Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 101.0023


A person who is appointed to and qualifies for office as a member of the council may not vote, deliberate, or be counted as a member in attendance at a meeting of the council 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 council;


the programs operated by the council;


the role and functions of the council;


the rules of the council;


the current budget for the council;


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


the requirements of:


the open meetings law, Chapter 551 (Open Meetings), Government Code;


the public information law, Chapter 552 (Public Information), Government Code;


the administrative procedure law, Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code; and


other laws relating to public officials, including conflict-of-interest laws; and


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


A person appointed to the council 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 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1411, Sec. 10.02, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 101.0023 — Training, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­101.­htm#101.­0023 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 101.0023’s source at texas​.gov