Tex. Gov't Code Section 39.004
Removal from Office


For purposes of Section 1-a, Article V, Texas Constitution, a judge who is noncompliant with the education requirements under Section 39.002 (Judicial Instruction Requirements) for more than one year has engaged in wilful or persistent conduct that is clearly inconsistent with the proper performance of a judge’s duties sufficient to subject the judge to removal from office.


The attorney general shall file a petition under Section 66.002 (Initiation of Suit), Civil Practice and Remedies Code, against a judge who is subject to removal as provided by Subsection (a) if presented with evidence by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct establishing probable grounds that the judge engaged in conduct described by Subsection (a).
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 716 (H.B. 2384), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 39.004 — Removal from Office, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­39.­htm#39.­004 (accessed Dec. 9, 2023).

Dec. 9, 2023

§ 39.004’s source at texas​.gov