Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

April 9, 2003
Contact: Dave Nelson
(512) 463-0112

Workforce Commission Sunset Bill Advances in Senate

AUSTIN --The Senate Committee on Government Organization today approved SB 280 filed by State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, to re-authorize the Texas Workforce Commission and re-prioritize its objectives. The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

"We are putting into statute changes that will spur this organization forward as it attempts to put more Texans to work," Senator Nelson, who led the review of this agency as Chairman of the Sunset Advisory Commision. "Given our current economic situation, it is imperative that this agency is poised to help Texans find and keep good jobs and help businesses find trained employees they need to be successful."

SB 280 directs the Texas Workforce Commission to:

Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, which includes the growing suburban communities of Denton and Tarrant counties and parts of the city of Fort Worth.