(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter or other law to the contrary,
a county treasurer may disburse to a person who reports for jury service and discharges
the person's duty the daily amount of reimbursement for jury service expenses set
by the commissioners court under Section 61.001, Government Code, by:
(1) using an electronic funds transfer system in accordance with Chapter 156;
(2) using a cash dispensing machine;
(3) issuing a debit card or a stored value card; or
(4) using any other method that the county treasurer and the commissioners court determine
is secure, accurate, and cost-effective and that is convenient for persons who report
for jury service.
(b) A system or method of payment adopted by a county treasurer under Subsection (a)
may be implemented only if it is approved by the commissioners court and administered
in accordance with the procedures established by the county auditor or by the chief
financial officer of a county that does not have a county auditor.
(c) A system or method of payment authorized by this section may be used in lieu of
or in addition to the issuance of checks or orders for payment authorized under this
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