Fiscal Notes Resources


Fiscal Notes System (FNS - Committee & Agencies)

Fiscal Notes System (FNS - LBB Staff)

Fiscal Notes Statutory Basis
Texas Government Code, Chapter 314

House Rules
Click here to go to House Rules on Fiscal Notes: Rule 4, Section 33-34 (p. 53 – 55 of the Rules, p. 58 - 60 of the pdf file)

Senate Rules
Click here to go to Senate Rules on Fiscal Notes: Rule 7.09 (p. 52-57 of the Rules, p. 62-67 of the pdf file)

Fiscal Notes



State statute requires that the LBB prepare a fiscal note to accompany a bill or joint resolution as it goes through the legislative process. A fiscal note is a written estimate of the costs, savings, revenue gain, or revenue loss that may result from implementation of requirements in a bill or joint resolution. It serves as a tool to help legislators better understand how a bill might impact the state budget as a whole, individual agencies, and in some instances, local governments.

Where to Find Fiscal Notes


The Texas Legislative Council maintains a searchable database that contains information and documents, including fiscal notes, related to bills and joint resolutions as they travel through the legislative process.

  By Bill Number (In the Information Type menu, select Text)

  By Keyword (In the Document options, select Fiscal Note)

Instructions and Training


Fiscal Notes Overview

For Committees
Guide to Fiscal Notes (Committee Staff)

FNS Committee Logon Request Form
Fiscal Notes System (FNS)


For Agencies
Guide to Fiscal Notes (Agencies)

Agency Logon Request Form
Fiscal Notes System (FNS)


For Local Government
Guide to Preparing Fiscal Notes on Local Government Issues in Texas