HBA-NLM H.B. 2297 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2297 By: Longoria County Affairs 4/19/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The tax assessor-collector, who is the primary conduit of the major revenue source for the county, is bonded and is held personally liable for all actual monies and funds for the functions of the office. The purpose of this bill is to compensate a person in the position of tax assessor-collector in a manner commensurate with the responsibilities and liabilities of the office. H.B. 2297 requires the commissioners court of the county to set the annual salary of the county tax assessor-collector at an amount equal to the annual salary set for the county auditor of the county. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter Z, Chapter 152, Local Government Code, by adding Section 152.907, as follows: Sec. 152.907. COMPENSATION OF COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTORS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. Provides that this section applies only to a county with a population of 1 million or more. Requires the commissioners court of the county to set the annual salary of the county tax assessor-collector at an amount equal to the annual salary set for the county auditor of the county. SECTION 2. Requires the commissioners court to set a county tax assessor-collector's salary in accordance with Section 152.907, Local Government Code, as added by this Act, beginning with the first county fiscal year that begins after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.