Texas ADR Bills


Following is a list of recent bills related to Alternative Dispute Resolution filed during the 81st Texas Legislature.

  • H.B. 2256. Relating to mediation of out-of-network health benefit claim disputes concerning enrollees, facility-based physicians, and certain health benefit plans; imposing an administrative penalty. The bills history is here.
  • H.B. 2095. Filed by Rep. Farrar, relating to the regulation of claims against residential home builders. This bill would, among other things, prohibit charging homeowners with fees in connection with a state-sponsored inspection or dispute resolution process and arbitration required under the same title. Status: referred to subcommittee on 03/16/2009.
  • H.B. 2896. Filed by Rep. Leibowitz, relating to forms to be used by builders in contracts for the sale or construction of a new home. This bill provides that a contract form requiring the parties to submit to binding arbitration can not be adopted. Status: referred to the Committee on Business & Industry on 03/17/2009.
  • H.B. 3426. Filed by Rep. Hernandez, relating to the notice required by certain mortgage servicers before foreclosing on real property. This bill provides mediation rules for foreclosure disputes. Status: referred to the Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services on 03/19/2009.
  • H.B. 3482. Filed by Rep. Coleman, relating to the notice required by mortgage servicers before foreclosing on real property. This bill is similar to H.B. 3426. Status: referred to the Committee on Business and Industry on 03/19/2009.
  • S.B. 1475. Filed by Senators EllisVan de Putte, and Watson, relating to the notice required by mortgage servicers before foreclosing on real property. This bill is identical to H.B. 3426 and similar to H.B. 3482. Status: referred to the Committee on Business & Commerce on 03/17/2009.

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