HBA-KMH H.B. 1169 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1169 By: Thompson Criminal Jurisprudence 3/23/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, many county clerks have already converted paper records to computerized fee and cash management systems. H.B. 1169 allows officers collecting fines or fees to maintain computerized records of these fees and authorizes the county auditor to access them electronically. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Article 103.010, Code of Criminal Procedure, by adding Subsection (c), to authorize each officer collecting fines or fees in criminal cases to record the amount of money paid, the date the money was paid, the style and number of the case in which the costs were accrued, the item of costs, and the name of the person paying the money, on a computer, rather than in a receipt book. Requires the officer to provide a receipt to each person paying a fine or fee. SECTION 2. Amends Article 103.011, Code of Criminal Procedure, to authorize the county auditor to electronically access of records contained in the computer database in accordance with Article 103.010, Code of Criminal Procedure, as amended by this Act, and to keep a copy of the computer generated receipt records used in the audit. Makes conforming and nonsubstantive changes. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.