Texas Family Code - Section 201.113. Visiting Associate Judge
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§ 201.113. VISITING ASSOCIATE JUDGE. (a) If an associate
judge appointed under this subchapter is temporarily unable to
perform the associate judge's official duties because of absence
resulting from family circumstances, illness, injury, disability,
or military service, or if there is a vacancy in the position of
associate judge, the presiding judge of the administrative judicial
region in which the associate judge serves or the vacancy occurs may
appoint a visiting associate judge for Title IV-D cases to perform
the duties of the associate judge during the period the associate
judge is unable to perform the associate judge's duties or until
another associate judge is appointed to fill the vacancy.
(b) A person is not eligible for appointment under this
section unless the person has served as a child support master or
associate judge for at least two years before the date of
(c) A visiting associate judge appointed under this section
is subject to each provision of this chapter that applies to an
associate judge serving under a regular appointment under this
subchapter. A visiting associate judge appointed under this
section is entitled to compensation to be determined by a majority
vote of the presiding judges of the administrative judicial regions
through use of funds under this subchapter. A visiting associate
judge is not considered to be a state employee for any purpose.
(d) Section 2252.901, Government Code, does not apply to the
appointment of a visiting associate judge under this section.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1023, § 49, eff. Sept. 1,
2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1258, § 15, eff.
Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 343, § 1, eff. June 17,
Last modified: August 11, 2007