COMMITTEE:    International Relations & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 11, 2023 

PLACE:        E1.026 
CHAIR:        Rep. Angie Button 


The Committee will meet to consider the following:


HB 1979        Raney | et al.                            
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care.

HB 2598        Gamez | et al.                            
Relating to the establishment by the Texas Workforce Commission of a workplace soft skills training pilot program.

HB 2872        González, Mary                            
Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain criminal offenses involving wage theft.

HB 3723        Gerdes                                    
Relating to the establishment of the Rural Workforce Training Grant Program.

HB 3900        Lambert                                   
Relating to the use of money awarded from the skills development fund.

HB 4131        Bailes                                    
Relating to the use of funds awarded under the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

HB 5264        Bowers                                    
Relating to the adoption and use of certain performance indicators to measure and evaluate career school or college programs.

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