By Jackson S.B. No. 589 77R2390 KSD-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the establishment of a flexibility rating system for 1-3 directives sent by the Texas Workforce Commission to local 1-4 workforce development boards. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. Subchapter C, Chapter 302, Labor Code, is amended 1-7 by adding Section 302.044 to read as follows: 1-8 Sec. 302.044. FLEXIBILITY RATING SYSTEM FOR COMMISSION 1-9 DIRECTIVES. (a) The commission shall develop and implement a 1-10 flexibility rating system for directives sent by the commission to 1-11 local workforce development boards. A rating assigned to a 1-12 directive under the system shall indicate the degree of flexibility 1-13 that a local workforce development board has in implementing the 1-14 directive. The commission shall provide an explanation of the 1-15 ratings assigned under the system to each local workforce 1-16 development board. 1-17 (b) The commission shall adopt rules as necessary to 1-18 implement this section. 1-19 SECTION 2. (a) This Act takes effect September 1, 2001. 1-20 (b) The Texas Workforce Commission shall implement the 1-21 flexibility rating system prescribed by Section 302.044, Labor 1-22 Code, as added by this Act, not later than January 1, 2002.