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HB 0705 - Increase Jurisdictional Limits of Civil Cases in Magistrate Court
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Tracking Level: Negotiating
Sponsor: Trey Kelley (R)
Last Action: 2/8/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
House Committee: Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation increases the jurisdictional limit to $25,000 from $15,000 in certain civil cases in magistrate court.  The current filing fee in magistrate court is $22.00, this bill will increase that filing fee to $40.00 per case that is over $15,000.  This may result in an increase in the number of cases filed in magistrate court in lieu of filing in state court.

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