Austin, Texas

                           FISCAL NOTE
                       74th Regular Session

                          April 13, 1995

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

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