Category: Legislation

Business Law Updates from the 86th Legislature – Part 2

This is part 2 of the series discussing updates to the Texas Business Organizations Code (“BOC”) from the 86th Legislative session. This article reviews the changes to the delayed effective filing provisions contained contained in Senate Bill 1859 (“SB 1859), which go into effect September 1, 2019. New Delayed Effectiveness of Filing with the Secretary […]

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Business Law Updates from the 86th Legislature – Part 1

The 86th legislative session produced a number of updates to the Texas Business Organizations Code (the “BOC”) that deal with technological advancements. Senate Bill 1859 (“SB 1859”) allows blockchain and other electronic data systems are authorized for business entity books, records, ownership information, membership documentation, and other entity documents and actions. It also modified the […]

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New Criminal Conviction Licensing Laws at TDLR

The Texas legislature, being concerned with barriers to eligibility for occupational licenses by persons who had been convicted of criminal offenses unrelated to their license, passed H.B. 1342 this session. On June 10, 2019, Governor Abbott signed that bill into law and it will go into effect on September 1, 2019. This bill substantially modifies […]

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