Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-1216 Page: 2 of 4
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Hon. Nettye C. Romer, page 2 (V-1216)
more than the maximum amount allowed such of-
ficer under laws existing on August 24, 1935;
provided that in counties having a population
of twenty thousand (20,000) and less than
thirty-seven thousand five hundred (37,500)
according to the last preceding Federal Cen-
sus, and having an assessed valuation in
excess of Fifteen Million ($15,000,000.00)
Dollars, according to the last approved pre-
ceding tax roll of such county the maximum
amount allowed such officers as salaries may
be increased one (1%) per cent for each One
Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars valuation or
fractional part thereof, inexcess of said
Fifteen Million ($15,000,000.00) Dollars val-
uation over and above the maximum amount al-
loved such officers under laws existing on
August 24, 1935; . .
O(e) The Commissioners Court is hereby
authorized, when in their Judgment the finan-
clal condition of the county and the needs
of the officers justify the increase., to enter
an order increasing the compensation of the
precinct, county and district officers in an
additional amount not to exceed, twenty-five
(25%) per cent of the sum allowed under the
law for the fiscal year of 1944, provided the
total compensation authorized.under the law
for the fiscal year of 1944 did not exceed the
sum of Thirty-six Hundred ($3600.00) Dollars."
In a letter addressed to Hon. N. E. Grisham,
District Attorney, Eastland, Texas, dated November 24,
1947, this office stated:
It is our opinion that the county treas-
urer of Eastland County could have received in
1947 a maximum compensation of $2625.00, de-
termined as follows:
"In 1935 the maximum compensation was
$2,000.00. (Article 3943, V.C.S.) Based on
assessed valuation in 1943 ($19,575,780.00)
the Commissioners' Court of Eastland County
could have granted the county treasurer an
increase in 1944 of $100.00 (5% of $2,000.00).
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-1216, text, July 24, 1951; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth266034/m1/2/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.