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."

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Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: SB 587 -- AG actions involving charitable trusts

Caption: Relating to jurisdiction in certain proceedings brought by the attorney general with respect to charitable trusts.
Author: Uresti
Bill History
Bill Text 

Relevance:  Gives the statutory probate court of Travis County concurrent jurisdiction with another court exercising probate jurisdiction under Probate Code Section 4A in a proceeding brought by the attorney general alleging breach of fiduciary duty with respect to a charitable trust.