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  H.B. No. 222
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to liability of burn bosses in connection with certain
  prescribed burns.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 153, Natural Resources
  Code, is amended by adding Section 153.084 to read as follows:
         Sec. 153.084.  LIMITATION OF BURN BOSS LIABILITY. (a) In
  this section, "burn boss" has the meaning assigned by Section
  153.083.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), a burn boss is not
  liable for property damage, personal injury, or death caused by or
  resulting from the burn in excess of the insurance requirements
  established by the board for certified and insured prescribed burn
  managers under Section 153.046 if the burn boss:
               (1)  has completed an accredited prescribed burning
  training course approved by the board;
               (2)  has satisfied the minimum experience requirements
  prescribed by the board; and
               (3)  has liability insurance coverage equal to or in
  excess of the amounts provided by Section 153.082(1).
         (c)  This section does not apply to a burn boss who commits
  gross negligence or intentionally causes property damage, personal
  injury, or death.
         SECTION 2.  Section 153.084, Natural Resources Code, as
  added by this Act, applies only to a cause of action that accrues on
  or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 222 was passed by the House on April
  16, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 1, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 222 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor