Q: Can a constable place a claim to the county for all of the time he was bailiff in criminal court from January 1, 2009 until the time Senate Bill 2022 is precleared by the U. S. Justice Department?

A: Yes. A constable may be paid for serving as bailiff in justice court from January 1, 2009 once Senate Bill 2022 is precleared by the U. S. Justice Department. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Mullen dated May 15, 2009)