Statement on House Passage of HB 2826
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—May 2, 2019
Contact: Lucy Nashed
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding the House passage of House Bill 2826 by Rep. Greg Bonnen, which brings transparency into contingency fee legal contracts with local governments.
“By passing House Bill 2826, the Texas House stood up for taxpayers, who expect transparency in government contracts, consistency in how those contracts are handled and accountability any time a private lawyer is involved with government litigation,” TLR General Counsel Lee Parsley said. “This bill is the product of thoughtful debate and input from stakeholders and will ensure local government clients get quality private legal services at a reasonable rate that allows them to keep more of any potential awards. We look forward to the Senate taking quick action on this critical bill.”