79R15664 KEG-D

By:  Gallegos                                                     S.B. No. 716

Substitute the following for S.B. No. 716:                                    

By:  Blake                                                    C.S.S.B. No. 716

relating to payroll deductions for certain employees who are peace officers. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 141.008, Local Government Code, is amended by adding Subsection (a-2) to read as follows: (a-2) The governing body shall make the payroll deduction described by Subsection (a) if: (1) requested in writing by employees who: (A) are peace officers as defined by Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure; and (B) are not members of a police department covered by a collective bargaining agreement or meet-and-confer agreement entered into under this code; and (2) the municipality permits deductions for purposes other than charity, health insurance, taxes, or other purposes for which the municipality is required by law to permit a deduction. SECTION 2. Section 143.357, Local Government Code, is repealed. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.