By:  Gallegos                                                     S.B. No. 716
	(In the Senate - Filed February 24, 2005; March 2, 2005, 
read first time and referred to Committee on Intergovernmental 
Relations; March 17, 2005, reported favorably by the following 
vote:  Yeas 4, Nays 1; March 17, 2005, sent to printer.)

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 requested in writing by employees who are peace officers as defined by Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, and if 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. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
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