BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Currently, some local entities that contract with workforce development boards (boards) are being prohibited, by rule, from using their own name and logo in the provision of services. Instead, they are required to use the board's name, logo, and tag-line.
As proposed, S.B. 998 amends Section 2308.264(e), Government Code, to ensure that an entity that contracts with a local board may use, display, and advertise the entity's name when providing workforce services for the board, provided that the entity has the board's approval of the layout.
SECTION 1. Amends Section 2308.264(e), Government Code, to require the Texas Workforce Commission, in consultation with local workforce development boards and by rule, to establish contracting guidelines for boards under this section, including guidelines designed to ensure that an entity that contracts with a board under this section may use, display, and advertise the entity's name when providing workforce services for the board.
SECTION 2. Requires the Texas Workforce Commission to adopt rules as required by Section 2308.264(e)(4), Government Code, as added by this Act, as soon as practicable after the effective date of this Act. Provides that rules adopted by the Texas Workforce Commission under Section 2608.264(e)(4), Government Code, as added by this Act, apply to any existing contract for one-stop workforce services.
SECTION 3. Provide the effective date of this Act.
Upon passage, or, if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2005.