HHSC All Texas Access: action needed

HHSC staff have drafted the introduction for the report required by SB 633, and would like input on it.  To make it easy for us to process your input, we ask that you: use the track changes function to review and make edits use the comment function to share thoughts, questions, etc HHSC has extended the…

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Security Awareness Training Reporting Requirements For Local Governments

Use Texas by Texas (TxT) to Comply with Security Awareness Training Requirements House Bill 3834, passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, requires local government employees and elected officials to take annual cybersecurity training. The bill also requires the governing body of the local government to verify and report on the annual training completion by employees.…

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Tier II Chemical Reporting for 2019 has Begun!

January 2020 – Tier II annual reports for 2019 are now being accepted. March 1st, 2020 is the deadline to file your annual Tier II report for 2019.  If you store hazardous chemicals or extremely hazardous substances above the established threshold quantities at your facility, you are required to report them to TCEQ. Emergency planning and…

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2019 Texas House Interim Charges

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has released the 86th Legislature’s interim committee charges for the House of Representatives.

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2019 Texas Senate Interim Charges

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked committees of the Texas Senate to study 116 charges during the interim before the 2021 legislative session. The 2019 Texas Senate interim charges are posted here.

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DIR Certified Cybersecurity Training Programs (HB 3834)

In accordance with House Bill (HB) 3834, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has published a list of certified cybersecurity training programs, for state and local government employees. Additional programs will be certified on a continuing basis. Visit the cybersecurity awareness training certification webpage for details. https://dir.texas.gov/View-About-DIR/Information-Security/Pages/Content.aspx?id=154 The next steps for state and local…

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Security Awareness Training Certification (HB 3834)

House Bill (HB) 3834 (86R) requires DIR in consultation with the Texas Cybersecurity Council to certify at least five cybersecurity training programs for state and local government employees. There will be certification requirements for cybersecurity training programs, and training requirements for state agencies, local governments, and contractors. Statewide Training Requirements Annual training must be completed…

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Capital Area Regional Flood Management Planning Workshop – July 16, 2019

There will be a Regional Floodplain Management Workshop on July 16. The workshop is open to anyone statewide, although seating is limited. Please click the links below for further information.  Harvey Workshop Flyer Harvey Reg. 4 Flood Management Planning Data Sets Workshop.6.13.19[1]

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Application Period for 2019 SWIFT Funding Cycle Opens December 13

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) opened the application period for the 2019 funding cycle of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program* on Thursday, December 13. Abridged applications will be due by February 1, 2019. The SWIFT program helps communities develop and optimize water supplies at cost-effective rates. The program provides low-interest…

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Why Your Community Should Attend the ARCIT Conference!

ARCIT conferences, regional meetings and legislative drive-ins can change your community. Send someone who loves your town, is willing to go in with a positive attitude and is ready to absorb information like a sponge. He or she will come back inspired by the people they meet and the tons of ideas and examples you…

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