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By:  Madla                                                        S.B. No. 1303
	(In the Senate - Filed March 12, 2003; March 19, 2003, read 
first time and referred to Committee on Intergovernmental 
Relations; May 2, 2003, reported favorably, as amended, by the 
following vote:  Yeas 5, Nays 0; May 2, 2003, sent to printer.)


COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1                                                By:  Madla


Amend S.B. No. 1303 as follows:                                             
	(1)  Strike SECTION 1 of the bill and renumber the subsequent 
sections appropriately.
	(2)  Strike SECTION 3 of the bill and replace with a new 
SECTION 3 to read as follows:
	SECTION 3.  Section 152.032, Local Government Code, is 
amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (d) to 
read as follows:
	(a)  Except as provided by Subsections [Subsection] (b) and 
(d), the amount of the compensation and allowances of a county 
auditor may not exceed the amount of the compensation and 
allowances received from all sources by the highest paid elected 
county officer, other than a judge of a statutory county court, 
whose salary and allowances are set by the commissioners court.
	(d)  Except as provided by Subsection (b), the amount of the 
compensation and allowances of a county auditor may be set in an 
amount that exceeds the limit established in Subsection (a) if the 
compensation and allowances are approved by the commissioners court 
of the county.

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. Subsection (c), Section 152.905, 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 Section 152.032, Local Government Code, is repealed.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 Subsection (c), Section 152.905, 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.
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