By Chisum                                             H.B. No. 3120
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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the duties and salary of the county attorney of Carson
 1-3     County.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 43.147, Government Code, is amended to
 1-6     read as follows:
 1-7           Sec. 43.147.  100TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.  The voters of
 1-8     Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, and Hall counties [the 100th
 1-9     Judicial District] elect a district attorney for the 100th Judicial
1-10     District.  Except as provided by Section 45.133(c), the district
1-11     attorney for the 100th Judicial District represents the state in
1-12     the district court only in Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, and
1-13     Hall counties.
1-14           SECTION 2.  Subchapter B, Chapter 45, Government Code, is
1-15     amended by adding Section 45.133 to read as follows:
1-16           Sec. 45.133.  CARSON COUNTY.  (a)  The county attorney of
1-17     Carson County shall represent the state in all matters pending
1-18     before the 100th District Court in Carson County.  The county
1-19     attorney is entitled to be compensated in the manner and amount
1-20     fixed by general law relating to the salary paid to district
1-21     attorneys by the state except that Carson County and the state
1-22     shall jointly bear the expense of the county attorney's salary.
1-23     Carson County shall pay $28,500 of the total salary of the county
1-24     attorney, and the state shall pay the balance.
 2-1           (b)  The county attorney of Carson County is entitled to
 2-2     receive funds from the state for the payment of staff salaries and
 2-3     office expenses as provided in the General Appropriations Act for a
 2-4     district attorney who serves a single-county district.
 2-5           (c)  If there is no county attorney in Carson County, the
 2-6     district attorney of the 100th Judicial District, on appointment by
 2-7     the judge of the 100th District Court, shall represent the state in
 2-8     all matters pending before the 100th District Court in Carson
 2-9     County.
2-10           SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
2-11           SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
2-12     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-13     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-14     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-15     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.