General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature Page: 92
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68th LEGIS-2nd CALLED SESSION
"Section 1. The County Court of Dallas County at Law No. 1 has [sh4 he 'e] original and
concurrent jurisdiction with the County Court of Dallas County in all matters and causes, civil
and criminal, original and appellate, over which, by the general laws of the State, county courts
have jurisdiction, except as provided in Article 1970-4, Revised Statutes [Seeiot 3 of this Ae];
but this provision shall not affect jurisdiction of the commissioners court, or of the county judge
of Dallas county as the presiding officer of the [steh] commissioners court, as to roads, bridges,
and public highways, and matters of eminent domain which are now within the jurisdiction of
the commissioners court or the judge thereof.
"Section 2. The County Court of Dallas County at Law No. 1 has original and concurrent
jurisdiction with district courts in all civil cases in which the matter in controversy exceeds $500,
excluding interest, and does not exceed $20,000, excluding interest, mandatory damages and
penalties, attorney's fees, and costs.
"Section 3. The County Court of Dallas County at Law No. 1 has original and concurrent
jurisdiction with district courts in appeals of final rulings and decisions of the Industrial Accident
Board, regardless of the amount in controversy."
SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the crowded condition of the calendars
in both houses create an emergency and an imperative 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, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it
is so enacted.
Passed the Senate on June 29, 1984, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; Senate
concurred in House amendment on July 3, 1984, by the following vote: Yeas 31,
Nays 0; passed the House, with amendment, on July 2, 1984, by the following
vote: Yeas 129, Nays 3.
Approved: July 12, 1984
S.B. No. 43
An Act relating to creation and duties of the office of district attorney of the 355th Judicial District, to
the application of the Professional Prosecutors Act to the district attorneys of the 349th and
355th Judicial Districts, to the duties and authority of the district attorney of the 253rd Judicial
District, and to representation of the state in cases before the 75th, 253rd, and 344th District
Courts; amending the Judicial Districts Act of 1969, as amended, by adding Section 4.015;
amending Subsection (b), Section 4.013; and repealing Subsections (c) and (d), Section 4.014;
and amending Section 2 of the Professional Prosecutors Act, as amended (Articles 199a and
332b-4, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); providing effective dates.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Judicial Districts Act of 1969, as amended (Article 199a,
Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended by adding Section 4.015 to read as follows:
"Section 4.015. 355th JUDICIAL DISTRICT. (a) The office of district attorney for the 355th
Judicial District is created.
(b) The district attorney shall represent the state in all cases before the 355th District Court and
shall perform the duties imposed and have all the authority conferred on district attorneys by the
general laws of the state."
SECTION 2. Section 2, Professional Prosecutors Act, as amended (Article 332b-4, Vernon's
Texas Civil Statutes), is amended to read as follows:
"Section 2. DEFINITION. In this Act, 'district attorney' means each of the district
attorneys for the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 12th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 34th, 36th, 38th,
39th, 43rd, 47th, 51st, 52nd, 63rd, 64th, 66th, 69th, 70th, 75th, 76th, 81st, 85th, 90th, 97th,
105th, 106th, 118th, I19th, 145th, 155th, 159th, 173rd, 196th, 198th, 216th, 220th, 229th, 235th,
266th, [and] 271st, and 349th Judicial Districts; the criminal district attorney in each of the
counties of Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Caldwell, Cass, Eastland, Fort Bend, Galveston,
Gregg, Harrison, Hays, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jefferson, Kaufman, Lubbock, McLennan, Navarro,
Randall, Rockwall, Smith, Tarrant, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, and
Wood; the county attorney performing the duties of the district attorney in each of the counties
CH 15, SEC 1
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