After reading what actually passed, the House Committee seems to have struck all of the Senate language concerning 2210.552, and then added a new subsection (on page 36 of its 51 page bill) which reads :
SECTION 40. Section 2210.552, Insurance Code, is amended by
adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
(e) Notwithstanding Subchapter H, Chapter 74, Government
Code, or any other law, an action brought under this section may not
be transferred by the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation.
Maybe the calls and messages paid off. Maybe policyholders just got lucky. The important activity for now is to make certain that legislators know to keep it this way.
Stay tuned for developments.