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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...

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...

Updated: Eminent Domain HB 2730 Passes Senate Jurisprudence

Updated 5-21-21 HB 2730 passed Senate Jurisprudence last night and was recommended for the Local & Uncontested Calendar.  Senator Koklhorst has the option to leave it on Local or move it to the Intent Calendar.  Either way, it should be before the full Senate...

TCJL Tracking 5-14-21

The 87th Legislature hit the first major deadline this week.  All house bills that haven't passed the House by today are dead, with the exception of the few dozen local bills waiting for placement on a Local & Consent Calendar.  House members worked late into...

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