Bill Text: TX SB1792 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-08 - Committee report printed and distributed [SB1792 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1792-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Zaffirini  S.B. No. 1792
         (In the Senate - Filed March 7, 2019; March 18, 2019, read
  first time and referred to Committee on State Affairs;
  April 8, 2019, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
  Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0; April 8, 2019,
  sent to printer.)
Click here to see the committee vote
 
  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 1792 By:  Zaffirini
 
 
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 15
  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  is repealed.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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