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  S.B. No. 259
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to jury summons questionnaires.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 62.0132(b) and (d), Government Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A written jury summons must include:
               (1)  a copy of the questionnaire developed under this
  section; or
               (2)  the electronic address of the court's Internet
  website from which the questionnaire developed under this section
  may be easily printed.
         (d)  Except as provided by this subsection, a [A] person who
  has received a written jury summons [and a written jury summons
  questionnaire] shall complete and submit a jury summons [the]
  questionnaire when the person reports for jury duty. If the
  district and criminal district judges of a county adopt a plan for
  an electronic jury selection method under Section 62.011, the
  county may allow a person to complete and submit a jury summons
  questionnaire on the court's Internet website as authorized under
  Section 62.0111(b)(5).
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  62.0132, Government Code, applies only to a written jury summons
  sent on or after the effective date of this Act.  A written jury
  summons sent before the effective date of this Act is governed by
  the law in effect immediately before the effective date of this Act,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 259 passed the Senate on March
  28, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 259 passed the House on May 4,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 1, two present not
  voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor