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(9) issue awards and other forms of recognition to persons and organizations making outstanding contributions to the employment of persons with disabilities and to public awareness of issues impacting persons with disabilities; (9107)

(10) identify each current long-range plan relating to persons with disabilities in this state created by a state agency, a committee of a state agency, or a nonprofit organization required by federal law to produce such a plan, and publish the link to the Internet website address for each long-range plan, if available, on the Internet website of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; and (9108)

(11) review and analyze the long-range plans described by Subdivision (10) to identify gaps in state laws and services for persons with disabilities and make biennial recommendations in the committee's report required under Subdivision (3) to address identified gaps. (9109)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9110)

Amended by: (9111)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.410, eff. April 2, 2015. (9112)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 98 (H.B. 1678), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015. (9113)

Sec. 115.010. GOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION. (9114)(Text)

The agencies of state and local government shall cooperate with and assist the committee in the performance of its functions. (9115)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. (9116)

Sec. 115.011. COMPLAINTS. (9117)(Text)

(a) The committee shall maintain a file on each written complaint filed with the committee. The file must include: (9118)

(1) the name of the person who filed the complaint; (9119)

(2) the date the complaint is received by the committee; (9120)

(3) the subject matter of the complaint; (9121)

(4) the name of each person contacted in relation to the complaint; (9122)

(5) a summary of the results of the review of the complaint; and (9123)

(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. (9124)

(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. (9125)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 37, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (9126)


Sec. 117.001. DEFINITIONS. (9128)(Text)

In this chapter: (9129)

(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. (9130)

(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). (9131)

(1-b) "Commission" means the Health and Human Services Commission. (9132)

(2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of assistive and rehabilitative services. (9133)

(3) "Council" means the Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Council. (9134)

(4) "Department" means the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. (9135)

(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. (9136)

(4-b) "Direct services program" means a program operated by the department through which direct services are provided. (9137)

(5) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. (9138)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.13, eff. Dec. 29, 2003. (9139)

Amended by: (9140)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 775 (H.B. 2463), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015. (9141)

Sec. 117.003. SUNSET PROVISION. (9142)(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. (9143)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 198, Sec. 1.13, eff. Dec. 29, 2003. (9144)

Amended by: (9145)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 928 (H.B. 3249), Sec. 3.07, eff. June 15, 2007. (9146)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 2 (S.B. 2), Sec. 2.13, eff. July 10, 2009. (9147)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1232 (S.B. 652), Sec. 2.19, eff. June 17, 2011. (9148)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 837 (S.B. 200), Sec. 4.05, eff. September 1, 2015. (9149)


(a) The department may obtain criminal history record information from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and from the Texas Department of Public Safety if the criminal history records relate to: (9151)

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