The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21] Page: 19 of 1,670
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GENERAL LAWS. 11
KERR COUNTY-DIMINISHING THE JURISDICTION OF THE
COUNTY COURT OF, AND CONFERRING CIVIL AND
CRIMINAL JURISDICTION UPON THE DISTRICT
II. B1. No. 152.1 CHAPTER 7.
An Act diminishing the jurisdiction of the county court of Kerr County,
Texas, so that such court will have only the jurisdiction of a probate court,
and conferring the civil and criminal jurisdiction of said county court
upon the district court of Kerr County; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Hereafter the county court of Kerr County, Texas,
shall have no civil or criminal jurisdiction, and shall have only the
general jurisdiction of a probate court.
SEc. 2. All the jurisdiction, civil and criminal, of the county
court of Kerr County shall hereafter vest in the district court of
SEC. 3. All civil and criminal cases pending in the county court
of Kerr County at the time this Act takes effect shall by force of
this Act be immediately transferred to the district court of said
county without any order for any such transfer being made, and the
jurisdiction of the district court shall attach to all cases now pending
in said county court when this Act takes effect, and it shall be
the duty of the county clerk of Kerr County to make any and all
necessary transfer of papers, records, files, books and dockets to
carry out the purposes of this Act. All writs and process returnable
to the county court under its criminal and civil jurisdiction shall
hereafter be returnable to the district court of said county.
SEC. 4. The importance of this Act and the fact that the district
court in Kerr County has ample time to attend to all civil and
criminal business of the county court of said county creates an
emergency and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional
rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each
House be suspended and that this Act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its passage, and said rule is hereby suspended,
and it is so enacted.
[NOTE.-The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the
House, yeas 130, nays 0; and passed the Senate, yeas 27, nays 0.]
Approved August 15, 1921.
Effective August 15, 1921.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1921 [Volume 21], book, 1921; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14933/m1/19/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .