HBA-GUM H.B. 3821 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3821 By: Salinas Juvenile Justice & Family Issues 4/23/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, Duval County operates a juvenile board under general provisions described in Subchapter A, Chapter 152, Human Resources Code. The law provides that the juvenile board is comprised of the county judge and the district judge serving Duval County. The opening of a county juvenile justice facility later this year may bring additional responsibilities to the board and increase the need for prompt decision-making authority. The district judge resides more than 120 miles from San Diego, the Duval County seat, which will be the location of the new juvenile justice facility. An additional board member from Duval County may be needed to ensure that juvenile board meetings are conducted efficiently. The addition of a local board member may eliminate the need for the district judge to travel 120 miles simply to ensure that a quorum is present to conduct business. H.B. 3821 creates the Duval County Juvenile Board and adds a county citizen member appointed by the county judge and the district judge in Duval County, to the juvenile board. This bill establishes the district judge as the chairman and the chief administrative officer of the board and sets forth the salary range for board members. This bill also provides that certain specified sections of the Human Resources Code do not apply to the Duval County Juvenile Board. 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 Subchapter D, Chapter 152, Human Resources Code, by adding Section 152.0721, as follows: Sec. 152.0721. DUVAL COUNTY. (a) Establishes that the Duval County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the district judge in Duval County, and a citizen of Duval County appointed by the county judge and the district judge in Duval County. Provides that the citizen member of the board serves the same term of office as the district judge in Duval County. (b) Establishes that the district judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (c) Authorizes the commissioners court to pay the juvenile board members an annual salary set by the commissioners court between $1,200 and $3,600 for the added duties imposed on the members. Requires that the salary be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (d) Requires the juvenile board to appoint not more than five persons to serve on an advisory council. (e) Provides that Sections 152.0002 (Board Meetings), 152.004 (General Expenses), 152.0005 (Expenses of Board Members and Juvenile Court), 152.0006 (Fiscal Officer), 152.0007 (Duties), and 152.0008 (Personnel) do not apply to the juvenile board of Duval County. SECTION 2. (a) Effective date: September 1, 1999. Creates the Duval County Juvenile Board as of that date. (b) Requires the county judge and the district judge in Duval County to appoint the citizen member of the county's juvenile board as required by Section 152.0721(a), Human Resources Code, not later than October 1, 1999. (c) Requires the Duval County Juvenile Board to appoint an advisory board as required by Section 152.0721(d), Human Resources Code, not later than January 1, 2000. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.