By: Wentworth S.B. No. 1002 Line and page numbers may not match official copy. Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1-1 relating to the transfer of cases by statutory probate courts. 1-2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-3 SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 25, Government Code, is 1-4 amended by adding Section 25.00221 to read as follows: 1-5 Sec. 25.00221. TRANSFER OF CASES. (a) The judge of a 1-6 statutory probate court may transfer a cause of action pending in 1-7 that court to another statutory probate court in the same county 1-8 that has jurisdiction over the cause of action that is transferred. 1-9 (b) If the judge of a statutory probate court that has 1-10 jurisdiction over a cause of action appertaining to or incident to 1-11 an estate pending in the statutory probate court determines that 1-12 the court no longer has jurisdiction over the cause of action, the 1-13 judge may transfer that cause of action to a district court, county 1-14 court, statutory county court, or justice court located in the same 1-15 county that has jurisdiction over the cause of action that is 1-16 transferred. 1-17 (c) When a cause of action is transferred from a statutory 1-18 probate court to another court as provided by Subsection (a) or 1-19 (b), all processes, writs, bonds, recognizances, or other 1-20 obligations issued from the statutory probate court are returnable 1-21 to the court to which the cause of action is transferred as if 1-22 originally issued by that court. The obligees in all bonds and 2-1 recognizances taken in and for the statutory probate court, and all 2-2 witnesses summoned to appear in the statutory probate court, are 2-3 required to appear before the court to which the cause of action is 2-4 transferred as if originally required to appear before the court to 2-5 which the transfer is made. 2-6 SECTION 2. (a) This Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 2-7 (b) Section 25.00221, Government Code, as added by this 2-8 Act, applies only to a cause of action filed on or after the 2-9 effective date of this Act.