Bill Text: TX SB2499 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the annual salary paid to judges of county courts at law in Travis County.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (N/A) 2019-04-01 - Referred to State Affairs [SB2499 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2499-Introduced.html
  86R20086 TSS-F
 
  By: Watson S.B. No. 2499
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the annual salary paid to judges of county courts at law
  in Travis County.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 25.2292, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (f) and adding Subsection (f-1) to read as
  follows:
         (f)  The judge of a county court at law shall be paid an
  annual salary in an amount [that is at least] equal to an amount
  that is [the salary paid district judges from the general revenue
  fund of the state, but not more than] $1,000 less than the annual
  salary, including supplements, received by district judges in the
  county. For purposes of determining the annual salary of a judge of
  a county court at law under this section, the total annual salary
  received by a district judge in the county does not include
  longevity pay provided under Section 659.0445 or compensation paid
  to the presiding criminal judge of Travis County under Section
  75.016.
         (f-1)  The judge of a county court at law who receives a
  salary under this section is entitled to longevity pay from the
  county if the judge has completed four years of service as an active
  judge, as defined by Section 74.041, in Travis County for which
  credit is established in the Texas County and District Retirement
  System.  Longevity pay paid under this subsection is not included as
  part of the judge's annual salary for purposes of the salary
  limitations provided by Subsection (f).  The amount of longevity
  pay paid to a judge under this subsection must be equal to the
  greater of:
               (1)  the amount of longevity pay paid to a judge of a
  district court in the county who has comparable years of service; or
               (2)  the amount of longevity pay paid to an employee of
  the county who has comparable years of service.
         SECTION 2.  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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