Texas Human Resources Code - Section 22.009. Advisory Committees
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§ 22.009. ADVISORY COMMITTEES. (a) The board shall
appoint advisory committees on the recommendation of the
commissioner to assist the board in performing its duties.
(b) The board shall appoint each advisory committee to
provide for a balanced representation of the general public,
providers, consumers, and other persons, state agencies, or groups
with knowledge of and interest in the committee's field of work.
(c) The board shall specify each advisory committee's
purpose, powers, and duties and shall require each committee to
report to the board in a manner specified by the board concerning
the committee's activities and the results of its work.
(d) The board shall establish procedures for receiving
reports concerning activities and accomplishments of advisory
committees established to advise the board or department. The
board on the recommendation of the commissioner may appoint
additional members to those committees and establish additional
duties of those committees as the board determines to be necessary.
(e) The board shall adopt rules to implement this section.
Those rules must provide that during the development of rules
relating to an area in which an advisory committee exists the
committee must be allowed to assist in the development of and to
comment on the rules before the rules are finally adopted. The
rules may allow the department to bypass this procedure only in an
emergency situation. However, the department shall submit
emergency rules to the appropriate advisory committee for review at
the first committee meeting that occurs after the rules are
(f) A member of an advisory committee receives no
compensation but is entitled to reimbursement for transportation
expenses and the per diem allowance for state employees in
accordance with the General Appropriations Act.
(g) Subsections (c) through (f) of this section apply to
each department advisory committee created under this section or
under other law.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1052, § 1.11(a), eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007