H.B. No. 2640
relating to municipal civil service coverage for certain employees
of a fire department.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 143.003(4), Local Government Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(4) "Fire fighter" means a member of a fire department
who was appointed in substantial compliance with this chapter or
who is entitled to civil service status under Section 143.005 or
143.084. The term:
(A) applies only to an employee of a fire
department whose position requires substantial knowledge of fire
fighting and who has met the requirements for certification by the
Texas Commission on Fire Protection under Chapter 419, Government
Code, including an employee [
includes employees] who performs
(i) [ (A)] fire suppression;
(ii) [ (B)] fire prevention;
(iii) [ (C)] fire training;
(iv) [ (D)] fire safety education;
(v) [ (E)] fire maintenance;
(vi) [ (F)] fire communications;
(vii) [ (G)] fire medical emergency
(viii) [ (H)] fire photography;
(ix) [ (I)] fire administration; or
(x) [ (J)] fire arson investigation; and
(B) does not apply to a secretary, clerk, budget
analyst, custodial engineer, or other administrative employee.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2640 was passed by the House on May
13, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2640 was passed by the Senate on May
25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate