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.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
OCA reported that the bill would ultimately make things simpler for clerks and courts which would likely result in less time spent calculating court costs and may consequently lead to lower costs for counties.
CPA reported that Dallas, Potter, and Swisher Counties would incur no significant expenditures, and no major changes in their computer systems would be required.
Changes in revenue would vary depending on the number of convictions and the amount of the court costs that might apply, but fiscal impact to units of local government is not anticipated to be significant.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts
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