Austin, Texas

                          FISCAL NOTE

                     74th Regular Session

                       February 1, 1995

         TO:    Honorable Senator David Sibley, Chair   IN RE:  Senate Bill No. 32
      Committee on Economic Development               By:  Montford
      Austin, Texas

FROM: John Keel, Director

In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on Senate Bill No.
32 (Relating to venue for civil actions.) this office has
determined the following:

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal
basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions
of the bill.

The bill establishes venue for certain civil actions and creates
the Judicial Panel on Multicounty Litigation which may transfer
civil actions to another county for coordinated or consolidated
pretrial proceedings.

The probable fiscal implication of implementing the provisions of
the bill during each of the first  five years following passage
is estimated as follows:

          Fiscal  Probable Cost Out
           Year      of  General   
                  Revenue Fund 001 

    1996                   $10,000

    1997                    10,000
    1998                    10,000

    1999                    10,000

    2000                    10,000

       Similar annual fiscal implications would continue as long as the
provisions of the bill are in effect.

No fiscal implication to units of local government is

Source:   Supreme Court of Texas, Office of the Attorney General,
Comptroller of Public Accounts,
                         Department of Insurance
          LBB Staff: JK, JC, RR

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