Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  May 17, 1997
      TO: Honorable Eddie Lucio, Jr., Chair            IN RE:  House Bill No. 2750, As Engrossed
          Committee on Intergovernmental Relations                              By: Hinojosa
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on HB2750 ( Relating 
to certain municipal firefighters and police officers entitled 
to additional wages; providing a civil penalty.) this office 
has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by HB2750-As Engrossed
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

This bill would entitle firefighters and police officers with 
fluency in a language other than English to additional wages.

bill would have no fiscal impact on municipalities currently 
providing additional pay to bilingual fire fighters and police 
officers.  This bill could increase costs to municipalities 
that designate officers as bilingual interpreters but offer 
no additional compensation for such designation.  Increased 
costs would depend on the number of bilingual employees designated 
and the rate of additional compensation a municipality would 
chose to grant.

   Source:            Agencies:   304   Comptroller of Public Accounts
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,TL