H.B. No. 1853
  relating to the removal of a tenant's personal property after a writ
  of possession has been issued in an eviction suit.
         SECTION 1.  Section 24.0061, Property Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsection (d-1) to read as
         (d)  The writ of possession shall order the officer executing
  the writ to:
               (1)  post a written warning of at least 8-1/2 by 11
  inches on the exterior of the front door of the rental unit
  notifying the tenant that the writ has been issued and that the writ
  will be executed on or after a specific date and time stated in the
  warning not sooner than 24 hours after the warning is posted; and
               (2)  when the writ is executed:
                     (A)  deliver possession of the premises to the
                     (B)  instruct the tenant and all persons claiming
  under the tenant to leave the premises immediately, and, if the
  persons fail to comply, physically remove them;
                     (C)  instruct the tenant to remove or to allow the
  landlord, the landlord's representatives, or other persons acting
  under the officer's supervision to remove all personal property
  from the rental unit other than personal property claimed to be
  owned by the landlord; and
                     (D)  place, or have an authorized person place,
  the removed personal property outside the rental unit at a nearby
  location, but not blocking a public sidewalk, passageway, or street
  and not while it is raining, sleeting, or snowing, except as
  provided by Subsection (d-1).
         (d-1)  A municipality may provide, without charge to the
  landlord or to the owner of personal property removed from a rental
  unit under Subsection (d), a portable, closed container into which
  the removed personal property shall be placed by the officer
  executing the writ or by the authorized person. The municipality
  may remove the container from the location near the rental unit and
  dispose of the contents by any lawful means if the owner of the
  removed personal property does not recover the property from the
  container within a reasonable time after the time the property is
  placed in the container.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1853 was passed by the House on April
  17, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 3 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1853 was passed by the Senate on May
  23, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________