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CS/HB 775: Jurisdiction of the Courts

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Santiago ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hood

Jurisdiction of the Courts; Provides that person submits to jurisdiction of this state by entering into contract that specifies that law of this state governs contract & agrees to submit to jurisdiction; clarifies circumstances under which an arbitration is international; limits application of certain provisions to instances in which arbitral tribunal orders party to preserve evidence; provides that initiation of arbitration in this state, or making of written agreement to arbitrate which provides for arbitration in this state, constitutes consent to exercise in personam jurisdiction.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 4/29/2013 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 186 (Ch. 2013-164) -HJ 962
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/13/2013 House • Filed
2/28/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 80
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 80
3/11/2013 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/13/13, 12:00 pm, 404 HOB
3/13/2013 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 272
3/15/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/18/2013 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 270
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 265
3/26/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/28/13, 10:30 am, 404 HOB
3/28/2013 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 372
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 372
4/26/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/13
4/29/2013 House • Substituted CS/SB 186 -HJ 962
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 186 (Ch. 2013-164) -HJ 962