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Rep.Ortega, Evelina "Lina"

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Texas House Approves Expediting Substandard Building Court Cases  print page

by: Rep. Ortega, Evelina "Lina"

AUSTIN –Following this week's House passage of House Bill 36, which expedites court proceedings relating to substandard buildings, Rep. Lina Ortega released the following statement:

"In El Paso, we've seen historical buildings deteriorate and become more dangerous while property owners engage in prolonged litigation instead of taking responsibility for maintaining their properties. Currently, without an expedited process, substandard building cases can drag on for years threatening public safety and economic development. House Bill 36 will result in more timely resolution for these cases."

House Bill 36 will soon be eligible to pass the full Senate.

Brooke Bennett Galindo

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