By Naishtat H.B. No. 3635
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Sections 25.2293(b) and (d), Government Code, are
1-5 amended to read as follows:
1-6 (b) A statutory probate court has general jurisdiction,
1-7 concurrent with the jurisdiction of the county court, to hear and
1-8 determine all actions, cases, matters, or proceedings instituted
1-9 under the [
Subtitle D, Title 7,] Health and Safety Code.
1-10 (d) A statutory probate court may exercise the pendent and
1-11 ancillary jurisdiction necessary to promote judicial efficiency and
1-12 economy. A judge of a statutory probate court on the motion of a
1-13 party to the action or on the motion of a person interested in an
1-14 estate may[ , with the consent of the judge in whose court the case
1-15 is pending,] transfer to the judge's court from a district, county,
1-16 or other statutory court a cause of action in which a personal
1-17 representative [ , acting in the capacity of a personal
1-18 representative,] of an estate pending in a statutory probate court
1-19 is a party and may consolidate the transferred cause of action with
1-20 the other proceedings in the statutory probate court relating to
1-21 that estate.
1-22 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-23 SECTION 3. Section 25.2293(d), Government Code, as amended
1-24 by this Act, applies only to a motion to transfer a proceeding to
2-1 the Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County filed on or after the
2-2 effective date of this Act. A motion to transfer a proceeding
2-3 filed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law
2-4 in effect on the date the motion was filed and that law is
2-5 continued in effect for that purpose.
2-6 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
2-7 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-8 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-9 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-10 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.