Amend CSSB 280 (House Committee Report) between ARTICLES 7 and 8 of the bill (page 45, between lines 9 and 10), by inserting the following:
ARTICLE 7A. OTHER UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION ISSUESSECTION 7A.01. Subchapter C, Chapter 212, Labor Code, is amended by adding Section 212.106 to read as follows: Sec. 212.106. RULES REGARDING HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY TELEPHONE CONFERENCE. The commission by rule shall develop procedures to ensure that an appeal tribunal makes every effort in a hearing conducted by telephone conference under this subchapter to obtain all relevant facts and evidence from the parties to the appeal.