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                                                                  H.B. No. 3570




AN ACT
relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Hidalgo County. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 25.1101(a), Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) Hidalgo County has the following statutory county courts: (1) County Court at Law No. 1 of Hidalgo County; (2) County Court at Law No. 2 of Hidalgo County; (3) County Court at Law No. 4 of Hidalgo County; [and] (4) County Court at Law No. 5 of Hidalgo County; and (5) County Court at Law No. 6 of Hidalgo County. SECTION 2. Section 25.1102, Government Code, is amended by adding Subsection (b) to read as follows: (b) The County Court at Law No. 6 of Hidalgo County shall give preference to family law cases and proceedings. SECTION 3. The County Court at Law No. 6 of Hidalgo County is created on the effective date of this Act. SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 3570 was passed by the House on May 9, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 3570 was passed by the Senate on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor