Bill Text: TX HB1047 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to authority of certain officers of certain counties to disburse or direct payment of county funds for salaries or expenses.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 4-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-28 - Left pending in committee [HB1047 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1047-Introduced.html
  86R7246 MP-F
 
  By: Guillen H.B. No. 1047
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to authority of certain officers of certain counties to
  disburse or direct payment of county funds for salaries or
  expenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 113.047, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 113.047.  DISBURSEMENTS FOR SALARIES OR EXPENSES [IN
  COUNTY WITH POPULATION OF 190,000 OR MORE]. After the deposit of
  funds in a county depository, an officer [in a county with a
  population of 190,000 or more] may draw checks on the county
  treasurer to disburse the funds as payment for a salary or expenses
  authorized by law or in payment to the county or to the person to
  whom the funds belong.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter B, Chapter 154, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 154.0235 to read as follows:
         Sec. 154.0235.  PROCEDURES REGARDING PAYMENT OF EMPLOYEE
  SALARIES. (a) A district, county, or precinct officer may issue a
  warrant against the salary fund to pay the salary of an employee
  whose salary may be paid from the fund.
         (b)  A payment may not be made from the salary fund to an
  employee for a service performed before the person has taken the
  constitutional oath of office, if applicable, and the person's
  authorized appointment and oath, if any, have been filed for record
  with the county clerk and the county auditor, if the county has a
  county auditor.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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