Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1201 by Carona (Relating to an affidavit required to be filed in a cause of action against certain licensed or registered professionals.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would re-enact Subsection (a) of Section 150.002 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, and would add Subsection (a-1). The bill would require an affidavit of a third-party licensed architect, registered professional land surveyor, or licensed professional engineer to be filed in actions and arbitrations alleging professional negligence by a licensed or registered professional. The bill would take effect September 1, 2009.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.