H.B. No. 2430
  relating to the mileage expense reimbursement for certain temporary
  justices of the peace.
         SECTION 1.  Section 27.055(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  If a justice is temporarily unable to perform official
  duties because of absence, recusal, illness, injury, or other
  disability, the county judge, on the judge's own motion or at the
  request of the justice of the peace, may appoint a qualified person
  to serve as temporary justice for the duration of the absence of the
  justice of the peace from the bench. The commissioners court shall
  compensate the temporary justice by the day, week, or month in an
  amount equal to the compensation of the regular justice. If the
  temporary justice is also serving as a justice of the peace in
  another justice precinct in the county, the commissioners court may
  authorize reimbursement for the mileage expenses incurred in
  performing the official duties of the temporary justice's
  appointment, notwithstanding Chapter 152, Local Government Code. A
  temporary justice has all the rights and powers of the justice of
  the peace while serving in that capacity but may not make personnel
  decisions about, or significant changes in, the justice of the
  peace's office.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2430 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 1, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2430 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________