LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 79TH LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
May 10, 2005

TO:
Honorable Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Chair, House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
 
FROM:
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
SB1153 by Harris (Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including proceedings for the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support; providing a civil penalty.), As Engrossed

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would make technical corrections, clarifications, and enhancements to the Family Code to improve the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)-Child Support Divisionís ability to serve its customers. The OAG reports that any additional work could be absorbed within the agency's current resources. The OAG does not anticipate a significant impact for other agencies who could suspend vehicle registrations or deny license renewals. Moreover, the bill would amend Section 232.014, Family Code, to specifically provide for a licensing authority to charge a fee to an individual who is subject to either license suspension or denial of license renewal in an amount sufficient to cover the authorityís administrative costs in suspending a license or denying license renewal.


Local Government Impact

No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.


Source Agencies:
302 Office of the Attorney General
LBB Staff:
JOB, MS, LB