(a) If a child is found to have engaged in truant conduct, the truancy court, after giving the child, parent, or other person responsible for the child's support a reasonable opportunity to be heard, shall order the child, parent, or other person, if financially able to do so, to pay a court cost of $50 to the clerk of the court.
(b) The court's order to pay the $50 court cost is not effective unless the order is reduced to writing and signed by the judge. The written order to pay the court cost may be part of the court's order detailing the remedial actions in the case.
(c) The clerk of the court shall keep a record of the court costs collected under this section and shall forward the funds to the county treasurer, municipal treasurer, or person fulfilling the role of a county treasurer or municipal treasurer, as appropriate.
(d) The court costs collected under this section shall be deposited in a special account that can be used only to offset the cost of the operations of the truancy court.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Family Code - FAM § 65.107. Court Cost - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/family-code/fam-sect-65-107.html
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