HBA-LCA H.B. 2863 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2863 By: Uher Judicial Affairs 44/25/1999 Committee Report (Amended) BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under the Court Administration Act, a retired or former judge who serves a district court assignment currently receives 85 percent of the regular judge's salary, pro rata. Assuming no or slight change in the number of assignments, Fiscal Year 2000 expenditures for these judges' salaries will be approximately $7,780,000. H.B. 2863 deletes requirements that a retired or former judge receive 85 percent of a regular judge's salary. With compensation at 100 percent, the FY 2000 expenditure would increase to approximately $9,153,000. 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. Repealer: Sections 74.061(h) and (i), Government Code, relating to the salary of a retired or former judge or justice assigned to district courts. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENTS Amendment #1: Amends H.B. 2863 in SECTION 1 by deleting the repealer and instead amending Subsections 74.061(h) and (i), Government Code, to provide that, respectively, the pro rata salary of a retired or former judge or justice may be up to 100 percent of the regular judge's salary, as established by the General Appropriations Act for any fiscal year.