General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Regular Session of the Sixty-Seventh Legislature, Volume 1 Page: 761
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67th LEGISLATURE-REGULAR SESSION
suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after
its passage, and it is so enacted.
Passed the Senate on April 30, 1981: Yeas 31, Nays 0; passed the
House on May 29, 1981, by a non-record vote.
Approved June 8, 1981.
Effective Aug. 31, 1981, 90 days after date of adjournment.
CRIMINAL APPEALS-COURTS AND JURISDICTION
S. B. No. 265
An Act relating to the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, and the
courts of appeals and to the Jurisdiction, places for transacting -business
and hearing cases, powers, duties, authority, procedures, records, and fees
of the courts; providing for the qualifications, duties, powers, appoint-
ment, terms, election, removal, and compensation of the judges of the
courts and for the duties and compensation of district and county attor-
neys and the necessary clerks, officers, and employees of the courts; pro.
viding for bail in certain cases after reversal of a conviction; providing
for the creation of judicial offices for courts of appeals; providing the
jurisdiction of and procedure for the trial and appeal of civil and criminal
cases and cases of original Jurisdiction; and providing an effective date
and transition procedures.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
Section 1. Article 198, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as
amended, is amended so to read as follows:
"Art. 198. 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 con-
stituting and organizing a Court of Appeals in each of the several Su-
preme Judicial Districts, as follows, to wit:
"First: Trinity, Walker, Grimes, Burleson, Washington, Waller,
Harris, 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, Run-
nels, Tom Green, Concho, Comal, Fayette, Coke, Sterling, Irion and
"Fourth: Jim Wells, Val Verde, Guadalupe, Sutton, Edwards, Kinney,
Maverick, Menard, Kimble, Kerr, Bandera, Uvalde, Zavala, Dimmit, Webb,
LaSalle, Frio, Medina, Duval, McMullen, Atascosa, Bexar, Kendall, Wilson,
Zapata, Karnes, Starr, Jim Hogg, Real, Brooks, Gillespie and Mason.
"Fifth: Grayson, Collin, Dallas, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman and Van
60. Vernon's Ann.Civ.St. art. 198.
1 Tex.Sess.Laws Bd.Vol. 81-19 761
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