SB 738

85(R) - 2017
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Lois Kolkhorst

Bill Caption

Relating to the transfer of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. This Act takes effect only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of the Act is provided in a general appropriations act of the 85th Legislature.

Bill Analysis

This bill would require that upon receiving notice that a court exercising jurisdiction under Section 262 Family Code has ordered the transfer of a suit under the section, the court with continuing exclusive jurisdiction would be required to transfer the suit to the court in which the suit under Section 262 is pending. The bill would also require that on a motion of a party or the court's own motion, the court that rendered a temporary order to transfer a suit to the court of continuing jurisdiction if the court finds that it is necessary for the convenience of the parties and in the best interest of the child. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would enact procedural changes that do not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.