Service of process; in order to be timely, must be made within 90 days from commencement of action. (HB1754)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Service of process; timing. Provides that in order to be timely, service of process must be made within 90 days from the commencement of the action. Currently, service of process is timely if made within 12 months. The bill also provides that no nonsuit may be taken more than 90 days after the commencement of an action in the absence of timely service of process unless the court finds that the plaintiff exercised due diligence in attempting to serve process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103080D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1754)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Courts of Justice