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HB 1909 85-0 (2017) Author: Villalba, Jason Relating to persons entitled to a mechanic's lien on real property. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2668 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John | et. al. Relating to a mechanic's or materialman's lien for retained funds under certain construction contracts. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3065 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe | et. al. Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens; authorizing a fee; changing the eligibility for community supervision. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1506 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens; authorizing a fee; changing the eligibility for community supervision. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2073 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to a mechanic's or materialman's lien for retained funds under certain construction contracts. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3071 83-0 (2013) Author: Pitts, Jim | et. al. Relating to a worker's lien on a vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3553 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 1281 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 346 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in certain proceedings concerning mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens. House: Business & Industry Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1456 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim and to the creation of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien for certain landscaping. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/12
HB 1860 82-0 (2011) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to waiver of priority for removables in certain mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien claims. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2525 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien for landscaping. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
No action taken in committee
SB 539 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Kleinschmidt, Tim
Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in certain proceedings concerning mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1332 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
HB 669 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to liability arising out of the filing of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4124 81-0 (2009) Author: Harless, Patricia Relating to certain possessory liens on certain motor vehicles, motorboats, vessels, or outboard motors. House: Business & Industry No action taken in committee
HB 2133 80-0 (2007) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to a person who is entitled to claim a lien on certain assets. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures
SB 1103 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a person who is entitled to claim a lien on certain assets. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 629 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to notice required for a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien in certain circumstances. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1261 79-0 (2005) Author: Farabee, David Relating to placement of a mechanic's lien on residential real property. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 2995 79-0 (2005) Author: King, Tracy Relating to a person who is entitled to claim a lien on certain assets. House: Business & Industry Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 208 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to persons who may obtain a mechanic's lien on real property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 688 78-0 (2003) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the release of a mechanic's lien. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 3018 78-0 (2003) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to mechanic's contractor's or materialman's lien. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 551 78-0 (2003) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the priority of a construction lender's lien over a mechanic's lien. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2056 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to residential construction projects. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HJR 5 77-0 (2001) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing requirements for imposing a lien for work and material used in the construction, repair, or renovation of improvements on residential homestead property and including the conversion and refinance of a personal property lien secured by a manufactured home to a lien on real property as a debt on homestead property protected from a forced sale. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 1495 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, and materialman's liens. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SJR 29 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing requirements for imposing a lien for work and material used in the construction, repair, or renovation of improvements on residential homestead property. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2054 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, and materialmen's liens. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2135 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to establishing a mechanic's lien for landscaping installations. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 3352 76-0 (1999) Author: Ritter, Allan Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, and materialman's liens. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 1269 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, and materialman's liens. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 740 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to mechanics', contractors', and materialmen's liens; providing penalties. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1192 74-0 (1995) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the procedure for perfecting a mechanic's lien of a subcontractor. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 228 73-0 (1993) Author: Martin, Mike Relating to the release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 680 71-0 (1989) Author: Grusendorf, Kent Relating to a mechanic's lien of a subcontractor. House: Business & Commerce 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1012 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to the priority of a subsequent loan advance over a mechanic's lien. House: Financial Institutions No action taken in subcommittee
HB 1127 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to mechanics' liens and to bonds of public works contractors. House: Business & Commerce Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HB 511 70-0 (1987) Author: Heflin, Talmadge Relating to a worker's lien on aircraft for repairs and maintenance. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 735 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the period for giving notice of certain mechanic's lien claims. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 427 70-0 (1987) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the period of giving notice of certain mechanic's lien claims. Senate: Jurisprudence Left as pending business in comm.
SB 445 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to a worker's lien on aircraft for repairs and maintenance. Senate: Jurisprudence Left as pending business in comm.
HB 43 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to costs of collection in suits on mechanics' liens. House: Judicial Affairs Coauthor authorized
HB 376 69-0 (1985) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to notice of the legal description of property to which certain liens extend. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 705 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Relating to the time during which notice of certain mechanics' and materialmen's lien claims must be given. House: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 619 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the legal description of property to which certain liens extend and to certain costs; adding Section 53.004 to Subchapter A, Chapter 53, Property Code. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 423 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to recovery of collection expense for furnishing labor and materials, and to recovery of attorneys' fees and other expenses of defending invalid claims for furnishing labor and materials. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1036 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, Don Relating to the reinstatement of certain mechanics' and materialmens' liens. House: Financial Institutions Referred to subcommittee
HB 1126 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, Don Relating to the time during which notice of certain mechanics' and materialmen's lien claims must be given. House: Financial Institutions Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1127 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, Don Relating to an extension of the period during which lien claimants who are paid with checks that are returned for insufficient funds may file mechanics' and materialmen's liens. House: Financial Institutions Referred to subcommittee
HB 1129 68-0 (1983) Author: Lee, Don Relating to statutory retainage requirements in regard to certain mechanic's and materialmen's liens. House: Financial Institutions Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1782 68-0 (1983) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the regulation of the motor vehicle repair business and the creation, satisfaction, and enforcement of a possessory lien on a repaired motor vehicle; providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 1614 67-0 (1981) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to an exemption from the filing requirement for certain mechanic's lien contracts on homestead property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1615 67-0 (1981) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the filing of a mechanic's or materialman's lien contract on homestead property. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HJR 88 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the granting and enforcement of mechanics' and materialmens' liens on homesteads that are condominiums. House: Constitutional Amendments No action taken
HB 613 66-0 (1979) Author: Lauhoff, Herman E. Relating to a possessory lien for the repairer of a household appliance. House: Business & Industry Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 1093 66-0 (1979) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to mechanics possessory liens applicable to cost of completed repairs. Senate: Jurisprudence Removed from local and uncontested calendar
HB 1059 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt
Sponsor: Herring, Charles
Relating to liens for those persons, firms or corporations who may labor, specifically fabricate material, or furnish labor or material, for any construction or repair under circumstances where a lien may be legally created; defining the meaning of certain words and terms; authorizing or requiring retainage by the owner under certain circumstances and prescribing the amount of such retainage; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 513 62-0 (1971) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the stoppage of payment on any check, draft, or written order for payment of the indebtedness due for repairon any article, implement, utensil, or vehicle, if the carpenterm, or other workmen, relinquished possession due to the receipt of the check, draft or written order for payment.
HB 1087 62-0 (1971) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to laborer's, contractor's, and materialman's liens.
HB 1578 62-0 (1971) Author: Uher, D.R. "Tom" Relating to requirements for mechanics and materialmen's liens and the inception thereof, establishing priorities with regard to other liens.
SB 733 62-0 (1971) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Pickens, Ace
Relating to amending Revised Civil Statutes of Texas of 1925, adding a new section defining what constitutes the time of the inception of certain liens.
HB 954 60-0 (1967) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to fixing mechanics' liens on homesteads; requiring that a performance bond be filed with the contract.
SB 107 57-0 (1961) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to liens for persons, firms, lumber dealers or corporations, artisans, laborers, mechanics, subcontractors who labor, specially fabricate material or furnish labor or material for certain construction or repair works; creating liens to support payment; fixing the effective date of this Act and prescribing the contracts to which it applies and the contracts which shall continue to be governed by the law heretofore applicable.
SB 183 56-0 (1959) Author: Secrest, Jarrard Relating to the requirement of performance and payment bonds by public contractors and claims and liens thereunder for materials and labor.
HB 123 55-0 (1957) Author: Strickland, Robert L. "Bob" | et. al. Relating to liens of mechanics, laborers, contractors, and materialmen.
SB 91 55-0 (1957) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Relating to liens of mechanics, laborers, contractors, and materialmen; pertaining to the manner of fixing and securing liens, the rights of parties, and defining the rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of parties affected thereby.
HB 448 54-0 (1955) Author: Pipkin, Maurice Snow "Pip" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to liens of mechanics, contractors, and materialmen, so as to extend the definition of the word "improvement" to include application of chemicals to trees, crops or range land.
HB 521 54-0 (1955) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to liens in connection with oil and mineral developments and operations; changing the period for filing of statements with the county clerk by journeymen, day laborers, and other persons from three months to six months after the indebtedness accrues.
SB 189 53-0 (1953) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending Statutes so as to provide six (6) months instead of four (4) as the filing time limit for original contractors, prescribe information to be contained in affidavit for lien, and provide for conclusive presumption of furnishing under a single contract under certain circumstances.
HB 718 50-0 (1947) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to amending a previous Act, by providing for a mechanic's and materialman's lien for the security and payment for labor, material and supplies furnished for and in the construction of vessels of any nature and character whatsoever in the State of Texas.
HB 346 41-0 (1929) Author: Hardy, Bailey Whitson Relating to amending certain statute relating to liens of mechanics, contractors, material men and laborers. House: Judiciary
HB 83 35-0 (1917) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to amending law relating to laborers' and mechanics' liens.
HB 139 35-0 (1917) Author: Holland, Robert H. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the sale or removal of property subject to liens for labor performed and material furnished in the construction of oil, gas and water wells; providing penalties.
HB 251 35-0 (1917) Author: Tilson, Thomas J. "Tile" Relating to prohibiting the sale or removal of property subject to liens for labor performed and materials furnished in the construction of wells; providing a penalty.
HB 435 35-0 (1917) Author: Walker, C. E. | et. al. Providing for expanding the scope of liens to apply to laborers of all kinds and upon property upon which workmen and laborers are employed, and to make the wages of workmen due immediately upon the cessation of operation; providing punishment.
HB 350 34-0 (1915) Author: Bruce, Ernest L. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to liens of accountants, bookkeepers, artisans, craftsmen, factory operators, mill operators, servants, mechanics, quarrymen, common laborers and farm hands.
SB 59 34-0 (1915) Author: Hudspeth, Claude Benton Relating to creating a lien law for the protection of mechanics, artisans, laborers and material men for labor performed and material furnished on any buildings.
HB 438 33-0 (1913) Author: Haxthausen, Sr., August (Von) | et. al. Relating to protecting materialmen, artisans, mechanics, and laborers for material furnished or labor performed on any buildings, improvements, fixtures or articles whatsoever.
SB 40 33-0 (1913) Author: Collins, Vinson Allen "Yank" Relating to protecting and giving a first lien to materialmen, artisans, mechanics, and laborers for material furnished or labor performed on any buildings, improvements, fixtures or articles on which they have furnished any material or performed any labor.
SB 72 33-0 (1913) Author: Nugent, Clinton W. Relating to placing laborers handling timber under the provisions of the law relating to laborers' liens.
SB 485 33-0 (1913) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to providing a lien for certain parsons or corporations.
SB 157 31-0 (1909) Relating to providing for the speedy and efficient enforcement of the liens of mechanics and artisans on the buildings, improvements, fixtures and articles made or repaired by them.
SB 33 25-0 (1897) Relating to protecting accountants, bookkeepers, artisans, craftsmen, factory operatives, mill operatives, servants, mechanics, quarrymen, common laborers, and farm hands; to provide a lien, and prescribe the time of payments, and in lawful money of the United States; and prescribing the rights of the assignees of such persons.
SB 284 24-0 (1895) Relating to the liens of mechanics, contractors, sub-contractors, builders, laborers, and material men.
HB 47 22-1 (1892) Relating to providing for the speedy and efficient enforcement of the liens of mechanics, contractors, sub-contractors, builders, laborers, and material men.
SB 55 21-0 (1889) Relating to providing for the speedy and efficient enforcement of the liens of mechanics, contractors, subcontractors, builders, laborers, and material men.
HB 85 19-0 (1885) Relating to amending certain articles of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to mechanics', contractors', builders' and material mens' liens.

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