Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2935 by Hunter (Relating to the interlocutory appeal of a denial of a motion to dismiss in an action involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to allow an appeal from an interlocutory order denying a motion to dismiss based on the exercise of certain constitutional rights. The bill would repeal the Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 27.008(c) relating to the timeline for certain appeals. The Office of Court Administration reports that although the bill may increase the number of appeals to the district court, no significant fiscal impact to the court system is anticipated.
The change in law would apply only to a denial of a motion to dismiss made after the bill's effective date. The bill would take effect immediately if receiving a two-thirds vote of each house, otherwise the bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
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