Texas Natural Resources Code

Sec. § 161.076
Memorandum of Understanding


(a)

The board shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the commission. The memorandum of understanding must specify the guidelines, powers, and duties necessary for the board and the commission to coordinate veterans benefits outreach activities.

(b)

The memorandum of understanding must address board and commission coordination with respect to the following veterans benefits outreach activities:

(1)

operation by the board of a consolidated communications center;

(2)

combined direct mail efforts;

(3)

sharing veterans contact databases;

(4)

dissemination of information through integrated websites and a joint brochure;

(5)

veterans benefits seminars; and

(6)

any other veterans benefits outreach activity determined by the board and the commission to be appropriate for coordination by those agencies.

(c)

The memorandum of understanding must identify the joint and separate powers and duties of the board and the commission as necessary to implement coordinated veterans benefits outreach activities, including powers and duties relating to:

(1)

reimbursements for coordinated activities;

(2)

the management and funding of a consolidated communications center;

(3)

operating expenses associated with the coordinated activities, including expenses relating to office space, printing, and postage;

(4)

the development and maintenance of integrated web services regarding veterans benefits and services;

(5)

the development and dissemination of a joint brochure regarding veterans benefits and services; and

(6)

joint presentations at or sponsorship of veterans benefits seminars.

(d)

The commission and the board shall periodically update the memorandum of understanding and continue to explore additional opportunities for coordination between the agencies regarding their respective veterans benefits outreach activities.

(e)

The commission and the board shall consider the appropriate use of authorized bond proceeds and federal money to ensure that each agency complies with applicable funding constraints in entering into the memorandum of understanding.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 334 (H.B. 3140), Sec. 4, eff. June 15, 2007.
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