2011 vol. 2 809 (2011)

handle is hein.ssl/sstx0275 and id is 1 raw text is: TEXAS SESSION LAWS 2011
Eighty-Second Legislature, Regular Session
H.B. No. 345
relating to limitations on awards in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for
breach of contract.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Section 271.153(a), Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
(a) The total amount of money awarded in an adjudication brought against a local
governmental entity for breach of a contract subject to this subchapter is limited to the
(1) the balance due and owed by the local governmental entity under the contract as it
may have been amended, including any amount owed as compensation for the increased
cost to perform the work as a direct result of owner-caused delays or acceleration;
(2) the amount owed for change orders or additional work the contractor is directed to
perform by a local governmental entity in connection with the contract;
(3) reasonable and necessary attorney's fees that are equitable and just; and
(4) interest as allowed by law, including interest as calculated under Chapter 2251,
Government Code.
SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies only to an adjudication
commenced on or after the effective date of this Act. An adjudication commenced before the
effective date of this Act is governed by the law applicable to the adjudication immediately
before the effective date of this Act, and the former law is continued in effect for that
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
Passed by the House on April 19, 2011: Yeas 142, Nays 0, 2 present, not voting; the
House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B. No. 345 on May 19, 2011: Yeas
140, Nays 0, 2 present, not voting; passed by the Senate, with amendments, on May
17, 2011: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Approved June 17, 2011.
Effective September 1, 2011.
H.B. No. 350
relating to discharging fines and costs assessed against certain juvenile defendants through communi-
ty service or tutoring.

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