Bill Text: TX HB4495 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the transfer of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-10 - No action taken in committee [HB4495 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4495-Introduced.html
  86R11374 MM-D
 
  By: Murr H.B. No. 4495
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the transfer of certain suits affecting the
  parent-child relationship.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 155.202(a), Family Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  If the basis of a motion to transfer a proceeding under
  this subchapter is that the child resides in another county, the
  court may deny the motion if it is shown that the child has resided
  in that county for less than six months at the time the proceeding
  is commenced unless the motion is filed pursuant to Section
  262.203(a-1).
         SECTION 2.  Section 262.203, Family Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  On the court's own motion, the court in which a suit
  under this chapter is filed may, in accordance with procedures
  provided by Chapter 155, transfer the suit to a county where the
  child has been placed by the department if the court finds that the
  transfer is necessary for the convenience of the parties and in the
  best interest of the child.
         SECTION 3.  The changes in law made by this Act apply to a
  suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed on or after the
  effective date of this Act. A suit affecting the parent-child
  relationship filed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the suit was filed, and the
  former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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