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 2722 (1)


Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 2722 -- State Medicaid program is payor of last resort

Caption: Relating to the state Medicaid program as the payor of last resort
Author: Perry
Bill History
Bill Text

Relevance:  This bill requires the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to adopt rules to ensure that, to the extent allowed by federal law, the state Medicaid system is the payor of last resort and provides reimbursement only if, and to the extent, that other public or private sources of payment are not available.