The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 47 of 1,943
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FORTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE-FOURTH CALLED SESSION. 35
within twelve months after he ceases to hold the office, the
amount of fees collected shall be paid into the county treasury.
Provided, however, that nothing in this Act precludes
the payment of ex-officio fees in accordance with Title 61 of
the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as part of the maximum
compensation. Provided, that any change made in this
Article by this Act shall not apply to fees heretofore earned."
SEC. 5. That Article 3897, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas,
1925, be amended so as hereafter to read as follows:
"Article 3897. Sworn Statement.-Each officer mentioned in
Articles 3883, 3883-A and 3886, shall, at the close of each fiscal
year, make to the district court of the county in which he resides,
by filing with the district clerk, on forms designed and
approved by the State Auditor, a sworn statement in triplicate,
one copy of which shall be forwarded to the State Auditor
by the district clerk within thirty days after same has been
filed in his office, and one copy of which shall be filed with the
county auditor, if any; otherwise, said copy shall be filed with
the Commissioners' Court. Said report shall show the amount
of fees collected by him during the fiscal year, and the number
of deputies and assistants employed by him during the year,
and the amount paid, or to be paid each. Such statement shall
include all fees and compensation whatever collected by said
officer even though heretofore exempt from the provisions of
any law. Said report shall be filed not later than March 1st,
following the close of the fiscal year and for each day after
said date said report has not been filed, said officer shall be
liable to a penalty of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars, which may
be recovered by the county in a suit brought for such purpose,
and shall be subject to removal from office. Provided, that
where any officer mentioned in this Chapter has expenses of
office for which he is required to file an expense account under
Article 3899, the Commissioners' Court is hereby expressly
inhibited and debarred from paying any ex-officio salary to
such officer until such expense account has been filed in accordance
with Article 3899."
SEC. 6. Article 3932 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas
for 1925 is hereby amended so as to read hereafter as follows:
"Article 3932. County Clerk, Ex-Officio Services.-For all
ex-officio services in relation to roads, bridges and ferries, issuing
jury script, county warrants, and taking receipts therefor,
services in habeas corpus cases, making out bar dockets, keeping
records of trust funds, filing and docketing all papers for
Commissioners' Court, keeping road overseers' books and list
of hands, recording all collection returns of delinquent involvents,
recording county treasurer's reports, recording reports
of justices of the peace, recording reports of animals slaughtered,
and services in connection with all elections, and all other
public services not otherwise provided for to be paid upon the
order of the Commissioners' Court out of the treasury, the
county clerk shall receive such sum as the Commissioners' Court
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27], book, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/47/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .