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  H.B. No. 2232
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of a county court at law in Fannin County.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 25, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Sections 25.0761 and 25.0762 to read as follows:
         Sec. 25.0761.  FANNIN COUNTY.  Fannin County has one
  statutory county court, the County Court at Law of Fannin County.
         Sec. 25.0762.  FANNIN COUNTY COURT AT LAW PROVISIONS. (a)
  In addition to the jurisdiction provided by Section 25.0003 and
  other law and except as provided by Subsection (b), a county court
  at law in Fannin County has concurrent jurisdiction with the
  district court in:
               (1)  family law cases and proceedings, including
  proceedings under Chapter 262, Family Code; and
               (2)  proceedings under Title 3, Family Code.
         (b)  A county court at law does not have jurisdiction of
  proceedings under:
               (1)  Section 262.201, Family Code; or
               (2)  Section 54.03 or 54.04, Family Code.
         (c)  A county court at law shall transfer a family law case or
  proceeding instituted under Chapter 262, Family Code, from that
  court to the district court before a hearing governed by Section
  262.201, Family Code, is commenced. A case or proceeding
  transferred as required by this subsection shall be completed under
  the same cause number and in the same manner as if the case or
  proceeding were originally filed in the district court.  The
  district court may not transfer the case or proceeding back to the
  county court at law, except as provided by Section 262.203(a),
  Family Code.
         (d)  A county court at law shall transfer a juvenile case or
  proceeding instituted under Title 3, Family Code, from that court
  to another court designated as a juvenile court under Section
  51.04, Family Code, before a hearing governed by Section 54.03,
  Family Code, is commenced. A case or proceeding transferred as
  required by this subsection shall be completed under the same cause
  number and in the same manner as if the case or proceeding were
  originally filed in the juvenile court.  The juvenile court may not
  transfer the case or proceeding back to the county court at law.
         SECTION 2.  The County Court at Law of Fannin County is
  created September 1, 2009.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2232 was passed by the House on May
  15, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2232 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor