H.B. No. 3227
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to creation of the County Court at Law No. 2 of Tom Green
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 25.2281, Government Code, is amended to
1-6 read as follows:
1-7 Sec. 25.2281. TOM GREEN COUNTY. Tom Green County has the
1-8 following <
one> statutory county courts: < court, the>
1-9 (1) County Court at Law of Tom Green County; and
1-10 (2) County Court at Law No. 2 of Tom Green County.
1-11 SECTION 2. Section 25.2282, Government Code, is amended by
1-12 adding Subsection (a) to read as follows:
1-13 (a) A judge of County Court at Law No. 2 of Tom Green County
1-14 may not be assigned under Chapter 74 to serve as a visiting judge
1-15 in Bexar, Dallas, Ector, Fort Bend, Harris, Jefferson, Lubbock,
1-16 Midland, Tarrant, or Travis County.
1-17 SECTION 3. Notwithstanding Section 25.2281, Government Code,
1-18 as amended by this Act, the County Court at Law No. 2 of Tom Green
1-19 County is created January 1, 1997, or on an earlier date determined
1-20 by the commissioners court by an order entered in its minutes.
1-21 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
1-22 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-23 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-24 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-1 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.