By Lewis of Orange H.B. No. 704
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the ability of voters in certain counties to petition a
1-3 commissioners court to increase the salary of members of the county
1-4 sheriff's department.
1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-6 SECTION 1. Section 152.072(a), Local Government Code, is
1-7 amended to read as follows:
1-8 (a) The qualified voters of a county with a population of
1-9 more than 25,000 [
30,000] may petition the commissioners court of
1-10 the county to increase the minimum salary of each member of the
1-11 sheriff's department.
1-12 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the
1-13 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-14 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-15 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-16 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-17 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-18 passage, and it is so enacted.