BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† H.B. 735

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By: Nixon

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Civil Practices

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Committee Report (Unamended)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

During the 78th Regular Session, legislation was enacted that moved Article 4590i, Vernonís Texas Civil Statutes, to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code. Now there exists antiquated cross references in the statutes.† It is the purpose of this bill to update citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in the Business & Commerce Code.

 

HB 735 updates citations to Chapter 74, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, in Chapter 26, Business & Commerce Code.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.†

 

ANALYSIS

 

HB 735 amends Section 26.01(b)(8), Business & Commerce Code, to refer to Section 74.001, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, and strikes 1.03, Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas, to reflect the updated statute.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

†September 1, 2005