SRC-TBR H.B. 3440 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research Center H.B. 3440 By: Gallego (Sponsor Unknown) Intergovernmental Relations 5/11/2001 Engrossed DIGEST AND PURPOSE Currently, county sheriffs who preside in counties with smaller populations may receive a salary that does not reflect the work they perform. H.B. 3440 authorizes a sheriff of a county with a population of 10,000 or less in which the county sheriff's salary is less than one-third the state salary of a district judge to be renumerated from the state supplemental salary compensation in an amount provided for in the General Appropriations Act. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS H.B. 3440 amends the Local Government Code to provide that in a county with a population of 10,000 or less in which the salary of a county sheriff is less than one-third the state salary provided to a district judge, the county sheriff is authorized to receive from the state supplemental salary compensation in an amount provided in the General Appropriations Act. If any amount of the compensation is waived by the sheriff, the bill requires the waived amount to be used for expenses of the county sheriff's office. EFFECTIVE DATE: On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.