1-1 By: Finnell (Senate Sponsor - Brown) H.B. No. 1294
1-2 (In the Senate - Received from the House April 3, 1995;
1-3 April 4, 1995, read first time and referred to Committee on
1-4 Jurisprudence; April 26, 1995, reported favorably by the following
1-5 vote: Yeas 6, Nays 0; April 26, 1995, sent to printer.)
1-6 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-7 AN ACT
1-8 relating to the duties of a clerk of a justice court.
1-9 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-10 SECTION 1. Section 27.056, Government Code, is amended to
1-11 read as follows:
1-12 Sec. 27.056. CLERK. (a) Each justice of the peace may
1-13 designate one or more persons to serve as clerk of the justice
1-15 (b) The clerk may administer oaths and affidavits and make
1-16 certificates and affix the court's seal to those certificates.
1-17 (c) The clerk shall:
1-18 (1) maintain central docket records for all cases
1-19 filed in the justice court;
1-20 (2) maintain an index of all court judgments for cases
1-21 arising in the justice court; and
1-22 (3) <
A clerk shall> perform the other duties required
1-23 by law and < shall> assist the judge in handling matters before the
1-25 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1995.
1-26 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-27 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-28 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-29 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-30 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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