HB 790

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Sarah Davis
Jessica Farrar

Bill Caption

Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

HB 790 would enable a person to recover reasonable attorney's fees from an organization, the state, or an agency or institution of the state if the claim is for: rendered services; performed labor; furnished material; freight or express overcharges; lost or damaged freight or express; killed or injured stock; a sworn account; or an oral or written contract.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 790 because it advances the principle of property rights. If a person who has certain civil claims against an individual can recover attorney's fees from that individual, they should also be able to recover attorney's fees from the state, if the state is the party that has wronged them.