General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The First Called Session of the Fifty-Ninth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature Page: 1,952
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Ch. 727 60TH LEGISLATURE-REGULAR SESSION
force and effect unless and until changed and amended by order of
Sec. 17. Chapter 687, Acts of the 59th Legislature, Regular Ses-
sion, 1965 (Article 4477-4, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is repealed.24
Sec. 18. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to
any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not af-
fect other provisions or applications of the Act which can be given
effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the
provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
Sec. 19. This Act takes effect on September 1, 1967.
Sec. 20. The importance of this legislation and the crowded condi-
tion of the calendars in both Houses create an emergency and an im-
perative public necessity that the Constitutional Rule requiring bills
to be read on three several days in each House be suspended, and this
Rule is hereby suspended.
Passed the Senate on May 2, 1967: Yeas 30, Nays 0; May 24, 1967,
Senate concurred in House amendments: Yeas 19, Nays 11; pass-
ed the House on May 22, 1967, with amendments: Yeas 137, Nays 10.
Approved June 18, 1967.
Effective Sept. 1, 1967.
FOURTEENTH SUPREME JUDICIAL DISTRICT-CREATION
S. B. No. 261
An Act relating to creation of the Fourteenth Supreme Judicial District, with the
court to be held in Houston; amending Articles 198 and 1817, Revised Civil
Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended, and Section 2, Chapter 421, Acts of the
55th Legislature, Regular Session, 1957 (Article 1817a, Vernon's Texas Civil
Statutes); also adding Brazos County to the First Judicial District; making
an appropriation; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
Section 1. Article 198, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as last
amended by Section 1, Chapter 357, Acts of the 58th Legislature, 1963,
is amended 25 to read as follows:
Supreme Judicial Districts
"This state shall be divided into fourteen (14) Supreme Judicial Dis-
tricts, composed of the following named counties for the purpose of
constituting and organizing a Court of Civil Appeals in each of the several
Supreme Judicial Districts, as follows, to wit:
"First: Trinity, Walker, Grimes, Burleson, Washington, Waller, Har-
ris, Chambers, Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Colorado and
"Second: Wichita, Clay, Montague, Wise, Tarrant, Cooke, Denton,
Parker, Archer, Young, Jack and Hood.
"Third: Milam, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson,
Bell, Burnet, Blanco, Llano, San Saba, Lampasas, Mills, McCulloch,
24. Vernon's Ann.Civ.St. art. 4477-4. re- 25. Vernon's Ann.Civ.St. art. 198.
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Texas. Legislature. General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The First Called Session of the Fifty-Ninth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature, legislative document, 1967; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221761/m1/2088/?q=1967: accessed May 23, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.