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 481 (1)


Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: SB 481 -- Removal/reinstatement of guardian

Caption:  Relating to the removal of a guardian of an incapacitated person ordered by a court.
Author:  Harris
Bill History
Bill Text 

Relevance:  Requires notice to a removed guardian and a hearing on an application for reinstatement as guaridian within 60 days of the date of removal.