87th Legislative Session

TheĀ 87th Legislature'sĀ regular session runs from January 12, 2021 to May 31, 2021.

TBPELS staff is currently monitoring submitted bills for any impact on the agency or the professions it regulates. The bills listed below refer to Professional Engineering or Professional Land Surveying directly or have a direct impact on the practice of those professions.

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Bill Number

Companion Bill

Author (s)

Summary

Link (s)

HB 3817

SB 1072

Hunter

Relating to the procedure for conducting surveys of public land, including the requirements regarding field notes and coordinate systems.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB3817

SB 1770

HB 2842

Paxton

Relating to the use of certain titles by a structural engineer.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB1770

SB 1072

HB 3817

Hinojosa

Relating to the procedure for conducting surveys of public land, including the requirements regarding field notes and coordinate systems.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB1072

HB 3069

 

Holland

Relating to statutes of limitation and repose for certain claims involving the construction or repair of an improvement to real property or equipment attached to real property.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB3069

HB 3162

 

Martinez

Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB3162

HB 3420

 

Button

Relating to the regulation of land surveyors by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB3420

SB 1072

HB 3817

Hinojosa

Relating to the procedure for conducting surveys of public land, including the requirements regarding field notes and coordinate systems.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB1072

HB 1418

SB 219

Leach

Relating to civil liability and responsibility for the consequences of defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB1418

HB 2116

 

Krause

Relating to certain agreements by architects and engineers in or in connection with certain construction contracts.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB2116

HB 2842

HB 2842

Hefner

Relating to the use of certain titles by a structural engineer.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB2842

SB 219

HB 1418

Hughes

Relating to civil liability and responsibility for the consequences of defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB219

 

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