Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB237 by Shapiro (Relating to the supreme court's adoption of rules on the electronic filing of documents in civil cases in justice of the peace courts.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would amend Government Code § 22.004 to require the Supreme Court of Texas to promulgate rules governing the electronic filing of civil cases in justice of the peace courts. To the extent the bill would require the court to review and adopt rules, the fiscal implication to the State is not anticipated to be significant.
The bill would take immediate effect if the bill receives the vote of two-thirds of the members of each House. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2007.
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