H.B. No. 1213
relating to fitness incentive pay for certain fire fighters and
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 143.041(c), Local Government Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(c) In addition to the base salary, each fire fighter or
police officer is entitled to each of the following types of pay, if
(1) longevity or seniority pay;
(2) educational incentive pay as authorized by Section
(3) assignment pay as authorized by Sections 143.042
(4) certification pay as authorized by Section
(5) shift differential pay as authorized by Section
(6) fitness incentive pay as authorized by Section
SECTION 2. The heading to Section 143.044, Local Government
Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 143.044. CERTIFICATION, [ AND] EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE,
AND FITNESS INCENTIVE PAY.
SECTION 3. Section 143.044, Local Government Code, is
amended by amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsection (e) to
read as follows:
(d) If the criteria for fitness incentive pay are clearly
established, are in writing, and are applied equally to each fire
fighter or police officer in a municipality who meets the criteria,
the municipality's governing body may authorize fitness incentive
pay for each fire fighter or police officer who successfully meets
(e) The certification pay, [ and] educational incentive pay,
and fitness incentive pay are in addition to a fire fighter's or
police officer's regular pay.
SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1213 was passed by the House on April
26, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1213 was passed by the Senate on May
24, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate