HBA-MPM H.J.R. 85 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.J.R. 85 By: Bosse Public Education 7/17/2001 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Texas Constitution prohibits state employees or other individuals who are compensated directly or indirectly from state funds from receiving a salary for serving as a member of a governing body of a school district, city, town, or other local governmental district, including a water district. This may be a disincentive to some individuals who are qualified to serve as a board member. As proposed, House Joint Resolution 85 requires the submission to the voters of a constitutional amendment allowing current and retired school teachers and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts, cities, towns, or other local governmental districts, including water districts. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this resolution does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Joint Resolution 85 amends the Texas Constitution to authorize a schoolteacher, retired schoolteacher, or retired school administrator to receive compensation for serving as a member of a governing body of a school district, city, town, or local governmental district, including a water district. FOR ELECTION November 6, 2001.