Honorable John T. Smithee, Chair, House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1306 by Hughes (Relating to the reimbursement of expenses incurred by court reporters in judicial districts composed of more than one county.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code to limit travel reimbursements for court reporters in judicial districts composed of more than one county to mileage rates set by the commissioner's court of the respective county of the judicial district for which the expense is incurred.
Based on the analysis of the Office of Court Administration, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
Local Government Impact
Though counties may have an increased cost due to the expense of raising the reimbursement limit for court reports, any increase would be voluntary on the part of the counties.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council