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HB 3378 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1249 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Schofield, Mike
Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2544 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3027 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to requirements for an affidavit of adverse possession of real property. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 108 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to adverse possession of real property by a cotenant heir against other cotenant heirs. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 947 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to adverse possession of real property as a defense to certain offenses against property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 556 81-0 (2009) Author: Kuempel, Edmund
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to payment of attorney's fees in certain actions to recover possession of real property. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 79 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the ability of a person to acquire title to certain real property through adverse possession. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 886 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to adverse possession of real property. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1454 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to adverse possession of real property. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 542 69-0 (1985) Author: McKinney, Mike Relating to the requirements for claiming land by adverse possession. House: County Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
SB 208 65-0 (1977) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Blanton, Bill
Relating to the recovery of attorney's fees in certain suits for possession of land; providing for certain notice; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 669 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to pleading the 10-year statute of limitations in suits for recovery of land under certain circumstances. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 326 54-0 (1955) Author: Carpenter, Frank H. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes dealing with the acquisition of title to land by adverse possession, by providing for a recorded written memorandum or instrument specifying property to which adverse possession will apply; redefining adverse possession; making provision for application of adverse possession rule where errors in description of areas and boundary occurred in good faith; providing that titles previously matured shall not be invalidated or affected by this Act; repealing all laws in conflict therewith.
HB 769 54-0 (1955) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" Relating to providing that the ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing a twelve (12) year period of limitation; providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
SB 62 54-0 (1955) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing that the ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing a twelve (12) year period of limitation; providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 220 53-0 (1953) Author: Carpenter, Frank H. Relating to the acquisition of title of land by adverse possession for 10 years.
HB 398 53-0 (1953) Author: Garrett, Warren R. "Gabe" Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide that the right of the State, all counties, incorporated cities and all school districts shall not be barred by any of the provisions of this Title, nor shall any person ever acquire, by occupancy or adverse possession, any right or title to any part or portion of any road, street, alley, sidewalk, or grounds which belong to any town, city, or county, or which have been donated or dedicated for public use to any such town, city, or county by the owner thereof, or which have been laid out or dedicated in any manner to public use in any town, city, or county in this State.
HB 157 52-0 (1951) Author: Spring, Gilbert M. | et. al. Relating to providing for the assessment and payment of taxes on land in certain instances providing that ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing for a three-year period of limitation; providing that the provisions of this act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon.
HB 719 51-0 (1949) Author: Caven, Walter Thomas Relating to providing that the ownership of the surface estate in land shall constitute adverse possession of the mineral or sub-surface estate; providing a twelve (12) year period of limitations; providing that the provisions of this Act shall not apply when the sub-surface or mineral estate is drilling, producing, mining or being rendered for taxation and taxes paid thereon; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.
HB 743 51-0 (1949) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" Relating to requiring each person who is holding land openly and in peaceable and adverse possession to file his intention to hold such land with the Office of County Clerk of the county in which the land is situated before limitation will begin to run against the person having title to such property under a deed or deeds duly recorded; providing this Act shall be cumulative.
SB 129 49-0 (1945) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to amending the statute relating to the ten-year limitation on action to recover lands, tenements, and hereditaments so as to require the person in in peaceable and adverse possession to duly render property for taxation within proper time during the last five years of such adverse possession.
SB 85 48-0 (1943) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the ten year limitation on actions to recover lands, tenements and hereditaments so as to require the person in peaceable and adverse possession to duly render property for taxation within proper time during the last five years of such adverse possession.
SB 12 47-0 (1941) Author: Mauritz, Fred Relating to amending a certain Article providing that persons claiming title under the ten-year statute of limitation must have paid taxes without delinquency for the last five years of the period of peaceable and adverse possession.
SB 208 46-0 (1939) Author: Redditt, John Sayers Relating to amending a certain Statute by adding thereto a proviso to the effect that the defense of innocent purchaser shall be available against such limitation claims.
SB 345 46-0 (1939) Author: Brownlee, J. Houghton Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide that the right of the State shall not be barred by any of the provisions of this title, and to provide that no person shall ever acquire, by occupancy or adverse possession, any right or title to any part or portion of any road, street, alley, sidewalk or grounds belonging to any town, city, or county, or which has been donated or dedicated for public use.
HB 139 41-0 (1929) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute by adding thereto a proviso to the effect that the defense of innocent purchaser shall be available against such limitation claims. House: Judiciary
HB 146 37-0 (1921) Author: Burkett, Sr., Joseph W. Relating to amend a certain Act regarding a law relating to peaceable and adverse possession of land.
HB 56 33-0 (1913) Author: Ritchie, Elisha Bishop Relating to titles by limitation.
HB 39 22-0 (1891) Relating to limitation of actions for land.
SB 4 20-0 (1887) Relating to adverse possession.

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