Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1686 by Oliveira (Relating to the compensation of presiding judges of administrative judicial regions.), As Engrossed
HB 1686, engrossed, increases the salary for a presiding judge to an amount not to exceed $33,000 a year. The salary is set by the Texas Judicial Council and is paid through the county budget process. The bill also increases the salaries of presiding judges who are retired or former district judges, retired appellate judges who preside over administrative regions with 30 or more district courts and statutory county courts, and retired or former judges named on the list maintained under Section 74.055 for the administrative region. The salaries are determined by the number of courts in the region and each salary is increased by $10,000.
The bill, if enacted, is not anticipated to have a significant actuarial effect because the salary adjustments it proposes would not affect a significant portion of the payroll of any public retirement system.
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