By Walker                                             H.B. No. 2930
         76R8643 SRC-D                           
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the application of nepotism prohibitions to certain
 1-3     municipalities.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 573.061, Government Code, is amended to
 1-6     read as follows:
 1-7           Sec. 573.061.  GENERAL EXCEPTIONS.  Section 573.041 does not
 1-8     apply to:
 1-9                 (1)  an appointment to the office of a notary public or
1-10     to the confirmation of that appointment;
1-11                 (2)  an appointment of a page, secretary, attendant, or
1-12     other employee by the legislature for attendance on any member of
1-13     the legislature who, because of physical infirmities, is required
1-14     to have a personal attendant;
1-15                 (3)  a confirmation of the appointment of an appointee
1-16     appointed to a first term on a date when no individual related to
1-17     the appointee within a degree described by Section 573.002 was a
1-18     member of or a candidate for the legislature, or confirmation on
1-19     reappointment of the appointee to any subsequent consecutive term;
1-20                 (4)  an appointment or employment of a bus driver by a
1-21     school district if:
1-22                       (A)  the district is located wholly in a county
1-23     with a population of less than 35,000; or
1-24                       (B)  the district is located in more than one
 2-1     county and the county in which the largest part of the district is
 2-2     located has a population of less than 35,000; [or]
 2-3                 (5)  an appointment or employment of a personal
 2-4     attendant by an officer of the state or a political subdivision of
 2-5     the state for attendance on the officer who, because of physical
 2-6     infirmities, is required to have a personal attendant;[.]
 2-7                 (6)  an appointment or employment of a substitute
 2-8     teacher by a school district; or
 2-9                 (7)  an appointment or employment of a person by a
2-10     municipality that has a population of less than 200.
2-11           SECTION 2.  Section 573.061, Government Code, as amended by
2-12     this Act, applies only if the person is appointed or employed by a
2-13     municipality on or after the effective date of this Act.  The
2-14     appointment or employment of a person before that date is governed
2-15     by the law in effect at the time the person was appointed or
2-16     employed, and the former law is continued in effect for that
2-17     purpose.
2-18           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
2-19     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-20     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-21     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-22     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-23     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-24     passage, and it is so enacted.