81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 1685, Chapter 822 Page: 1 of 6
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S.B. No. 1685
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the creation of a district court records technology
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Chapter 51, Government Code, is
6 amended by adding Section 51.305 to read as follows:
7 Sec. 51.305. DISTRICT COURT RECORDS TECHNOLOGY FUND.
8 (a) In this section:
9 (1) "Court document" means any instrument, document,
10 paper, or other record that the district clerk is authorized to
11 accept for filing or maintenance.
12 (2) "Deterioration" means any naturally occurring
13 process or a natural disaster that results in the destruction or
14 partial destruction of a court document.
15 (3) "Preservation" means any process that:
16 (A) suspends or reduces the deterioration of a
17 court document; or
18 (B) provides public access to a court document in
19 a manner that reduces the risk of deterioration.
20 (4) "Restoration" means any process that permits the
21 visual enhancement of a court document, including making the
22 document more legible.
23 (b) The commissioners court of a county may adopt a district
24 court records archive fee of not more than $5 for the filing of a
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 1685, Chapter 822, legislative document, June 19, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149426/m1/1/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.