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CS/CS/HB 91: Judicial Process

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Altman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bush

Judicial Process; Provides that person who acquires for value lien on property during course of specified legal actions takes such lien free of claims in certain circumstances; specifies effect of valid, recorded lis pendens in certain circumstances; revises authority of special process servers; requires that civil witness subpoenas be served by certain persons; revises requirements for substituted service on spouse; revises requirements for documenting service; revises requirements for service on LLC's; revises provisions on service outside state; authorizes certain persons to electronically sign return-of-service; exempts certified process servers from certain window sunscreening restrictions.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/4/2019 House - Ordered enrolled -HJ 575
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/12/2018 House • Filed
1/3/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 29
2/6/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/13/19, 4:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2/13/2019 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 297
2/14/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
2/15/2019 House • Original reference(s) removed: Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 294
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 294
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 29
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/07/19, 3:00 pm, Sumner Hall
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 289
3/7/2019 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 381
3/8/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
3/11/2019 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 376
3/11/2019 House • CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 373
3/14/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/20/19
3/20/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 452
• Amendment(s) adopted (431701) -HJ 452
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/21/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 466
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 109 NAYS 0 -HJ 466
3/27/2019 Senate • In Messages
3/28/2019 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 303
4/2/2019 Senate • Received -SJ 303
4/3/2019 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules -SJ 308
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/3/2019 Senate • Substituted for CS/CS/CS/SB 462 -SJ 308
• Read 2nd time -SJ 308
• Read 3rd time -SJ 308
• CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 308
4/4/2019 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 575