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1 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.075 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
2 Interviews with Quentin Porter, city clerk of San Antonio, and the Honorable Joe Pirtle, presiding judge of Seabrook, Texas, Austin, Texas, March 17, 2000.
3 Testimony of the Honorable Joe Pirtle, presiding judge of Seabrook, Texas, before the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, April 18, 2000; and letter from the Honorable Edwin Presley, president of the Texas Municipal Courts Association, to Texas Senator Kenneth Armbrister, June 16, 2000.
4 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.075 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
5 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.019 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
6 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.075(m) (Vernon Supp. 2000).
7 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 56.54 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
8 Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. sec. 56.001 (Vernon 1998).
9 Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. sec. 51.921 (Vernon 1998).
10 Texas Office of the Attorney General, Attorney General Opinion M-1076 (Austin, Texas, 1972).
11 Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. sec. 51.702 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
12 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.011 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
13 Tex. Transp. Code Ann. secs. 706.001-706.012 (Vernon 1999).
14 This consolidation includes only the five court costs in the chart. Time Payment Fee, Fees for Services of Peace Officers, Judicial Fund and Failure to Appear would remain separately stated, since they do not apply to every situation.
15 This report recommends adoption of these changes on January 1, 2002. See also Recommendation 6.
16 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.071 (Vernon Supp. 2000) allows the Comptroller’s office to require that court costs and fees be reported in lump-sum amounts, with the Comptroller’s office allocating amounts received to the appropriate funds.
17 Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. sec. 51.701 (Vernon 1998).
18 Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. sec. 51.702 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
19 Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. sec. 51.941 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
20 Tex. Loc. Gov’t. Code Ann. secs. 118.011, 118.018, 118.019, 118.022 (Vernon 1999).
21 Tex. Loc. Gov’t. Code Ann. secs. 118.011, 118.018, 118.019, 118.022 (Vernon 1999).
22 Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. secs. 191.0045, 191.022 (Vernon Supp. 2000); and Tex. Loc. Gov’t. Code Ann. sec. 118.015 (Vernon 1999).
23 Birth certificate fees reported by local registrars in municipalities still will be reported separately.
24 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 42.12, sec. 19 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
25 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 42.12, sec. 14 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
26 Tex. HB 1886, 75th Leg., Reg. Sess. (1997) and Tex. S.B. 756, 75th Leg., Reg. Sess. (1997), both effective September 1, 1997.
27 As an example, Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.013 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
28 Interviews with Margaret Robbins, program director, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, Austin, Texas, March-October 2000.
29 Tex. H.B. 2802, 76th Leg., Reg. Sess. (1999), effective September 1, 1999.
30 Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 102.014 (Vernon Supp. 2000).
31 Tex. H.B. 1553, 75th Leg., Reg. Sess. (1997), effective September 1, 1997.