By Finnell H.B. No. 1294
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the duties of a clerk of a justice court.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Section 27.056, Government Code, is amended to
1-5 read as follows:
1-6 Sec. 27.056. CLERK. (a) Each justice of the peace may
1-7 designate one or more persons to serve as clerk of the justice
1-9 (b) The clerk may administer oaths and affidavits and make
1-10 certificates and affix the court's seal to those certificates.
1-11 (c) The clerk shall:
1-12 (1) maintain central docket records for all cases
1-13 filed in the justice court;
1-14 (2) maintain an index of all court judgments for cases
1-15 arising in the justice court; and
1-16 (3) <
A clerk shall> perform the other duties required
1-17 by law and < shall> assist the judge in handling matters before the
1-19 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1995.
1-20 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-21 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-22 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-23 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-24 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.