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House Committee on Economic Development - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members
Jim Solis, Chair
Leticia Van de Putte, Vice Chair
Joe Deshotel
Mark Homer
Jim Keffer
Vilma Luna
Ruth Jones McClendon
Gene Seaman
Mike Villarreal
Ken Yarbrough
Charges
• Assess the strengths and weaknesses of local workforce development boards and their capacity to provide effective training and job services. Include a review of the boards' monitoring and verification of contractor performance and reports. Assess the workforce development system's effectiveness in the areas of (a) the TANF population, (b) dislocated workers, (c) persons with disabilities and (d) the high-technology workforce.
• Actively monitor the status of the unemployment insurance compensation trust fund. Study the mechanisms in current law designed to keep the fund in the desired range.
• Review current programs and examine other options for preparing students who do not seek advanced degrees for jobs in today's economy.
• Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Vice-Chair Leticia Van de Putte resigned 11/10/1999. Mike Villarreal appointed as a member 4/13/2000.

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