Bill

HB 1176

86(R) - 2019
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate State Affairs
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate State Affairs
Civil Remedies
Personal Property

Contact the Author

Drew Darby

Phone:

512-463-0331

Capitol Office:

GW.17

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Drew Darby

Sponsor(s)

Jose Menendez

Bill Caption

Relating to technical defects in instruments affecting real property.

Fiscal Notes

The Legislative Budget Board predicts no significant fiscal impact to the state. 

Bill Analysis

Currently, there is a two-year statute of repose (a law that bars a cause of action after a certain period of time regardless of when the personal injury or property damage occurs or is discovered) for a technical defect in the notarial acknowledgement of an instrument conveying real property. HB 1176 would change the two-year limitation to six months before an instrument conveying real property is considered to have been lawfully recorded. This bill would also remove certain types of technical defects for which an action for the recovery of the property or property interest is subject to a two-year limitations period.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 1176 because it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

Drew Darby

Phone:

512-463-0331

Capitol Office:

GW.17

Email: