1-1     By:  Junell (Senate Sponsor - Wentworth)              H.B. No. 1176
 1-2           (In the Senate - Received from the House May 10, 1999;
 1-3     May 10, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on
 1-4     Jurisprudence; May 14, 1999, reported favorably by the following
 1-5     vote:  Yeas 3, Nays 0; May 14, 1999, sent to printer.)
 1-6                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-7                                   AN ACT
 1-8     relating to certain documents required to be filed with an
 1-9     application for probate of a foreign will.
1-11           SECTION 1.  Section 95(c), Texas Probate Code, is  amended to
1-12     read as follows:  
1-13           (c)  Copy of Will and Proceedings To Be Filed.  A copy of the
1-14     will and of the judgment, order, or decree by which it was admitted
1-15     to probate or otherwise established, attested by and with the
1-16     original signature of the clerk of the court or of [by] such other
1-17     official as has custody of such will or is in charge of probate
1-18     records, with the seal of the court affixed,  if there is a seal,
1-19     together with a certificate containing the original signature of
1-20     the judge or presiding magistrate of such court that the said
1-21     attestation is in due form, shall be filed with the application.
1-22     Original signatures shall not be required for recordation in the
1-23     deed records pursuant to Sections 96 through 99 or Section 107 of
1-24     this code.
1-25           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-26           SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
1-27     to an application for probate of a foreign will filed on or after
1-28     the effective date of this Act.  An application for probate of a
1-29     foreign will that is filed before the effective date of this Act is
1-30     governed by the law in effect on the date the application was
1-31     filed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
1-32           SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-33     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-34     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-35     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-36     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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