1-1     By:  Naishtat (Senate Sponsor - Wentworth)            H.B. No. 3635
 1-2           (In the Senate - Received from the House May 5, 1999;
 1-3     May 6, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on
 1-4     Intergovernmental Relations; May 7, 1999, rereferred to Committee
 1-5     on Jurisprudence; May 11, 1999, reported favorably by the following
 1-6     vote:  Yeas 3, Nays 0; May 11, 1999, sent to printer.)
 1-7                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-8                                   AN ACT
 1-9     relating to the Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County.
1-11           SECTION 1.  Sections 25.2293(b) and (d), Government Code, are
1-12     amended to read as follows:
1-13           (b)  A statutory probate court has general jurisdiction,
1-14     concurrent with the jurisdiction of the county court, to hear and
1-15     determine all actions, cases, matters, or proceedings instituted
1-16     under the [Subtitle D, Title 7,] Health and Safety Code.
1-17           (d)  A statutory probate court may exercise the pendent and
1-18     ancillary jurisdiction necessary to promote judicial efficiency and
1-19     economy.  A judge of a statutory probate court on the motion of a
1-20     party to the action or on the motion of a person interested in an
1-21     estate may[, with the consent of the judge in whose court the case
1-22     is pending,] transfer to the judge's court from a district, county,
1-23     or other statutory court a cause of action in which a personal
1-24     representative [, acting in the capacity of a personal
1-25     representative,] of an estate pending in a statutory probate court
1-26     is a party and may consolidate the transferred cause of action with
1-27     the other proceedings in the statutory probate court relating to
1-28     that estate.
1-29           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-30           SECTION 3.  Section 25.2293(d), Government Code, as amended
1-31     by this Act, applies only to a motion to transfer a proceeding to
1-32     the Probate Court No. 1 of Travis County filed on or after the
1-33     effective date of this Act.  A motion to transfer a proceeding
1-34     filed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law
1-35     in effect on the date the motion was filed and that law is
1-36     continued in effect for that purpose.
1-37           SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-38     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-39     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-40     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-41     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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