Justice Guzman Resigns from Texas Supreme Court

Associate Justice Eva Guzman has submitted her resignation from the Texas Supreme Court to Governor Greg Abbott, effective Friday, June 11. Since Governor Rick Perry appointed her to the Court in 2009, Justice Guzman has become one of the most highly regarded state...

Chapter 313 Extension Dies in Senate

Legislation extending the expiration date of Texas’ primary tax incentive for attracting major new investment to the state failed to come up in the Senate before last night’s deadline. HB 4242 by House Ways & Means Chair Morgan Meyer (R-Dallas) and...

Eminent Domain Reform (HB 2730) On Way to Governor

Following a long day and night of drama on the last day the Senate could consider bills on second or third reading, eminent domain reform (HB 2730) passed the Senate at around 4 a.m. on May 27. The bill now goes to the Governor. HB 2730 marks the culmination of six...

Senate Passes HB 3 (Pandemic Response)

We have been tracking the progress of HB 3, the omnibus pandemic response bill, since House Calendars Committee Chair Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) filed it in late February. As originally filed, the bill contained liability language significantly different from and in...

Duty to Defend Bill (HB 2116) Passes Senate

After three sessions of discussion and negotiation between owners, contractors, architects, and engineers, legislation limiting duty to defend clauses in contracts for architectural or engineering services is one step from final passage. HB 2116 by Rep. Matt Krause...

HB 19 (Trucking Litigation Reform) Nears Final Passage

HB 19, the trucking litigation reform bill, passed the Senate on May 19 and is set on today’s House Eligible Items List. We expect Chairman Leach to concur in the Senate amendments later this evening. The Senate version makes the following changes in the version...

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