HB 3364

84(R) - 2015
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Civil Procedure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Mike Schofield

Bill Caption

Relating to the appeal of a judgment in an eviction suit.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 3364 would amend code to clarify that a final judgment of a county court in an eviction suit may not be appealed on the issue of possession unless the premises are for residential purposes only.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The provisions of HB 3364 would benefit the owners of commercial property whose tenants have been evicted and the eviction has been upheld in a county court. The property owners would be protected from having to absorb the potentially unaffordable costs of continuing to not have access to their property for their own use or to re-lease while an appeals process drags on. For this reason we support HB 3364 as an affirmation of private property rights. 

The second chamber sponsor is Senator Bettencourt.