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No significant fiscal implication to the State.
Because the bill would not have statewide impact on units of local government of the same type or class, no comment from this office is required by the rules of the House/Senate as to its probable fiscal implication on units of local government.
We continue to recommend vote yes; amend on HB 1062 in the second chamber. The second chamber sponsor is Senator Lucio.
This bill affirms the principle of limited government. Since counties are expected to comply with federal regulations that require them to maintain an electronic filing system, this bill would allow them to fund that endeavor through a 'user fee,' meaning the burden is on the individuals who use the system rather than the tax base at large.
While we support HB 1062 in principle, we recommend that
legislators consider adding an amendment requiring the fee to be reduced,
eliminated, or subject to review after a specified time period to prevent the continued collection of the fee after it is no