By: Lucio S.B. No. 1863 Line and page numbers may not match official copy. Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1-1 relating to the compensation paid to outside counsel by a state 1-2 agency. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Section 402.0212, Subchapter B, Chapter 402, 1-5 Government Code, is amended by adding Subsection (d) to read as 1-6 follows: 1-7 (d) Unless an alternative fee arrangement is approved in 1-8 advance by the legislature, compensation paid by a state agency in 1-9 the executive department to an attorney shall be based on a 1-10 reasonable hourly rate of service and the number of hours of 1-11 service provided to the state agency, plus reasonable expenses 1-12 actually incurred by the attorney and approved in advance by the 1-13 state agency and the attorney general. 1-14 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997. 1-15 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-16 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-17 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-18 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-19 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.