HBA-SEP S.B. 1496 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1496 By: Barrientos State Affairs 5/10/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Child Care Development Board (board) was created to identify the need for and study the development of a child care program to provide child care services for state employees. The legislative function of the board has been achieved and the state child care program is in full operation. Senate Bill 1496 reassigns the responsibilities of the board to the General Services Commission. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that rulemaking authority previously delegated to the Child Care Development Board is being transferred to the General Services Commission in this bill. It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that rulemaking authority is expressly delegated to the General Services Commission in SECTION 7 (Section 2165.103, Government Code) of this bill. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 1496 amends the Government and Labor codes to abolish the Child Care Development Board (board) and to reassign the board's responsibilities to the General Services Commission (GSC). The bill specifies that GSC is authorized to appoint to the Child Care Advisory Committee (committee) two representatives of nonprofit organizations involved with the delivery or support of child care services and deletes provisions authorizing GSC to appoint a representative of the child care working group of the United Way of Texas and a representative of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (SECTION 15 and Secs. 663.001 and 663.051, Government Code). The bill deletes the provision authorizing the board, by rule, to require or prohibit the inclusion of, specified provisions in a lease to a child care provider (Sec. 663.106, Government Code). The bill provides that, in regard to the inclusion of child care facilities in certain state-owned office buildings, the responsibilities reassigned to GSC are in consultation with the committee (Sec. 2166.551, Government Code). The bill requires GSC, in consultation with the committee, by rule to adopt standards regarding child care services needed by a state agency (Sec. 2165.103, Government Code). EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.