Senate Research Center H.B. 3001
AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
Currently, many cities, including general law municipalities, have ordinances that allow cities to provide longevity pay. However, a 1990 Attorney General Letter Opinion (LO-90-14) found no law giving a general law municipality the authority to provide such pay.
H.B. 3001 provides that a Type A or B general law municipality may consider longevity and cost of living in setting the salaries of municipal employees.
This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter A, Chapter 141, Local Government Code, by adding Section 141.010, as follows:
Sec. 141.010. MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES IN TYPE A AND B GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITIES. Authorizes the governing body of a Type A or B general-law municipality to consider longevity and cost of living in setting the salary of a municipal employee to the extent consistent with Subchapter B (Compensation of Members of Fire and Police Departments in Certain Municipalities) of this chapter and Chapters 142 (Assistance, Benefits, and Working Conditions of Municipal Officers and Employees) and 143 (Municipal Civil Service for Firefighters and Police Officers).
SECTION 2. Effective date: upon passage or September 1, 2009.