(a) Purpose. The Texas-Israel Exchange Fund (TIE) Advisory Committee is created by Texas Agriculture Code Annotated, §45.009. (b) Duties. The TIE Advisory Committee, as established by the department, may provide guidance and direction on activities authorized under Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter 45, and the expenditure of money to include: (1) advising the department on the selection of categories of grants to be administered by the department and advising the department on matters involving mutual assistance, trade, and business development between Texas and Israel; (2) advising on the awarding of grants, in cooperation with the corresponding Israeli board, to provide funding for projects to mutually benefit both regions; and (3) consulting with the corresponding Israeli board to efficiently address matters of mutual importance while avoiding duplication of effort. (c) Duration. The Advisory Committee shall remain in existence as long as deemed necessary by the Commissioner. (d) Reporting. Reporting takes place through meetings held by the Committee. Through these meetings, the Commissioner and/or department staff discuss matters related to the committee's business and the Committee provides oral feedback and direction. The Committee is staffed by the department. Department staff prepares and maintains the minutes of each advisory committee meeting. Staff maintains a record of actions taken and distributes copies of approved minutes and other Committee documents to Committee members and the Commissioner.
Source Note: The provisions of this §1.203 adopted to be effective January 17, 1995, 20 TexReg 19; amended to be effective August 23, 1996, 21 TexReg 7657; amended to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5666