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Increase Surcharge For Court Security Cash Fund

Concerning increasing a certain surcharge on court fees, and, in connection therewith, awarding the amount of the increase to each court that collects a fee upon which the surcharge is assessed.
2018 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Under current law, courts collect a $5 surcharge on certain court fees, and the surcharge is credited to the court security cash fund. The surcharge is imposed on:

  • Docket fees and jury fees for specified civil actions;
  • Docket fees for criminal convictions;
  • Filing fees for specified probate filings;
  • Docket fees for specified special proceeding filings;
  • Fees for specified filings in water matters; and
  • Docket fees for specified traffic infraction penalties.

The bill increases the surcharge to $10, thereby increasing each of these fees by $5. On and after the effective date of the bill, for each $10 surcharge credited to the fund, the state court administrator shall award $5 to the court that collected the fee upon which the surcharge was assessed.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. A. Benavidez



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