BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Currently, many cities, including general law municipalities, have ordinances which allow cities to provide longevity pay. However, a 1990 Attorney General's Opinion found no law giving a general law municipality the authority necessary 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.
It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking
authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.
The bill would amend Chapter 141, Local Government Code, to authorize certain types of municipalities to consider longevity and cost of living when setting the salary of a municipal employee.
On passage, or, if the act does not receive the necessary vote, the act takes effect September 1,