Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB428 by Huffman (Relating to notice to a judgment debtor of the filing of a foreign judgment.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Civil Practice and Remedies Code relating to the authentication of foreign judgments. The bill would amend court procedures to make the judgment creditor, rather than the court clerk, responsible for mailing notice of the foreign judgment to the judgment debtor. To the extent the bill would result in less work and lower mailing costs for court clerks, the savings statewide is not anticipated to be significant. The bill would take immediate effect if it receives two-thirds the vote of members in both houses. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2011.
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