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  S.B. No. 1413
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to consolidation of annual reporting requirements of the
  Texas Workforce Commission.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 122.022(a), Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The [On or before November 1 of each year, the]
  workforce commission shall include in the commission's
  supplemental annual report to the governor and the legislature
  under Section 301.065(c), Labor Code, a [prepare an annual]
  financial report in the form prescribed by Section 2101.011,
  Government Code, relating to the workforce commission's activities
  under this chapter [and file the report with the governor and the
  presiding officer of each house of the legislature].
         SECTION 2.  Section 301.065, Labor Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  At the time the commission submits the annual report
  under this section, the commission shall submit to the governor and
  the legislature a separate supplemental annual report consisting of
  any information required by other law to be included in the
  supplemental annual report.
         SECTION 3.  Section 302.0031(g), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (g)  The [Not later than November 1 of each year, the]
  commission, after consultation with the Texas Higher Education
  Coordinating Board, shall include in the commission's supplemental
  annual report to the legislature and the governor under Section
  301.065(c) [on]:
               (1)  the results of any grants awarded under this
  section;
               (2)  the best practices for veterans and military
  servicemembers to achieve maximum academic or workforce education
  credit at institutions of higher education for military experience,
  education, and training obtained during military service;
               (3)  measures needed to facilitate the award of
  academic or workforce education credit by institutions of higher
  education for military experience, education, and training
  obtained during military service;
               (4)  other related measures needed to facilitate the
  entry of trained, qualified veterans and military servicemembers
  into the workforce;
               (5)  the number of academic or workforce education
  semester credit hours awarded under the program and applied toward
  a degree or certification program at an institution of higher
  education during the most recent academic year, disaggregated by
  the subject area for which the credit hours are awarded; and
               (6)  the number of transfer credit hours awarded under
  the program and applied toward a degree or certification program at
  an institution of higher education during the most recent academic
  year.
         SECTION 4.  Section 302.007(a), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The commission shall include in the commission's
  supplemental [submit an] annual report to the governor and the
  legislature under Section 301.065(c) a report on the effectiveness
  of federal programs designed to provide trade adjustment assistance
  to persons in this state.
         SECTION 5.  Section 303.006(c), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  The commission shall include in the commission's
  supplemental annual [executive director shall] report to the
  governor and the legislature under Section 301.065(c) a report on
  [at the end of each fiscal year] the status of the program
  established under this chapter.
         SECTION 6.  Section 305.029, Labor Code, is amended to read
  as follows:
         Sec. 305.029.  ANNUAL REPORT. The commission shall include
  in the commission's supplemental annual report to the governor and
  [prepare and deliver to] the legislature under Section 301.065(c) a
  [an annual] report regarding the grant program established under
  this chapter. The report shall include for the period covered by
  the report:
               (1)  the number of students who received grants under
  this chapter; and
               (2)  the number of those students who attended each
  eligible institution, including information on the race or
  ethnicity of those students attending each institution.
         SECTION 7.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1413 passed the Senate on
  March 26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1413 passed the House on
  May 14, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor