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  H.B. No. 1146
  relating to the hours worked during a week by firefighters in
  certain municipalities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 142.0015, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (e-1) to read as follows:
         (e-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (d), in a municipality
  with a population of one million or more that has not adopted
  Chapter 143, for purposes of determining hours worked, including
  determining hours worked for calculation of overtime under
  Subsection (e), all hours are counted as hours worked during which
  the fire fighter or member of the fire department:
               (1)  is required to remain available for immediate call
  to duty by continuously remaining in contact with the fire
  department office by telephone, pager, or radio; or
               (2)  is taking any authorized leave, including
  attendance incentive leave, vacation leave, holiday leave,
  compensatory time off, jury duty, military leave, or leave because
  of a death in the family.
         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, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1146 was passed by the House on May
  13, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 127, Nays 17, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1146 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________