Article Published by CountyLifeOnline.com February 20 - March 5, 2013
House Bill 869 PASSED through the 83rd Texas Legislative Session , was signed by Governor Rick Perry on June 14, 2013 and became law on September 1, 2013.
Thanks to Representative Trent Ashby, then Senator Ken Paxton (now Texas Attorney General) and their staffs for their hard work on my suggestions to amend the Marriage by Proxy Law in the State of Texas! It was a pleasure working with you to help curb this method of financial exploitation.
And Thanks to all the members of the 83rd Texas Legislature for voting in favor of House bill 869!
Claire Cooper Black
In regards to McGaha, her appeal was denied. She turned herself in on May 6, 2014 to start serving her 10 year sentence with TDCJ. She has been denied parole three times. As of November 2017 she is still incarcerated with TDCJ.
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