By Chisum                                             H.J.R. No. 37
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                                 A JOINT RESOLUTION
 1-1     proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of
 1-2     constable in Lipscomb County.
 1-4           SECTION 1. Section 18, Article V, Texas Constitution, is
 1-5     amended by adding Subsection (h) to read as follows:
 1-6           (h)  The office of Constable in Lipscomb County is abolished.
 1-7     The functions of the office are transferred to the County Sheriff.
 1-8     However, the office of Constable is abolished under this subsection
 1-9     only if, at the statewide election at which the constitutional
1-10     amendment providing for the abolition of the office in Lipscomb
1-11     County is submitted to and approved by the voters, a majority of
1-12     the voters of Lipscomb County voting on the question at that
1-13     election also favor the amendment.
1-14           SECTION 2. The following temporary provision is added to the
1-15     Texas Constitution:
1-16           TEMPORARY PROVISION.  The abolition of the office of
1-17     constable in Lipscomb County under the constitutional amendment
1-18     proposed by the 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001, providing
1-19     for the abolition of the office in that county takes effect January
1-20     1, 2002, if the conditions of Section 18(h), Article V, as added by
1-21     that constitutional amendment, are met.  This provision expires
1-22     January 2, 2002.
1-23           SECTION 3. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
1-24     submitted to the voters at an election to be held on November 6,
 2-1     2001.  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against
 2-2     the proposition: "The constitutional amendment providing for the
 2-3     abolition of the office of constable in Lipscomb County."