81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2197, Chapter 846 Page: 1 of 2
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S.B. No. 2197
1 AN ACT
2 relating to fees paid to a constable for serving civil process.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
4 SECTION 1. Subsection (d), Section 86.021, Local Government
5 Code, is amended to read as follows:
6 (d) Regardless of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, all
7 civil process may be served by a constable in the constable's county
8 or in a county contiguous to the constable's county, except that a
9 constable who is a party to or interested in the outcome of a suit
10 may not serve any process related to the suit. All civil process
11 served by a constable at any time or place is presumed to be served
12 in the constable's official capacity if under the law the constable
13 may serve that process in the constable's official capacity. A
14 constable may not under any circumstances retain a fee paid for
15 serving civil process in the constable's official capacity other
16 than the constable's regular salary or compensation. Any fee paid
17 to a constable for serving civil process in the constable's
18 official capacity shall be deposited with the county treasurer of
19 the constable's county.
20 SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies only
21 to civil process served by a constable on or after the effective
22 date of this Act. Civil process served by a constable before the
23 effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect
24 immediately before that date, and that law is continued in effect
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2197, Chapter 846, legislative document, June 19, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149523/m1/1/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.