HBA-DMD S.B. 336 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 336 By: Madla County Affairs 4/12/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, the commissioners court of a county is prohibited from providing a county employee with a lump-sum payment for the purpose of recruitment, retention, or for rewarding performance. S.B. 336 authorizes the commissioners court to include an allowance for a lump-sum payment that is not part of a base salary for the purpose of recruitment, retention, or rewarding performance. 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 152.011, Local Government Code, as follows: Sec. 152.011. New Title: COMPENSATION AMOUNT AND TYPE SET BY COMMISSIONERS COURT. Authorizes the commissioners court, in an order setting the amount of compensation, to include an allowance for a lump-sum payment that is not part of a base salary for the purpose of recruitment, retention, or rewarding performance. Makes a conforming change. SECTION 2.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.