Bill Text: TX HB1561 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to entrance examinations for applicants for beginning positions in fire and police departments in certain municipalities.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-14 - Reported favorably w/o amendment(s) [HB1561 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1561-Introduced.html
  87R5220 SGM-F
 
  By: Gervin-Hawkins H.B. No. 1561
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to entrance examinations for applicants for beginning
  positions in fire and police departments in certain municipalities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 143.025, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (f-1) and amending Subsection (i) to
  read as follows:
         (f-1)  In a municipality with a population of more than 1.3
  million and less than 2 million, an additional five points shall be
  added to the examination grade of an applicant who:
               (1)  is a resident of the municipality in which the
  applicant seeks employment;
               (2)  has resided in the municipality continuously for
  at least one year before taking the examination; and
               (3)  receives a passing grade on the examination.
         (i)  The grade to be placed on the eligibility list for each
  applicant shall be computed by adding an applicant's points under
  Subsections [Subsection] (f) and (f-1), if any, to the applicant's
  grade on the written examination. Each applicant's grade on the
  written examination is based on a maximum grade of 100 percent and
  is determined entirely by the correctness of the applicant's
  answers to the questions. The minimum passing grade on the
  examination is 70 percent. An applicant must pass the examination
  to be placed on an eligibility list.
         SECTION 2.  Section 143.025, Local Government Code, as
  amended by this Act, applies only to an examination administered on
  or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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