HBA-TBM H.B. 3136 77(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3136 By: Hilbert Civil Practices 7/17/2001 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prior to the 77th Legislature, Texas law imposed a 10-year statute of limitations on an action for damages from injury or loss caused by an error in a survey. House Bill 3136 provides that this statute of limitations is a statute of repose and is independent of other limitations period. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 3136 amends the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to provide that the statute of limitations for a suit arising from an injury or loss caused by an error in a survey conducted by a public surveyor or a licensed state land surveyor is a statute of repose and is independent of any other limitations period. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.