Issue Date: 2011-09-28
Revised Date: 2022-01-12

Legal Cites


September 1, 1985 by H.B. 309, 69th leg., R.S., Recreated September 28, 2011 by S.B. 1, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S.


To receive court costs on conviction of certain sections of the Penal Code. Defendants convicted of a felony pay $185, defendants convicted of a Class A or B misdemeanor pay $147 and defendants convicted of a nonjailable misdemeanor pay $62. This account receives 3.3224% of the total collections. 

Receives a portion of the $137, $45, and $21 consolidated civil filing fees under Local Government Code sec. 133.151. 

Government Code 56.002 requires 50% of fees collected by clerks of the courts of appeals under Government Code sec. 51.207 be deposited to this account.

Funds are to be used to provide for the continuing legal education of judges and of court personnel. May also be used to provide innocence training programs for law enforcement officers, law students and other participants.

Classification Group 04: Pledged Funds [?]
Depository Interest Credited to General Revenue (0001)
Disposition of Balance Accumulative
Appropriation Technique H.B. 309, 69th Leg., R.S. until 9-1-87 then General Appropriations Act

Administering Agencies


Formerly administered by the Supreme Court, Agency 201.

Amended by S.B. 947, 73rd Leg., R.S.

H.B. 2424, 78th Leg., R.S. recodified art. 102.075, Code of Criminal Procedure.

Balances of Appropriated Funds 0518 and 0495 transferred to this fund on 9-1-85.

Use of funds expanded by S.B. 496, 80th Leg., R.S.

Originally created as a special fund outside of General Revenue and recreated as a GR Account by S.B. 1, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S. Unexpended balance in excess of $500,000 transferred to General Revenue Fund (0001) at the end of each year. This provision was removed when recreated as a General Revenue Account. 

Effective 01/01/2020, S.B. 346, 86th Leg., R.S. increased court costs for felonies from $133 to $185, Class A or B misdemeanor from $83 to $147 and nonjailable misdemeanors from $40 to $62. S.B. 346 changed percentage from 4.8362% to 3.3224%.

S.B. 41, 87th Leg., R.S. added the consolidated state civil fees.

USAS Values

Consolidated Fund 0001
State Fund Group 04 - PLEDGED FUNDS
USAS Status A
Created by bond resolution requirements which specify the maintenance of separate funds to account for the bond program.