Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 391.0091
State Agency Consultation with Regional Planning Commissions


In this section, “service” includes a program.


If a state agency determines that a service provided by that agency should be decentralized to a multicounty region, the agency shall use a state planning region or combination of regions for the decentralization.


A state agency that decentralizes a service provided to more than one public entity or nonprofit organization in a region shall consult with the commission for that region in planning the decentralization. The commission shall consult with each affected public entity or nonprofit organization.


A state agency, in planning for decentralization of a service in a region, shall consider using a commission for that service to:


achieve efficiencies through shared costs for:


executive management;




financial accounting and reporting;


facilities and equipment;


data services; and


audit costs;


improve the planning, coordination, and delivery of services by coordinating the location of services;


increase accountability and local control by placing a service under the oversight of the commission; and


improve financial oversight through the auditing and reporting required under this chapter.


This section does not apply to a service:


that continues to be operated by a state agency through a regional administrative office of that agency; or


for which the state agency determines that a law, rule, or program policy makes use of the geographic area of a single county or adjacent counties more appropriate.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 718, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Source: Section 391.0091 — State Agency Consultation with Regional Planning Commissions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­391.­htm#391.­0091 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 391.0091’s source at texas​.gov