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  S.B. No. 885
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to quitclaim deeds.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 16.025(b), Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  This section does not apply to a claim based on a
  quitclaim deed, a forged deed, or a deed executed under a forged
  power of attorney.
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 13, Property Code, is amended by adding
  Section 13.006 to read as follows:
         Sec. 13.006.  EFFECT OF RECORDING QUITCLAIM DEED. After the
  fourth anniversary of the date a quitclaim deed for real property is
  recorded in the deed records of the county in which the real
  property is located, the quitclaim deed:
               (1)  does not affect the question of the good faith of a
  subsequent purchaser or creditor; and
               (2)  is not notice to a subsequent purchaser or
  creditor of any unrecorded conveyance of, transfer of, or
  encumbrance on the real property.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a quitclaim deed recorded on or after the effective date of this
  Act. A quitclaim deed recorded before that date is governed by the
  law in effect immediately before the effective date of this Act, and
  that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 885 passed the Senate on
  April 21, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 885 passed the House on
  May 8, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 5, two present
  not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor