Texas Government Code

Sec. § 76.0045
Judicial Responsibilities; Immunity


(a)

The responsibility of a judge described by Section 76.002 (Establishment of Departments) for personnel decisions is limited to the appointment of a department director and a fiscal officer.

(b)

The responsibility of a judge described by Section 76.002 (Establishment of Departments) for budgetary decisions is limited to:

(1)

appointment of a fiscal officer; and

(2)

approval of the department’s budget.

(c)

A judge described by Section 76.002 (Establishment of Departments) has judicial immunity in a suit arising from:

(1)

the performance of a duty described by Section 76.002 (Establishment of Departments)(a); or

(2)

the appointment of a department director or a fiscal officer or an act or failure to act by a department employee or by a department director or fiscal officer.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 255 (H.B. 1326), Sec. 4, eff. May 30, 2005.
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