Statement on House Passage of SB 1189
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—May 16, 2019
Contact: Lucy Nashed
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding the House passage of Senate Bill 1189, sponsored by Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, which requires accountability and transparency in attorney television advertising.
“No Texan should be frightened out of taking a necessary medication because of a misleading legal services ad on TV,” TLR General Counsel Lee Parsley said. “Today’s passage of Senate Bill 1189 brings Texas one step closer to requiring common-sense disclosures in legal services ads—including a disclaimer not to stop taking a prescribed medication without consulting a physician. We are grateful for the House’s quick action on this critical bill to keep Texans from being harmed by misleading advertising, and look forward to seeing Senate Bill 1189 on Gov. Abbott’s desk.”