Statement on Senate Passage of HB 2826
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—May 21, 2019
Contact: Lucy Nashed
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) issued the following statement regarding the Senate passage of House Bill 2826 by Rep. Greg Bonnen and sponsored by Sen. Joan Huffman, which brings transparency into contingency fee legal contracts with local governments.
“House Bill 2826 gives Texas taxpayers transparency, consistency and accountability when local governments hire private attorneys on a contingency fee basis to handle government litigation,” TLR General Counsel Lee Parsley said. “The passage of HB 2826 by the Senate ensures local governments will get quality legal services at a reasonable rate that allows them to keep more of their potential awards, and we look forward to seeing it on the governor’s desk.”