Honorable John T. Smithee, Chair, House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1744 by Murr (Relating to the payment of certain costs associated with certain assignments of a statutory probate court judge.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code related to probate proceedings. If a party to a probate proceeding files a motion for the assignment of a statutory probate court judge and it is granted, the court may order the county be reimbursed out of the estate expenses paid by the county.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2017.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Association of Counties, the bill could have a positive revenue impact on counties if the reimbursement for the costs of the appointed judge is granted.