By: Ellis S.J.R. No. 45
A JOINT RESOLUTION
proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing compensation for
public school employees and retired public school employees serving
as members of local governing bodies.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 40(b), Article XVI, Texas Constitution,
is amended to read as follows:
(b) State employees or other individuals who receive all or
part of their compensation either directly or indirectly from funds
of the State of Texas and who are not State officers, shall not be
barred from serving as members of the governing bodies of school
districts, cities, towns, or other local governmental districts.
Such State employees or other individuals may not receive a salary
for serving as members of such governing bodies, except that:
(1) a public school employee or [
retired public school employee [ schoolteacher, or retired school
administrator] may receive compensation for serving as a member of
a governing body of a school district, city, town, or local
governmental district, including a water district created under
Section 59, Article XVI, or Section 52, Article III; and
(2) a faculty member or retired faculty member of a
public institution of higher education may receive compensation for
serving as a member of a governing body of a water district created
under Section 59 of this article or under Section 52, Article III,
of this constitution.
SECTION 2. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 8, 2005.
The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
proposition: "The constitutional amendment authorizing
compensation for public school employees and retired public school
employees serving as members of local governing bodies."