Honorable Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor, Senate Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB555 by Springer (Relating to an additional fee for issuing a marriage license to applicants who are not residents of this state and the form of a marriage license and application for a marriage license.), Conference Committee Report
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to allow counties to collect an additional fee for marriage licenses where neither applicant is a resident of the state. It would amend the Health and Safety Code to make certain changes to the form of marriage licenses.
According to the Office of Court Administration and the Department of State Health Services, the bill would have no significant fiscal impact to the state.
The bill would take effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of the members of each house. If the bill does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, it would take effect September 1, 2017.
Local Government Impact
According to the Comptroller and the Department of State Health Services, the fiscal impact on local governments cannot be estimated.
According to Guadalupe County, the bill would have no fiscal impact.
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