The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 50 of 1,943
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38 GENERAL LAWS.
provided in Articles 3927 and 3928 of the Revised Civil Statutes
of Texas for 1925 to be taxed as costs of suit; provided
the fees of the district clerk shall not exceed the sum of three
dollars ($3.00) in any one case, except in cases where the clerk
issues citations out of the county or notices to serve non-residents
the fees shall not exceed five dollars ($5.00) in any one
case. The county clerk, for making out and recording the data
of each assessment, for certifying same in the minutes of the
Commissioners' Court, for posting redemption certificates, for
assisting in securing names for present owners of delinquent
lands, and for other services in such suits, shall receive one
dollar ($1.00); provided herein that any clerk who fails to
perform these duties shall not receive the fee allowed herein.
Where such suits are brought against delinquents to recover
taxes due by them to the State and county, and the said delinquent
pays the amount of taxes, interest, penalties and all accrued
costs to the county collector during the pendency of such
suit, then the county attorney shall receive as compensation
therefor two dollars ($2.00) for the first tract and one dollar
($1.00) for each additional tract embraced in said suit. The
attorney who institutes a suit and has prosecuted the same to
judgment in the district court shall receive all fees allowed
under this Article even though he has been succeeded in office
by another attorney; provided, in case the judgment is nDpealed,
then, and in that event, the attorney who secured the
judgment shall be entitled to an equal division with his successor
in office of the fees allowed therein, and the same shall
be paid to him whenever collected, regardless of the time when
collected, but said fees shall be subject to the provisions of this
Chapter and the Fee Bill pertaining to the maximum amount
allowed. Provided, that no provision of this Article or of this
Act shall be construed as affecting the vested rights of any
persons in fees or compensation already earned prior to the
taking effect of this Act."
SEC. 10. Articles 3900, 3912 and 3894 of the Revised Civil
Statutes of Texas for 1925 and any provision of law, general
or special, relating to fees of county or district officers, in conflict
with the provisions of this Act are hereby expressly repealed.
Officers named in Articles 3883 and 3883-A in counties
having a population of twenty-five thousand or less as well
as in all other counties shall make the report and keep the
statement required in Articles 3896 and 3897, and shall be
subject to the limitations and requirements of the Fee Bill.
Provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to
affect or repeal Chapter 271, Acts Regular Session, Fortieth
Legislature, page 409, relating to fees of county attorneys in certain
counties, but shall be cumulative thereof.
SEC. 11. Article 3883 of the Revised Civil Statutes of 1925
is hereby amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:
"Article 3883. Maximum Fees.-Except as otherwise herein
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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/m1/50/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .