Texas Government Code

Sec. § 72.157
Entry of Orders


Except as provided by Subsection (c), as soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after the time a court issues an original or modified protective order or extends the duration of a protective order, the clerk of the court shall enter into the registry:


a copy of the order and, if applicable, a notation regarding any modification or extension of the order; and


the information required under Section 72.154 (Public Access to Protective Order Registry)(b).


For a protective order that is vacated or that has expired, the clerk of the applicable court shall modify the record of the order in the registry to reflect the order’s status as vacated or expired.


A clerk may delay entering information under Subsection (a) into the registry only to the extent that the clerk lacks the specific information required to be entered.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 16 (S.B. 325), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

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