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78R7004 MI-D

By:  Madla                                                        S.B. No. 1303


A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT
relating to certain appointment and employment matters affecting a county auditor, assistant auditor, or court reporter. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 84.004, Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 84.004. TERM. The term of office of a county auditor is four [two] years. SECTION 2. Section 152.905(c), Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (c) Not earlier than the 30th or later than the 10th [On or before the 15th] day before the date of the hearing, notice of the time, place, and subject of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county. SECTION 3. Section 152.032, Local Government Code, is repealed. SECTION 4. (a) The change in law made by this Act to Section 84.004, Local Government Code, applies only to a county auditor appointed for a full term beginning on or after the effective date of this Act. (b) The change in law made by this Act to Section 152.905(c), Local Government Code, applies only to a hearing that is held on or after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 5. This Act takes effect July 1, 2003, 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 effect on that date, this Act takes effect September 1, 2003.