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HB 1988 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to the liability of sellers and manufacturers for the misuse of a product. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4167 81-0 (2009) Author: Gutierrez, Roland | et. al. Relating to the jurisdiction of the court over a nonresident manufacturer in a products liability action involving a nonmanufacturing seller. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1927 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the liability of manufacturers or sellers of fuel additives and components and fuels. House: Civil Practices Postponed
HB 3354 80-0 (2007) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the liability of a manufacturer or seller of a non-consumer safety product. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 4 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to reform of certain procedures and remedies in civil actions. House: Civil Practices
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HCR 299 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make technical corrections to H.B. No. 4. Signed by the Governor
HB 912 75-0 (1997) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al. Relating to certain inherently unsafe products. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 274 74-0 (1995) Author: Combs, Susan | et. al. Relating to increased civil penalties for deceptive trade practices against elderly consumers. House: Civil Practices Coauthor Authorized
HB 278 74-0 (1995) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to the time in which a products liability action against a seller of general aviation aircraft must be commenced. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
SB 214 74-0 (1995) Author: Sims, Bill | et. al. Relating to increased civil penalties for deceptive trade practices against elderly consumers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 373 73-0 (1993) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al. Relating to products liability. House: State Affairs Coauthor Authorized
HB 1343 73-0 (1993) Author: Bosse, Fred Relating to the time in which a products liability action against a seller of general aviation aircraft must be commenced. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2693 73-0 (1993) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to a cause of action by the state or unit of government against the manufacturer of a tobacco product under certain circumstances and providing that certain defenses shall not be applicable. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 4 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl | et. al.
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to products liability. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 5 72-0 (1991) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al.
Sponsor: Bivins, Teel
Relating to products liability actions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to s/c by Chairman
SB 301 72-0 (1991) Author: Bivins, Teel | et. al. Relating to products liability actions. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 15 71-0 (1989) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis | et. al.
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to products liability actions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 2522 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to the liability of certain sellers in products liability actions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 708 71-0 (1989) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to products liability actions. Senate: Economic Development Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1055 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the recovery by a claimant in certain products liability actions contesting the safety of certain vehicles. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 15 71-1 (1989) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to products liability actions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 41 71-1 (1989) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to products liability actions. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 15 71-4 (1990) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to products liability actions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 71 71-4 (1990) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to products liability actions. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
HB 100 71-5 (1990) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to products liability actions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1488 68-0 (1983) Author: Simpson, Bob
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the regulation of the formation and operation of risk retention groups; providing penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 2124 68-0 (1983) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
HB 2219 68-0 (1983) Author: Pierce, George Relating to reduction of damage awards in certain civil suits; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SB 160 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Barton, Erwin
Relating to creation of the offense of tampering with a consumer product including food or drugs; defining offenses and providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1201 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1202 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to reduction of damage awards in certain civil suits; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 855 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Relating to contractual limitations on certain liability. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 1136 67-0 (1981) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to product liability suits. House: Employment Practices Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 1310 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Relating to limitation of consequential damages by contract. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1507 67-0 (1981) Author: Pennington, Randy Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court actions. House: Employment Practices Coauthor authorized
HB 1627 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Relating to the limitation of remedies for the breach of a sales contract. House: Employment Practices Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 2154 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to time limitations on product liability suits. House: Employment Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 511 67-0 (1981) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to product liability suits. Senate: Economic Development Governor submitted as emergency
HB 373 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to evidence that a product complies with federal or state standards or regulations in certain actions for damages based on strict tort liability. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 374 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to qualifications of expert witnesses in products liability cases. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 375 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to misuse as a defense in product liability suits. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 376 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to certain alterations and modifications of a product as a defense in a product liability suit. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 377 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to the time for filing certain lawsuits against manufacturers, suppliers, sellers, lessors, and bailors. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 631 66-0 (1979) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to a system of comparative fault in product liability suits. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 670 66-0 (1979) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to state of the art as a defense in products liability suits. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 691 66-0 (1979) Author: Davis, Bob Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1161 66-0 (1979) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to products liability. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Motion lost to suspend reg order (to consider on 2nd reading)
SB 135 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to a system of comparative fault in product liability suits. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 136 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to misuse as a defense in products liability suits. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 137 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to certain alterations, modifications, and care of a product as a defense in products liability suit. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 138 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to evidence that a product complies with federal or state standards or regulations in certain actions for damages based on strict tort liability. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 263 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the time for filing certain lawsuits against manufacturers, suppliers, sellers, lessors, and bailors. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 264 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the tort theory of recovery in an action for damages resulting from a defectively designed product. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 265 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the state of the art as an absolute defense in actions for damages based on strict liability in tort, negligence, or implied warranty and to admissibility of evidence. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 364 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the method of payment of damages in certain court action. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1302 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Relating to certain definitions in, the relief and defenses available under, and the intent of the legislature regarding the construction of certain provisions of actions commenced by district and county attorneys concerning acts and practices declared to be unlawful under the provisions. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 766 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John Relating to product liability. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1003 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the provision for a complete defense to a products liability action whereupon evidence presented shows that the alleged injury resulted from the use of a product which had been altered or modified by the plaintiff or third person, subsequent to the manufacture or sale of that product. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably substituted
SB 1007 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to any action for damages for personal injury, death or property damage sounding in products liability defining a "defective product," and providing a defense based upon compliance by the manufacturer in the design, testing, and manufacturign process with the generally recognized and prevailing state of the art in existence at the time of design, testing, or manufacture. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1011 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the inadmissibility of evidence relating to postmanufacture change in the state of the art or in the product in any civil action against a manufacturer or seller of a product for damages allegedly caused by a defect in such product, or by an alleged failure to warn or protect against any danger or hazard which may arise in the use or misuse of such product, or by an allege failure to properly instruct in the use of such product. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1012 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the establishment of a statute of limitations on actions for recovery of damages based upon implied warranties arising out of an alleged desing, inspection, testin or manufacturing defect or any other alleged failure to warn regarding a product or arising out of any alleged failure to properly instruct in the use of a product. Senate: Economic Development Motion lost
SB 1013 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to evidentiary effect of a manufacturer complying with governmental standards in the manufacture or design of his product in any action for personal injury, wrongful death or property damage resulting from the use of that product. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1014 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the authorization in any action for damages for personal injury, death or property damage, for admission into evidence of all collateral sources of indemnity or other benefits received by the claimant as a result of the injury, death or property damage. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1015 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to limiting the duty of a manufacturer to warn only against those hazards associated with use of its product which are not "patent" or "open and obvious." Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1016 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to a provision for contribution among defendants in product liability actions. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 1134 65-0 (1977) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to consumer product safety; creating the Texas Consumer Product Safety Commission to regulate product safety; prescribing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SR 796 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" | et. al. Instructing Jurisprudence Committee to study product liability. Senate: Administration

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