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  H.B. No. 1255
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to limitations periods in arbitration proceedings.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 16, Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, is amended by adding Section 16.073 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 16.073.  APPLICABILITY OF LIMITATIONS PERIODS TO
  ARBITRATION. (a)  A party may not assert a claim in an arbitration
  proceeding if the party could not bring suit for the claim in court
  due to the expiration of the applicable limitations period.
         (b)  A party may assert a claim in an arbitration proceeding
  after expiration of the applicable limitations period if:
               (1)  the party brought suit for the claim in court
  before the expiration of the applicable limitations period; and
               (2)  the parties to the claim agreed to arbitrate the
  claim or a court ordered the parties to arbitrate the claim.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1255 was passed by the House on April
  19, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1255 was passed by the Senate on May
  11, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor