Bill Text: TX HB4450 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to training on emergency management for members of the emergency management council and state emergency response commission.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-29 - Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar [HB4450 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB4450-Comm_Sub.html
  87R10827 JCG-D
 
  By: Raymond, Guillen H.B. No. 4450
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to training on emergency management for members of the
  emergency management council and state emergency response
  commission.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 418, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 418.0055 to read as follows:
         Sec. 418.0055.  TRAINING FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
  AND STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION. (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Emergency management council" means the council
  established by the governor under Section 418.013.
               (2)  "State emergency response commission" means the
  commission appointed by the governor in accordance with the federal
  Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (42
  U.S.C. Section 11001(a)).
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), each member of the
  emergency management council shall complete a training course on
  emergency management of at least 16 hours every two years.
         (c)  Each member of the state emergency response commission
  shall complete a training course on emergency management of at
  least 40 hours every two years.  A member of the commission who
  completes the training required by this subsection and who is a
  member of the emergency management council is not required to
  complete the training required by Subsection (b).
         (d)  A person shall complete the training required by this
  section:
               (1)  not later than the first anniversary of the date
  the person was appointed to the emergency management council or
  state emergency response commission for the initial training
  course; and
               (2)  not later than each second anniversary of the
  deadline date provided by Subdivision (1) for each subsequent
  training course.
         (e)  The division shall develop the minimum curriculum
  standards for the training courses required by this section.  The
  division shall administer the training courses or approve training
  courses that meet the minimum curriculum standards established
  under this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than September 1, 2022, each person
  serving on the emergency management council or state emergency
  response commission on the effective date of this Act shall
  complete the training required by Section 418.0055, Government
  Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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