Honorable Garnet Coleman, Chair, House Committee on County Affairs
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2504 by Thompson (Relating to immunity from liability for county auditors.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to establish that a county auditor would not be personally liabile for any act or omission performed in the scope of the auditorís official duties. However, the provisions of the bill would not affect a suit against a county auditor in the auditorís official capacity.
Local Government Impact
There could be a significant fiscal impact to a county, but it would vary by county according to the number and type of lawsuits filed against a county auditor in the auditorís official capacity.