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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 7. REHABILITATION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

(3) the subject matter of the complaint; (8701)

(4) the name of each person contacted in relation to the complaint; (8702)

(5) a summary of the results of the review of the complaint; and (8703)

(6) an explanation of the reason the file was closed, if the committee closed the file without taking action other than to review the complaint. (8704)

(b) The committee, until final disposition of the complaint, shall notify the person filing the complaint and each person who is a subject of the complaint of the status of the review of the complaint. (8705)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (8706)

For expiration of this section, see Subsection (c). (8707)

Sec. 115.012. REPORT ON HANDICAPPED PARKING LAWS, STANDARDS, AND POLICIES. (8708)(Text)

(a) The committee, in coordination with disability advocacy groups and disability-related organizations located in both rural and urban areas of this state, shall review: (8709)

(1) laws of this state that apply to parking for persons with disabilities; (8710)

(2) laws of other states that apply to parking for persons with disabilities; (8711)

(3) requirements for parking for persons with disabilities in: (8712)

(A) the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and related federal regulations; (8713)

(B) the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design; and (8714)

(C) the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards; and (8715)

(4) policies on parking for persons with disabilities in state-owned parking lots, including on the grounds of the State Capitol. (8716)

(b) The committee shall create a report on the information described by Subsection (a). Not later than November 1, 2016, the committee shall submit the report to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and standing committees of the senate and house of representatives that have jurisdiction over issues related to transportation. (8717)

(c) This section expires January 1, 2017. (8718)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1026 (H.B. 1317), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (8719)

CHAPTER 117. DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES (8720)(Text)

Sec. 117.001. DEFINITIONS. (8721)(Text)

In this chapter: (8722)

(1) "Caseworker" means a department employee who manages a client's case under a direct services program and provides direct services to the client under the program. (8723)

(1-a) "Center for independent living" has the meaning assigned by Section 702 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Section 796a). (8724)

(1-b) "Commission" means the Health and Human Services Commission. (8725)

(2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of assistive and rehabilitative services. (8726)

(3) "Council" means the Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Council. (8727)

(4) "Department" means the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. (8728)

(4-a) "Direct services" means services provided to a client by a department employee, including counseling, facilitating the purchase of services from a source other than the department, and purchasing equipment and other items and providing other services necessary for the client to successfully complete a department program. (8729)

(4-b) "Direct services program" means a program operated by the department through which direct services are provided. (8730)

(5) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. (8731)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.13, eff. Dec. 29, 2003. (8732)

Amended by: (8733)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 775 (H.B. 2463), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (8734)

Text of section effective until September 01, 2016 (8735)

Sec. 117.002. AGENCY. (8736)(Text)

The department is an agency of the state. (8737)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.13, eff. Dec. 29, 2003. (8738)

Amended by: (8739)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 1.23(c)(7), eff. September 1, 2016. (8740)

Sec. 117.003. SUNSET PROVISION. (8741)(Text)

Unless the commission is continued in existence as provided by Chapter 325, Government Code, after the review required by Section 531.004, Government Code, this chapter expires on the date the commission is abolished under that section. (8742)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.13, eff. Dec. 29, 2003. (8743)

Amended by: (8744)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 928 (H.B. 3249), Sec. 3.07, eff. June 15, 2007. (8745)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 2 (S.B. 2), Sec. 2.13, eff. July 10, 2009. (8746)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1232 (S.B. 652), Sec. 2.19, eff. June 17, 2011. (8747)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 4.05, eff. September 1, 2015. (8748)

Text of section effective until September 01, 2016 (8749)

Sec. 117.021. ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES COUNCIL. (8750)(Text)

(a) The Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Council is created to assist the commissioner in developing rules and policies for the department. (8751)

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