Texas Human Resources Code - Section 152.0301. Brooks County
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§ 152.0301. BROOKS COUNTY. (a) The juvenile board of
Brooks County is composed of the judges of the county and district
courts in the county. The board must have not fewer than three nor
more than five members. The judges of the county and district
courts in the county may appoint an appropriate number of public
members to serve on the board without compensation if necessary to
satisfy this requirement. The chairman of the board shall
determine the number of public members to be appointed to the board.
(b) The county judge is the chairman of the board.
(c) The board shall hold biannual meetings on dates set by
the board and special meetings at the call of the chairman.
(d) Service on a juvenile board by a judge is an additional
duty of office. The commissioners court shall pay the judges on the
juvenile board an annual salary set by the commissioners court at
not more than $6,000, payable in equal monthly installments from
the general fund or any other available fund of the county.
(e) The county shall reimburse a juvenile board member for
the member's actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing
the member's duties.
(f) The juvenile board shall ensure that the chief juvenile
officer and fiscal officer:
(1) keep the financial and statistical records and
submit reports to the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission as
prescribed by Section 141.044; and
(2) submit periodic financial and statistical reports
to the county commissioners court.
(g) The chief juvenile probation officer shall appoint an
appropriate number of qualified juvenile probation officers,
assistants, and support personnel with the approval of the board as
necessary to perform his duties. The chief juvenile probation
officer and the personnel appointed under this section may be
removed at any time by the appointing authority or by the juvenile
board. The chief juvenile probation officer shall recommend to the
juvenile board the salaries of and allowances for juvenile
probation officers, assistants, and support personnel. The
juvenile board shall provide the chief juvenile probation officer
and his assistants with transportation or an automobile allowance
for use of a personal automobile on official business.
(h) A claim for expenses from a person in the juvenile
probation department must be made to the board chairman. The
chairman shall certify to the fiscal officer the expenses to be paid
from state funds and shall certify to the commissioners court the
expenses to be paid from county funds.
(i) The chairman of the board shall certify to the
commissioners court an annual request for the expenditure of county
funds. The commissioners court shall act on the request in the same
manner as it acts on a request from another county office.
(j) The board may accept state aid and grants and gifts from
other political subdivisions of the state or associations for the
purpose of financing adequate and effective juvenile programs. A
municipality may grant and allocate money to the juvenile board to
support and maintain effective juvenile services if the
municipality's governing body approves the expenditure. Funds
received under this subsection shall be administered and kept
separately from other public funds. This section does not affect a
program of local enrichment of juvenile services funded by a
(k) The juvenile board shall appoint an advisory council of
not more than five persons.
(l) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0008, and
152.0009 do not apply to the juvenile board of Brooks County.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Last modified: August 11, 2007