Texas Local Government Code
Sec. § 133.102
Consolidated Fees on Conviction


(a)

A person convicted of an offense shall pay as a court cost, in addition to all other costs:

(1)

$185 on conviction of a felony;

(2)

$147 on conviction of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor; or

(3)

$62 on conviction of a nonjailable misdemeanor offense, including a criminal violation of a municipal ordinance, other than a conviction of an offense relating to a pedestrian or the parking of a motor vehicle.

(b)

The court costs under Subsection (a) shall be collected and remitted to the comptroller in the manner provided by Subchapter B.

(c)

The money collected under this section as court costs imposed on offenses committed on or after January 1, 2020, shall be allocated according to the percentages provided in Subsection (e).

(d)

The money collected as court costs imposed on offenses committed before January 1, 2004, shall be distributed using historical data so that each account or fund receives the same amount of money the account or fund would have received if the court costs for the accounts and funds had been collected and reported separately. The money collected as court costs imposed on offenses committed on or after January 1, 2004, but before January 1, 2020, shall be allocated according to the percentages provided in Subsection (e), as that subsection existed and was applied on December 31, 2019.

(e)

The comptroller shall allocate the court costs received under this section to the following accounts and funds so that each receives to the extent practicable, utilizing historical data as applicable, the same amount of money the account or fund would have received if the court costs for the accounts and funds had been collected and reported separately, except that the account or fund may not receive less than the following percentages:
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(f)

Of each dollar credited to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement account under Subsection (e)(4):

(1)

33.3 cents may be used only to pay administrative expenses; and

(2)

the remainder may be used only to pay expenses related to continuing education for persons licensed under Chapter 1701 (Law Enforcement Officers), Occupations Code.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 209, Sec. 62(a), eff. Jan. 1, 2004.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 701 (H.B. 442), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1249 (S.B. 1664), Sec. 13(b), eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 966 (S.B. 2053), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 346), Sec. 1.03, eff. January 1, 2020.
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