By: Riddle H.B. No. 1610
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the authority of a constable to fill a vacancy in an
existing office of deputy constable.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 86.011, Local Government Code, is
amended by adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
(a-1) If for any reason a vacancy occurs in an existing
office of deputy constable, the constable may appoint a person to
fill the vacancy. Subsection (a) does not apply to an appointment
made under this subsection.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2003.