HBA-JRA H.B. 2724 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2724 By: Pickett Juvenile Justice and Family Issues 6/28/1999 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prior to the 76th Legislature, the juvenile board of El Paso County was composed of the county judge, the county's family district court judges and juvenile court judges, and up to five judges serving on the El Paso Council of Judges. The Texas Judicial Council and its Committee on Juvenile Justice Reform/Impact on the Courts recommended that the membership of juvenile boards be expanded. They proposed that judges from other local courts having jurisdiction over juveniles be included on the board in order to permit all of the courts with jurisdiction over juveniles to work together to address juvenile crime. H.B. 2724 adds the municipal judge of the city of El Paso and a justice of the peace in El Paso County to the El Paso County Juvenile Board. 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 152.0771(a), Human Resources Code, to add to the juvenile board of El Paso County, a municipal judge from the City of El Paso and a justice of the peace in El Paso County, both of whom are selected by the chairman of the juvenile board of El Paso County. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.