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Relating to the jurisdiction of certain courts and fees collected by a justice court; increasing a fee.
HB 1380 would raise the limit for the amount in controversy for which a county court has concurrent jurisdiction with the justice court from $10,000 to $20,000. The same increase would apply to the amount in controversy for which a justice court has jurisdiction. The bill would also increase the court fees for a justice court from $25 to $50 and dispose of the fee for small claims court.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 1380 as it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.