Citation by Publication

Laws & Rules 

Order Delaying Effective Date of Amendments to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 116 and 117 and Website for Service of Process

Order Amending Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 116 and 117

Texas Government Code

Sec. 72.034.  PUBLIC INFORMATION INTERNET WEBSITE.  (a)  In this section:

(1)  "Public information" means citation, other related public or legal notice that a person, including a party to a cause of action, is required to publish under a statute or rule, and any other information that the person submits for publication on the public information Internet website to effectuate service of citation by publication.

(2)  "Public information Internet website" means the official statewide Internet website developed and maintained by the office under this section for the purpose of providing citation by publication.

(b)  The office shall develop and maintain a public information Internet website that allows a person to easily publish public information on the Internet website or the office to post public information on the Internet website on receipt from the person.

(c)  The public information Internet website shall allow the public to easily access, search, and sort the public information.

(d)  The supreme court by rule shall establish procedures for the submission of public information to the public information Internet website by a person who is required to publish the information.

 

Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 606 (S.B. 891), Sec. 9.03, eff. September 1, 2019.