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  86R13139 LED-F
 
  By: Leach H.B. No. 2757
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the rule of decision in a court of this state.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 5.001, Civil Practice and Remedies Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 5.001.  RULE OF DECISION. (a) The rule of decision in
  this state consists of those portions of the common law of England
  that are not inconsistent with the constitution or the laws of this
  state, the constitutions [constitution] of this state and of the
  United States, [and] the laws of this state, and case law precedents
  set by a court of this state.
         (b)  In any action governed by the laws of this state
  concerning rights and obligations under the law, the American Law
  Institute's Restatements of the Law are not controlling.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.