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

(c) The court costs remitted to the comptroller and deposited in the general revenue fund pursuant to this section are dedicated to the department. (8499)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 101, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 142, Sec. 11, eff. May 17, 1993; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 2.117, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (8500)

Amended by: (8501)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 25 (S.B. 187), Sec. 1, eff. May 9, 2006. (8502)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 25 (S.B. 187), Sec. 2, eff. May 9, 2005. (8503)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.400, eff. April 2, 2015. (8504)

CHAPTER 112. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (8505)(Text)

Sec. 112.001. DEFINITIONS. (8506)(Text)

In this chapter: (8507)

(1) "Council" means the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. (8508)

(2) "Designated state agency" means the executive agency designated by the governor to provide administrative support and fiscal management services to the council in accordance with this chapter and federal law. (8509)

(3) "Developmental disability" means a severe, chronic disability as defined by applicable federal developmental disability laws. (8510)

(4) "Applicable federal developmental disability laws" refers to the various Acts of Congress providing for assistance and services to persons with developmental disabilities and codified as 42 U.S.C. Section 15001 et seq. (8511)

(5) "Protection and advocacy system" means the system established in this state under the applicable federal developmental disabilities laws for the purpose of advocating for and protecting the rights of persons with developmental disabilities. (8512)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5272, ch. 970, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 603, Sec. 11, 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 79, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (8513)

Amended by: (8514)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.403, eff. April 2, 2015. (8515)

Sec. 112.002. PURPOSE AND LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. (8516)(Text)

(a) The purpose of this chapter is to establish a developmental disabilities program that assures compliance with applicable federal developmental disability laws. (8517)

(b) The legislature finds that persons with developmental disabilities have a right to appropriate treatment, services, and habilitation for their disabilities within the funds available for those purposes and that the treatment, services, and habilitation for a person with developmental disabilities must be designed to maximize the developmental potential of the person and must be provided in the setting that is least restrictive of the person's personal liberty. (8518)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5272, ch. 970, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 603, Sec. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (8519)

SUBCHAPTER B. TEXAS COUNCIL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (8520)(Text)
Sec. 112.011. ESTABLISHMENT. (8521)(Text)

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is established. (8522)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5272, ch. 970, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 79, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (8523)

Sec. 112.0111. DEFINITION. (8524)(Text)

In this subchapter, "executive director" means the executive director of the council. (8525)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 79, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (8526)

Sec. 112.012. MEMBERS. (8527)(Text)

The members of the council shall be appointed by the governor in accordance with applicable federal developmental disability laws. The governor may appoint as many members to the council as is determined appropriate for the council to accomplish its purposes but must appoint, in total membership, an odd number of members to the council. Appointments to the council shall be made without regard to: (8528)

(1) the race, color, sex, religion, age, or national origin of the appointees; or (8529)

(2) the disability of the appointees, except as required by applicable federal developmental disability laws. (8530)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5272, ch. 970, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 264, Sec. 28, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 603, Sec. 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 793, Sec. 22, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 79, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1170, Sec. 9.01, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (8531)

Sec. 112.013. TERMS. (8532)(Text)

(a) Members of the council appointed by the governor serve for staggered terms of six years with the term of one-third or approximately one-third of the members expiring on February 1 of each odd-numbered year. (8533)

(b) A person may not serve on the council more than two consecutive six-year terms. (8534)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5272, ch. 970, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1170, Sec. 9.02, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (8535)

Sec. 112.014. VACANCIES. (8536)(Text)

(a) A position on the council becomes vacant if: (8537)

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