Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                               May 11, 2001
          TO:  Honorable Teel Bivins, Chair, Senate Committee on
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB729  by Gutierrez (Relating to compensation for public
               school classroom teachers and full-time public school
               librarians, counselors, and nurses for additional days
               of service.), As Engrossed
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *
Local Government Impact
The bill establishes a formula for adjusting the required minimum salary
for individuals whose contracts involve days of service in excess of
those required under the statutory definition of a 10-month contract.

Prior to a major recodification of the Education Code by the 74th Texas
Legislature in 1995, the Education Code contained a similar provision
concerning pay for days in excess of the minimum required under a
10-month contract.  Although the Education Code does not currently
contain such a provision, the Texas Education Agency has indicated that
most districts continue to compute and pay teacher salaries with
consideration for any extra days duty required.  Because the practice of
paying prorated salary amounts for extra days is widespread, although
not necessarily uniform, it is assumed that this provision would not
have a significant fiscal impact statewide among local school districts.
Source Agencies:   701   Texas Education Agency
LBB Staff:         JK, CT, PF, RN