TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

May 29, 2017 (passed)

85th Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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June 18, 2017

Veto Period Ends June 18

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July 18, 2017

Special Session Begins

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Texas SB 1215 Veto | Governor Greg Abbott

SB 1215 Vetoed by Governor Greg Abbott

Text: PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 1215 as passed by the Eighty-Fifth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections: Senate Bill 1215 creates...
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June 15, 2017 | ATRA.org | Contact: (202) 682-1163 | Take Action Now! S.B. 632 (Bill Monning-D) is scheduled to be heard in the California Assembly Judiciary Committee on June 14, 2017.  The bill would limit the deposition of a deponent in asbestos litigation to seven hours of total testimony when a physician attests that the deponent is either over 70 years of age and the...
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The ADA Litigation Monster

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which President George H. W. Bush signed into law in 1990, was noble in intention. “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down,” Bush declared, invoking the rhetoric of civil rights to describe America’s disabled as “victims of segregation and discrimination.” Bush dismissed opponents’ “fears that the ADA is too vague or...
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Governor Abbott Announces Special Session

June 6, 2017 | Source - Governor Greg Abbott today announced a legislative special session that will begin on July 18th, 2017.  In his announcement, Governor Abbott identified 20 items that will be included on the special session call. "Considering all the successes of the 85th legislative session, we should not be where we are today," said Governor Abbott. "A special session...
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