79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 552, Chapter 109 Page: 1 of 5
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CHAPTER 109 S . B . No. 55
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the creation of magistrates in Nolan County.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
4 SECTION 1. Chapter 54, Government Code, is amended by
5 adding Subchapter BB to read as follows:
6 SUBCHAPTER BB. MAGISTRATES IN NOLAN COUNTY
7 Sec. 54.1701. AUTHORIZATION; APPOINTMENT; ELIMINATION.
8 (a) The Commissioners Court of Nolan County may authorize the
9 judge of the district court to appoint one or more part-time or
10 full-time magistrates to perform the duties authorized by this
11 subchapter in Nolan County.
12 (b) The judge may appoint magistrates as authorized by the
13 Commissioners Court of Nolan County.
14 (c) A magistrate serves~at the will of the judge.
15 (d) An authorized magistrate's position may be eliminated
16 on a majority vote of the Commissioners Court of Nolan County.
17 Sec. 54.1702. QUALIFICATIONS. To be eligible for
18 appointment as a magistrate, a person must:
19 (1) be a citizen of the United States;
20 (2) have resided in Nolan County for at least the two
21 years preceding the person's appointment; and
22 (3) have been licensed to practice law in this state
23 for at least four years preceding the date of appointment.
24 Sec. 54.1703. COMPENSATION. A magistrate is entitled to
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 552, Chapter 109, legislative document, May 2005; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth157822/m1/1/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.