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  H.B. No. 2671
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the postponement of a hearing for a temporary order in
  certain family law cases referred to mediation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 6.502, Family Code, is amended by adding
  Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  If the court on its own motion refers to mediation a
  suit described by Subsection (a) in which a motion for a temporary
  order described by that subsection is pending, the court may not
  postpone the initial hearing on the pending motion to a date that is
  later than the 30th day after the date set for the hearing.
         SECTION 2.  Section 105.001, Family Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  If the court on its own motion refers to mediation a
  suit in which an initial hearing regarding the rendition of a
  temporary order described by Subsection (a) has not yet occurred,
  the court may not postpone the hearing to a date that is later than
  the 30th day after the date set for the hearing.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  suit that is pending in a trial court on the effective date of this
  Act or that is filed on or after that date.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2671 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 3, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2671 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor