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  S.B. No. 1730
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the processing of United States passport applications
  by a district court clerk; authorizing fees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 51.3031(a) and (b), Government Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A district clerk may perform all duties necessary to
  process an application for a United States passport, including
  taking passport photographs and selling money orders to applicants
  for payment purposes.
         (b)  To recover the costs of taking passport photographs and
  selling money orders, a district clerk may collect [a] reasonable
  fees for the provided services [fee] in amounts [an amount] set by
  the commissioners court of the county in which the district clerk's
  office is located.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1730 passed the Senate on
  April 18, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1730 passed the House on
  May 2, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 2, one present
  not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor