Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9069)
The committee shall develop and implement policies that provide the public with a reasonable opportunity to appear before the committee and to speak on any issue under the jurisdiction of the committee. (9071)
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9072)
The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter, the committee is abolished and this chapter expires September 1, 2027. (9074)
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 17, Sec. 4.08, eff. Nov. 12, 1991; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9075)
Amended by: (9076)
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1227 (H.B. 1116), Sec. 2.04, eff. September 1, 2005. (9077)
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 928 (H.B. 3249), Sec. 3.06, eff. June 15, 2007. (9078)
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 2 (S.B. 2), Sec. 2.12, eff. July 10, 2009. (9079)
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1232 (S.B. 652), Sec. 2.18, eff. June 17, 2011. (9080)
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 98 (H.B. 1678), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (9081)
(a) The governor's office shall employ, subject to the approval of the committee, an executive director for the committee at a salary as determined by legislative appropriation. (9083)
(b) The governor's office shall provide other administrative support to the committee. The executive director of the committee shall coordinate the provision of the administrative support and shall supervise the staff. (9084)
(c) The committee shall be funded through the governor's office. (9085)
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. (9086)
The executive director or the executive director's designee shall provide to members of the committee and to committee employees, as often as necessary, information regarding the requirements for office or employment under this chapter, including information regarding a person's responsibilities under applicable laws relating to standards of conduct for state officers or employees. (9088)
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9089)
(a) The committee shall adopt rules and designate subcommittees and task forces as it considers advisable for the conduct of the committee's functions. (9091)
(b) The committee may appoint persons other than committee members to serve on its subcommittees and task forces as appropriate to obtain needed expertise and broaden representation from its constituencies. Those persons may not receive compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses. (9092)
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. (9093)
The committee may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and donations to support the committee or carry out the committee's functions. (9095)
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. (9096)
The committee shall: (9098)
(1) serve as a central source of information and education on the abilities, rights, problems, and needs of persons with disabilities and, as necessary, issue reports; (9099)
(2) provide information to and advise the governor and the governor's staff on matters relating to the full participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life; (9100)
(3) before the end of each even-numbered year, submit to the governor and to the legislature a report that includes any recommended changes in state laws relating to persons with disabilities; (9101)
(4) serve as the state's liaison agency in working with the Office of Disability Employment Policy and other entities involved in activities or concerns affecting persons with disabilities; (9102)
(5) develop and work with a statewide network of volunteer community-level committees to promote dissemination of information about and implementation of federal and state laws addressing rights and opportunities for persons with disabilities; (9103)
(6) provide information and technical assistance to public and private agencies and businesses to promote and facilitate implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Section 12101 et seq.) and other federal and state statutes relating to rights and opportunities of persons with disabilities; (9104)
(7) work with legislative committees and with state agencies on the development of laws and policies that affect persons with disabilities; (9105)
(8) promote the compilation and publication of state laws relating to persons with disabilities; (9106)
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