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 577 (1)


Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 577 -- EMS not required to review or honor health care directive

Caption: Relating to emergency prehospital care provided by emergency services personnel.
Author: McClendon
Bill History
Bill Text

Relevance:  HB 577 amends the Health and Safety Code so that EMS personnel who are providing emergency pre-hospital care to a person are not required to review, examine, interpret or honor a person's written directive.