(a) In each case appealed from the division to a county or district court:
(1) the clerk of the court shall mail to the division:
(A) not later than the 20th day after the date the case is filed, a notice containing the style, number, and date of filing of the case; and
(B) not later than the 20th day after the date the judgment is rendered, a certified copy of the judgment; and
(2) the attorney preparing the judgment shall file the original and a copy of the judgment with the clerk.
(b) An attorney's failure to comply with Subsection (a)(2) does not excuse the failure of a county or district clerk to comply with Subsection (a)(1)(B).
(c) The duties of a county or district clerk under Subsection (a)(1) are part of the clerk's ex officio duties, and the clerk is not entitled to a fee for the services.
(d) A county or district clerk who violates this section commits an offense. An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 3.316, eff. September 1, 2005.