HBA-BSM H.B. 3356 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3356 By: McReynolds Judicial Affairs 3/26/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, the district judges of Angelina County are required to appoint bailiffs and set their salaries. The bailiffs are funded through the county's budget which is set by the county commissioners court. The bailiff's salary is not commensurate with the salaries of other officers. House Bill 3356 allows for district and county court at law judges in Angelina County to appoint a bailiff, and for the county commissioners court to set the salary for bailiffs at not less than the salary of a deputy sheriff assigned to regular duty. 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. ANALYSIS House Bill 3356 amends the Government Code to require the judges of the district courts having jurisdiction in Angelina County and the judges of the county courts at law in Angelina County to each appoint a bailiff. The bill provides that each bailiff appointed by a judge of a district court having jurisdiction in Angelina County or a county court at law judge in Angelina County is entitled to receive a salary set by the commissioners court of that county in an amount that is not less than the salary of a deputy sheriff regularly assigned to patrol duty in the county. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.