Pretrial motion practice in Texas state courts is one step closer to drastic change after the Senate State Affairs Committee unanimously passed two pieces of legislation Monday.

Two separate motions to dismiss are getting tweaked in House Bills 2730 and 3300, which both overwhelmingly passed the Texas House and are on their way to Senate passage now that they have cleared the Senate committee process. Before they become law, the Senate must pass both bills by May 22, its deadline to consider all bills on second or third reading, and the governor must sign the bills. If this happens, the changes would take effect Sept. 1.

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