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,THE ArrTToRhNEv GENERAL
Ausvtin n, TEXAS
July 24, 1951
Hoe. Nettye C. Romer Opinion No. V-1216
Midland County Re: Present maximum salary
Midland, Taxas of the County Treasur-
er of Kidland County.
Your-requesat for an opinion relates to the fol-
loving factual situations
Midland County had a population of less than
20,000 inhabitants according to the 1940 Federal census,
and pursuant to House Bill 785, Acts 50th Leg., 1947, ch.
381, p. 772 (Art. 3912e-12, V.C.S3., the county treasurer
was compensated on the basis of $5400.00'0 per year. Mid-
land County now has more than 20,000 inhabitants (25,785)
according to the 1950 Federal census. The assessed valua-
tion of such county is $16,200,440.00 according to the
last approved tax rolls
YOu d desire to know if the Commissioners ' Oirt
of Midland omty a is authorized to pay the county treas-
urer the use , o$6750.00per year.
Inantcsd atidland County has a population in
excess of 20,000 inhabitants its' county treasurer must
be compensated on a salary basis. Tex. Const. Art. XVI.
Sec. 61. Section .13 of 'Article 3912e, V.C.S., is con-
trolling as to the compensation to be paid the treasurer
and provides in part as follows:
The Commissioners' Court in counties
having a population of twenty thousand (20,-
000) inhabitants or more, and less than one
hundred and ninety thousand (190,000) inhabit-
ants according to the last preceding Federal
Census, is hereby authorized and it shall be
its duty to fix the salaries of all the fol-
lowing named officers, 'to-fit . . . treasur-
er, . . . ch of said officers shall be paid
in moaey an annual salary in twelve (12) equal
installments of not less than the total sum
earned as compensation by him in his official
capacity for the fiscal year 1935, and not
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