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  S.B. No. 874
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to forms for creating or revoking a transfer on death deed.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 22.020(a), Government Code, is amended
  by adding Subdivision (3) to read as follows:
               (3)  "Transfer on death deed" has the meaning assigned
  by Section 114.002, Estates Code.
         SECTION 2.  Section 22.020(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  The supreme court shall, as the court considers
  appropriate, promulgate:
               (1)  forms for use by individuals representing
  themselves in certain probate matters, including forms for use in:
                     (A)  a small estate affidavit proceeding under
  Chapter 205, Estates Code; and
                     (B)  the probate of a will as a muniment of title
  under Chapter 257, Estates Code;
               (2)  a simple will form for:
                     (A)  a married individual with an adult child;
                     (B)  a married individual with a minor child;
                     (C)  a married individual with no children;
                     (D)  an unmarried individual with an adult child;
                     (E)  an unmarried individual with a minor child;
  and
                     (F)  an unmarried individual with no children;
               (2-a)  a form for use to create a transfer on death deed
  and a form for use to create an instrument of revocation of a
  transfer on death deed under Chapter 114, Estates Code; and
               (3)  instructions for the proper use of each form or set
  of forms.
         SECTION 3.  The following provisions of the Estates Code are
  repealed:
               (1)  Section 114.002(b); and
               (2)  Subchapter D, Chapter 114.
         SECTION 4.  The repeal of Subchapter D, Chapter 114, Estates
  Code, by this Act does not affect the validity of a transfer on
  death deed or a cancellation of a transfer on death deed executed
  before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 874 passed the Senate on
  April 11, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 874 passed the House on
  May 14, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0,
  two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor