Signed by Governor 5/24/23, effective on 9/1/23

This was a TCJL Priority Issue for the 88th Session.

Permissive Appeals

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.

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