Bill Text: TX HB1744 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to limitations periods in arbitration proceedings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-09 - Placed on General State Calendar [HB1744 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1744-Introduced.html
  86R9501 BRG-F
 
  By: Smithee H.B. No. 1744
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to limitations periods in arbitration proceedings.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 171, Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, is amended by adding Section 171.004 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 171.004.  APPLICABILITY OF LIMITATIONS PERIODS. (a)  A
  party may not assert a claim in an arbitration proceeding if the
  party could not bring suit for the claim in court due to the
  expiration of the applicable limitations period.
         (b)  A party may assert a claim in an arbitration proceeding
  after expiration of the applicable limitations period if:
               (1)  the party brought suit for the claim in court
  before the expiration of the applicable limitations period; and
               (2)  a court ordered the parties to arbitrate the
  claim.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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