Bills Still Alive
February 5, 2018 § Leave a comment
The deadline to report bills out of committee passed last Tuesday, and, as expected, many bills fell away. The survivors of interest to chancery practitioners are listed below.
HB 419 Authorize Mental Health Courts.
HB 801 Emergency placement of children in home of a relative.
HB 827 Register mobile home as real or personal property.
HB 936 Impose privilege tax on attorneys who practice in state but do not maintain domicile or regular business place here.
HB 962 Revise requirements to file petition for grandparent visitation.
HB 1084 Terminate parental rights as to child conceived of rape.
HB 1091 Clarify that wrongful death claim may be opened outside estate.
HB 1169 Definition of personal property.
HB 1306 Construction dispute resolution agreements void in certain conditions.
SB 2044 Expand authority of Chief Justice to appoint special judges.
SB 2473 Revise Residential Landlord/Tenant Act to provide more protection to landlords.
SB 2557 Revise age of majority.
SB 2782 Revise parties entitled to notice in muniment of title cases.
SB 2810 Allow DHS to perform criminal background checks on all employees, contractors, and volunteers.
SB 2886 Allow representative or guardian to place security freeze on credit report of protected consumer.
An old legislator once told me that “a bill is never dead until it’s dead, dead, dead.” Meaning that some measure that you were sure had been laid to rest can yet rise zombie-like from its tomb to creep fully into life. So if there is some bill that you have been following — pro or con — you might want to keep one eye peeled for it just to see whether it finds its way back out into the arena.