Honorable Glenn Lewis, Chair, House Committee on County Affairs
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB465 by Talton (Relating to the fee a county may collect for handling court registry funds.), As Introduced
Hays County collected $3,250 from court registry fees in fiscal year 2002. Assuming a similar number of withdrawals in fiscal 2004 at the proposed 3 percent of the withdrawal not to exceed $30, the county would collect $1,950 in fees in fiscal 2004, a decrease of $1,300.
Counties that process registry funds under Local Government Code 117.055(a) would experience a revenue loss of 2 percent of the amounts usually collected for processing court registry fees. The total reduced revenue amount would vary by county and would depend on the amounts of withdrawals.
304 Comptroller Of Public Accounts
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