Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB397 by Hartnett (Relating to rules regarding return of service.), As Engrossed
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Civil Practice and Remedies Code relating to rules regarding return of service. The bill would require the Supreme Court of Texas to adopt rules of civil procedure requiring a person serving process to complete a return of service. The bill further specifies some of the provisions that must be contained in the rules regarding return of service. To the extent the rules change would alter existing procedure for persons serving process, the change is not anticipated to increase the workload of the court system. According to the Office of Court Administration, the Supreme Court would be able to develop the rules within existing resources. The bill would take effect January 1, 2010.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council