Amend HB 3511 on third reading by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:
SECTION ____.  Chapter 122, Human Resources Code, is amended by adding Section 122.0096 to read as follows:
Sec. 122.0096.  PROCUREMENT MONITORING. (a) The workforce commission may monitor the procurement practices of a state agency to determine compliance with this chapter. The workforce commission shall notify the state auditor's office if the workforce commission determines:
(1)  a state agency procured a product or service from a vendor other than a community rehabilitation program;
(2)  a suitable product or service that met the state agency's specifications was available, within the time specified by the agency, from a community rehabilitation program on the date the procurement was made; and
(3)  the procurement of the product or service from a community rehabilitation program was not exempted:
(A)  under Section 122.016; or
(B)  because the product or service failed to meet a specification described by Section 2155.138(a)(3), Government Code.
(b)  The workforce commission may request that the state auditor's office conduct an audit of a state agency described by Subsection (a) to determine the agency's compliance with this chapter.