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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...

Update: HB 3 Passes House, Moves to Senate

The omnibus pandemic response bill, HB 3 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), has passed the House and been received in the Senate. Initially heard on March 11, HB 3...

HB 2730 Heads to Senate

HB 2730 by Chairs Deshotel and Burns passed on third reading in the Texas House earlier today. The bill now goes to the Texas Senate. CCI is urging senators to pass...

TCJL Tracking

Friday, May 7, 2021 Key deadlines May 10: Last day for House committees to report House bills and joint resolutions May 11: By 10 p.m. last House daily calendar with...

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 that...

Pandemic Liability Protection Act (SB 6) Passes Texas House

SB 6, which extends liability protections for premises owners, product manufacturers, and health care providers during a pandemic emergency, has passed the Texas House by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 133-10.  The bill now returns to the Senate with the...

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TCJL Journal
Fall 2019

Fall 2017 Texas Civil Justice League Journal
  • 2019 Legislators of the Year
  • 86th Legislative Session Report
  • Texas Civil Justice League Amicus Report
  • Eminent Domain: Why S.B. 421 was a Litigation Nightmare
  • Interim Study to Take Another Look at Judicial Selection
  • Paid or Incurred: Next Frontier of Tort Reform? Close Paid or Incurred Loophole

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