H.B. No. 968
  relating to civil liability of shareholders and members of certain
  legal entities that engage in the trafficking of persons.
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 98, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is
  amended by adding Section 98.0025 to read as follows:
         Sec. 98.0025.  SHAREHOLDER AND MEMBER LIABILITY. (a)  This
  section applies to a legal entity governed by Title 2, 3, or 7,
  Business Organizations Code.
         (b) Notwithstanding any provision of the Business
  Organizations Code, if a legal entity described by Subsection (a)
  is liable under Section 98.002, a shareholder or member of that
  entity is jointly and severally liable with the entity to the person
  trafficked for damages arising from the trafficking of that person
  if the person demonstrates that the shareholder or member caused
  the entity to be used for the purpose of trafficking that person and
  did traffic that person for the direct personal benefit of the
  shareholder or member.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a cause of action that accrues on or after the effective date of
  this Act. A cause of action that accrues before the effective date
  of this Act is governed by the law as it existed immediately before
  that date, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 968 was passed by the House on April
  30, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 3, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 968 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________