1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to certain documents required to be filed with an
 1-3     application for probate of a foreign will.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 95(c), Texas Probate Code, is  amended to
 1-6     read as follows:  
 1-7           (c)  Copy of Will and Proceedings To Be Filed.  A copy of the
 1-8     will and of the judgment, order, or decree by which it was admitted
 1-9     to probate or otherwise established, attested by and with the
1-10     original signature of the clerk of the court or of [by] such other
1-11     official as has custody of such will or is in charge of probate
1-12     records, with the seal of the court affixed,  if there is a seal,
1-13     together with a certificate containing the original signature of
1-14     the judge or presiding magistrate of such court that the said
1-15     attestation is in due form, shall be filed with the application.
1-16     Original signatures shall not be required for recordation in the
1-17     deed records pursuant to Sections 96 through 99 or Section 107 of
1-18     this code.
1-19           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-20           SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
1-21     to an application for probate of a foreign will filed on or after
1-22     the effective date of this Act.  An application for probate of a
1-23     foreign will that is filed before the effective date of this Act is
1-24     governed by the law in effect on the date the application was
 2-1     filed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
 2-2           SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
 2-3     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
 2-4     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
 2-5     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
 2-6     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
         _______________________________     _______________________________
             President of the Senate              Speaker of the House
               I certify that H.B. No. 1176 was passed by the House on May
         8, 1999, by a non-record vote.
                                                 Chief Clerk of the House
               I certify that H.B. No. 1176 was passed by the Senate on May
         26, 1999, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
                                                 Secretary of the Senate
         APPROVED:  _____________________