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Texas Laws | Government Code
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 2. JUDICIAL BRANCH

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 369 (H.B. 3391), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017. (19500)

SUBTITLE L. COURT PROFESSIONS REGULATION (19501)(Text)

CHAPTER 151. GENERAL PROVISIONS (19502)(Text)
Sec. 151.001. DEFINITIONS. (19503)(Text)

In this subtitle: (19504)

(1) "Certification" means a certification issued by the commission. (19505)

(2) "Commission" means the Judicial Branch Certification Commission. (19506)

(3) "Director" means the administrative director of the office. (19507)

(4) "License" means a license issued by the commission. (19508)

(5) "Office" means the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System. (19509)

(6) "Registration" means a registration issued by the commission. (19510)

(7) "Regulated person" means a person, firm, or other business entity, who holds a certification, registration, or license issued by the commission. (19511)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2014. (19512)

Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(21), eff. September 1, 2015. (19513)

Amended by: (19514)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 516 (S.B. 43), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2017. (19515)

CHAPTER 152. JUDICIAL BRANCH CERTIFICATION COMMISSION (19516)(Text)
Sec. 152.001. SUNSET PROVISION. (19517)(Text)

The Judicial Branch Certification Commission is subject to Chapter 325 (Texas Sunset Act), but is not abolished under that chapter. The commission shall be reviewed during the period in which state agencies abolished in 2023 and every 12th year after 2023 are reviewed. (19518)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2014. (19519)

Amended by: (19520)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 938 (H.B. 3123), Sec. 2.03, eff. June 18, 2015. (19521)

Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(21), eff. September 1, 2015. (19522)

SUBCHAPTER B. COMMISSION (19523)(Text)
Sec. 152.051. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION. (19524)(Text)

The Judicial Branch Certification Commission is established to oversee the regulatory programs assigned to it by state law or by the supreme court. (19525)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2014. (19526)

Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(21), eff. September 1, 2015. (19527)

Sec. 152.052. APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION. (19528)(Text)

(a) The commission consists of nine members appointed by the supreme court as follows: (19529)

(1) five judges, at least three of whom must be active judges who preside over a court that employs an official court reporter; and (19530)

(2) four public members. (19531)

(b) Subject to Subsection (d), public members of the commission are appointed as follows: (19532)

(1) one member selected by the supreme court from a list of nominees submitted by the Court Reporters Certification Advisory Board established under Section 154.051 to represent that advisory board; (19533)

(2) one member selected by the supreme court from a list of nominees submitted by the Guardianship Certification Advisory Board established under Section 155.051 to represent that advisory board; (19534)

(3) one member selected by the supreme court from a list of nominees submitted by the Process Server Certification Advisory Board established under Section 156.051 to represent that advisory board; and (19535)

(4) one member selected by the supreme court from a list of nominees submitted by the licensed court interpreter advisory board established under Section 157.051 to represent that advisory board. (19536)

(c) In making an appointment under Subsection (b), the supreme court may reject one or more of the nominees included on a list submitted by an advisory board and request a new list of nominees that does not include any nominees in the previous list. (19537)

(d) The supreme court may appoint to the commission a public member selected by the supreme court if: (19538)

(1) an advisory board fails to provide the list of nominees in the time required by the supreme court; or (19539)

(2) a selected nominee does not otherwise meet the qualifications required by this chapter. (19540)

(e) Appointments to the commission shall be made without regard to the race, color, disability, sex, religion, age, or national origin of the appointee. (19541)

(f) A member appointed to the commission must be knowledgeable about the professions certified by the commission. (19542)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2014. (19543)

Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(21), eff. September 1, 2015. (19544)

Sec. 152.053. CONFLICT PROVISIONS. (19545)(Text)

(a) In this section, "Texas trade association" means a cooperative and voluntarily joined statewide association of business or professional competitors in this state designed to assist its members and its industry or profession in dealing with mutual business or professional problems and in promoting their common interest. (19546)

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