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Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs; authorizing fees.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 41, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($84,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023.
However, there is estimated to be substantial revenue gains to GR-Dedicated accounts and Other Funds.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.
SB 41 would consolidate the civil filing fees required by law into a single section of code. It would also eliminate certain civil filing fees that have been ruled unconstitutional by various courts.
While this legislation appears to be sound public policy, it is primarily administrative in nature with no apparent connection to our liberty principles. Texas Action is neutral on SB 41.