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  H.B. No. 2950
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the composition of and actions transferred by the
  judicial panel on multidistrict litigation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 74.161(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  The judicial panel on multidistrict litigation consists
  of five members designated from time to time by the [chief justice
  of the] supreme court.  The members of the panel must be active,
  former, or retired court of appeals justices or active
  administrative judges.
         SECTION 2.  Section 74.1625(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  Notwithstanding any other law, the judicial panel on
  multidistrict litigation may not transfer:
               (1)  an action brought by the consumer protection
  division of the attorney general's office under Subchapter E,
  Chapter 17, Business & Commerce Code[, except an action
  specifically authorized by Section 17.50 of that code]; or
               (2)  an action brought under Chapter 36, Human
  Resources Code.
         SECTION 3.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  an action commenced on or after the effective date of this Act. An
  action commenced before the effective date of this Act is governed
  by the law in effect immediately before the effective date of this
  Act, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2950 was passed by the House on May
  13, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 127, Nays 15, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2950 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor