Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                             January 20, 2001
          TO:  Honorable Frank Madla, Chair, Senate Committee on
               Intergovernmental Relations
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  SB194  by Shapiro (Relating to the creation,
               jurisdiction, and administration of the Probate Court No.
               1 of Collin County and to the administration of the
               county courts at law of Collin County.), As Introduced
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *

Local Government Impact
The bill would provide for the creation, jurisdiction, and administration
of a probate court for Collin County.

The bill would take effect September 1, 2001 and the new court would be
created January 1, 2003.

According to the Collin County Auditor, the creation of the proposed
probate court would cost the county an estimated $361,639 per year plus
$50,310 for one time capital start-up expenditures.   Local costs would
include salaries and benefits for a probate magistrate and ancillary
court personnel and other operating expenses.

Similar fiscal implications would continue as long as the provisions of
the bill remain in effect.
Source Agencies:   304   Comptroller of Public Accounts
LBB Staff:         JK, DB, TB