TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE

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Governor Abbott Adds 19 Items To Special Session Call

Following passage of legislation in the Texas Senate to extend the expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Governor Greg Abbott...
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Special Session Supplemental Call

NOTICE: This document is an unsigned working draft. It is being released for informational and discussion purposes only. It is subject to change. It has no legal effect. TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH TEXAS LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED SESSION: WHEREAS, the people of Texas have placed the constitutional power to call the legislature into special...
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Special Session Proclamation For Sunset Legislation

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:  WHEREAS, the legislature adjourned its 85th regular session without extending the existence of the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of...
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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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Legislative Alert: California Asbestos Deposition Bill to be heard in Assembly Judiciary Committee

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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