Texas Government Code

Sec. § 411.0031
Training for Commission Members


A person who is appointed to and qualifies for office as a member of the commission may not vote, deliberate, or be counted as a member in attendance at a meeting of the commission until the person completes a training program that complies with this section.


The training program must provide the person with information regarding:


the law governing the department’s operations;


the programs, functions, rules, and budget of the department;


the scope of and limitations on the rulemaking authority of the commission;


the results of the most recent formal audit of the department;


the requirements of:


laws relating to open meetings, public information, administrative procedure, and disclosing conflicts of interest; and


other laws applicable to members of the commission in performing their duties; and


any applicable ethics policies adopted by the department or the Texas Ethics Commission.


A person appointed to the commission is entitled to reimbursement, as provided by the General Appropriations Act, for the travel expenses incurred in attending the training program regardless of whether the attendance at the program occurs before or after the person qualifies for office.


The director shall create a training manual that includes the information required by Subsection (b). The director shall distribute a copy of the training manual annually to each member of the commission. Each member of the commission shall sign and submit to the director a statement acknowledging that the member received and has reviewed the training manual.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1189, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 595 (S.B. 616), Sec. 1.002, eff. September 1, 2019.

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