HBA-NLM H.B. 2487 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2487 By: Tillery Economic Development 3/22/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Texas Workforce Commission has undertaken an overhaul of the Labor Exchange System, which is the database that serves the employer services division by matching employers with qualified applicants. This project will be an Internet interface that will be accessible to local boards, employers and job seekers. H.B. 2487 creates a committee to oversee the implementation of the labor exchange system and sets forth necessary procedures and duties of the committee to ensure implementation. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Chapter 307, Labor Code, by adding Subchapter B, as follows: SUBCHAPTER B. LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT Sec. 307.051. DEFINITIONS. Defines "committee" and "labor exchange system." Sec. 307.052. COMPOSITION OF COMMITTEE; PRESIDING OFFICER. Sets forth the composition of the committee and provides that a member of the committee serves at the will of the appointing official. Requires the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives, on an alternating basis, to designate the presiding officer of the committee from the membership of the committee. Provides that the presiding officer serves in that capacity for a two-year period expiring February 1 of each odd-numbered year. Sec. 307.053. COMMITTEE POWERS AND DUTIES. Requires the committee to meet at the call of the presiding officer and to oversee the design of the technologically advanced labor exchange system by the Texas Workforce Commission (commission) as necessary to ensure certain system requirements. Requires the committee to oversee the implementation of the labor exchange system by the commission as necessary to ensure certain system requirements and requires the committee to oversee the development of performance standards for the system. Requires the committee to monitor trends described by this section and evaluate those trends against performance standards and customer satisfaction. Authorizes the committee to request reports and other information from the commission and other state agencies as necessary to carry out its duties under this section. Requires the committee to use the existing staff resources of the senate and the house of representatives to assist the committee in performing its duties under this section. SECTION 2. Redesignates Sections 307.001, 307.002, and 307.003, Labor Code, as Subchapter A, Chapter 307, Labor Code. SECTION 3. Adds a heading for Subchapter A, Chapter 307, Labor Code, as follows: New title: SUBCHAPTER A. OPERATION OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICE SECTION 4. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 5. Emergency clause.