Honorable Jeff Leach, Chair, House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Jerry McGinty, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB156 by Perry (relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings to the county in which the executor or administrator of a decedent ’s estate resides and to the jurisdiction of the transferee court.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Estates Code to allow for the transfer of the administration of an estate to a county where the executor or administrator of the estate resides, if no immediate family member of the decedent resides in the county where estate administration was initially filed.
The bill would provide that, notwithstanding any other law, the court to which the probate proceeding is transferred would not have jurisdiction over any personal injury, wrongful, death, or survival action brought by or against the personal representative or otherwise related to the transferred proceeding.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2021.
The Office of Court Administration anticipates no significant fiscal impact to the state court system as a result of the bill.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.