HBA-CMT C.S.H.B. 3440 77(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisC.S.H.B. 3440 By: Gallego County Affairs 4/8/2001 Committee Report (Substituted) BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, county sheriffs who preside in counties with smaller populations may receive a salary that does not reflect the work they perform. C.S.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 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. ANALYSIS C.S.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. COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL TO SUBSTITUTE C.S.H.B. modifies the original bill by decreasing the population requirement for a county in which the sheriff would receive the supplemental salary compensation from 20,000 to 10,000. The substitute adds the provision that to receive the supplemental compensation the sheriff's salary must be less than one-third the state salary provided to a district judge.