Honorable Royce West, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB389 by West (Relating to the imposition of court costs in certain criminal proceedings.), As Introduced
According to information gathered by CPA, the counties of Dallas, Potter, and Swisher reported no significant impact associated with the bill.
CPA reported that the cities of Amarillo, Georgetown and Stafford would face costs associated with redesigning and reprogramming their court software systems. Costs associated with implementing the provisions of the bill may be significant but could not be estimated due to the complexity of the dual problems of outstanding warrants and inaccurate court costs. These cities also reported that the time required to plan, change, test, and install these changes could be extensive and might delay the implementation date beyond September 1, 2013.
According to information gathered by OCA, the city of Houston reported that expenses associated with reprogramming software would be significant, but also could not provide a precise estimate.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts
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