Bill Text: TX HB1033 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-23 - Withdrawn from schedule [HB1033 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1033-Introduced.html
  86R2818 TSS-D
 
  By: Murr H.B. No. 1033
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil
  matters.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 26.042(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  A county court has concurrent jurisdiction with the
  justice courts in civil cases in which the matter in controversy
  exceeds $200 in value but does not exceed $20,000 [$10,000],
  exclusive of interest.
         SECTION 2.  Section 27.031(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  In addition to the jurisdiction and powers provided by
  the constitution and other law, the justice court has original
  jurisdiction of:
               (1)  civil matters in which exclusive jurisdiction is
  not in the district or county court and in which the amount in
  controversy is not more than $20,000 [$10,000], exclusive of
  interest;
               (2)  cases of forcible entry and detainer;
               (3)  foreclosure of mortgages and enforcement of liens
  on personal property in cases in which the amount in controversy is
  otherwise within the justice court's jurisdiction; and
               (4)  cases arising under Chapter 707, Transportation
  Code, outside a municipality's territorial limits.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies only to a cause of action filed
  on or after the effective date of this Act. A cause of action filed
  before that date is governed by the law in effect immediately before
  that date, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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