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RULE §361.12Advisory Committees

(a) The Board may appoint Advisory Committees as it considers necessary for the primary function of advising the Board.

(b) Advisory Committees are subject to §1301.258 of the Plumbing License Law and Chapter 2110 of the Texas Government Code and shall:

  (1) be composed of a reasonable number of members not to exceed twenty-four (24) members who provide a balanced representation between:

    (A) individuals regulated or directed affected by the Board; and

    (B) consumers of services provided by the Board or the plumbing industry; and

  (2) select from among its members a presiding officer who shall preside over the advisory committee and report to the Board; and

  (3) serve without compensation or reimbursement.

(c) If the board appoints an advisory committee, it shall adopt rules that:

  (1) state the purpose of the committee;

  (2) describe the task of the committee and the manner in which the committee will report to the Board; and

  (3) the date on which the committee will automatically be abolished (not to exceed four years from its creation) unless the Board votes to continue the committee in existence.

(d) If the Board appoints an advisory committee it shall evaluate annually:

  (1) the committee's work;

  (2) the committee's usefulness; and

  (3) the costs related to the committee's existence, including the cost of Board staff time spent in support of the committee's activities.

(e) The Board shall report to the Legislative Budget Board the information developed in the evaluation required in subsection (d) of this section. The Board shall file the report biennially in connection with the agency's request for appropriations.

Source Note: The provisions of this §361.12 adopted to be effective December 30, 2001, 26 TexReg 10574; amended to be effective February 14, 2013, 38 TexReg 640; amended to be effective September 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 3770

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