2011 Bills

2011 Legislation

The 82nd Texas Legislature ended its regular session May 30, 2011. All probate, guardianship and trust bills passed during the session have been signed by the Governor, and most become effective September 1, 2011. One bill in the first called session (SB 1) contains guardianship changes and, as of July 8, 2011, was awaiting the Governor's signature. Each bill affecting probate, guardianship and trust law is listed below. Click here to search for a particular bill, or use the list of topics and key words to the right to find legislation.

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All bills are labeled "Awaiting Governor's Signature," "Enacted," or "Did Not Pass."

Entries in HB 2657 (1)


x-Did Not Pass: HB 2657 -- Changes to 2009 Estates Code recodification (decedents' estates)

Caption: Relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 81st Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
Author: King, Tracy O.
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Relevance: This is a catch-all bill prepared by the Legislative Council to make corrections to various codes and to make conforming changes caused by other 2009 legislation. For probate attorneys, the most significant provisions amend those portions of the new Estates Code that reflect changes to the old Probate Code made in 2009. These changes are supposed to be nonsubstantive. The new Estates Code becomes effective January 1, 2014.