SB 1774

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Paul Bettencourt

Bill Caption

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

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1577 would allow a county to discontinue certain fee collection efforts if the defendant is deceased, serving a life sentence without parole, or the fee has been unpaid for at least 15 years.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 1774 because it promotes limited government by allowing counties to discontinue fee collection efforts in certain situations. Considering that the cost of collecting these fees sometimes outweighs the fees' value to the county, this bill would promote responsible use of a county's resources and taxpayer dollars.