author: Chapman, Joe N. Relating to providing that in appeals from the county court to the district court in proceedings where letters have been previously granted to one whose right thereto is being contested and for whom a successor or substitute is sought, the qualified and acting appointee to whom letters were previously granted shall continue to act as such until termination of the contest, including any and all appeals.
HB 731 58-0 (1963) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to providing that certain wills may be proved by such evidence as the presiding judge may require, where the subscribing witnesses are dead or are beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
HB 291 57-0 (1961) Author: Bartram, Raymond A. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relative to permitting a testator to devise or bequeath property to the trustee of any trust the terms of which are evidenced by a written instrument in certain circumstances.
HB 292 57-0 (1961) Author: Bartram, Raymond A. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relative to reciprocity provisions authorizing out-of-State banks and trust companies, including national banks to act in certain fiduciary capacities in the State of Texas.
HB 293 57-0 (1961) Author: Bartram, Raymond A. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Banking Code, Texas Probate Code and Texas Trust Act so as to clarify, harmonize and confirm the provisions dealing with action without bond by banks with trust powers and by trust companies authorized to serve as trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, or receiver.
HB 470 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Title of a Revised Civil Statutes relating to escheat; providing for the making of reports by persons holding personal property subject to escheat, defining terms, providing for notices and determination of escheat, administrative and court procedures, sales, determination and payment of subsequent claims, examination of records, reciprocity, penalties, and Expense and Reimbursement Fund, and other related rules and procedures for enforcement of the escheat laws of the State.
HB 551 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to amending Section 89 of the Texas Probate Code so as to expressly provide for the probate of wills as Muniments of Title.
HB 669 57-0 (1961) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code; clarifying the requirements for certification of self-proved wills.
HB 760 57-0 (1961) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to escheat; providing for the making of reports by persons holding personal property subject to escheat, defining terms, providing for notices and determination of escheat, administrative and court procedure, sales, determination and payment of subsequent claims, examination of records, reciprocity, penalties, an Expense and Reimbursement Fund, and other related rules and procedures for enforcement of the escheat laws of the State; making it unlawful, under specified circumstances, to deduct for or change inactive or dormant deposits which are/or may become subject to escheat.
SB 140 57-0 (1961) Author: Hudson, Hubert R. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code permitting a testator to devise or bequeath property to the trustee of any trust the terms of which are evidenced by a written instrument in existence before or concurrently with the execution of his will.
SB 286 57-0 (1961) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to clarify the requirements for certification of self-proved wills.
SB 299 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relative to testimony taken in open court upon the hearing of an application to probate a will.
HB 5 57-1 (1961) Author: Hughes, Charles Ervin | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to escheat; providing for the making of reports by persons holding personal property subject to escheat, defining terms, providing for notices and determination of escheat, administrative and court procedure, sales, determinations and payment of subsequent claims, examination of records, reciprocity, penalties, and Expense and Reimbursement Fund, and other related rules and procedures for enforcement of the escheat laws of the State; relating to petition for escheat, officials authorized to act, contents and procedure, appeal and other related purposes.
HB 30 57-1 (1961) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to escheat; providing for the making of reports by persons holding personal property subject to escheat, administrative and court procedure, sales, determination and payment of subsequent claims, examination of records, reciprocity, penalties, and Expense and Reimbursement Fund, and other related rules and procedures for enforcement of the escheat laws of the State; making it unlawful, under specified circumstances, to deduct from or charge inactive or dormant deposits which are/or may become subject to escheat.
SB 39 57-1 (1961) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to escheat; providing for the making of reports by persons holding personal property subject to escheat; administrative and court procedure, sales, determination and payment of subsequent claims, examination of records, reciprocity, penalties, and Expense and Reimbursement Fund, and other related rules and procedures for enforcement of the escheat laws of the State; making it unlawful to deduct from or charge inactive or dormant deposits which are/or may become subject to escheat.
HB 5 57-3 (1962) Author: Haring, Paul Byrne | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute by removing the exemption of certain banking organizations from the provisions of the escheat of personalty Act.
HB 568 56-0 (1959) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that if a trustee shall unlawfully and with intent to defraud any beneficiary or settlor of a trust, convert the same or any part thereof to his own use, he shall be punished as provided in cases of theft.
HB 569 56-0 (1959) Author: Bates, Sr., James S. "Jim" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by extending its terms to include a trustee and by providing that an indictment for theft or conversion of any estate by a trustee with intent to defraud any beneficiary or settlor of a trust may be presented within ten (10) years from the time of the commission of the offense.
HB 717 56-0 (1959) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending the Probate Code so as to provide for administration of estates of persons whose deaths shall be proved by circumstantial evidence satisfactory to the court but concerning whose death there is no direct evidence.
HB 768 56-0 (1959) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" Relating to amending the Probate Code so as to require the filing of an itemized inventory by the representative of an estate with the court of any stock of merchandise intended to be sold at public auction; requiring the filing of an itemized inventory with the County Clerk by any person intending to hold a public auction of a stock of merchandise and providing a penalty.
SB 140 56-0 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to the permissible terms of sale of real estate under proceedings during administration and guardianship as provided for in the Probate Code.
SB 169 56-0 (1959) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Probate Code so as to abolish absolute necessity of publishing citation upon the filing of an account for final settlement.
SB 295 56-0 (1959) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to amending the Probate Code so as to provide for administration of estates of persons whose deaths shall be proved by circumstantial evidence satisfactory to the court but concerning whose death there is no direct evidence.
HB 104 55-0 (1957) Author: White, Richard Crawford Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code relating to citation upon presentation of an account for final settlement.
HB 110 55-0 (1957) Author: Sanders, Jr., Harold Barefoot | et. al. Relating to amending, clarifying and making more certain the laws pertaining to contents, issuance, service, and return of writs, notices, and citations in probate proceedings; to define more clearly the laws applicable to independent executors.
HB 267 55-0 (1957) Author: Chapman, Joe N. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code, relating to the penal amount to be fixed for bonds of personal representatives of estates.
HB 319 55-0 (1957) Author: Pressler, III, Herman Paul | et. al. Relating to providing that the statement of facts concerning any family history, or showing who were or are the legal heirs of any deceased person, when contained in an affidavit, sworn to, or sworn to and acknowledged, or in any instrument legally executed and acknowledged, etc., shall be received in any suit as prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated.
HB 356 55-0 (1957) Author: Day, Jr., James C. "Jimmy" | et. al. Relating to validating and confirming citations, citations by publication and all notices, and the returns on each, issued, accepted and relied upon by any court of competent jurisdiction prior to January 1, 1954, in any probate proceeding, administration or guardianship in this State, provided the legality of such citations, notices and returns are not being questioned in a court or probate proceeding on the effective date of this Act.
HB 385 55-0 (1957) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to amending certain Acts relative to which distributees shall file affidavits.
SB 228 55-0 (1957) Author: Krueger, Culp Relating to validating and confirming citations, citations by publication and all notices, and the returns on each, issued, accepted and relied upon by any court of competent jurisdiction prior to January 1, 1956, in any probate proceeding, administration or guardianship in this State, provided the legality of such citations, notices and returns are not being questioned in a court or probate proceeding on the effective date of this Act.
SB 233 55-0 (1957) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to amending certain statutes concerning the disqualifications of parties to testify in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians.
SB 270 55-0 (1957) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to providing for use of certain statements of court records as evidence in proof of heirship, land title cases, etc.
SB 275 55-0 (1957) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to amending certain Acts so as to clarify and making more certain the laws pertaining to contents, issuance, service, and return of writs, notices, and citations in probate proceedings; defining more clearly the laws applicable to independent executors, etc.
SB 324 55-0 (1957) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" | et. al. Relating to providing that no person shall acquire by descent or distribution, or by will, any interest in the estate of another for whose death such person has been convicted of murder with malice aforethought.
SB 415 55-0 (1957) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending Statutes relating to Inheritance Tax on Bequests to Charitable Organizations to clarify decedents and application of Act.
HB 14 54-0 (1955) Author: Bergman, Douglas Ernest | et. al. Relating to establishing and adopting a probate code for the State of Texas by revising and rearranging the statutes of this State which pertain to descent and distribution, wills, administration of descendants' estates, actions to declare heirship, guardianship, and other probate matters; and by making various changes in, omissions from, and additions to, such statutes.
HB 166 54-0 (1955) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes concerning the disqualifications of parties to testify in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians.
HB 200 54-0 (1955) Author: Hunt, Billy Eugene Relating to repealing what is commonly known as the "Dead Man's Statute".
SB 97 54-0 (1955) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to establishing and adopting a probate code for the State of Texas by revising and rearranging the statutes of this State which pertain to descent and distribution, wills, administration of decedents' estates, actions to declare heirship, guardianship, and other probate matters; containing a severability clause.
HB 25 53-0 (1953) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" | et. al. Relating to establishing and adopting a probate code for the State of Texas by revising and rearranging the statutes of the State which pertain to descent and distribution, wills, administration of decedents' estates and guardianship; fixing the effective date of the code.
HB 147 53-0 (1953) Author: Gray, Sr., Jessy Franklin Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to recovering of estates by persons once presumed dead.
HB 208 53-0 (1953) Author: Crouch, Douglass "Doug" Relating to amending certain Statues so as to prescribe the method of service of citation in connection with temporary administrators.
HB 223 53-0 (1953) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Relating to amending statutes concerning the disqualification of parties to testify in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians.
HB 532 53-0 (1953) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to authorizing joint control by a principal and his sureties of moneys and other assets and properties, deposited in and held by banks, savings banks, safe deposit or trust companies, or other depositories; to prevent withdrawal of such money or assets or any part thereof, without written consent of the surety or sureties, or order of the court, or a judge thereof; providing that such joint control agreement shall not in any manner release from or change the liability of the principal or sureties as established by the terms of said bond.
SB 58 53-0 (1953) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to abolishing the rule in Shelley's case as a rule of law or of construction in this State; providing that no estate for life or of freehold, vesting after the effective date of this Act, shall, by virtue of a limitation of the remainder to the heirs of the life tenant, be enlarged to an estate in fee; but those who are the heirs of the life tenant at the termination of the estate for life or of freehold shall take the remainder so limited to them; providing an effective date, and that it shall have no effect on instruments drawn before such date.
SB 67 53-0 (1953) Author: Hazlewood, Grady | et. al. Relating to establishing and adopting a probate code for the State of Texas by revising and rearranging the statutes of this State which pertain to descent and distribution, wills, administration of decedents' estates, actions to declare heirship, guardianship, and other probate matters; and by making various changes in, omissions from, and additions to, such statutes; fixing the effective date of the code; providing for the application of the code.
SB 310 53-0 (1953) Author: Corbin, Sr., Kilmer B. Relating to repealing Statutes concerning actions to declare heirship.
HB 28 52-0 (1951) Author: Sewell, James Carroll "Jim" Relating to providing for the disposition of property and choses in action when there is no sufficient evidence that persons have died otherwise than simultaneously.
HB 305 52-0 (1951) Author: Wood, Bill D. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the presumption of death after the absence of seven years, so as to make liable only the persons who received such estate by virtue of such presumption, in the event that the person presumed to be dead is found to be alive and demands his estate.
SB 18 52-0 (1951) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the presumption of death after the absence of seven years, and declaring that no person delivering the estate of a presumably dead person under order of a court of competent jurisdiction shall be liable therefor.
SB 34 52-0 (1951) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing for the release, in whole or in part, of certain powers of appointment, the manner and form of accomplishing such releases, the legal effect of such releases, the validation of certain of such releases executed prior to the effective date of this Act.
SB 74 52-0 (1951) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to providing for the disposition of property and choses in action when there is no direct evidence that persons have died otherwise than simultaneously; providing this Act shall not apply to distribution of property of persons who have died before the effective date hereof.
SB 211 52-0 (1951) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to authorizing an administrator or executor under the control and jurisdiction of any county court of this state to commit royalty and other mineral interests of the estate being administered in oil, gas, and other minerals or any one or more of them to agreements providing for the operation of areas as a unit for the exploration, development, and production of said minerals.
SB 319 52-0 (1951) Author: Wagonseller, Wayne Warren Relating to amending certain statutes so as to prescribe the method of service of citation in connection with temporary administrators; validating service of all citations heretofore served and all sales of property by administrators originally appointed as temporary administrators.
HB 179 51-0 (1949) Author: Ridgeway, Jack F. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Article relating to child born after last will and testament has been made.
HB 504 51-0 (1949) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to providing for the disposition of property where there is no sufficient evidence that persons have died otherwise than simultaneously; providing a severance clause; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 524 51-0 (1949) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the contest of wills to be filed within six (6) months after probate thereof; repealing all laws in conflict herewith.
HB 648 51-0 (1949) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt | et. al. Relating to authorize joint control by a principal and his sureties of moneys and other assets and properties, deposited in and held by banks, savings banks, safe deposit or trust companies, or other depositories.
HB 912 51-0 (1949) Author: Heflin, James McDonald | et. al. Relating to authorizing the County Judge to appoint a Master In Chancery to perform probate duties in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, according to the last preceding Federal Census; making the Act cumulative of other laws relative to election of special judges of County Courts and providing a savings clause.
HB 985 51-0 (1949) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce Relating to validating all citations and notices heretofore issued in Lunacy, Guardianship or Probate Proceedings; providing that this Act shall not apply in certain cases.
SJR 16 51-0 (1949) Author: Proffer, Robert L. "Bob" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas so as to provide that any person who shall be convicted of the offense of murder shall be precluded from inheriting from the person so murdered and from whom he would inherit under the laws of descent and distribution of this State.
HB 400 50-0 (1947) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending a previous Act, to protect executors under certain conditions.
HB 430 50-0 (1947) Author: Fertsch, Marvin D. Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to service of citations by publication and/or posting and return on final accounts in estates of decedents.
HB 716 50-0 (1947) Author: Blankenship, Dallas A. Relating to authorizing and validating legal instruments executed by persons engaged in war services and interned citizens; providing a saving clause; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 859 50-0 (1947) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to providing for the apportionment of Federal Estate Tax in those cases where the tax is measured in part by the interest of the surviving spouse in community property.
HB 877 50-0 (1947) Author: Gilmer, Claud Henry | et. al. Relating to providing for the apportionment of federal estate tax in those cases where the tax is measured in part by the interest of the surviving spouse in community property.
SB 319 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to authorizing an executor or administrator upon application to and approval by the probate court to carry out written obligations of the decedent, including conveyance of real estate; repealing all laws in conflict.
SB 328 50-0 (1947) Author: Stewart, W. Lacy Relating to amending a previous Act, providing that attestation by subscribing witnesses may be dispensed with where the will is wholly written in the handwriting of the testator, with exceptions otherwise provided by law.
SB 426 50-0 (1947) Author: Kelly, Keith F. Relating to providing for the apportionment of Federal Estate Tax in those cases where the tax is measured in part by the interest of the surviving spouse in community properly.
HB 31 49-0 (1945) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that whenever any property of an estate is ordered to be sold, and a bound made by the executor or administrator therefor, that same be in an amount equal to the value totally received by said estate from said sale, if the surety of said bond is a domestic or foreign corporation permitted to do business in this State.
HB 43 49-0 (1945) Author: Swanson, Frederick Glenn Relating to amending certain Statutes providing additional methods of proving the execution of written wills offered for probate; pertaining to those absent in the Armed Forces of otherwise unavailable as witnesses.
HB 57 49-0 (1945) Author: Hoyo, John C. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to require personal sureties to file a statement with the County Clerk of each county wherein is located real property which is used as security for any executors or administrators bond in excess of $1,000.00, and creating a lien on such real property.
HB 121 49-0 (1945) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that bonds made by surety companies authorized to write such bonds in the State of Texas may be in the amount of the value of the personal property belonging to such estate, plus a reasonable amount to cover the rents, revenues and income derived from the renting or use of real estate belonging to such estate.
HB 125 49-0 (1945) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending certain articles so that when executors' and administrators' bonds are made by either domestic or foreign corporations permitted to do business in this State, such bonds may be in a sum of the estimated value of the personal property belonging to such estate, plus such reasonable estimated amount as may be found necessary by the court for the protection of such estate.
HB 181 49-0 (1945) Author: Barnes, Cecil Hamilton | et. al. Relating to amending certain article, relative to who may execute a will, etc.
HB 336 49-0 (1945) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. | et. al. Relating to the posting and return of citations and notices in probate matters; clarifying the duties of the sheriff or constable serving citations or notices in probate matters required to be served by posting.
HB 523 49-0 (1945) Author: Fertsch, Marvin D. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to service of citations by publication and/or posting and return on final accounts in estates of decedents.
HB 627 49-0 (1945) Author: McAlister, Obel L. Relating to amending certain Statutes to authorize the formation of private corporations for the purpose of acting as Executor under the last will or as an Administrator of the estate of any deceased person and as Guardian of any infant, insane person, idiot or habitual drunkard and as Trustee under any lawful trust committed to it by contract or under appointment of any Court of competent jurisdiction and as Agent for the performance of any lawful act.
SB 138 49-0 (1945) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the recovery of funds from recipients or from the estate of deceased recipients for funds granted recipients in the form of old age assistance, aid to the needy blind, or aid to dependent children, if assistance was obtained by reason of the concealment of resources, or their failure to advise the Department of the receipt of resources; providing for the method of enforcement; providing a penalty; providing a saving clause.
SB 164 49-0 (1945) Author: Brown, Buster | et. al. Relating to validating all judgments and decrees heretofore rendered by the County Courts in Texas sitting in Probate matters.
SB 209 49-0 (1945) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for proving a written will produced in court when the witnesses thereto are non-residents of the State of Texas, etc.
SB 249 49-0 (1945) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" Relating to amending statute relating to probate of wills.
HB 34 48-0 (1943) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to authorizing Courts of record to declare rights, status and other legal relations, to enter declaratory judgments, to determine questions of construction or validity arising under a written instrument, Statute, ordinance, contract, or franchise.
HB 163 48-0 (1943) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing for a report to be made by the County Clerk to the Comptroller relating to estates devised by will.
HB 379 48-0 (1943) Author: Lansberry, Charles V. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for certain reports to be made by the executors and administrators of estates of decedents, and providing that the clerks of Probate and County Courts shall furnish certain information relating to estates of decedents to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, for the purpose of enabling him to determine the inheritance tax liability of such an estate.
HB 425 48-0 (1943) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. | et. al. Relating to authorizing joint control by a principal and his sureties of moneys and other assets and properties, deposited in and held by banks, savings banks, safe deposits or trust companies, or other depositories.
SB 229 48-0 (1943) Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" Relating to authorizing joint control by a principal and his sureties of moneys and other assets and properties, deposited in and held by banks, savings banks, safe deposits or trust companies, or other depositories.
HB 27 47-0 (1941) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. Relating to providing for the disposition of property and insurance where there is no sufficient evidence that persons have died other than simultaneously.
HB 28 47-0 (1941) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. Relating to providing that death shall not be presumed from mere absence of a person;that such a person has been exposed to specific peril of death shall be considered by the court or a jury; providing certain procedures related to absentees.
HB 981 47-0 (1941) Author: McAlister, Obel L. | et. al. Relating to permitting estates of deceased Texas citizens to take advantage of savings in Federal income taxes, authorized under Section 162 of the Federal Revenue Code.
SB 79 47-0 (1941) Author: Cotten, Clay Relating to amending certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for bonds in administration of estates.
SB 436 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to amending a certain Act by providing for validating written wills heretofore probated and letters of administration heretofore granted upon citations or notices not so directed to the Sheriff or any Constable of the County in which such proceedings are instituted but conforming to the other requirements of Article 3333 of Title 54 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, Revision of 1925 as amended, providing that this Act shall not apply in certain cases.
SB 450 47-0 (1941) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to permitting estates of deceased Texas citizens, and others being administered within its jurisdiction, to take advantage of savings in federal income taxes.
HB 31 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to amending certain Article relative to granting letters of administration.
HB 32 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to survivors having the right to control and manage such community property as may seem for the best interest of the estate and the right to dispose such community property to pay debts.
HB 34 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to actions by or against executors, etc.
HB 38 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the regular term of the County Court for probate business as opening on each Monday of each week during the year and repealing the authority of the Commissioners Courts to establish terms of the Probate Court.
HB 158 46-0 (1939) Author: Smith, Magus F. Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to service of citation.
HB 207 46-0 (1939) Author: Johnson, Jr., B. Thomas "Nub" Relating to amending a certain Act providing the manner in which claims shall be presented to executors and administrators.
HB 459 46-0 (1939) Author: Vint, Edward Lee Relating to amending a certain Article providing the time for the County Judge to sign minutes of probate proceedings, etc.
HB 656 46-0 (1939) Author: Smith, Magus F. Relating to amending certain Articles validating the Acts of Probate Courts in certain cases.
SB 141 46-0 (1939) Author: Small, Sr., Charles Clinton "Clint" Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing for the method of reducing the amount of bonds required of executors and administrators and for service of citations by mail upon parties in interest not residents in a county.
SB 148 46-0 (1939) Author: Graves, William Carey "Will (Bill)" Relating to amending a certain Statute providing the manner in which claims shall be presented to executors or administrators.
SB 189 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for annual accounts and that guardians shall show in such annual accounts the source and nature of receipts and disbursements, showing principal and income separately; requiring the exhibition of all securities owned by the ward to the Court.
SB 365 46-0 (1939) Author: Sulak, Louis J. Relating to providing for the giving of a bond in certain instances, by trustees who are appointed by will, deed or other instrument in writing and holding property for the use and benefit of others
HB 666 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing in addition to the requirements of Article 3410, for the filing by the administrator or executor of an estate a list of claims owing by the estate.
HB 87 44-0 (1935) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell Relating to making an appropriation to pay Mrs. Pauline Wolf, and other parties named, certain money paid into State Treasury during probate proceedings.
HB 380 44-0 (1935) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. Relating to making an appropriation to pay judgments of the District and County Courts refunding to the heirs, devisees, legatees or legal representatives of deceased persons, whose estates have escheated to the State, such sums of money belonging to such escheated estates as have been paid into the Public Treasury.
HB 531 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to service of citation on executors and administrations.
HB 537 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to service of citation by publication in certain probate cases.
HB 538 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to personal service of heirs in probate cases.
HB 539 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to prescribing rules for disposing of docket in probate court.
HB 642 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to purchase of property and compromise of claims by administrators or executors, prescribing form of order entered and additional bond requirements.
HB 643 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to amending certain statute relating to orders and sale of property of estates by adding thereto a provision that where the sale of real estate is made to the owner or holder of a secured claim in full payment, liquidation, and satisfaction thereon no bond shall be required except for the amount of cash actually received by such executor or administrator in excess of the amount necessary to pay, liquidate, and satisfy such claim in full.
HB 645 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to filing accounts by executors or administrators.
HB 646 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to citation for return of additional inventory to executor or administrator.
HB 647 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to the new appraisement of estates.
HB 649 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to defining "docket" and "minutes" of probate courts.
HB 650 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to allowance for support of widow and minor children from estate.
HB 653 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to citation of sureties upon filing application by guardian for removal of business to another county.
HB 654 44-0 (1935) Author: McCalla, Kenneth Relating to service of citation to ward on filing of final account.
HB 112 44-2 (1935) Relating to the duties and powers of administrators de bonis non.
HB 4 43-3 (1934) Author: Coombes, Zachariah Ellis | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation to pay judgments of the District and County Courts refunding to the heirs, devisees, legatees or legal representatives of deceased persons, whose estates have escheated to the State, such sums of money belonging to such escheated estates as have been paid into the Public Treasury.
SB 6 43-3 (1934) Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon Relating to amending certain statute relating to wills and letters testamentary by inserting the words "testamentary or" after the words "letters" in the last sentence thereof.
HB 52 42-0 (1931) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the classification of claims against an estate so as to limit the amount of priority of first class claims.
HB 53 42-0 (1931) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to regulating the presentation, allowance, approval, classification and payment of claims and liens against estates of deceased persons and to direct the manner of collection and foreclosure of such liens.
HB 116 42-0 (1931) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to providing that no commissions shall be allowed or received for receiving any cash which was on hand at the time of the death of the testator or intestate, nor for paying out money to the heirs or legatees as such, except upon the equity of mortgaged property in case any of the property of such testator or intestate was mortgaged at the time of his or her death.
HB 137 42-0 (1931) Author: Savage, William Thomas Relating to amending certain statutes by permitting the court to set apart to the widow or children, if necessity requires, the exempt property, subject to existing liens against the same.
HB 227 42-0 (1931) Author: Ferguson, Thomas Campbell | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to citations and notices and the time of return in proceedings in the Probate Court.
HB 316 42-0 (1931) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy | et. al. Relating to providing that where a testator having a child or children leaves a surviving wife, who is the mother of all of his said children, and the principal beneficiary in said last will and testament to the entire exclusion of all of his said children, that said Articles 8291 and 8292 shall not apply.
HB 842 42-0 (1931) Author: Sullivant, Carroll Fulton | et. al. Relating to authorizing the executor and administrator of estates, upon application and order authorizing same, to renew and extend obligations owing to or by such estates.
SB 301 42-0 (1931) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to amending certain Articles by providing for the appointment of an administrator for a person, where it is necessary that such be appointed, to receive funds or money due such person from the Federal Government.
HB 12 41-0 (1929) Author: Hopkins, Welly Kennon Relating to amending a certain Statute exempting estates from Inheritance Taxes have been levied within five years from date of second passage of said estates. House: Revenue & Taxation
HB 46 41-0 (1929) Author: Savage, William Thomas Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for the amount of bonds of executors and administrators and requiring executors and administrators to give bond when selling real estate belonging to the estate of the decedents. House: Judiciary
HB 400 41-0 (1929) Author: Savage, William Thomas Relating to providing that the County Judge shall have the power and authority to decrease the amount of the bond of an executor or administrator.
SB 123 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to authorizing the county courts of this State to grant letters of administration upon the estates of certain persons without regard to the date of death when such administration is necessary in connection with the receipt or recovery of moneys due by the United States of America.
HB 36 41-1 (1929) Author: Carpenter, William C. | et. al. Relating to providing that all citations and notices issued by the County Clerk on certain applications shall be returnable to the court from which issued on the first Monday after the service is perfected, and said returnable date shall constitute the term of the probate court for action on said applications; amending a certain Statute.
HB 37 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending Article 3351 of Chapter 5, Title 54 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925; relating to the hearing of an application for the probate of a will.
HB 38 40-0 (1927) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree Relating to amending Article 3654 of Chapter 26, Title 54 of the Revised Civil Statutes; relating to unclaimed proceeds of estate of decedents.
HB 291 40-0 (1927) Author: Smyth, Rawleigh Portues Relating to amending certain articles relating to the manner of service of citation on application for the probate of wills; validating the service of citation and the probating of wills.
SB 106 40-0 (1927) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to providing that the statement of facts concerning any family history and showing who were the legal heirs of any deceased person when contained in either an affidavit or any instrument, legally executed and acknowledged, when any such affidavit or instrument has been of record in the Deed Records of any County in the State of Texas, in which the property affected is situated, for five years or more shall be received in any suit as prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated.
SB 382 40-0 (1927) Author: Ward, Pierce B. Relating to authorizing the payment of the costs of bonds of executors and administrators mentioned in said article out of the estate being administered.
HB 113 40-1 (1927) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to amending Article 3716 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas of 1925 by adding a provision relating to legal actions begun during the lifetime of the decedent.
SB 27 40-1 (1927) Author: Price, Lloyd E. Relating to diminishing the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the county court of Bowie County, Texas, and conform the jurisdiction of the district courts of such county to such change.
SB 89 40-1 (1927) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending certain articles of the Revised Civil statues so as to provide that in actions begun during the lifetime of the decedent in which executors, administrators, guardians or the heirs or legal representatives of the decedent, have been substituted as parties Plaintiff or Defendant and in which such actions either the original Plaintiff or Defendant has testified in open Court or by deposition and has been subjected to cross examination by the other party, the testimony so given in open Court or by disposition by either party may be admitted in evidence upon any trial of the same issues between the surviving party and the executors, administrators, guardians, heirs or legal representatives of the deceased party.
SB 125 40-1 (1927) Author: Real, Julius | et. al. Relating to providing the manner of service of citation on application for the appointment of administrator; validating the service of citation and the appointment of administrators in so far as notice is concerned where citation has been made by publication as provided for without posting notices, or where citation has been made by posting notices as provided for without publication as provided.
HB 60 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to amending certain statute relating to providing the requisites for an application for the probate of a written will produced in court. House: Judiciary
HB 62 39-0 (1925) Author: Poage, William Robert "Bob" Relating to amending certain statute by providing that no husband or wife who feloniously takes or cause or procures another so to take the life of husband or wife of such person, shall inherit from such person or take by devise or legacy from such husband or wife so killed or murdered, any portion of his or her community estate, and in such case where husband or wife feloniously takes or causes or procures another to so take the life of their husband or wife, as the case may be, then all property belonging to the community estate of the husband or wife, whose life is so taken shall go to and vest in the descendants or heirs at law as otherwise provided in certain statute. House: Judiciary
HB 156 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to providing method for making executor, administrator and trustee reports, and providing the requisites thereof. House: Judiciary
HB 229 39-0 (1925) Author: Daniel, Roy Joyner | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to filing of accounts by guardians and furnishing certified copies thereof in certain cases. House: Judiciary
HB 278 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to amending certain statute relating to granting of letters of administration upon estates of deceased persons. House: Judiciary
HB 287 39-0 (1925) Author: Bobbitt, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to authorizing the temporary and permanent guardians of the estates of minors and persons; making oil, gas and mineral leases on real estate belonging to the estates of their wards, and prescribing the manner in which such leases shall be made, and repealing certain statute relating to making of mineral leases by guardians, approved March 24, 1919, and repealing all other laws in conflict herewith. House: Judiciary
HB 336 39-0 (1925) Author: Wade, William Andrew Relating to amending certain statute so as to authorize the appointment of temporary guardians of the persons and estates of minors and persons of unsound mind; providing the mode and manner of such appointment. House: Judiciary
HB 353 39-0 (1925) Author: Frnka, Joseph V. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the filing of inventory and appraisement. House: Judiciary
HB 355 39-0 (1925) Author: Hoskins, Sr., Baker Blount Relating to authorizing the commissioners' court of any county in this State to have old probate records or papers recorded by the county clerk when in the opinion of the commissioners' court such recording is necessary. House: Judiciary
HB 426 39-0 (1925) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree | et. al. Relating to abrogating "The Rule in Shelley's Case," in Texas, as relates to instruments taking effect after December 31, 1925. House: Judiciary
HB 587 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the Inheritance Tax. House: Judiciary
SB 197 39-0 (1925) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to inheritance of property by either husband or wife where either causes the death of the other. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 356 39-0 (1925) Author: Parnell, John D. Relating to providing that heirs of a person whose whereabouts are unknown may file affidavit showing the existence of property; providing for service of citation and for the appointment of an administrator of the estate. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 357 39-0 (1925) Author: Wood, Ashley Elijah Relating to prohibiting any person who may either directly or indirectly cause the death of another by unlawful means from inheriting any property, either real, personal or mixed, from such deceased person under the laws of descent and distribution, nor under a will of such deceased person unless such will be executed after such unlawful means was used, with knowledge upon the part of such deceased person as to whom inflicted such unlawful injury. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 390 39-0 (1925) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending certain statute relating to private corporations by adding a section providing for the formation of private corporations for the purpose of incorporating estates of deceased persons, with authority to hold, purchase and sell lands, borrow and loan money and continue and conduct mercantile or commercial business. Senate: State Affairs
HB 369 39-1 (1926) Author: Smyth, Rawleigh Portues Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the service of citation for probation of wills. House: Judiciary
HB 29 38-0 (1923) Author: Hull, Thomas Phillip Relating to amending legislation relating to the adoption of heirs, so as to permit the adoption of minors only as legal heir, and defining and designating the rights, privileges, and inheritances of heirs by adoption.
HB 36 38-0 (1923) Author: Melson, John McCullough Relating to providing for the assessment of taxes on the transfer of property by will or by the intestate laws of the State of Texas.
HB 91 38-0 (1923) Author: Abney, Cary M. Relating to defining, regulating and controlling fraternal benefit societies so as to provide that where a member of such a society fails to designate a beneficiary or the beneficiary designated is dead or has no insurable interest in the life of the member, the death benefits shall not be forfeited, but shall be paid to the persons named in said section in the order therein named.
HB 96 38-0 (1923) Author: Culp, Isaac W. | et. al. Relating to persons competent to make a will.
HB 219 38-0 (1923) Author: Smith, John T. Relating to levying an inheritance or transfer tax on property passing by will or by descent or by grant or gift, taking effect on the death of the grantor or donor.
HB 10 38-2 (1923) Author: Smith, John T. Relating to taxing property passing by will or by descent or by grant or gift taking effect on the death of the grantor or donor; providing for the collection of such tax, and repealing certain Articles of Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1911.
SB 98 38-2 (1923) Author: Bledsoe, William Harrison Relating to providing for the appointment and qualification of non-resident guardians of the estates of non-resident minors in the State of Texas; prescribing the procedure in such cases.
HB 66 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to a certain Act regarding counsel in escheat proceedings.
HB 119 37-0 (1921) Author: Carpenter, William C. Relating to a certain Act regarding suits for land against the estates of descendants.
HB 270 37-0 (1921) Author: Beasley, Tom J. | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding inventory, etc., of a ward's estate.
HB 272 37-0 (1921) Author: Perkins, James Irvine | et. al. Relating to a certain Act regarding the burden of proof in suits where deeds of conveyance have been recorded for twenty-one years.
HB 352 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to the contest of wills.
SB 118 37-0 (1921) Author: Baugh, James Harvey Relating to the statutes regarding the return of the inventory and appraisement of ward's estate, and where such inventory and appraisement shows such estate to be $1,000.00 or less, authorizing a guardian to control, manage or dispose of all or any part of the same without further order or application from the Probate Court.
SB 124 37-0 (1921) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy Relating to the fixing of the burden of proof as to the heir-ship involving the title to real estate, etc.
SB 150 37-0 (1921) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to amending a certain Act regarding clauses in wills attempting to prevent contests; which thereof shall be held void.
SB 217 37-0 (1921) Author: Wood, Ashley Elijah Relating to providing that temporary administrators appointed may be made permanent administrators.
SB 338 37-0 (1921) Author: Davidson, Thomas Whitfield Relating to providing for the appointment of administrators by courts in actions for injuries resulting in death, etc.
HB 118 37-1 (1921) Author: Miller, Barry | et. al. Relating to confer certain powers upon life insurance companies.
SB 22 37-1 (1921) Author: Page, Paul Dewitt Relating to permitting Insurance Companies to act as administrator of a deceased person, appointment to be made by court having the jurisdiction.
HB 160 36-0 (1919) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer Relating to amending certain articles so as to authorize the Governor to employ counsel to file escheat proceedings, in addition to the authority already therein conferred upon the Governor, to retain counsel for the purposes already therein specified, and providing compensation for such counsel.
HB 163 36-0 (1919) Author: Hill, Herman B. Relating to amending certain articles providing the commissions allowed executors and administrators of the estates of deceased persons shall not exceed ten percent of the net value of the estate; provided that when ten percent of the net estate is not a reasonable compensation the county judge shall allow compensation.
HB 170 36-0 (1919) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to amending certain chapters of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to wills by providing that clauses in wills attempting to prevent contests thereof shall be void.
HB 267 36-0 (1919) Author: Thomason, William Edgar Relating to fixing the burden of proof as to heirship in suits by, or on behalf of, or by any person through or under any heir or heirs, in case involving the title to real estate or any interest therein, where deeds of conveyance or other instruments of writing have been executed and recorded according to law, for a period of twenty-one years, by such heir or heirs or any person or persons purporting in such deed of conveyance, or other instrument in writing, to be such heir or heirs.
HB 454 36-0 (1919) Author: Jones, Walter Francis Relating to amending certain statutes relating to sales of property belonging to estate of descendants.
HB 461 36-0 (1919) Author: Faubion, Herbert Elmo "Pete" Relating to authorizing gas, oil, other mineral and metal leases and sale of gas, oil, other minerals and metals by executors or administrators under order of the county court entered on the minutes of the probate court either in term time or in vacation; providing for notice of the application for such order; requiring report by executors or administrators of such leases and sales and providing for the manner of approval or disapproval thereof by the county court in term time or in vacation.
SB 72 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain statutes relating to depositions and rules of evidence by consolidating them and adding thereto certain provisions for the taking of depositions in cases of probating wills and other proceedings in estates where there is no opposing party or attorney of record, upon whom service of notice and copies of interrogatories may be had.
SB 102 36-0 (1919) Author: Bell, William Steve Relating to amending certain statute providing the commissions allowed executors and administrators of the estates of deceased persons shall not exceed ten percent of the net value of the estate.
SB 144 36-0 (1919) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to providing that writing a Will and signing the name of any person thereto without the consent of such person shall be unlawful, declaring the same to be forgery; providing penalties.
SB 272 36-0 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to amending certain statutes and repealing certain statute relating to sales of property belonging to estates of decedents. House: Judiciary
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SB 363 36-0 (1919) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to amending certain statute so as to authorize the Governor to employ counsel to file escheat proceedings, in addition to the authority already therein conferred upon the Governor to retain counsel for the purposes already therein specified, providing compensation for such counsel. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 385 36-0 (1919) Author: Dean, William Luther Relating to authorizing gas, oil, other mineral or metal leases and sale of gas, other minerals or metals by executors or administrators under order of the County Court entered on the Minutes of the Probate Court either in term time or in vacation. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 104 36-2 (1919) Author: Johnson, Thomas S. Relating to amending certain articles so as to authorize the Governor to employ counsel to file escheat proceedings in addition to the authority already therein conferred upon the governor.
HB 60 35-0 (1917) Author: Neeley, William E. Relating to guardianship of persons of unsound mind or habitual drunkards and providing for the partition and distribution of the estates of such persons by their lawful heirs.
HB 190 35-0 (1917) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to the taking of depositions in cases probating wills and other estate proceedings where there is no opposing party or attorney of record.
HB 224 35-0 (1917) Author: O'Banion, Madison Monroe Relating to the acts of a co-executer or co-administrator of an estate.
HB 285 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to authorizing probate courts when administering an insolvent estate whose principal assets consist of encumbered property to order the equity of the decedent to be sold.
HB 411 35-0 (1917) Author: Upchurch, C. E. Relating to the estate of decedents, defining what property may not be set aside to the widow or children of a decedent.
HB 529 35-0 (1917) Author: Thomason, Robert Ewing Relating to amending statutes relating to mortgages of single persons.
HB 648 35-0 (1917) Author: Valentine, I. T. | et. al. Relating to amending statutes by fixing the amount of bonds of executors and administrators may execute.
HB 739 35-0 (1917) Author: Thomason, Robert Ewing Relating to the appointment of guardians of estates.
SB 138 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to providing for an appeal from interlocutory orders overruling motions to vacate orders appointing receivers.
SB 350 35-0 (1917) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to raising allowances for the widow and children so as to provide that no property encumbered by certain liens shall be set aside or appropriated to make up allowances until the debt secured by such liens are discharged.
SB 364 35-0 (1917) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to amending certain laws relating to posting of notices in probate matters.
HB 77 35-4 (1918) Author: Williams, William Thomas "Willie" Relating to amending the law relating to suits based on fraud.
HB 136 34-0 (1915) Author: Lane, Hunter P. Relating to amending laws regulating the sale of property belonging to estates of decedents.
HB 235 34-0 (1915) Author: Metcalfe, Charles B. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute validating the sale of certain property under foriegn wills properly probated.
HB 267 34-0 (1915) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to regulating administration of estates in cases where the property is community property and the surviving wife or husband is the sole beneficiary under a will.
HB 291 34-0 (1915) Author: McFarland, M. M. Relating to amending certain laws relating to classification and payment of claims of decedents.
HB 329 34-0 (1915) Author: Nichols, Joseph Francis Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that, upon the dissolution of the marriage relation by death, that the surviving spouse shall be entitled to all the personal property of the Community Estate and to one half of the lands thereof.
HB 354 34-0 (1915) Author: McFarland, M. M. Relating to validating sales and conveyances of real estate situated in the state of Texas and providing for the proper registration and proof of such orders or decrees of such foreign courts.
HB 472 34-0 (1915) Author: Rowell, Sr., Thomas David Relating to amending a certain Statute authorizing the Attorney General to retain counsel to file and conduct escheat proceedings in behalf of the state; providing compensation for such counsel.
HB 669 34-0 (1915) Author: Tillotson, Leonard E. Relating to amending a certain Statute empowering any bank or bank and trust company to act as executor under the will or as administrator of the estate of any deceased person.
SB 41 34-0 (1915) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to amending a certain Statute regulating sale of property belonging to estates of decedents.
SB 87 34-0 (1915) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to amending a certain Statute setting time for filing application for grant of letters testamentary or of administration upon an estate, at one year.
SB 106 34-0 (1915) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to validating sales and conveyances of real estate situated in the state of Texas by order of a Probate court and providing for the proper registration and proof of such orders or decrees of such foreign courts.
SB 353 34-0 (1915) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to applications for the grant of letters Testamentary or administration upon Estates of decedents and the time in which shall be done; excluding those who have suffered los by the taking of their property by any United States treasury agent.
SB 416 34-0 (1915) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin Relating to amending a certain Statute empowering any bank, bank and trust company or national bank to act as executor under the will or as administrator of the estate of any deceased person.
HB 32 33-0 (1913) Author: Woods, John William "Cowboy Speaker" Relating to amending statutes relating to the presentment of claims against estates, and providing that actual notice to creditors shall be given by executors and administration in certain cases and declaring the effect of a failure to give such actual notice.
HB 58 33-0 (1913) Author: Ridgell, Thomas B. Relating to making it the duty of the attorney general to institute all suits and proceedings necessary to recover for the state all property that may escheat and vest in the state.
HB 120 33-0 (1913) Author: Owsley, Alvin Mansfield | et. al. Relating to bonds of executors and administrators.
HB 482 33-0 (1913) Author: Cooper, Jr., Samuel Bronson Relating to amending Article 3455 of Title 52, Chapter 19 of the Revised Civil Statutes relating to presentation of claims and heirs.
HB 550 33-0 (1913) Author: Jordan, Harry Phillip Relating to amending article 3598 of the Revised Civil Statutes.
HB 789 33-0 (1913) Author: Patton, Nat Relating to amending article 3247 of the Revised Civil Statutes so as to hereafter read as follows in all such cases the proper courts.
SB 47 33-0 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes, on the subject of escheat, by making it the duty of the attorney general to institute all suits and proceedings necessary to recover for the state all property that has heretofore or that may hereafter escheat.
SB 68 33-0 (1913) Author: Darwin, Henry Lewis Relating to amending Title 58 or the Revised Civil Statutes, so as to include "devisees or legates" among the class of persons prohibited from testifying in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians in which judgment may be rendered for or against them as such.
SB 169 33-0 (1913) Author: Darwin, Henry Lewis Relating to abolishing what is known as "The Rule in Shelley's Case," and making a rule of evidence in certain cases so that the words "heirs" or "heirs of the body" shall be construed as words of purchase and not as words as limitation.
SB 171 33-0 (1913) Author: Conner, Robert P. Relating to the granting of letters of testamentary.
SB 323 33-0 (1913) Author: Collins, Vinson Allen "Yank" Relating to fixing the commissions and fees allowed executors and administrators of estates of decedents.
SB 370 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. Relating to amending title 51 of the Revised Civil Statutes, relating to guardianship of persons of unsound mind and habitual drunkards, so as to add thereto articles 2743a and 3743b; providing for the partition and distribution of the estates of persons of unsound mind by their lawful heirs at law.
SB 15 31-1 (1909) Relating to amending Chapter 22 of Title XXXIX of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1895, by amending Article 2125 of said Chapter, relating to citations in the sale of land by executors or administrators of estates of decedents.
SB 22 31-1 (1909) Relating to amending Article 2256, Chapter 31, Title XXXIX of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1895, relating to appeals to the district court in probate cases.
SB 72 31-1 (1909) Relating to amending Chapter 12, Title LI of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, relating to annual accounts.
HB 3 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing for actions in the county court to determine and declare who are the heirs and only heirs of decedents and their respective shares and interests in the estate of such decedent.
HB 91 30-0 (1907) Relating to estates of decedents and escheated estates.
HB 13 30-1 (1907) Relating to tax property passing by will or by descent or by grant or gift; taking effect on the death of the grantor or donor.
SB 40 29-0 (1905) Relating to providing for return of inventory list of claims and list of indebtedness in the administration of community estates.
SB 46 29-0 (1905) Relating to the partition and distribution of the estates of decedents.
SB 284 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Article 1880, Chapter 4, Title 39, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, adopted by the Twenty-fourth Legislature of the State of Texas, granting letters of testamentary or administration upon an estate.
SB 16 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to bonds of administrators and executors and sureties thereon.
HB 230 24-0 (1895) Relating to the relief of Jno. A. Caplan, and to returning to him certain moneys in the State Treasury.
SB 164 24-0 (1895) Relating to partition and distribution of estates.
SB 312 24-0 (1895) Relating to escheated estates.
HB 508 23-0 (1893) Relating to providing for administrators of estates of deceased persons to sue for Indian depredation claims in the United States Court of Claims, under the act of Congress passed March 3, 1891.
SB 138 23-0 (1893) Relating to community property.
SB 231 23-0 (1893) Relating to validating sales of real estate within this State, made by foreign executors of wills probated in any of the States of the United States.
HB 32 20-0 (1887) Relating to providing for the charging of the estate of a deceased person by virtue of the joint obligation of such deceased person with another.
SB 5 20-0 (1887) Relating to making the descendants of a deceased spouse inherit one-half of the community estate, instead of limiting the inheritance of such half to the children alone.
SB 114 20-0 (1887) Relating to authorizing wills and testaments, and testamentary instruments of any character, which have been probated in any other State or Territory of the United States, to be recorded as muniments of title to real property in this State conveyed thereby.
SB 122 20-0 (1887) Relating to the amount of allowance to be provided from the estates of decedents for the maintenance of widows and minor children.
SB 289 20-0 (1887) Relating to the descent and distribution of estates.
SB 36 20-1 (1888) Relating to providing for the collection of taxes on certain trust estates.
HB 174 19-0 (1885) Relating to the relief of Virginia E. Littlepage, and to authorizing the county court of Travis County to issue to her letters of administration on the estate of her father, Caleb V. Littlepage.
SB 157 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending certain articles of the Revised Statutes, so as to better regulate the law of escheats.
HB 466 18-0 (1883) Relating to protecting the creditors of the estates of deceased persons

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