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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x-Did Not Pass: SB 960 -- Convicted felon as independent executor

Caption: Relating to the waiver of the disqualification of a convicted felon from serving as independent executor of a decedent's estate.
Author: Wentworth
Bill History
Bill Text

Relevance: This bill would permit a convicted felon to serve as independent executor if the decedent appointed the felon and waived the disqualification of felons from service, so long as the felon otherwise qualifies as personal representative.