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 Carson County Attorney.
 1-4           SECTION 1.  Section 43.147, Subchapter A, Chapter 43,
 1-5     Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
 1-6           Sec. 43.147.  100th Judicial District.  The voters of
 1-7     Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, and Hall counties elect a
 1-8     district attorney for the 100th Judicial District.  Except as
 1-9     provided in Sec.  45.133(c), the district attorney in the 100th
1-10     Judicial District represents the state in the district court only
1-11     in Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, and Hall counties [the 100th
1-12     Judicial District elect a district attorney].
1-13           SECTION 2.  Subchapter A, Chapter 45, Government Code, is
1-14     amended by adding Section 45.133 to read as follows:
1-15           Sec. 45.133.  CARSON COUNTY.  (a)  The county attorney of
1-16     Carson County shall represent the state before the district court
1-17     in Carson County and is entitled to be compensated in the same
1-18     manner and amount as provided by general law for district
1-19     attorneys.  The expense of such compensation shall be borne jointly
1-20     by Carson County and the state.  Carson County shall pay $28,500 of
1-21     the total salary of the county attorney and the state shall pay the
 2-1     balance.
 2-2           (b)  The county attorney of Carson County is entitled to
 2-3     receive from the state an amount for the payment of staff salaries
 2-4     and office expenses as provided in the General Appropriations Act
 2-5     for a district attorney who serves a single county.
 2-6           (c)  If there is no county attorney in Carson County, the
 2-7     district attorney of the 100th Judicial District shall represent
 2-8     the state in all matters pending before the district court in
 2-9     Carson County on appointment by the judge of the district court in
2-10     Carson County.
2-11           SECTION 2.  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,
2-16     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-17     passage, and it is so enacted.