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                                                                  H.B. No. 1165




AN ACT
relating to the employment of county traffic officers by certain counties. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 701.001, Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 701.001. AUTHORIZATION. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (c), acting [Acting] in conjunction with the sheriff of the county, the commissioners court of a county may employ not more than five regular deputies as county traffic officers. (b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), the [The] commissioners court may employ not more than two additional deputies as county traffic officers to aid the regular officers in special emergencies. (c) The limitation on the number of deputies that may be employed under Subsections (a) and (b) does not apply to a county with a population of more than two million. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1165 was passed by the House on May 9, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 144, Nays 0, 3 present, not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1165 was passed by the Senate on May 20, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor