Signed by Governor 5/24/23, effective on 9/1/23
This was a TCJL Priority Issue for the 88th Session.
HB 1561 by Smithee (R-Amarillo)/SB 1603 by Hughes (R-Tyler): Amends § 51.014, CPRC, to require a court of appeals to state the specific reason for declining to accept a permissive appeal. Provides that the supreme court may review a court’s decision not to accept the appeal under a de novo an abuse of discretion standard or direct the court of appeals to accept the appeal. Signed by Governor on 5/24/23
TCJL One-pager on bill found at Legislative Handouts.