Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 30.005. Religious Holy Day
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Section: 26.002 26.003 26.051 30.001 30.002 30.003 30.004 30.005 30.007 30.008 30.009 30.010 30.011 30.012 30.015
§ 30.005. RELIGIOUS HOLY DAY. (a) In this section:
(1) "Religious organization" means an organization
that meets the standards for qualifying as a religious organization
under Section 11.20, Tax Code.
(2) "Religious holy day" means a day on which the
tenets of a religious organization prohibit its members from
participating in secular activities, such as court proceedings.
(b) If a party or an attorney representing a party in a civil
action is required to appear at a court proceeding on a religious
holy day observed by the party or attorney, the court shall continue
the civil action.
(c) A party or an attorney representing a party seeking a
continuance must file with the court an affidavit stating:
(1) the grounds for the continuance; and
(2) that the party or attorney holds religious beliefs
that prohibit him from taking part in a court proceeding on the day
for which the continuance is sought.
(d) An affidavit filed under Subsection (c) of this section
is proof of the facts stated and need not be corroborated.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 825, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Renumbered from § 30.004 by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 2, §
16.01(1), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch.
815, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
Last modified: August 11, 2007