Texas Human Resources Code - Section 114.003. Council
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Section: 112.0472 112.048 112.049 112.050 112.051 114.001 114.002 114.003 114.004 114.005 114.006 114.007 114.008 114.009 114.010
§ 114.003. COUNCIL. (a) The Texas Council on Autism and
Pervasive Developmental Disorders is established.
(b) The council is composed of:
(1) seven public members, the majority of whom are
family members of a person with autism or a pervasive developmental
disorder, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of
the senate; and
(2) one representative from each of the following
state agencies, to serve as ex officio members:
(A) Department of Aging and Disability Services;
(B) Department of State Health Services;
(C) Health and Human Services Commission;
(D) Texas Education Agency;
(E) Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative
(F) Department of Family and Protective
(c) The commissioner or executive head of each state agency
shall appoint as that agency's representative the person in the
agency who is most familiar with and best informed about autism and
other pervasive developmental disorders. An ex officio member
serves in an advisory capacity only and may not:
(1) serve as chairperson; or
(d) The public members appointed by the governor serve
staggered two-year terms with the terms of three or four members
expiring on February 1 of each year. The public members may be
reappointed. A representative of a state agency serves at the
pleasure of the commissioner or executive head of that agency. A
public member is entitled to reimbursement of the travel expenses
incurred by the public member while conducting the business of the
council, as provided in the General Appropriations Act.
(e) The governor shall designate a public member of the
council as the chairman of the council to serve in that capacity at
the pleasure of the governor.
(f) The council shall meet at least quarterly and shall
adopt rules for the conduct of its meetings.
(g) Any actions taken by the council must be approved by a
majority vote of the public members present.
(h) The council shall establish policies and adopt rules to
carry out its duties under this chapter.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 956, § 9.01, eff. Sept. 1,
1987. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 6.65, eff.
Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 78, § 1, eff. Sept. 1,
2001; Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 838, § 4, 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007