COMMITTEE:    Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Monday, April 8, 2019 

PLACE:       E2.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. Jeff Leach 


Public testimony will be limited to two (2) minutes.


The order in which bills are heard will be at the discretion of the chair.


HB 3543        Thompson, Senfronia     
Relating to guardianships, management trusts, and certain other procedures and proceedings for persons who are incapacitated.

HB 2825        Geren                  
Relating to disclosures and discovery regarding expert witnesses in civil actions.

HB 4199        Flynn                  
Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

HB 3603        Martinez Fischer        
Relating to derivative proceedings on behalf of for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

HB 731         Hernandez              
Relating to notice of arrest for certain activities occurring at property leased to a person operating a massage establishment.

HB 732         Hernandez              
Relating to notice of arrest for certain activities occurring at property leased to a person operating a massage establishment.

HB 2882        White                  
Relating to recovery in a civil action of damages attributable to excavation activities.

HB 3777        Krause                 
Relating to priority of payment for certain electrical service claims against the estates of certain decedents.

HB 1359        Wu | et al.            
Relating to an attorney's entrance into a building that houses a court by presentation of the attorney's state bar membership card.

HB 2120        Leach                  
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government.

HB 2757        Leach                  
Relating to the rule of decision in a court of this state.

HB 3976        Leach                  
Relating to civil enforcement of an order of restitution for a criminal offense.

HB 4149        Leach                  
Relating to the creation of the business court and the Court of Business Appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees.

HB 4170        Leach                  
Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 85th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

HB 4171        Leach                  
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of The Securities Act, including conforming amendments.

HB 4172        Leach                  
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.

HB 4173        Leach                  
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.

HB 4174        Leach                  
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the event reimbursement programs, including the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events reimbursement program fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund; including conforming amendments.

HB 1834        Ashby                  
Relating to invoices and payments under certain state contracts for outside legal services.

HB 3809        Goldman                
Relating to the limitations period for personal injury claims that  arise from certain offenses involving child sexual abuse.

HB 810         Israel                 
Relating to civil liability for removing certain animals from a motor vehicle.

HB 2069        Wray                   
Relating to the foreclosure of a lien on real property of a decedent.

HB 2245        Wray                   
Relating to trusts.

HB 2246        Wray                   
Relating to the fiduciary status of a directed trust advisor.

HB 2247        Wray                   
Relating to anatomical gifts.

HB 2248        Wray                   
Relating to the disposition and removal of a decedent's remains.

HB 2780        Wray                   
Relating to obsolete references to the Texas Probate Code.

HB 2782        Wray                   
Relating to decedents' estates, transfer on death deeds, and matters involving probate courts.

HB 1380        Murr                   
Relating to the jurisdiction of certain courts and fees collected by a justice court; increasing a fee.

HB 1481        Murr                   
Relating to the composition of the 38th Judicial District, the creation of the 454th Judicial District composed of Medina County, the creation of the office of criminal district attorney of Medina County, and the abolishment of the office of county attorney for Medina County.

HB 1805        Murr                   
Relating to the assistance and technology fund and use of money in the fund.

HB 1524        Shaheen                
Relating to correcting outdated references to the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.

HB 3365        Paul | et al.           
Relating to the civil liability of certain persons providing disaster assistance.

HB 2734        Burrows                
Relating to an anatomical gift on behalf of a resident in a state supported living center.

HB 3014        Burrows                
Relating to the clerk and other personnel of the municipal court of record of the City of Lubbock.

HB 3744        Burrows                
Relating to the rule against perpetuities.

HB 2271        Lang | et al.           
Relating to the authority of the attorney general to advertise Choose Life account grants.

HB 896         Tinderholt | et al.     
Relating to prohibiting abortion and protecting the rights of an unborn child.

HB 4526        Swanson                
Relating to civil liability for performing certain abortions; providing civil penalties.

HB 4531        Neave
Relating to elderly persons and persons with a disability who are survivors of sexual assault.

HB 3182        Oliverson | et al.
Relating to the status of certain medical residents and fellows as governmental employees for purposes of the Texas Tort Claims Act.

HCR 58         Oliverson              
Condemning the American Law Institute's 2018 Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance and discouraging courts from relying on the Restatement as an authoritative reference regarding established rules and principles of law.

HB 280         Ortega                 
Relating to court appointment of a receiver for a property that is in violation of certain municipal ordinances.

HB 4219        Leman | et al.          
Relating to the enforceability of certain contracts to acquire real property for a high-speed rail project.

HB 3248        Smith                  
Relating to the medical authorization required to release protected health information in a health care liability claim.

HB 2889        Meza                   
Relating to amending the Texas Rules of Evidence to provide protections for victims of sexual assault.

HB 2890        Johnson, Julie          
Relating to the terminology used to refer to an individualized education program team.

HB 978         Beckley | et al.        
Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct.

HJR 64         Beckley | et al.        
Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

HB 2638        Calanni                
Relating to locations for conducting certain court proceedings.


Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 4531


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