Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  May 23, 1997
      TO: Honorable Bob Bullock            Honorable James E. "Pete" Laney
          Lieutenant Governor                Speaker of the House
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on HB1710 ( Relating 
to the appointment of bailiffs for the district courts in Tarrant 
County that give preference to criminal cases.) this office 
has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by HB1710-Conference Committee Report

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would allow district courts with preference for criminal 
cases in Tarrant County to hire two bailiffs and one grand jury 
bailiff.  County officials estimate that if courts elect to 
hire the additional bailiffs, the cost to Tarrant County would 
range from just over $30,000 to $113,725 annually, depending 
upon how many bailiffs were certified peace officers.  
   Source:            Agencies:   304   Comptroller of Public Accounts
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,BB ,DC