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 549 (1)


Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 549 -- Disposition of remains

Caption: Relating to prohibiting the disposition of a decedent's remains by a person charged with certain criminal conduct against the decedent.
Author:  Dutton
Bill History
Bill Text 

Relevance:  A person who is indicted of a crime involving family violence connected with the decedent's death may not control the disposition of the decedent's remains.