Bill Text: TX SB354 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to authority of certain officers of certain counties to disburse or direct payment of county funds for salaries or expenses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-31 - Effective immediately [SB354 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB354-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 354
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to authority of certain officers of certain counties to
  disburse or direct payment of county funds for salaries or
  expenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 113.047, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 113.047.  DISBURSEMENTS FOR SALARIES OR EXPENSES [IN
  COUNTY WITH POPULATION OF 190,000 OR MORE]. After the deposit of
  funds in a county depository, an officer [in a county with a
  population of 190,000 or more] may draw checks on the county
  treasurer to disburse the funds as payment for a salary or expenses
  authorized by law or in payment to the county or to the person to
  whom the funds belong.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter B, Chapter 154, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 154.0235 to read as follows:
         Sec. 154.0235.  PROCEDURES REGARDING PAYMENT OF OFFICE
  EXPENSES AND EMPLOYEE SALARIES. (a)  A district, county, or
  precinct officer may issue a warrant against the salary fund to pay
  authorized expenses of the office or the salary of an employee whose
  salary may be paid from the fund.
         (b)  A payment may not be made from the salary fund to an
  employee for a service performed before the person has taken the
  constitutional oath of office, if applicable, and the person's
  authorized appointment and oath, if any, have been filed for record
  with the county clerk and the county auditor, if the county has a
  county auditor.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 354 passed the Senate on
  March 13, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 354 passed the House on
  May 14, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 5,
  two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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