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CS/CS/HB 1601: Farming Operations

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee ; Williamson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brannan ; Chambliss ; Clemons ; Fetterhoff ; Hawkins ; Maggard ; Melo ; Morales ; Roach ; Roth

Farming Operations; Prohibits farms from being held liable for nuisance except in certain circumstances; provides a burden of proof; prohibits nuisance actions from being filed against farm operations unless specified conditions are met; provides requirements for and limitations on damages; provides that plaintiffs who bring nuisance actions against farm operations are liable for certain costs, fees, & expenses.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/21/2021 House - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/CS/SB 88
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/2/2021 House • Filed
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/5/2021 House • Referred to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
• Referred to Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
3/15/2021 House • Added to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee agenda
3/17/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
• Reported out of Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
3/18/2021 House • Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
3/22/2021 House • Referred to Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
3/26/2021 House • Added to Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee agenda
3/30/2021 House • Favorable by Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
• Reported out of Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
4/13/2021 House • Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
4/15/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee
4/16/2021 House • Reported out of Judiciary Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
4/18/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/21/2021)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
4/21/2021 House • Substituted CS/CS/CS/SB 88
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/CS/SB 88