2009 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary for Judicial Department)|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession Filed)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to courts; and declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Authorizes Chief Justice of Supreme Court to establish procedures for closing courts in emergencies and establish standards for determining when courts are closed for purposes of rules and laws.
Authorizes presiding judge of judicial district to delegate exercise of administrative powers to another judge or to trial court administrator. Modifies provisions relating to imposition and collection of certain court fees. Provides that supplemental judgment may contain only provisions that were not included in general judgment. Creates exception. Makes other changes in laws relating to judgments. Creates procedures for preparing and transmitting record of court proceedings for appeals from juvenile court judgments. Specifies that person convicted of or having served sentence for certain misdemeanor crimes is not eligible to act as grand juror or juror in criminal trial for five years after conviction or end of sentence. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Chapter Number:||Chapter 484|
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Chapter Number Assigned|