HBA-RBT S.B. 1007 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1007 By: Wentworth Judicial Affairs 5/5/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, existing law regulating a statutory probate court's authority to hire appropriate staff is limited by a county population specification of one million or more. Appropriate staffing of a court coordinator, an administrative assistant, and an auditor, is an important factor in a statutory probate court's successful performance of duties. S.B. 1007 deletes the county population qualification for hiring such individuals, and requires their hiring by the judge of a statutory probate court. 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 25.0024(a), Government Code, to require, rather than authorize, a judge of any statutory probate court, rather than authorizing one in a county with a population of one million or more, to hire a court coordinator, an administrative assistant, and an auditor. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999.