HBA-GUM, LCA H.B. 3174 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3174 By: Hartnett Judicial Affairs 7/27/1999 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prior to the 76th Texas Legislature, the Dallas County district attorney was not included under the provisions of the Professional Prosecutors Act. H.B. 3174 amends Chapter 46, Government Code (Professional Prosecutors), to include the Dallas County district attorney under the Professional Prosecutors Act. 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 46.002(2), Government Code, to include Dallas County among the counties to which Chapter 46, Government Code (Professional Prosecutors) applies. SECTION 2. Repealer: Subsections (e)-(g), Section 44.157, Government Code (Dallas County), relating to compensation for the criminal district attorney and providing that the criminal district attorney is prohibited from private practice. SECTION 3. Provides that this Act takes effect only if a specific appropriation for the implementation of this Act is provided in H.B. 1 (General Appropriations Act), Acts of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999. SECTION 4. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 5. Emergency clause.