SRC-CDH S.B. 1759 75(R) BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research Center S.B. 1759 By: Haywood Economic Development 5-7-97 As Filed DIGEST Currently, Chapter 2308.267, Government Code, prohibits a single entity from providing both administrative functions, such as oversight, strategic planning, and evaluation, and service delivery, such as intake, eligibility, job training, and job matching, to a local workforce development board. This restriction is designed to prevent a single entity from both providing services and determining whether such services are necessary and/or efficiently provided. S.B. 1759 authorizes a single entity to perform both administrative and service delivery functions so long as the local workforce development board arranges for independent evaluation of such functions. PURPOSE As proposed, S.B. 1759 establishes the authority of local workforce boards regarding staffing and evaluations. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 2308.267, Government Code, by adding Subsection (e), to establish that nothing in this section prohibits the designation of a single individual or entity to provide staff services to a local workforce development board (board) and carry out any or all of the outreach, information, intake, assessment, eligibility determination, referral, and case management functions associated with the operation of a career development center, provided the board arranges for an independent evaluation of such functions provided by the individual or entity. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.