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  H.B. No. 3135
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the compensation paid to retired and former judges or
  justices while assigned as visiting judges in certain courts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 74.061(h) and (i), Government Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (h)  Notwithstanding Subsection (c), the salary from the
  state of a retired judge or justice assigned to a district court is
  determined pro rata on the sum of the regular judge's salary from
  the county plus the greater of:
               (1)  the regular judge's salary from the state on August
  31, 2007 [1997]; or
               (2)  100 [85] percent of the regular judge's salary from
  the state, [or a greater percentage of that salary, not to exceed
  100 percent,] as established by the General Appropriations Act for
  any fiscal year.
         (i)  Notwithstanding Subsection (d), the salary from the
  state of a former judge or justice assigned to a district court is
  determined pro rata on the greater of:
               (1)  the regular judge's salary from the state on August
  31, 2007 [1997]; or
               (2)  100 [85] percent of the regular judge's salary from
  the state, [or a greater percentage of that salary, not to exceed
  100 percent,] as established by the General Appropriations Act for
  any fiscal year.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to the assignment of a retired or former judge or justice made on or
  after the effective date of this Act. An assignment made before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the
  time the assignment was made, and the former law is continued in
  effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3135 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 3 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3135 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor