81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 1685, Chapter 822 Page: 2 of 6
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S.B. No. 1685
1 suit, including an appeal from an inferior court, or a
2 cross-action, counterclaim, intervention, contempt action, motion
3 for new trial, or third-party petition, in a district court in the
4 county as part of the county's annual budget. The fee must be set
5 and itemized in the county's budget as part of the budget
6 preparation process and must be approved in a public meeting. The
7 fee is for preservation and restoration services performed in
8 connection with maintaining a district court records archive.
9 (c) The county treasurer, or the official who discharges the
10 duties commonly delegated to the county treasurer, in a county that
11 adopts a fee under Subsection (b) shall establish a district court
12 records technology fund in the general fund of the county for
13 deposit of fees paid under Section 51.317(f).
14 (d) Subject to Subsection (f), money generated from the fee
15 imposed under this section may be expended only for the
16 preservation and restoration of the district court records archive.
17 (e) The district clerk shall designate the court documents
18 that are part of the records archive for purposes of this
19 section. The designation of court documents by the district clerk
20 under this subsection is subject to approval by the commissioners
21 court in a public meeting.
22 (f) The district clerk in a county that adopts a fee under
23 this section shall prepare an annual written plan for the
24 preservation and restoration of the district court records archive.
25 The plan may include a proposal for entering into a contract with
26 another person for preservation and restoration services. The
27 commissioners court shall publish notice of a public hearing on the
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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/m1/2/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.