HBA-CMT S.B. 134 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 134 By: Madla County Affairs 4/16/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, the commissioners court of a county with a population of 20,000 or more may authorize a payroll deduction to be made from a county employee's wages or salary at the employee's request for payment of dues to a labor union or employees association, payment of parking fees in a county-owned facility, or payment to a charitable organization. Senate Bill 134 removes the population requirement so any county employee can request that a payroll deduction be made for these purposes. 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 Senate Bill 134 amends the Local Government Code to remove the population requirement for a county pertaining to payroll deductions from an employee's wages by the commissioners court of a county for payment of dues to a labor union or employees association, payment of parking fees in a county-owned facility, or payment to a charitable organization. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.