By Rodriguez, Yarbrough H.B. No. 160
Substitute the following for H.B. No. 160:
By Yarbrough C.S.H.B. No. 160
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to the Texas
1-3 Workforce Commission on apprenticeship and job-training issues.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 133.001, Education Code, is amended by
1-6 amending Subdivision (5) and by adding Subdivisions (7) and (8) to
1-7 read as follows:
1-8 (5) "Commission" means the Texas Workforce
1-10 (7) "Advisory committee" means the apprenticeship and
1-11 training advisory committee.
1-12 (8) "Executive director" means the executive director
1-13 of the commission.
1-14 SECTION 2. Chapter 133, Education Code, is amended by adding
1-15 Sections 133.010 and 133.011 to read as follows:
1-16 Sec. 133.010. APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING ADVISORY
1-17 COMMITTEE. (a) The apprenticeship and training advisory committee
1-18 is composed of 15 voting members appointed by the executive
1-19 director as follows:
1-20 (1) four members must be persons who represent
1-21 employers of members of apprenticible trades, two of whom are
1-22 signatories to collective bargaining agreements and two of whom are
1-23 not signatories to collective bargaining agreements;
1-24 (2) three members must be persons who represent
2-1 bargaining agents for members of apprenticible trades;
2-2 (3) six members must be persons who are employed as
2-3 training directors or program administrators of programs
2-4 administered by apprenticeship committees, four of whom are jointly
2-5 sponsored by labor and management and two of whom are sponsored by
2-6 management only; and
2-7 (4) two members must be persons who are employed by
2-8 public schools or state postsecondary educational institutions who
2-9 teach or immediately supervise preparatory instruction,
2-10 supplementary instruction, or related instruction courses for
2-11 apprenticeship programs.
2-12 (b) A person is not eligible for appointment as a member of
2-13 the advisory committee if the person is required to register with
2-14 the secretary of state under Chapter 305, Government Code.
2-15 (c) Members of the committee serve for staggered terms of
2-16 four years, with the terms of seven or eight members expiring
2-17 February 1 of each even-numbered year.
2-18 (d) A vacancy in a position on the committee shall be filled
2-19 in the same manner in which the position was originally filled and
2-20 shall be filled by a person who meets the qualifications of the
2-21 vacated position.
2-22 Sec. 133.011. POWERS AND DUTIES OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
2-23 (a) The advisory committee shall recommend and evaluate a
2-24 statewide plan for the development of a comprehensive program of
2-25 apprenticeship training. The executive director may designate
2-26 additional duties to be performed by the advisory committee.
2-27 (b) The advisory committee shall meet at least twice a year
3-1 and at the call of the executive director. In the event of an
3-2 emergency, the advisory committee may meet at the call of a
3-3 majority of the members of the committee.
3-4 (c) A member of the advisory committee is not entitled to
3-5 compensation for service on the committee and is not entitled to
3-6 reimbursement for expenses incurred in performing functions as a
3-7 member of the committee.
3-8 (d) The advisory committee is not subject to Article
3-9 6252-33, Revised Statutes.
3-10 SECTION 3. Section 2308.102(c), Government Code, is amended
3-11 to conform to Section 11.17, Chapter 655, Acts of the 74th
3-12 Legislature, Regular Session, 1995, and further amended to read as
3-14 (c) The council shall assume the responsibilities formerly
3-15 exercised by the following state advisory councils:
3-16 (1) the State Job Training Coordinating Council;
3-17 (2) the Texas Council on Vocational Education; and
3-18 (3) [ the technical advisory committee to the State
3-19 Occupational Information Coordinating Council;]
3-20 [ (4)] the Texas Literacy Council[ ; and]
3-21 [ (5) the Apprenticeship and Training Advisory
3-23 SECTION 4. Section 11.17, Chapter 655, Acts of the 74th
3-24 Legislature, Regular Session, 1995, is repealed.
3-25 SECTION 5. (a) A person who served as a member of the
3-26 Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, as that committee
3-27 existed before abolition under Section 19, Chapter 771, Acts of the
4-1 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993, is eligible for
4-2 appointment to the apprenticeship and training advisory committee
4-3 as created under Chapter 133, Education Code, as amended by this
4-5 (b) In appointing the initial members of the apprenticeship
4-6 and training advisory committee, as created under Chapter 133,
4-7 Education Code, as amended by this Act, the executive director of
4-8 the Texas Workforce Commission shall appoint as members two persons
4-9 who represent employers of members of apprenticible trades, two
4-10 persons who represent bargaining agents for members of
4-11 apprenticible trades, three persons who are employed as training
4-12 directors or program administrators, and one person employed by a
4-13 public school or state postsecondary educational institution for
4-14 terms expiring February 1, 2000. The balance of the initial
4-15 members shall be appointed for terms expiring February 1, 2002.
4-16 SECTION 6. Not later than December 1, 1998, the
4-17 apprenticeship and training advisory committee shall deliver a copy
4-18 of the initial plan described by Section 133.011(a), Education
4-19 Code, as added by this Act to:
4-20 (1) the governor;
4-21 (2) the lieutenant governor;
4-22 (3) the speaker of the house of representatives; and
4-23 (4) the executive director of the Texas Workforce
4-25 SECTION 7. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.
4-26 SECTION 8. The importance of this legislation and the
4-27 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
5-1 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
5-2 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
5-3 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.