HB 3805

83(R) - 2013
Homeland Security

Vote Recommendation

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Larry Gonzales

Bill Caption

Relating to the discharge of an officer or employee of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local government.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Under current law, Department of Public Safety employees are entitled to a public hearing regarding the discharge of the employee. HB 3805 removes this entitlement from all DPS employees excluding commissioned officers.

Analysis: HB 3805 aligns the DPS employee discharge practices with other government agencies whose employees are not entitled to a public hearing. This bill would make the law apply more evenly, rather than allowing a special circumstance for employees of one agency. Support 3805.