The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 49 of 1,111
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GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. 33
requiring all bills to be read on three several days in each House,
and that this Act shall take effect from and after its passage, and
said rule is hereby suspended, and it is so enacted.
Approved February 12, 1927.
Effective February 12, 1927.
HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT NO. 2.CREATION
H. B. No. 268.] CHAPTER 24.
An Act to create an additional criminal district court for the County of
Harris; and to provide for district, jurisdiction, and organization of,
and procedure in said court; to provide for the transferring and
docketing of cases, and to provide for the trial and disposition of
causes during the absence of either judge; to provide for the appointment
and election, qualification, jurisdiction, duties, powers and compensation
of a judge thereof; to provide for a seal, and to provide
for a sheriff, clerk and attorney thereof; and to provide for the appointment
and pay of special deputy clerks, and an assistant district
attorney; to fix the time for holding terms thereof, and to provide
for jury service and empanelling of grand juries; to limit and conform
thereto jurisdiction of the criminal district court of Harris
County; to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith, and
to provide the date upon which this Act shall become effective.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That there is hereby created and established at
the city of Houston a criminal district court to be known as
the "Criminal District Court No. 2 of Harris County," which
court shall have and exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the
criminal district court of Harris County under the Constitution
and laws of the State of Texas.
SEC. 2. From and after the time this law shall take effect,
the Criminal District Court of Harris County and the Criminal
District Court No. 2 of Harris County shall have and exercise
concurrent jurisdiction with each other in all felony causes, and
in all matters and proceedings of which the said criminal district
court of Harris County now has jurisdiction; and either of
the judges of said criminal district courts may in their discretion
transfer any cause or causes that may at any time be pending
in his court to the other criminal district court by an order
or orders entered upon the minutes of his court; and where such
transfer or transfers are made the clerk of such criminal district
court shall enter such cause or causes upon the docket to
which such transfer or transfers are made, and, when so entered
upon the docket, the judge of that court shall try and dispose of
said causes in the same manner as if such causes were originally
instituted in said court. From and after the taking effect of
this Act, all felony cases of even numbers that are then pending
on the docket of the criminal district court of Harris County
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