By Armbrister                                         S.B. No. 1239
       74R5646 MWV-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to the compensation of an official district court
    1-3  reporter.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Sections 52.051(a) and (c), Government Code, are
    1-6  amended to read as follows:
    1-7        (a)  An official district court reporter shall be paid a
    1-8  salary set by the order of the judge of the court, subject to
    1-9  commissioners court approval.  This salary is in addition to
   1-10  transcript fees, fees for a statement of facts, and other necessary
   1-11  expenses authorized by law.
   1-12        (c)  An order increasing the salary of an official district
   1-13  court reporter must be submitted to the commissioners court of each
   1-14  county in the judicial district for approval not later than
   1-15  September 1 immediately before the adoption of the county budget
   1-16  for the next year.  A commissioners court may allow an extension of
   1-17  this time limit.
   1-18        SECTION 2.  Section 52.051(d), Government Code, is repealed.
   1-19        SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-20  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-21  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-22  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-23  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-24  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
    2-1  passage, and it is so enacted.