Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  March 18, 1997
      TO: Honorable Ron E. Lewis, Chair            IN RE:  House Bill No. 704
          Committee on County Affairs                              By: Lewis, Ron
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on HB704 ( Relating 
to the ability of voters in certain counties to petition a commissioners 
court to increase the salary of members of the county sheriff's 
department.) this office has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by HB704-As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

This bill would apply to counties with populations between 25,000 
and 30,000 the provision which currently gives voters of a county 
with a population greater than 30,000 the right to petition 
the commissioners court for an increase in the minimum salary 
of each member of the sheriff's department.  This bill could 
result in increased payroll and benefits costs in counties where 
the voters petitioned for such an increase in salaries.  Such 
costs would depend on the level of increase recommended in a 
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                      LBB Staff:   JK ,TL