H.B. No. 735

relating to updating citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in the Business & Commerce Code. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 26.01(b), Business & Commerce Code, is amended to read as follows: (b) Subsection (a) of this section applies to: (1) a promise by an executor or administrator to answer out of his own estate for any debt or damage due from his testator or intestate; (2) a promise by one person to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person; (3) an agreement made on consideration of marriage or on consideration of nonmarital conjugal cohabitation; (4) a contract for the sale of real estate; (5) a lease of real estate for a term longer than one year; (6) an agreement which is not to be performed within one year from the date of making the agreement; (7) a promise or agreement to pay a commission for the sale or purchase of: (A) an oil or gas mining lease; (B) an oil or gas royalty; (C) minerals; or (D) a mineral interest; and (8) an agreement, promise, contract, or warranty of cure relating to medical care or results thereof made by a physician or health care provider as defined in Section 74.001, Civil Practice and Remedies Code [1.03, Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas]. This section shall not apply to pharmacists. SECTION 2. (a) This Act applies only to a cause of action that accrues on or after the effective date of this Act. An action that accrued before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law applicable to the action immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. (b) This Act applies only to an act, including an agreement, promise, contract, warranty, notice, request, disclosure, use of a consent form, or report, made or occurring on or after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 735 was passed by the House on March 23, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 735 was passed by the Senate on May 12, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor