OCA Provides Collections Change Guidance
April 13, 2016
The Office of Court Administration has sent notice to all Texas Judges, Clerks, Court Administrators, and collection Program Staff informing them of activities related to the collection of monetary fines, fees and court costs in criminal cases. Rule revisions are currently in process as well as efforts to address national concerns with Collection of Monetary Penalties.
Judicial Council Proposes Amendments to Collections & Reporting Rules
April 06, 2016
The Texas Judicial Council recently approved notice to adopt and publish amendments to the Collections Improvement Program Rules. Notice is published in the March 25 issue of the Texas Register. Earliest possible date of adoption: April 24, 2016. Also published are proposed changes to its reporting requirements for case activity reports and other reports. Notice is published in the April 1 issue of the Texas Register. Earliest possible date of adoption: May 1, 2016.