This website will be unavailable from Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, June 3, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. due to data center maintenance.

 
 
  H.B. No. 559
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to written agreements incident to divorce or annulment.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 7.006(b), Family Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  If the court finds that the terms of the written
  agreement in a divorce or an annulment are just and right, those
  terms are binding on the court. If the court approves the
  agreement, the court may set forth the agreement in full or
  incorporate the agreement by reference in the final decree. If the
  court incorporates the agreement by reference in the final decree,
  the agreement is not required to be filed with the court or the
  court clerk.
         SECTION 2.  Section 7.006(b), Family Code, as amended by
  this Act, applies to an agreement incorporated by reference in a
  final decree of divorce or annulment regardless of whether the
  decree is signed before, on, or after the effective date of this
  Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 559 was passed by the House on April
  9, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 559 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor