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  H.B. No. 3278
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to membership of the commissioner of education and the
  Texas Education Agency in certain advisory committees,
  commissions, task forces, and other similar entities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 7, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 7.030 to read as follows:
         Sec. 7.030.  ADVISORY COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION. (a)
  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the agency is not
  required to participate in the Advisory Committee on Reducing Drug
  Demand.
         (b)  This section does not prohibit the agency from
  participating in the advisory committee specified under Subsection
  (a).
         SECTION 2.  Section 535.051(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  The chief administrative officer of each of the
  following state agencies, in consultation with the governor, shall
  designate one employee from the agency to serve as a liaison for
  faith- and community-based organizations:
               (1)  the Office of Rural Community Affairs;
               (2)  the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality;
               (3)  the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
               (4)  the Texas Department of Housing and Community
  Affairs;
               (5)  [the Texas Education Agency;
               [(6)]  the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission;
               (6) [(7)]  the Texas Veterans Commission;
               (7) [(8)]  the Texas Workforce Commission;
               (8) [(9)]  the Texas Youth Commission; and
               (9) [(10)]  other state agencies as determined by the
  governor.
         SECTION 3.  Section 772.011(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  The work group is composed of the heads of the following
  agencies or their designees:
               (1)  the Texas Department of Rural Affairs;
               (2)  the Texas Department of Housing and Community
  Affairs;
               (3)  the Texas Water Development Board;
               (4)  the Texas Department of Transportation;
               (5)  the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality;
               (6)  the Texas Workforce Commission;
               (7)  the Department of State Health Services;
               (8)  the Health and Human Services Commission;
               (9)  the General Land Office;
               (10)  [the Texas Education Agency;
               [(11)]  the Texas Economic Development and Tourism
  Office;
               (11) [(12)]  the Office of State-Federal Relations;
               (12) [(13)]  the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board;
               (13) [(14)]  the attorney general's office;
               (14) [(15)]  the secretary of state's office;
               (15) [(16)]  the Department of Public Safety; and
               (16) [(17)]  the Railroad Commission of Texas.
         SECTION 4.  Section 81.010(c), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The council consists of one representative from each of
  the following agencies appointed by the executive director or
  commissioner of each agency:
               (1)  the Department of State Health Services;
               (2)  the Department of Aging and Disability Services;
               (3)  the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative
  Services;
               (4)  the Department of Family and Protective Services;
               (5)  the Texas Youth Commission;
               (6)  the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
               (7)  the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission;
               (8)  [the Texas Education Agency;
               [(9)]  the Texas Medical Board;
               (9) [(10)]  the Texas Board of Nursing;
               (10) [(11)]  the State Board of Dental Examiners;
               (11) [(12)]  the Health and Human Services Commission;
               (12) [(13)]  the Texas Workforce Commission; and
               (13) [(14)]  the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
  Board.
         SECTION 5.  Section 93.002(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke is
  composed of:
               (1)  11 public members appointed by the governor, with
  the advice and consent of the senate, as follows:
                     (A)  a licensed physician with a specialization in
  cardiology;
                     (B)  a licensed physician with a specialization in
  neurology to treat stroke;
                     (C)  a licensed physician employed in a primary
  care setting;
                     (D)  a registered nurse with a specialization in
  quality improvement practices for cardiovascular disease and
  stroke;
                     (E)  a registered and licensed dietitian;
                     (F)  two persons with experience and training in
  public health policy, research, or practice;
                     (G)  two consumer members, with special
  consideration given to persons actively participating in the Texas
  affiliates of the American Heart Association or American Stroke
  Association, managed care, or hospital or rehabilitation settings;
  and
                     (H)  two members from the general public that have
  or care for persons with cardiovascular disease or stroke; and
               (2)  one nonvoting member representing each of the
  state agencies that oversee:
                     (A)  health services;
                     (B)  [education;
                     [(C)]  assistive and rehabilitative services; and
                     (C) [(D)]  aging and disability services.
         SECTION 6.  Section 103.002(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The Texas Diabetes Council is composed of 11 citizen
  members appointed from the public and one representative each from
  the department, [the Texas Education Agency,] the Health and Human
  Services Commission [Texas Department of Human Services], and the
  Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services [Texas
  Commission for the Blind, and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission].
         SECTION 7.  Sections 103.017(a) and (c), Health and Safety
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department, the Department of Assistive and
  Rehabilitative Services [Texas Commission for the Blind, the Texas
  Rehabilitation Commission], and the Health and Human Services
  Commission [Texas Department of Human Services, and the Texas
  Education Agency] shall work with the council to jointly develop,
  produce, and implement a general public awareness strategy focusing
  on diabetes, its complications, and techniques for achieving good
  management. Each agency shall pay for the costs of producing and
  disseminating information on diabetes to clients served by that
  agency.
         (c)  The department, the Department of Assistive and
  Rehabilitative Services [Texas Commission for the Blind, the Texas
  Rehabilitation Commission], and the Health and Human Services
  Commission [Texas Department of Human Services, and the Texas
  Education Agency] may jointly develop and implement a statewide
  plan for conducting regional training sessions for public and
  private service providers, including institutional health care
  providers, who have routine contact with persons with diabetes.
         SECTION 8.  Sections 614.002(a) and (e), Health and Safety
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal
  Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments is composed
  of 29 [31] members.
         (e)  The executive head of each of the following agencies,
  divisions of agencies, or associations, or that person's designated
  representative, shall serve as a member of the committee:
               (1)  the correctional institutions division of the
  Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
               (2)  the Department of State Health Services;
               (3)  the parole division of the Texas Department of
  Criminal Justice;
               (4)  the community justice assistance division of the
  Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
               (5)  the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission;
               (6)  the Texas Youth Commission;
               (7)  the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative
  Services;
               (8)  [the Texas Education Agency;
               [(9)]  the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee;
               (9) [(10)]  the Mental Health Association in Texas;
               (10) [(11)]  the Board of Pardons and Paroles;
               (11) [(12)]  the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer
  Standards and Education;
               (12) [(13)]  the Texas Council of Community Mental
  Health and Mental Retardation Centers;
               (13) [(14)]  the Commission on Jail Standards;
               (14) [(15)]  the Texas Council for Developmental
  Disabilities;
               (15) [(16)]  the Texas Association for Retarded
  Citizens;
               (16) [(17)]  the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  of Texas;
               (17) [(18)]  the Parent Association for the Retarded of
  Texas, Inc.;
               (18) [(19)]  the Health and Human Services Commission;
  and
               (19) [(20)]  the Department of Aging and Disability
  Services.
         SECTION 9.  Section 121.0015(b), Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The work group is composed of a representative of each
  health and human services agency designated by the executive
  commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. The
  commissioner of each designated agency shall appoint the
  representative for that agency [the:
               [(1)     Texas Education Agency, appointed by the
  commissioner of education;
               [(2)     Texas Commission for the Blind, appointed by the
  commissioner of that agency;
               [(3)     Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental
  Retardation, appointed by the commissioner of mental health and
  mental retardation;
               [(4)     Texas Rehabilitation Commission, appointed by
  the commissioner of that agency; and
               [(5)     Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of
  Hearing, appointed by the executive director of that agency].
         SECTION 10.  Section 1802.102(a), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The advisory board consists of six [seven] members
  appointed as follows:
               (1)  three members who are licensed auctioneers
  appointed by the presiding officer of the commission, with the
  commission's approval;
               (2)  the executive director of the Texas Economic
  Development and Tourism Office or the director's designee; and
               (3)  [the commissioner of education or the
  commissioner's designee; and
               [(4)]  two public members.
         SECTION 11.  This Act takes effect immediately if it
  receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each
  house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  
  If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate
  effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3278 was passed by the House on May 5,
  2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3278 on May 25, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3278 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor