COMMITTEE:    International Relations & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2023 

PLACE:        E1.026 
CHAIR:        Rep. Angie Button 


The Committee will meet to consider the following:


HB 1723        Raymond                                   
Relating to requiring the Department of Information Resources to conduct a study concerning the cybersecurity of small businesses.

HB 2302        Johnson, Ann | et al.                     
Relating to certain requirements for the operational component of a local workforce development board's local plan.

HB 2975        Guillen                                   
Relating to powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission with respect to work and family policies.

HB 3771        Johnson, Julie                            
Relating to the creation of the employer child-care contribution partnership program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 4309        Neave Criado | et al.                     
Relating to prohibiting certain nondisclosure or confidentiality provisions in employment agreements.

HB 4734        Lopez, Janie                              
Relating to a study evaluating this state's business advantages, economic climate, and workforce readiness, and a report on attracting offshore wind energy supply chain industries to this state.

HB 4749        Lopez, Janie                              
Relating to the authority of economic development corporations created by certain rural municipalities to undertake infrastructure planning projects.

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