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 SB 261 (1)


x-Did Not Pass: SB 261 -- Perpetuities

Caption: Relating to the rule against perpetuities.
Author:   Carona
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Relevance:  HB 372 would modify the rule against perpetuities to permit trusts to last for 200 years.

See "Perpetuities: How about 200 years?" on texasprobate.com.