By Cuellar                                       H.B. No. 458

      75R1838 GCH-D                           

                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

 1-1                                   AN ACT

 1-2     relating to credit in the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan

 1-3     Two for certain judicial service.


 1-5           SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 838, Government Code, is

 1-6     amended by adding Section 838.1041 to read as follows:

 1-7           Sec. 838.1041.  COUNTY COURT-AT-LAW SERVICE.  (a)  A member

 1-8     may establish equivalent membership service credit in the

 1-9     retirement system for service that was performed as judge of a

1-10     county court at law and that once was, but is not currently,

1-11     credited in the Texas County and District Retirement System.

1-12           (b)  A member may establish credit under this section by

1-13     depositing with the retirement system the amount withdrawn from the

1-14     Texas County and District Retirement System, plus interest computed

1-15     on the  state fiscal year at an annual rate of 10 percent from the

1-16     date of withdrawal to the date of deposit in the retirement system.

1-17           (c)  The retirement system may require members applying for

1-18     credit under this section to submit any information the system

1-19     considers necessary to determine eligibility for credit, amount of

1-20     service, or amounts of required deposits.

1-21           (d)  Credit established under this section may not be

1-22     subsequently credited in the Texas County and District Retirement

1-23     System.

1-24           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.

 2-1           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the

 2-2     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an

 2-3     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the

 2-4     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several

 2-5     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.