Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB4068 by Gonzales (Relating to the conduct of judicial proceedings and transaction of other essential judicial functions in the event of a disaster.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Government Code relating to the conduct of judicial proceedings and transaction of essential judicial functions in the event of a disaster. The bill would authorize certain actions as defined by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals, or the Court of Criminal Appeals in the event of a disaster. The Office of Court Administration anticipates any additional work for the courts resulting from passage of the bill could be reasonably aborbed within current resources. The bill would take effect September 1, 2009.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council
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