HBA-DMH S.B. 486 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 486 By: Brown, J. E. "Buster" Civil Practices 4/25/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, juvenile probation personnel employed by a political subdivision are designated as state employees for the purposes of state liability for public workers, while the members of the juvenile board are not. Generally, the state is required to indemnify state employees and officers under certain conditions. Senate Bill 486 requires the state to indemnify juvenile board members in the same manner and under the same conditions that it indemnifies an officer of a state agency. 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 486 amends the Human Resources Code to require the state to indemnify a juvenile board member in the same manner and under the same conditions that it indemnifies an officer of a state agency under provisions related to state liability for the conduct of public servants. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.