By Gallego H.B. No. 3440 Line and page numbers may not match official copy. Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the compensation of county sheriffs. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. SUBCHAPTER A, CHAPTER 85, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE is 1-5 amended by adding Section 85.0026 to read as follows: SECTION 1-6 85.0026. COMPENSATION OF COUNTY SHERIFFS. (a) In a county of 1-7 population of 20,000 or less, a county sheriff may receive from the 1-8 state supplemental salary compensation to be paid to the county 1-9 sheriff in an amount provided in the General Appropriations Act. 1-10 (b) If any amount of the compensation is waived by the 1-11 sheriff the waived amount shall be used for expenses of the county 1-12 sheriff's office. 1-13 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 1-14 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 1-15 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 1-16 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 1-17 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.