HB 1844

85(R) - 2017
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Business, Industry, & Commerce
Civil Procedure
Civil Remedies

Companion Bill

SB 807

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Paul Workman

Bill Caption

Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, construction contracts that are principally for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property are under certain provisions concerning voidable contracts when there is a conflict subject to another state’s law. HB 1844 would broaden this provision to include more contracts and agreements that are subject to another state’s law. In addition, this bill would make it so that the party with the authority to void a contract or agreement provision is the party obligated to perform the work outlined in the construction contract.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Given the procedural nature of this bill, HB 1844 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
City of Fort Worth
Independent Electrical Contractors of Texas
Texas Apartment Association
Texas Association of Builders
Texas Construction Association
Texas Society of Architects
Texas Water Infrastructure Network