Bill Text: TX HB435 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-23 - Effective on 9/1/19 [HB435 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB435-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Shaheen, Thierry, Smith H.B. No. 435
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
 
  relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee
  record.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter G, Chapter 51, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 51.609 to read as follows:
         Sec. 51.609.  UNCOLLECTIBLE FEES. (a) The clerk may request
  the court in which a court cost or fee was imposed on a party in a
  civil case to make a finding that the cost or fee is uncollectible
  if the cost or fee has been unpaid for at least 10 years.
         (b)  On a finding by a court that a court cost or fee imposed
  on a party in a civil case is uncollectible, the court may order the
  clerk to designate the cost or fee as uncollectible in the fee
  record. The clerk shall attach a copy of the court's order to the
  fee record.
         (c)  This section does not apply to a court cost or fee
  imposed by the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, or a
  court of appeals.
         SECTION 2.  Article 103.0081(c), Code of Criminal Procedure,
  is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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