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  S.B. No. 612
  relating to the continuation and functions of the State Office of
  Risk Management.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 412, Labor Code, is
  amended by adding Section 412.013 to read as follows:
  GUIDELINES. (a)  In administering the guidelines for a
  comprehensive risk management program under Section 412.011(b)(4),
  the office must:
               (1)  at least biennially review the guidelines to
  determine whether they are appropriate and current; and
               (2)  at least every five years, update the guidelines
  to be consistent with up-to-date industry best practices and
  current law.
         (b)  In updating the guidelines under Subsection (a)(2), the
  office must solicit feedback from state entities concerning topics
  for inclusion in the guidelines and ways for making the guidelines
  more user-friendly.
         SECTION 2.  Section 412.021(f), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (f)  The risk management board and the office are subject to
  Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued
  in existence as provided by that chapter, the board is abolished and
  this section expires September 1, 2031 [2019].
         SECTION 3.  Section 412.022, Labor Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
         (b)  The [A] training program [established under this
  section] must provide the board member with information [to the
  member] regarding:
               (1)  the law governing [enabling legislation that
  created the office and] the office's operations;
               (2)  the programs, functions, rules, and budget of the
               (3)  the scope of and limitations on the rulemaking
  authority of the board;
               (4) [(2)]  the results of the most recent formal audit
  of the office;
               (5) [(3)]  the requirements of:
                     (A)  laws relating to open meetings, public
  information, administrative procedure, and disclosing conflicts of
  interest; and
                     (B)  other laws applicable to members of a state
  policymaking body in performing their duties; and
               (6) [(4)]  any applicable ethics policies adopted by
  the office or the Texas Ethics Commission.
         (d)  The director of the office shall create a training
  manual that includes the information required by Subsection (b).
  The director shall distribute a copy of the training manual
  annually to each member of the board. Each member of the board
  shall sign and submit to the director a statement acknowledging
  that the member received and has reviewed the training manual.
         SECTION 4.  Section 412.053(b), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  The information shall be reported not later than the
  60th day after [before] the last day of each fiscal year.
         SECTION 5.  Notwithstanding the time periods prescribed by
  Section 412.013, Labor Code, as added by this Act, the State Office
  of Risk Management shall review and update the guidelines adopted
  by the risk management board under Section 412.011(b)(4), Labor
  Code, not later than September 1, 2020.
         SECTION 6.  (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b) of
  this section, Section 412.022, Labor Code, as amended by this Act,
  applies to a member of the risk management board appointed before,
  on, or after the effective date of this Act.
         (b)  A member of the risk management board who, before the
  effective date of this Act, completed the training program required
  by Section 412.022, Labor Code, as that law existed before the
  effective date of this Act, is required to complete additional
  training only on subjects added by this Act to the training program
  as required by Section 412.022, Labor Code, as amended by this Act.
  A board member described by this subsection may not vote,
  deliberate, or be counted as a member in attendance at a meeting of
  the board held on or after December 1, 2019, until the member
  completes the additional training.
         SECTION 7.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 612 passed the Senate on
  March 27, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 612 passed the House on
  April 26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 0, three
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House