HBA-DMD C.S.H.B. 1588 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisC.S.H.B. 1588 By: Hope County Affairs 3/19/1999 Committee Report (Substituted) BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, utility companies are required to submit weekly lists of new electric service connections in an unincorporated area of the county to the county judge, who must then forward the information to a local governmental entity. However, the information is currently not available to emergency communication districts or appraisal districts. C.S.H.B. 1588 requires a county judge to forward the list of all the addresses that established new electric service to each appraisal district and each emergency communication district in the county. 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 366.005, Health and Safety Code, by amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsection (e), to require the county judge to forward the list compiled under Subsection (a) to each appraisal district and each emergency communication district in the county. Subsection (a) requires an electric utility to compile a list weekly of all the addresses in an unincorporated area of the county that established new service during the preceding week. Defines "appraisal district," "electric utility," and "emergency communications district." Redesignates Subsection (d) to Subsection (e). Makes conforming changes. SECTION 2.Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3.Emergency clause. COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL TO SUBSTITUTE C.S.H.B. differs from the original bill in SECTION 1 (Section 366.005(d), Health and Safety Code), by requiring the county judge to forward the list compiled under Subsection (a) to each appraisal district and each emergency communication district in the county, rather than to each emergency communications district having jurisdiction over an area in which an address on the list is included.