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  H.B. No. 3768
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to continuation of title insurance coverage of transferred
  property.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 2703.101, Insurance Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (g) to read as follows:
         (g)  For an owner's title insurance policy on residential
  real property that is issued to an individual, the commissioner
  shall adopt terms that provide for continuation of coverage subject
  to rights and defenses against the original named insured for:
               (1)  a person who inherits the original named insured's
  title on the original named insured's death;
               (2)  the original named insured's spouse who receives
  title in a dissolution of marriage with the original named insured;
               (3)  the trustee or successor of a trust established by
  the original named insured to whom the original named insured
  transfers title after the date of policy; or
               (4)  the beneficiaries of a trust described by
  Subdivision (3) on the death of the original named insured.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies only to an insurance policy or
  contract that is delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or
  after January 1, 2010. An insurance policy or contract delivered,
  issued for delivery, or renewed before January 1, 2010, is governed
  by the law as it existed immediately before the effective date of
  this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3768 was passed by the House on May
  12, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 149, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; that the House refused to concur in Senate amendments to
  H.B. No. 3768 on May 29, 2009, and requested the appointment of a
  conference committee to consider the differences between the two
  houses; and that the House adopted the conference committee report
  on H.B. No. 3768 on May 31, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 140,
  Nays 0, 1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3768 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 27, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0; at the request of the House, the Senate appointed a conference
  committee to consider the differences between the two houses; and
  that the Senate adopted the conference committee report on H.B. No.
  3768 on May 31, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor