Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB200 by Murphy (Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to allow an appeal from certain interlocutory orders denying motions for summary judgment filed in certain suits relating to the liability of an electric utility. The bill specifies that municipal management districts located in a municipality with a population of more than 1.9 million are not subject to a statutory provision specifying the limited liability of certain public utilities.
The bill would add a new section to the Civil Practice and Remedies Code applicable to utilities located in counties with a population of four million or more. The new section allows electric utilities to enter into written agreements with political subdivisions to allow public access to certain premises; specifies the duties owed under such agreements; and limits the liability potentially resulting from such premises access.
The bill would take effect immediately if receiving a two-thirds vote of each house; otherwise the bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
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