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                                                                  H.B. No. 950




AN ACT
relating to fees for filing certain documents with a county clerk. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 118.011(a), Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) A county clerk shall collect the following fees for services rendered to any person: (1) Personal Property Records Filing (Sec. 118.012): for the first page $ 5.00 for each additional page or part of a page on which there are visible marks of any kind $ 4.00 [2.00] (2) Real Property Records Filing (Sec. 118.013): for the first page $ 5.00 [3.00] for each additional page or part of a page on which there are visible marks of any kind $ 4.00 [2.00] for all or part of each 8-1/2" X 14" attachment or rider $ 4.00 [2.00] for each name in excess of five names that has to be indexed in all records in which the document must be indexed$ 0.25 (3) Certified Papers (Sec. 118.014): for the clerk's certificate $ 5.00 plus a fee for each page or part of a page $ 1.00 (4) Noncertified Papers (Sec. 118.0145): for each page or part of a page $ 1.00 (5) Birth or Death Certificate (Sec. 118.015) same as state registrar (6) Bond Approval (Sec. 118.016) $ 3.00 (7) Marriage License (Sec. 118.018) $30.00 (8) Declaration of Informal Marriage (Sec. 118.019) $25.00 (9) Brand Registration (Sec. 118.020) $ 5.00 (10) Oath Administration (Sec. 118.021) $ 1.00 SECTION 2. The change in law made by Section 118.011, Local Government Code, as amended by this Act, applies only to fees that become payable on or after the effective date of this Act. A fee that became payable before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the time the fee became payable, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose only. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 950 was passed by the House on April 14, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 950 was passed by the Senate on May 19, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor