By Zaffirini S.B. No. 1001 77R6466 JMC-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the authority of a judge of a district court to hear 1-3 certain matters at a correctional facility. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 24.012, Government Code, is amended by 1-6 adding Subsection (e) to read as follows: 1-7 (e) A district judge may hear a matter relating to a civil 1-8 or criminal case at a correctional facility in the county in which 1-9 the case is filed or prosecuted if a party to the case or the 1-10 criminal defendant is confined in the correctional facility. For 1-11 purposes of this subsection, "correctional facility" has the 1-12 meaning assigned by Section 1.07, Penal Code. 1-13 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001, and 1-14 applies only to: 1-15 (1) a civil case filed in a district court on or after 1-16 that date; or 1-17 (2) a criminal case that commences on or after that 1-18 date.