2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
One General District Judgeship (25th District, SB 57)

Item 43 #2s

Item 43 #2s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Judicial Department
General District Courts FY2017 $274,791 FY2018 $274,791 GF
FY2017 1.00 FY2018 1.00 FTE

Page 28, line 11, strike "$111,292,744" and insert "$111,567,535".
Page 28, line 11, strike "$111,305,772" and insert "$111,580,563".


(This amendment provides $274,791 each year from the general fund and one position to establish a new General District Court judgeship for the 25th Judicial District, as recommended by the Committee on District Courts. The 25th District has an implied need for 3.8 General District Court judges based on 2015 annualized filings data. This is an increase from the 2013 study that determined a need for 3.5 judges. Currently, only three judgeships are funded in this district. This amendment is contingent upon final passage of Senate Bill 57 by the 2016 General Assembly.)