Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  March 14, 1997
      TO: Honorable Rodney Ellis, Chair            IN RE:  Senate Joint Resolution
                                                                No. 23
          Committee on Jurisprudence                              By: Ellis
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on SJR23 ( Proposing 
a constitutional amendment providing for the appointment of 
appellate justices and judges by the governor with retention 
elections on a nonpartisan ballot for those justices and judges.) 
this office has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by SJR23-As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated, other than 
the cost of publication.

The cost to the state for publication of the resolution is $71,000.
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
   Source:            Agencies:   212   Office of Court Administration
                                         307   Secretary of State
                                         304   Comptroller of Public Accounts
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,BB ,DC