HBA-NMO S.B. 1023 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1023 By: Ellis Criminal Jurisprudence 5/6/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Many county clerks have converted paper records to computerized fee and cash management systems. S.B. 1023 allows officers collecting fines or fees in criminal cases 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), as follows: (c) Authorizes 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, in a computer database, 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 require an officer to allow the county auditor at the end of each month to electronically access records contained in the computer database. Authorizes the county auditor to keep a copy of the computer generated receipt records delivered to the county auditor. Makes conforming and nonsubstantive changes. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.