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  By: Leach H.B. No. 3533
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to elimination of limitations periods for suits for
  personal injury arising from certain offenses against a child.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 16.003(a), Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Sections 16.010, 16.0031, [and]
  16.0045, and 16.0046, a person must bring suit for trespass for
  injury to the estate or to the property of another, conversion of
  personal property, taking or detaining the personal property of
  another, personal injury, forcible entry and detainer, and forcible
  detainer not later than two years after the day the cause of action
  accrues.
         SECTION 2.  Section 16.0045(c), Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  In an action for injury resulting in death arising as a
  result of conduct described by Subsection [(a) or] (b), the cause of
  action accrues on the death of the injured person.
         SECTION 3.  Section 16.0045(a), Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code, is redesignated as Section 16.0046, Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, and amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 16.0046.  NO LIMITATIONS PERIOD. [(a)] A person may
  [must] bring a suit for personal injury at any time [not later than
  30 years after the day the cause of action accrues] if the injury
  arises as a result of conduct that violates:
               (1)  Section 22.011(a)(2), Penal Code (sexual assault
  of a child);
               (2)  Section 22.021(a)(1)(B), Penal Code (aggravated
  sexual assault of a child);
               (3)  Section 21.02, Penal Code (continuous sexual abuse
  of young child or disabled individual);
               (4)  Section 20A.02(a)(7)(A), (B), (C), (D), or (H) or
  Section 20A.02(a)(8), Penal Code, involving an activity described
  by Section 20A.02(a)(7)(A), (B), (C), (D), or (H) or sexual conduct
  with a child trafficked in the manner described by Section
  20A.02(a)(7), Penal Code (certain sexual trafficking of a child);
               (5)  Section 43.05(a)(2), Penal Code (compelling
  prostitution by a child); or
               (6)  Section 21.11, Penal Code (indecency with a
  child).
         SECTION 4.  (a) The changes in law made by this Act apply
  only to a cause of action that accrues on or after the effective
  date of this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.