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House Committee on Labor and Employment Relations - 68th R.S. (1983)

Committee Members
Lloyd Criss, Chair
Bob Leonard, Jr., Vice Chair
Senfronia Thompson, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Gonzalo Barrientos
Bob Barton, Jr.
Milton E. Fox
Edmund Kuempel
Robert Saunders
Alex Short, Jr.
  • To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 19.
  • To study the prevalence and effects of the use of drugs and other toxic substances by workers on the job.
  • To study the effect of undocumented workers on employment wages in Texas.
  • To study the history, concept, necessity for, or the lack thereof, and implementation of prevailing wage in Texas.
  • To study personnel policies for state employees, focusing on grievance procedures, career mobility, allocation and use of merit raises, accuracy of job descriptions, and the use of four-day work week in client or service-oriented agencies.
  • To study the effects of implementing dues deductions for public employees.
  • To study the existence and enforcement of safety regulations in construction and oil field industries.
  • To study employment issues relating to farmworkers, focusing on labor-management relations between farmers and farmworkers with and without collective bargaining.
  • To monitor the unemployment compensation fund, studying patterns of benefit usage and tax revenues.
  • To study the possible causes and remedies for unemployment, including a review of the Job Training Partnership Act, work-sharing programs, and health insurance benefits for the unemployed.

No report was issued.
Membership information from Index to Interim Committees from the 67th & 68th Legislatures and a press release issued by Speaker of the House Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, April 5, 1984. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 2.)

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