The office of capital and forensic writs is established and operates under the direction and supervision of the director of the office.
The office shall receive funds for personnel costs and expenses:
as specified in the General Appropriations Act; and
from the fair defense account under Section 79.031 (Fair Defense Account), in an amount sufficient to cover personnel costs and expenses not covered by appropriations described by Subdivision (1).Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 781 (S.B. 1091), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.Amended by:Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 984 (H.B. 1754), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1215 (S.B. 1743), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2015.