By Lewis of Tarrant H.B. No. 1012 76R1780 MLS-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the creation of additional judicial districts composed 1-3 of Tarrant County. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter C, Chapter 24, Government Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Sections 24.542 and 24.543 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 24.542. 397TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT (TARRANT COUNTY). (a) 1-8 The 397th Judicial District is composed of Tarrant County. 1-9 (b) The 397th District Court shall give preference to 1-10 criminal cases. 1-11 Sec. 24.543. 398TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT (TARRANT COUNTY). (a) 1-12 The 398th Judicial District is composed of Tarrant County. 1-13 (b) The 398th District Court shall give preference to 1-14 criminal cases. 1-15 SECTION 2. The 397th and 398th judicial districts are 1-16 created and this Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 1-17 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-18 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-19 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-20 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-21 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.