HBA-MPM H.J.R. 85 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.J.R. 85 By: Bosse Public Education 4/8/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, 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 authorizing a teacher or retired schoolteacher to receive compensation for serving as a member of a governing body of a water district. 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 teacher or retired schoolteacher to receive compensation for serving as a member of a governing body of a water district. FOR ELECTION This proposed constitutional amendment shall be submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 6, 2001.