The following bills relating to arbitration were introduced during the ongoing 83rd Texas legislative session. The last day of the regular session will be Monday, May 27, 2013. Please click on the bill number to read its text and on the status link to find the bill’s legislative history.
- S.B. 1255 – “Relating to binding arbitration of an appraisal review board order determining a protest of an unequal appraisal of the owner’s property.” Bill status.
- SB 1691 – “Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in an arbitration proceeding involving county firefighters or police officers; creating an offense.” Bill status.
- HB 33 – “Relating to alternative methods of dispute resolution in certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and an assisted living facility licensed by the department.” Bill status.
- HB 1662 – “Relating to certain appeals through binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders.” Bill status.
- HB1970 – “The bill would amend the Local Government Code to provide requirements for certain municipalities and counties to regulate subdivisions within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality by agreement. A county and a municipality must enter into arbitration if an agreement is not in effect on or before January 1, 2014 as defined by the provisions of the bill.” Bill status.
- HB 2192 – “Relating to binding arbitration of an appraisal review board order determining a protest of an unequal appraisal of the owner’s property.” Bill status.
- HB 2956 – “Relating to certain binding arbitration provisions in certain insurance and health benefit plan coverage documents.” Bill status.
- HB 3193 – “Relating to certain appeals through binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders.” Bill status.
- HB 3196 – “Relating to licensing, certification, and arbitration requirements for certain health facilities and to the allocation of Medicaid beds in those facilities; increasing fees.” Bill status.
- HB 3444 – “Relating to eligibility to serve as an arbitrator in a binding arbitration of an appeal of an appraisal review board order.” Bill status.
- HB 3736 – “Relating to the sale of newly constructed homes and requiring the Texas Real Estate Commission to adopt contract forms to be used in the sale of a newly constructed home.” Bill status.
Last month, the deadline for filing new bills or joint resolutions passed. Please stay tuned to Disputing for more updates as proposed legislation that may have an effect on arbitration moves through the Texas Legislature!