State Bar of Texas Legislative Program 2021

Jun 06, 2021

During the legislative session, State Bar Section supported proposals may be included as part of multiple bills and these bills may contain provisions that are not Section supported.  The links to bills in this chart reflect our best efforts to capture where board approved proposals are in the legislative process and does not indicate an endorsement of other provisions.

Bill

Proposal

SBOT Position

Business Law Section

HB 3443
SB 1280

Relating to non-fraud private causes of action under the Texas Securities Act.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

Entertainment and Sports Law Section

HB 3836
SB 855

Relating to the identification of digital goods in commerce;
authorizing both injunctive relief and a remedy under Chapter 17, Business and Commerce Code.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support in the name of the Section

Family Law Section

HB 852

Relating to amicus attorneys and attorney ad litems.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 1013

Relating to a finding of the date of marriage.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 850

Relating to the issuance of a protective order by default.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 868

Relating to juries in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 867
SB 1475

Relating to the payment and collection of child support and spousal maintenance.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 853

Relating to possession of and access to a child under the age of three years.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 866

Relating to the protection of certain information from disclosure in suits affecting the parent-child relationship and to service of process in those suits on a party whose information is protected from disclosure.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 865

Relating to spousal maintenance.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 853

Relating to possession of and access to a child.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 851
SB 1476

Relating to a substantial and material change of circumstances under the Family Code

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 1012

Relating to access to a residence or former residence to retrieve personal property by persons who are parties to certain suits and decrees.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

Juvenile Law Section

 

Relating to appointment of judges under the Texas Government Code.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

Litigation Section

HB 1875

Relating to the creation of the business court and the Court of Business Appeals to hear certain cases; authorizing fees.

Oppose – In the name of the Section only

LGBT Law Section

HJR 159

Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the unconstitutional provision of the state constitution (1) providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and (2) prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

Background
Proposed Joint Resolution

Support

HB 1037
SB 129

Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section

 

(Real Estate Proposals)

HB 3502
SB 1939

Relating to non-substantive revisions to sections of the Texas Property Code referencing Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes. (Common Interest Communities)

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 3503
SB 1938

Relating to substantive revisions to sections of the Property Code referencing Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes. (Property Code Clean-Up)

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 3504

Relating to non-substantive revisions to sections of the Property Code removing archaic references and clarifying delivery by tenant of a forwarding address. (Landlord Tenant)

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

 

(Probate and Trust Proposals)

 

      Trusts

 

HB 2179
SB 1933

Relating to trusts.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

 

      Guardianships

HB 2178
SB 626

Relating to guardianships

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

 

      Decedents’ Estates

HB 2182
SB 1937

Relating to decedents’ estates.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

 

      Powers of Attorneys and Advanced Directives

HB 2183
SB 1932

Relating to durable powers of attorney.

Background
Proposed Bil l

Support

HB 2697
SB 212

Relating to the making of an anatomical gift.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 2180
SB 1934

Relating to the authority granted under and form of a medical power of attorney.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

HB 2181
SB 1931

Relating to the order of persons who may consent to remove a decedent’s remains interred in a cemetery from a plot in the cemetery.

Background
Proposed Bill

Support

 

 

Posted by: Pat Monks