HBA-RBT, MAJ H.B. 808 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 808 By: Jones, Jesse Elections 3/27/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, a county elections administrator is prohibited from being a candidate for a public office or an office of a political party, hold a public office, or hold an office of or position in a political party. This prohibition does not apply to full-time employees of the county elections department. H.B. 808 extends the prohibition to full-time employees of the county elections department. 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 31.039, Election Code, by adding Subsection (f), as follows: (f) Provides that a person employed on a full-time basis by a county elections administrator's office is subject to Section 31.035 (Restrictions on Political Activities), in the same manner as the administrator. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.