HBA-MPA H.B. 1082 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1082 By: Bosse Juvenile Justice and Family Issues 3/3/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, thousands of juvenile cases are filed each year with the 16 justice courts of Harris County. There has been an informal agreement over the last two years among the three juvenile district courts and the 16 justice courts on how to distribute cases. Because the justice courts have been heavily impacted by the juvenile crime cases, it would be efficient to include a justice of the peace on the Harris County Juvenile Board. H.B. 1082 includes a justice of the peace on the Harris County Juvenile Board, thereby formalizing the relationship between the district court and the justice court. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 152.1071(a), Human Resources Code, by adding to the composition of the Harris County juvenile board the presiding municipal judge from the City of Houston and a justice of the peace from Harris County selected by a majority vote of all the justices of the peace in the county. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.