HBA-CMT H.B. 3440 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3440 By: Gallego County Affairs 4/1/2001 Introduced 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. House Bill 3440 authorizes a county sheriff of a county with a population of 20,000 or less to be compensated 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 House Bill 3440 amends the Local Government Code to provide that in a county with a population of 20,000 or less, a county sheriff is authorized to receive from the state supplemental salary compensation to be paid to the county sheriff 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.