Bill Text: TX SB1223 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-24 - Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm. [SB1223 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB1223-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Hughes S.B. No. 1223
 
  (Clardy)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to suits against The University of Texas at Tyler.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 76.04, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 76.04.  [SUITS;] VENUE[; CITATION].  [The board may sue
  and be sued in the name of the institution.] Venue for a suit
  against the university is in Smith or Travis County.  [The
  institution may be impleaded by service of citation on its
  president, and legislative consent to suits against the institution
  is granted.]
         SECTION 2.  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.  A cause of action that accrues before the effective date
  of this Act is governed by the law in effect at that time, and that
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  the 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, 2017.
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