HB 2343

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Paul Workman

Bill Caption

Relating to prerequisites to asserting certain claims arising from certain construction defects.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2343 would amend the Civil Practice and Remedies Code to add that before bringing an action asserting a claim regarding a construction defect, the claimant must obtain an inspection from an independent third-party licensed engineer and a report that identifies and describes the specific construction defect. Also, the claimant would be required to allow at least 150 days to correct the defect in the report.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill updates the procedure of bringing a suit for a construction defect and does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral. However, the result of this legislation may result in fewer costly frivolous lawsuits and such a result would be beneficial if realized. 

Organizations Supporting

AGC-Texas Building Branch
American Insurance Association
Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
Texans for Lawsuit Reform
Texas Association of Builders
Texas Construction Association
Texas Society of Architects
Texas Water Infrastructure Network

Organizations Opposed

Texas Conference of Urban Counties
Texas Municipal League
Texas Trial Lawyers Association