Texas Water Code
Sec. § 6.062
Required Training for Board Members


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


the programs operated by the board;


the role and functions of the board;


the rules of the board, with an emphasis on the rules that relate to disciplinary and investigatory authority;


the current budget for the board;


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


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 board or the Texas Ethics Commission.


A person appointed to the board 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 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1234, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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