HBA-EDN H.B. 936 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 936 By: Solis, Jim Economic Development 2/18/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Local workforce development boards (boards) were not specifically designated as either governmental entities or political subdivisions when the boards were created under the Workforce and Economic Competitiveness Act. Consequently, it is not always clear under current law whether the boards are subject to specific statutes applicable to governmental entities and political subdivisions. House Bill 936 makes the boards subject to certain laws applicable to governmental entities and political subdivisions . 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. ANALYSIS House Bill 936 amends the Government, Local Government, and Civil Practice and Remedies codes to include a local workforce development board (board) in the definitions of "governmental body," "agency," "local government," "assistance organization," and "governmental unit." The bill provides that a board is subject to the Interagency Cooperation Act and to provisions relating to open meetings, public information, state cooperation in local purchasing programs, surplus and salvage property, and tort claims. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.