H.B. No. 2702

PAYMENT OF PROBATE FILING FEES

Effective Date: September 1, 1997

AN ACT

relating to the payment of certain probate fees.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION 1.  Section 118.055(d), Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

(d)  Except as otherwise provided, the fees listed in this section are total fees. The fee for probate of a will with independent executor, administration with a will attached, administration of an estate, guardianship or receivership of an estate, or muniment of title is for services rendered from the initiating of the action until either an order approving the inventory and appraisement is filed or the 120th [90th] day after the date on which the action is filed, whichever occurs first.

SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.


Courtesy of Glenn M. Karisch, Ikard & Golden, P. C., Austin, Texas. This page was last revised on May 26, 1997.