HBA-SEB H.B. 1532 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1532 By: Alexander Juvenile Justice and Family Issues 6/28/1999 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prior to the 76th Texas Legislature, the judges of the 3rd and 173rd district courts served on the juvenile board of Henderson County (board). The 392nd Judicial District was established in 1995, but it was not included in the statutory composition of the board. H.B. 1532 makes the judge of the 392nd Judicial District a member of the board. It also provides for the election of a chairman of the board, modifies language regarding the board members' compensation, and designates a district attorney with jurisdiction in Henderson County to act for the county attorney under certain circumstances. 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 152.1131, Human Resources Code, as follows: Sec. 152.1131. HENDERSON COUNTY. (a) Includes in the composition of the juvenile board of Henderson County (juvenile board) the judge of the 392nd Judicial District. The other members of the juvenile board include the judges of the 3rd and 173rd judicial districts, the county judge, the judge of the county court at law, and the county attorney. Makes a conforming change. (b) Requires the juvenile board to elect one of its members as chairman at its first regular meeting of each fiscal year, rather than designating the judge of the 173rd Judicial District as chairman. (c) Requires the commissioners court to pay the 173rd and 392nd district judges and the county court at law judge an amount set by the commissioners court at not less than $750 a month. Requires the commissioners court to pay the 3rd district judge an amount set by the commissioners court at not less than one-third of the amount paid to the 173rd or 392nd district judge or the county court at law judge. Establishes that the compensation is in addition to other compensation provided or allowed by law, rather than provided or allowed for a county attorney. Makes conforming and nonsubstantive changes. (d) Requires a district attorney with jurisdiction in Henderson County, rather than the district attorney for the 173rd Judicial District, to act for the county attorney at the request of the juvenile court judge if the county attorney is ill or unable to perform the duties of the county attorney. (e) Deletes existing text which designates the 173rd District Court as the juvenile court of Henderson County. Makes a conforming change. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.