By Naishtat                                     H.B. No. 3130

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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

 1-1                                   AN ACT

 1-2     relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding

 1-3     implementation of the integration of certain state services

 1-4     regarding workforce development.


 1-6           SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 301, Labor Code, is amended

 1-7     by adding Section 301.0655 to read as follows:

 1-8           Sec. 301.0655.  REPORT.  (a)  The commission shall prepare a

 1-9     comprehensive report on the efforts made by this state in

1-10     integrating the delivery of state services regarding job training,

1-11     employment, employment-related educational programs, career

1-12     development programs, and other workforce development programs.

1-13           (b)  The report must include:

1-14                 (1)  an analysis of the implementation of the "one-stop

1-15     for service" program required to be provided under the local

1-16     workforce development system;

1-17                 (2)  issues and problems to be addressed by the

1-18     commission in integrating the delivery of services; and

1-19                 (3)  a proposed date for final implementation of the

1-20     integration of all services provided locally and integrated into

1-21     the network of full-service career development centers.

1-22           (c)  Not later than February 1, 1999, the commission shall

1-23     issue the report to  the governor, the lieutenant governor, the

1-24     speaker of the house of representatives, and the governing bodies

 2-1     of each state agency charged with duties related to workforce

 2-2     development in this state.

 2-3           (d)  This section expires March 1, 1999.

 2-4           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the

 2-5     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an

 2-6     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the

 2-7     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several

 2-8     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,

 2-9     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its

2-10     passage, and it is so enacted.