Honorable Mike Krusee, Chair, House Committee on Transportation
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB98 by Van Arsdale (Relating to certain appointments to the boards of metropolitan rapid transit authorities.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the section of the Transportation Code that deals with appointments to boards of metropolitan rapid transit authorities that have a principal municipality with a population of more than 1.2 million. The mayor of the prinicipal municipality would appoint four of the board members and a panel composed of the commissioners court of the principal county and the governing body of the principal municipality would appoint one member to serve as presiding officer of the authority. The appointment would not occur until the first vacancy on the board following the effective date of the bill, which would be September 1, 2005.
Local Government Impact
Only minimal administrative costs would be involved in forming the required panel and making the appointment. No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.