HBA-NLM H.B. 2569 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2569 By: Junell Appropriations 3/26/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In 1995, the General Appropriations Bill, House Bill 1, Strategy A.2.3., Acts of the 74th Legislature, authorized the appropriation of $37.5 million in general revenue bonds for 19 juvenile probation departments to construct secure, post-adjudication facilities. The 75th Legislature proposed appropriation for the Juvenile Probation Commission to reimburse a county for up to 25 percent of the operating cost of such a facility. The statute allowing for the reimbursement of such operating costs included a provision that requires the post-adjudication facilities to be completely self funded by September 1, 1999. Since some facilities have not opened, this bill proposes that the 76th Legislature continues to fund 25 percent of the operating costs for these facilities. H.B. 2569 authorizes the appropriation of not more than 25 percent of the operating cost of a facility constructed under this section during each of the 2000 and 2001 fiscal years, rather than the 1998 and 1999 fiscal years. 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 Sections 141.086(g), (h), (i), (j), and (k), Human Resources Code, as follows: (g) Authorizes the appropriation of not more than 25 percent of the operating costs of a facility constructed under this section during each of the 2000 and 2001 fiscal years, rather than the 1998 and 1999 fiscal years. (h) Provides that it is the intent of the legislature to appropriate the full amount of money authorized under Subsection (g), rather than Subdivision (2) of Subsection (g). (i) Redesignated from existing Subsection (j) and requires the commission to conduct an annual audit of the operating costs of certain facilities through fiscal year 2001, rather than 1999. Deletes entire text of existing Subsection (i), which provides that a facility constructed under this section must be operated entirely by the county using the facility by September 1, 1999. (j) Redesignated from existing Subsection (k). SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.