The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 46 of 1,943
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34 GENERAL LAWS.
amounts of excess fees allowed by this Article for their services,
and for services of their deputies, or their assistants as
herein provided for, shall be paid into the county treasury of
the county where the excess accrued, provided that in counties
of less than twenty-five thousand (25,000) inhabitants
and which constitute a separate judicial district, the chief deputy
or the first assistant of the officer named in this Chapter,
shall receive a sum not to exceed a rate of eighteen hundred
($1,800.00) dollars per annum, and the other deputies or assistants
a sum of not to exceed a rate of fifteen hundred $1,500.00)
dollars per annum, and the limitations as to the pay of deputies
and assistants elsewhere provided in this Chapter, shall
not apply in such counties.
"The compensation, limitations, and maximums herein fixed
in this Chapter for officers shall include and apply to all fees
and compensation whatever collected by said officers in their
official capacity, whether accountable as fees of office under
present law or not, and shall also include all compensation for
certified or uncertified copies of any record or paper, and all
fees or compensation for any certificates issued, any law, general
or special, to the contrary notwithstanding, and particularly
shall include all fees now allowed by law to officers pertaining
to delinquent taxes and tax certificates, but this enumeration
shall not be construed so as to exclude any other fees from the
operation of this Chlapter. The compensation fixed by this
Chapter for sheriffs skall be exclusive of any reward received
for the apprehension of criminals or fugitives from justice.
The maximum fees for the compensation of district attorneys
and criminal district attorneys shall be inclusive of the salary
allowed such attorneys by the constitution. The maximum fees
for the compensation of county judges and justices of the
peace shall be exclusive of any compensation received for performing
marriage ceremonies, which amount shall not be accountable
for and not required to be reported as fees of office."
SEC. 4. Article 3892 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas
for 1925 is hereby amended so that the same shall hereafter
read as follows:
"Article 3892. Failure to Collect Maximum.-Any officer
mentioned in this Chapter who does not collect the maxmium
amount of his fees for any fiscal year and who reports delinquent
fees for that year, shall be entitled to retain, when collected,
such part of such delinquent fees as is sufficient to complete
the maximum compensation authorized by Articles 3883,
3883-A, and 3886 for the year in which delinquent fees were
charged; and also retain the amount of excess fees authorized
by law, and the remainder of the delinquent fees for that fiscal
year shall be paid as herein provided for when collected; provided,
the provisions of this Article shall not apply to any officer
after one year from the date he ceases to hold the office
to which any delinquent fee is due, and in the event the officer
earning the fees that are delinquent has not collected the same
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