Amend Amendment No. 6 by Darby (page 15, prefiled amendments packet) to HB 1951 in item (3) of the amendment, as follows:
(1)  On page 8, insert the following between lines 21 and 22:
SECTION 5.___.  Subchapter B, Chapter 2703, Insurance Code, is amended by adding Sections 2703.055 and 2703.056 to read as follows:
Sec. 2703.055.  REQUIREMENT OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS PROHIBITED. The commissioner may not require by rule, or through adoption of a title insurance policy or other insuring form, that a title insurance policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state:
(1)  insure against a loss that a person with an interest in real property sustains from damage to the property by reason of severance of minerals from the surface estate; or
(2)  provide insurance as to ownership of minerals.
Sec. 2703.056.  EXCEPTIONS; MINERAL INTERESTS. (a) Subject to the underwriting standards of the title insurance company, a title insurance company may in a commitment for title insurance or a title insurance policy include a general exception or a special exception to except from coverage a mineral estate or an instrument that purports to reserve or transfer all or part of a mineral estate.
(b)  The inclusion in a title insurance policy of a general exception or a special exception described by Subsection (a) does not create title insurance coverage as to the condition or ownership of the mineral estate.
(2)  On page 12, insert the following between lines 26 and 27:
SECTION 5.___.  Sections 2703.055 and 2703.056, Insurance Code, as added by this article, apply only to a title insurance policy that is delivered or issued for delivery on or after January 1, 2012. A policy delivered or issued for delivery before January 1, 2012, is governed by the law as it existed immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.