HBA-TBM H.B. 3136 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3136 By: Hilbert Civil Practices 3/19/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, Texas law imposes a 10 year statute of limitations on an action for damages from injury or loss caused by an error in a survey. However, the statute of limitations for negligence is two years and for a debt is four years, which indicates that the statute of limitations for an error in a survey is too long. House Bill 3136 shortens the statute of limitation for damages caused by an error in a survey from 10 years to four years. 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 Practices and Remedies Code to modify the statute of limitations for an injury or loss caused by an error in a survey conducted by a registered public surveyor or a licensed state land surveyor from 10 years to four years after the date the survey is completed. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.