HBA-SEB H.B. 1723 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1723 By: Lengefeld Juvenile Justice and Family Issues 3/11/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Section 152.0241, Human Resources Code, currently sets out three separate juvenile boards for Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton counties. These three counties compose the 220th Judicial District and share a single district judge. The administration of the juvenile program is now being conducted jointly; the three counties are represented by their respective county judges who work in conjunction with the 220th district judge. H.B. 1723 modifies the statute to conform with actual practice by creating a single juvenile board (board) for the three counties, setting forth the membership of the board, and providing for compensation of the board members. 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 Sections 152.0241(a), (c), and (d), Human Resources Code, as follows: (a) Provides that Bosque County is included in the Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton counties juvenile board (juvenile board). Establishes that the juvenile board is composed of the county judge in each of the three counties and the 220th Judicial District judge. Makes conforming changes. (c) Requires, rather than authorizes, the commissioners court to pay the members of the juvenile board additional annual compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than the amount paid to a board member under this section (Bosque County) on October 1, 1998. Makes a conforming change. (d) Provides that Section 152.0008(a) (regarding the appointment of personnel by the chief juvenile probation officer) does not apply to the juvenile board of Bosque County. Deletes existing text which states that Sections 152.0003 (Compensation) and 152.0005 (Expenses of Board Members and Juvenile Court) do not apply to the juvenile board of Bosque County. SECTION 2. Amends Sections 152.0531(a), (c), and (d), Human Resources Code, to include Comanche County in the juvenile board. Makes conforming changes. SECTION 3. Amends Sections 152.1031(a), (c), and (d), Human Resources Code, to include Hamilton County in the juvenile board. Makes conforming changes. SECTION 4.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.