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 836 (1)


x-Did Not Pass: HB 836 -- Mental health services for minors

Caption: Relating to certain persons receiving mental health services.
Author: Shelton
Bill History
Bill Text 

Relevance:  This bill would permit the guardian of a person 16 years of age or older in certain circumstances to voluntarily admit the person to a public or private inpatient psychiatric facility for up to 14 days