1-1 By: Rodriguez, Yarbrough (Senate Sponsor - Madla) H.B. No. 160
1-2 (In the Senate - Received from the House April 14, 1997;
1-3 April 16, 1997, read first time and referred to Committee on
1-4 Economic Development; April 25, 1997, reported favorably by the
1-5 following vote: Yeas 10, Nays 0; April 25, 1997, sent to printer.)
1-6 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-7 AN ACT
1-8 relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to the Texas
1-9 Workforce Commission on apprenticeship and job-training issues.
1-10 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-11 SECTION 1. Section 133.001, Education Code, is amended by
1-12 amending Subdivision (5) and by adding Subdivisions (7) and (8) to
1-13 read as follows:
1-14 (5) "Commission" means the Texas Workforce
1-16 (7) "Advisory committee" means the apprenticeship and
1-17 training advisory committee.
1-18 (8) "Executive director" means the executive director
1-19 of the commission.
1-20 SECTION 2. Chapter 133, Education Code, is amended by adding
1-21 Sections 133.010 and 133.011 to read as follows:
1-22 Sec. 133.010. APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING ADVISORY
1-23 COMMITTEE. (a) The apprenticeship and training advisory committee
1-24 is composed of 15 voting members appointed by the executive
1-25 director as follows:
1-26 (1) four members must be persons who represent
1-27 employers of members of apprenticible trades, two of whom are
1-28 signatories to collective bargaining agreements and two of whom are
1-29 not signatories to collective bargaining agreements;
1-30 (2) three members must be persons who represent
1-31 bargaining agents for members of apprenticible trades;
1-32 (3) six members must be persons who are employed as
1-33 training directors or program administrators of programs
1-34 administered by apprenticeship committees, four of whom are jointly
1-35 sponsored by labor and management and two of whom are sponsored by
1-36 management only; and
1-37 (4) two members must be persons who are employed by
1-38 public schools or state postsecondary educational institutions who
1-39 teach or immediately supervise preparatory instruction,
1-40 supplementary instruction, or related instruction courses for
1-41 apprenticeship programs.
1-42 (b) A person is not eligible for appointment as a member of
1-43 the advisory committee if the person is required to register with
1-44 the secretary of state under Chapter 305, Government Code.
1-45 (c) Members of the committee serve for staggered terms of
1-46 four years, with the terms of seven or eight members expiring
1-47 February 1 of each even-numbered year.
1-48 (d) A vacancy in a position on the committee shall be filled
1-49 in the same manner in which the position was originally filled and
1-50 shall be filled by a person who meets the qualifications of the
1-51 vacated position.
1-52 Sec. 133.011. POWERS AND DUTIES OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
1-53 (a) The advisory committee shall recommend and evaluate a
1-54 statewide plan for the development of a comprehensive program of
1-55 apprenticeship training. The executive director may designate
1-56 additional duties to be performed by the advisory committee.
1-57 (b) The advisory committee shall meet at least twice a year
1-58 and at the call of the executive director. In the event of an
1-59 emergency, the advisory committee may meet at the call of a
1-60 majority of the members of the committee.
1-61 (c) A member of the advisory committee is not entitled to
1-62 compensation for service on the committee and is not entitled to
1-63 reimbursement for expenses incurred in performing functions as a
1-64 member of the committee.
2-1 (d) The advisory committee is not subject to Article
2-2 6252-33, Revised Statutes.
2-3 SECTION 3. Section 2308.102(c), Government Code, is amended
2-4 to conform to Section 11.17, Chapter 655, Acts of the 74th
2-5 Legislature, Regular Session, 1995, and further amended to read as
2-7 (c) The council shall assume the responsibilities formerly
2-8 exercised by the following state advisory councils:
2-9 (1) the State Job Training Coordinating Council;
2-10 (2) the Texas Council on Vocational Education; and
2-11 (3) [ the technical advisory committee to the State
2-12 Occupational Information Coordinating Council;]
2-13 [ (4)] the Texas Literacy Council[ ; and]
2-14 [ (5) the Apprenticeship and Training Advisory
2-16 SECTION 4. Section 11.17, Chapter 655, Acts of the 74th
2-17 Legislature, Regular Session, 1995, is repealed.
2-18 SECTION 5. (a) A person who served as a member of the
2-19 Apprenticeship and Training Advisory Committee, as that committee
2-20 existed before abolition under Section 19, Chapter 771, Acts of the
2-21 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993, is eligible for
2-22 appointment to the apprenticeship and training advisory committee
2-23 as created under Chapter 133, Education Code, as amended by this
2-25 (b) In appointing the initial members of the apprenticeship
2-26 and training advisory committee, as created under Chapter 133,
2-27 Education Code, as amended by this Act, the executive director of
2-28 the Texas Workforce Commission shall appoint as members two persons
2-29 who represent employers of members of apprenticible trades, two
2-30 persons who represent bargaining agents for members of
2-31 apprenticible trades, three persons who are employed as training
2-32 directors or program administrators, and one person employed by a
2-33 public school or state postsecondary educational institution for
2-34 terms expiring February 1, 2000. The balance of the initial
2-35 members shall be appointed for terms expiring February 1, 2002.
2-36 SECTION 6. Not later than December 1, 1998, the
2-37 apprenticeship and training advisory committee shall deliver a copy
2-38 of the initial plan described by Section 133.011(a), Education
2-39 Code, as added by this Act to:
2-40 (1) the governor;
2-41 (2) the lieutenant governor;
2-42 (3) the speaker of the house of representatives; and
2-43 (4) the executive director of the Texas Workforce
2-45 SECTION 7. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.
2-46 SECTION 8. The importance of this legislation and the
2-47 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-48 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-49 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-50 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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