Senate Research Center S.B. 1890
AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
Currently, there is confusion as to whether supplemental monies paid by the county directly to district court judges, such as a car allowance, are included in the amount used to calculate the minimum salary of a judge of a county court in Hidalgo County.
As proposed, S.B. 1890 provides that all contributions, allowances, and salaries paid by either the state or county to a district judge in the county are to be used to determine the minimum salary of a county court at law judge.
This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Section 25.1102(c), Government Code, to require the judge of a county court at law to be paid an annual salary that is not less than $1,000 less than the total annual salary, including all contributions and supplements paid by the state or county, received by a district judge in the county.
SECTION 2. Effective date: October 1, 2007.