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SB 1294: Application of Foreign Law


Application of Foreign Law; Specifies the public policy of this state in applying the choice of a foreign law, legal code, or system under certain circumstances. Declares that certain decisions rendered under such laws, codes, or systems are void. Declares that certain choice of venue or forum provisions in a contract are void. Declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied under certain circumstances. Provides that the act does not apply to a corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, etc.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Location: In committee/council (CM)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/22/2011 Senate • Filed
    3/7/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 96
    3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 96
    3/30/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/04/11, 3:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
    4/4/2011 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 322
    4/5/2011 Senate • Now in Commerce and Tourism -SJ 322
    5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Commerce and Tourism

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  • SB 1294, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/22/2011 at 10:53 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 4/1/2011 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 4/5/2011 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1273 Application of Foreign Law Metz Compare Last Action: 5/7/2011 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CVJS)

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/4/2011 3:15 PM Judiciary 5 Yeas - 2 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    45.022 Page 1 (pdf)

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