Honorable Tryon D. Lewis, Chair, House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB679 by Duncan (Relating to certain records and supporting affidavits filed as evidence in certain actions.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Civil Practice and Remedies Code relating to certain records and supporting affidavits filed as evidence in certain actions. The bill would modify the wording of a business record affidavit concerning costs and necessity of services used to admit evidence into trial as a business record of a regularly conducted activity exception to the heresay rule. The bill also provides that the records attached to the affidavit are not required to be filed with the clerk of the court before trial commences except as provided by the Texas Rules of Evidence. The Office of Court Administration estimates the bill will not have a significant fiscal impact on the judiciary or the state.The bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
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