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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 8. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 649, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (9406)

CHAPTER 122. PURCHASING FROM PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (9407)(Text)

Sec. 122.001. PURPOSE. (9408)(Text)

The purpose of this chapter is to further the state's policy of encouraging and assisting persons with disabilities to achieve maximum personal independence by engaging in useful and productive employment activities and, in addition, to provide state agencies, departments, and institutions and political subdivisions of the state with a method for achieving conformity with requirements of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment matters related to persons with disabilities. (9409)

Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 460, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (9410)

Sec. 122.0012. SUNSET PROVISION. (9411)(Text)

(a) The comptroller's authority to perform any act under this chapter that relates to state purchasing is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Notwithstanding any other law, that authority expires September 1, 2021, unless continued in existence as provided by Chapter 325, Government Code. (9412)

(b) The Texas Workforce Commission's authority to administer and oversee the program administered under this chapter is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Notwithstanding any other law, that authority expires September 1, 2021, unless continued in existence as provided by Chapter 325, Government Code. (9413)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 48 (H.B. 2472), Sec. 21, eff. September 1, 2013. (9414)

Amended by: (9415)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 672 (S.B. 212), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015. (9416)

Sec. 122.002. DEFINITIONS. (9417)(Text)

In this chapter: (9418)

(1) "Central nonprofit agency" means an agency designated as a central nonprofit agency under contract under Section 122.019. (9419)

(2) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1, Sec. 4.465(a)(103), eff. April 2, 2015. (9420)

(3) "Community rehabilitation program" means a government or nonprofit private program operated under criteria established by the council and under which persons with severe disabilities produce products or perform services for compensation. (9421)

(4) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 672 , Sec. 27(1), eff. September 1, 2015. (9422)

(5) "Disability" means a mental or physical impairment, including blindness, that impedes a person who is seeking, entering, or maintaining gainful employment. (9423)

(6) "Workforce commission" means the Texas Workforce Commission. (9424)

Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 460, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 132, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (9425)

Amended by: (9426)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.465(a)(103), eff. April 2, 2015. (9427)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 672 (S.B. 212), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2015. (9428)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 672 (S.B. 212), Sec. 27(1), eff. September 1, 2015. (9429)

Sec. 122.0057. ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (9430)(Text)

(a) The workforce commission shall establish an advisory committee to assist the workforce commission in establishing: (9431)

(1) performance goals for the program administered under this chapter; and (9432)

(2) criteria for certifying a community rehabilitation program for participation in the program administered under this chapter. (9433)

(b) The advisory committee consists of 13 members appointed by the workforce commission as follows: (9434)

(1) four representatives from community rehabilitation programs that participate in the program administered under this chapter; (9435)

(2) four representatives from organizations that advocate for persons with disabilities; (9436)

(3) the executive commissioner of the health and human services commission or designee; and (9437)

(4) four persons with disabilities, of whom two are employed by a community rehabilitation program that participates in the program administered under this chapter. (9438)

(c) Members of the advisory committee serve at the will of the workforce commission. (9439)

(d) The workforce commission shall appoint a presiding officer from among the advisory committee members. (9440)

(e) The members of the advisory committee serve staggered four-year terms, with the terms of either six or seven members expiring February 1 of each odd-numbered year. A member may not serve more than two terms. (9441)

(f) A vacancy on the committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for that position. (9442)

(g) The advisory committee shall meet semiannually. (9443)

(h) The advisory committee shall: (9444)

(1) establish specific objectives for the program administered under this chapter that are appropriate given the program's status as one of several employment-related services this state offers to persons with disabilities; (9445)

(2) develop performance measures that may be used by the workforce commission to evaluate whether the program is meeting the objectives established under Subdivision (1); and (9446)

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