H.B. No. 788
relating to the jurisdiction of the district court and the transfer
of cases from the county courts in the 50th Judicial District to the
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 24.152, Government Code, is amended by
amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
(b) In addition to other jurisdiction provided by law, the
district court in Baylor, Cottle, King, and Knox Counties
counties] has the civil and criminal jurisdiction of a county
(d) In matters of concurrent jurisdiction, the judge of the
county court in Baylor, Cottle, King, or Knox County may transfer a
case to the judge of the 50th District Court with the approval of
the district judge. When a case is transferred, all processes,
writs, bonds, recognizances, or other obligations issued from the
transferring court are returnable to the court to which the case is
transferred as if originally issued by that court. The obligees in
all bonds and recognizances taken in and for a court from which a
case is transferred, and all witnesses summoned to appear in a court
from which a case is transferred, are required to appear before the
court to which a case is transferred as if originally required to
appear before the court to which the transfer is made.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 788 was passed by the House on April
29, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 788 was passed by the Senate on May
24, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate