Senate Research Center S.B. 1213
AUTHOR'S/SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
The attorney general is the lawyer for the people of Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to defend the state's laws and constitution, to represent the state in litigation, and to approve public bond issues.
As proposed, S.B. 1213 raises the attorney general's salary to a level commensurate with the office's responsibilities, entitling the attorney general to a salary equal to the salary paid to the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter A, Chapter 402, Government Code, by adding Section 402.010, as follows:
Sec. 402.010. SALARY. Entitles the attorney general to be paid a salary equal to the salary paid to the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.
SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 2005.