HB 2524

84(R) - 2015
House County Affairs
House County Affairs
County Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Garnet F. Coleman

Bill Caption

Relating to legal services provided by a district or county attorney to county and precinct officials.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 2524 would amend the Government Code to authorize a county or precinct official to request, in writing, the interpretation of a statute relating to the official duties from the district or county attorney.  A district or county attorney would be required to take action not later than the 30th day after the written request is submitted. The bill would provide that a county or precinct official, including a county auditor, that is sued for an action arising from the performance of a public duty as a result of following the opinion or advice would be entitled to representation.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/23 Update:

This bill has been substantively changed in it's Senate committee. However, these changes do not change our recommendation and we remain neutral on HB 2524.

The Senate sponsor is Sen. Rodriguez.

First chamber recommendation below: 

This bill would make mostly administrative, clerical, and non-substantive updates to current code with no discernible connection to our liberty principles, therefore we are neutral on HB 2524.