H.B. No. 1913

relating to the application of the municipal civil service law for firefighters and police officers to certain municipalities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 143.002, Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 143.002. MUNICIPALITIES COVERED BY CHAPTER. This chapter applies only to a municipality: (1) that: (A) has a population of 10,000 or more; (B) has a paid fire department or [and] police department; and (C) has voted to adopt this chapter or the law codified by this chapter; or (2) whose election to adopt this chapter and whose acts subsequent to that election were validated by the law enacted by House Bill 822, Acts of the 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993. 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. 1913 was passed by the House on April 20, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 141, Nays 0, 1 present, not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1913 was passed by the Senate on May 12, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor