H.B. No. 3547
relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 25.1311, Government Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 25.1311. KAUFMAN COUNTY. Kaufman County has the
one] statutory county courts:
(1) [ court,] the County Court at Law of Kaufman
(2) the County Court at Law No. 2 of Kaufman County.
SECTION 2. Section 25.1312, Government Code, is amended by
amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (b-1) to read as
(a) In addition to the jurisdiction provided by Section
25.0003 and other law, a statutory county court in Kaufman County
has, except as limited by Subsections [ Subsection] (b) and (b-1),
the jurisdiction provided by the constitution and general law for
(b-1) The County Court at Law No. 2 of Kaufman County does
not have jurisdiction of civil cases in which the amount in
controversy exceeds the limit prescribed by Section 25.0003(c)(1).
SECTION 3. Section 152.1351(a), Human Resources Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(a) The Kaufman County Juvenile Board is composed of the
county judge, the judges [ judge] of the county courts at law [ County
Court at Law] of Kaufman County, the district judges in Kaufman
County, and the criminal district attorney.
SECTION 4. Notwithstanding Section 25.1311, Government
Code, as amended by this Act, the County Court at Law No. 2 of
Kaufman County is created September 1, 2007, or on an earlier date
determined by the Commissioners Court of Kaufman County by an order
entered in its minutes.
SECTION 5. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3547 was passed by the House on May 9,
2005, by a non-record vote; and that the House concurred in Senate
amendments to H.B. No. 3547 on May 23, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3547 was passed by the Senate, with
amendments, on May 21, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays
Secretary of the Senate