Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB241 by Wentworth (Relating to the creation of an appellate judicial system for the Third Court of Appeals District.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated. The 24 counties in the Third Court of Appeals District would incur slight costs to establish a separate appellate justice system fund, but these costs are expected to be minimal. According to the Third Court of Appeals, at an estimated 50,000 filings per fiscal year at $5 per filing, the counties within the district would contribute $250,000 per fiscal year to the appellate justice system.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 223 Third Court of Appeals District, Austin