Tex. Gov't Code Section 436.0561


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 legislation that created the commission;


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


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


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


any applicable ethics policies adopted by the commission 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.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 43 (H.B. 2546), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 330 (S.B. 1358), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015.

Source: Section 436.0561 — Training, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­436.­htm#436.­0561 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 436.0561’s source at texas​.gov