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  S.B. No. 1228
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the duties of district clerks regarding certain
  electronic filing systems.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 2.21, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  A district clerk is exempt from the requirements of
  Subsections (a)(4) and (5) if the electronic filing system used by
  the clerk for accepting electronic documents or electronic digital
  media from an attorney representing the state does not have the
  capability of accepting electronic filings from a defendant and the
  system was established or procured before June 1, 2009. If the
  electronic filing system described by this subsection is
  substantially upgraded or is replaced with a new system, the
  exemption provided by this subsection is no longer applicable.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1228 passed the Senate on
  April 7, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1228 passed the House on
  May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor