HB 2003

86(R) - 2019
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Civil Remedies

Companion Bill

SB 970

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Jeff Leach

Bill Caption

Relating to the review and approval of contingent fee contracts for certain public agencies.

Fiscal Notes

The Legislative Budget Board does not anticipate any significant fiscal impact to the state. 

Bill Analysis

HB 2003 would prevent a public agency with the power to own or operate waste collection, transportation, treatment, or disposal facilities or systems, from entering into a contingency fee contract for legal services without review and approval by the attorney general. This would not apply to (1) a contingent fee contract to collect delinquent ad valorem taxes, and court fines and fees, accounts receivable; (2) a contingent fee contract for services rendered in connection with the issuance of a public security; or (3) a type of contingent fee contract designated by the attorney general by rule based on the insignificance of the risk involved or the existence of statutory authority for the contract.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 2003 as it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.