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HB 921: Fines and Fees

GENERAL BILL by Beltran ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gantt ; LaMarca ; Lopez, V.

Fines and Fees; Authorizes clerk of court to accept monthly installment payments for administrative processing charge; revises methods by which clerk may accept payments for fees, charges, costs & fines; provides requirements for payment plan; authorizes court to modify payment plan or reduce, waive, or convert to community service outstanding fees, costs, or fines; prohibits clerk from sending incarcerated individual's account to collection agency or suspending incarcerated individual's driver license; revises offenses that would lead to suspension of driver license upon failure to comply with court directives.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/17/2023 House • Filed
    2/28/2023 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee
    • Referred to Appropriations Committee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    3/7/2023 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    5/5/2023 House • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 921, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/17/2023 at 9:27 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 968 Fines And Fees Burgess Identical Last Action: 5/5/2023 S Died in Judiciary
    S 48 Court-related Payment Plans Wright Compare Last Action: 5/5/2023 S Died in Judiciary

    Citations - Statutes (12)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.52 Determination of indigent status. Page 20 (pdf)
    28.24 Service charges. Page 3 (pdf)
    28.246 Payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; partial payments; distribution of funds. Page 4 (pdf)
    34.191 Fines and forfeitures; dispositions. Page 21 (pdf)
    57.082 Determination of civil indigent status. Page 22 (pdf)
    318.15 Failure to comply with civil penalty or to appear; penalty. Page 11 (pdf)
    318.20 Notification; duties of department. Page 24 (pdf)
    320.03 Registration; duties of tax collectors; International Registration Plan. Page 23 (pdf)
    322.245 Suspension of license upon failure of person charged with specified offense under chapter 316, chapter 320, or this chapter to comply with directives ordered by traffic court or upon failure to pay child support in non-IV-D cases as provided in chapt Page 15 (pdf)
    322.29 Surrender and return of license. Page 19 (pdf)
    775.083 Fines. Page 25 (pdf)
    938.27 Judgment for costs of prosecution and investigation. Page 25 (pdf)

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