Bill

SB 891

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs

Contact the Author

Joan Huffman

Phone:

512-463-0117

Capitol Office:

1E.15

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Joan Huffman
Brandon Creighton
Charles Perry
Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 891, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($3,872,731) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The Office of Court Administration (OCA) is required to implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature appropriates money specifically for that purpose. If the legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that purpose, the OCA may, but is not required to, implement a provision of this Act using other appropriations available for that purpose.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. 

Bill Analysis

SB 891 is an omnibus bill that would amend numerous provisions of the Government Code relating to the administration, creation, and priorities of certain district and county courts throughout the state. It would also change certain posting requirements to include websites rather than just newspapers of general circulation in the county in which a proceeding is pending.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 891 because it does not affect our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

Joan Huffman

Phone:

512-463-0117

Capitol Office:

1E.15

Email: