HBA-NLM H.B. 2034 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2034 By: Gray County Affairs 4/11/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law exempts counties with a population over 500,000 from the requirement to hold a public hearing and publish notice in the newspaper before adopting certain traffic regulations. H.B 2034 exempts counties with a population of more than 200,000, rather than 500,000, from the requirements of Section 251.159 (Delegation of Commissioners' Authority), Transportation Code, relating to the commissioners court's authorized procedures in lieu of publishing notice and holding public hearings. 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 Section 251.159(a), Transportation Code, to provide that this section applies only to a county with a population of more than 200,000, rather than 500,000. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.