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  By: Leach (Senate Sponsor - Taylor) H.B. No. 2757
         (In the Senate - Received from the House April 24, 2019;
  April 29, 2019, read first time and referred to Committee on State
  Affairs; May 15, 2019, reported adversely, with favorable
  Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0;
  May 15, 2019, sent to printer.)
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  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 2757 By:  Zaffirini
 
 
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 constitution of this state, and the laws 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.
 
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