2009 Texas Code
CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE
TITLE 7. ALTERNATE METHODS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
CHAPTER 173. ARBITRATION OF CONTROVERSIES BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CERTAIN NONPROFIT ENTITIES  

CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE

TITLE 7. ALTERNATE METHODS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION

CHAPTER 173. ARBITRATION OF CONTROVERSIES BETWEEN MEMBERS OF

CERTAIN NONPROFIT ENTITIES

Sec. 173.001. PURPOSE. The purpose of this chapter is to

abrogate the common law arbitration rule prohibiting specific

enforcement of executory arbitration agreements.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 5.03, eff. Sept. 1,

1997.

Sec. 173.002. SCOPE OF CHAPTER. This chapter applies only to

the arbitration of a controversy between members of an

association or corporation that is:

(1) exempt from the payment of federal income taxes under

Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by being

listed as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) of the

code; or

(2) incorporated under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act

(Article 1396-1.01 et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes).

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 5.03, eff. Sept. 1,

1997.

Sec. 173.003. AGREEMENT OR BYLAW PROVISION VALID. (a) A

written agreement to submit a controversy to arbitration at

common law is valid and enforceable if the agreement is to

arbitrate a controversy that arises between the parties after the

date of the agreement.

(b) A party may revoke the agreement only on a ground that

exists at law or in equity for the revocation of a contract.

(c) A provision in the bylaws of a nonprofit corporation

incorporated under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act (Article

1396-1.01 et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) that requires a

member of the corporation to arbitrate at common law a

controversy that subsequently arises between members is a valid,

enforceable, and irrevocable agreement by a member of the

corporation to arbitrate the controversy.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 5.03, eff. Sept. 1,

1997.

Sec. 173.004. COMMON LAW PRESERVED. This chapter is cumulative

of other law relating to common law arbitration. Except as

specifically provided by this chapter, this chapter does not

abrogate or repeal that other law.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 5.03, eff. Sept. 1,

1997.

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