Bill Text: TX HB4738 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the creation of a county court at law in Gillespie County.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-17 - Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence [HB4738 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4738-Introduced.html
  86R10321 CAE-D
 
  By: Biedermann H.B. No. 4738
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of a county court at law in Gillespie
  County.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 25, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Sections 25.0881 and 25.0882 to read as follows:
         Sec. 25.0881.  GILLESPIE COUNTY. Gillespie County has one
  statutory county court, the County Court at Law of Gillespie
  County.
         Sec. 25.0882.  GILLESPIE COUNTY COURT AT LAW PROVISIONS.
  (a) In addition to the jurisdiction provided by Section 25.0003 and
  other law, a county court at law in Gillespie County has concurrent
  jurisdiction with the district court in:
               (1)  family law cases and proceedings; and
               (2)  juvenile law cases and proceedings.
         (b)  The district clerk serves as clerk of a county court at
  law for family law cases and proceedings and the county clerk serves
  as clerk for all other cases. The commissioners court may employ as
  many deputy sheriffs and bailiffs as are necessary to serve the
  court.
         (c)  If a case or proceeding in which a county court at law
  has concurrent jurisdiction with a district court is tried before a
  jury, the jury shall be composed of 12 members. In all other cases,
  the jury shall be composed of six members.
         SECTION 2.  The County Court at Law of Gillespie County is
  created on the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect October 1, 2019.
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