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Relating to expedited proceedings in cases involving dangerously damaged or deteriorated or substandard buildings or improvements in a municipality.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 253 would require courts to expedite any proceedings related to a suit brought for the enforcement of an ordinance relating to dangerously damaged or deteriorated structures or improvements. It would also allow a person to appeal an interlocutory order (a ruling by a trial court that is made before the trial itself has concluded) if the court denied a motion filed by a governmental entity in actions related to such structures or improvements. The appellate court shall render its final order or judgment with the least possible delay.
Texas Action remains neutral on SB 253 as it does not conflict with our liberty principles.