HBA-GUM, RBT H.B. 2196 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2196 By: Hope Judicial Affairs 7/7/1999 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Montgomery County is experiencing growth in population and the county attorney's office has been inundated with misdemeanor criminal offenses. H.B. 2196 transfers the responsibility of prosecution of all criminal misdemeanor cases in Montgomery County to the district attorney. 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 43.105, Government Code, to require the district attorney to represent the state in misdemeanor criminal cases pending in the district and inferior courts of Montgomery County. Redesignates Subsections (b)-(g) to Subsections (c)-(h), respectively. SECTION 2. Effective date: January 1, 2001. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.