Texas Government Code - Section 54.403. Compensation
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§ 54.403. COMPENSATION. (a) Any compensation given to a
referee shall be found and taxed in the manner provided by law for
taxing other costs in a civil case.
(b) The judge shall determine if the parties to the
litigation are able to defray the costs of the referee's
compensation and shall tax the compensation against the parties if
the judge determines that they are able to pay those costs. If the
costs of the referee's compensation are not taxed against the
parties, the commissioners court shall determine the compensation
and pay it out of the county jury fund.
(c) Costs may not be taxed against the county if any party to
the litigation owns real property in this state or is otherwise able
to defray the costs.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 480, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.
Last modified: August 11, 2007