Senate Research Center S.B. 1301
AUTHOR'S/SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
Current law requires the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Court of Appeals District to hold court in the City of Eastland. Because of appeals cases originating outside the City of Eastland, it may at times be necessary or convenient to conduct business in another county in the district as determined by the court.
The Eleventh Court of Appeals District is a large district which would benefit from the ability to travel to hold court. Furthermore, most other court of appeals districts in Texas allow their courts to travel to other counties within their respective districts.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Section 22.212, Government Code, by adding Subsection (c) to authorize the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Court of Appeals District to transact its business in the City of Eastland or in any county in the Eleventh Court of Appeals District as the court determines is necessary or convenient.
SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 2005.