H.B. No. 2640

relating to municipal civil service coverage for certain employees of a fire department. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 143.003(4), Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (4) "Fire fighter" means a member of a fire department who was appointed in substantial compliance with this chapter or who is entitled to civil service status under Section 143.005 or 143.084. The term: (A) applies only to an employee of a fire department whose position requires substantial knowledge of fire fighting and who has met the requirements for certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection under Chapter 419, Government Code, including an employee [includes employees] who performs [perform]: (i) [(A)] fire suppression; (ii) [(B)] fire prevention; (iii) [(C)] fire training; (iv) [(D)] fire safety education; (v) [(E)] fire maintenance; (vi) [(F)] fire communications; (vii) [(G)] fire medical emergency technology; (viii) [(H)] fire photography; (ix) [(I)] fire administration; or (x) [(J)] fire arson investigation; and (B) does not apply to a secretary, clerk, budget analyst, custodial engineer, or other administrative employee. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 2640 was passed by the House on May 13, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 2640 was passed by the Senate on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor