TITLE 22. EXAMINING BOARDS

PART 17. TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS

CHAPTER 363. EXAMINATION AND REGISTRATION

22 TAC §363.22

The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (Board) adopts an amendment to §363.22, concerning reexamination of applicants. The Board finds that the initial reason for adopting §363.22 is still relevant since examining applicants is an integral part of the Board's mission to ensure that plumbing work meets professional standards that ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public. In furtherance of this objective, the Board has adopted this amendment to address the increased demand of applicants seeking licensure through the Board to perform work in the plumbing trade. This will result in more licensed individuals engaging in plumbing, thus fostering a healthy and safe environment that protects the welfare of the public.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Pursuant to §2001.029 of the Texas Government Code, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners gave all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to provide oral and/or written commentary concerning the adoption of the rule. The public comment period began on December 14, 2019, and ended on January 11, 2019. The Board did not receive any public comments to its request for comment published in the December 14, 2018, issue of the Texas Register (43 TexReg 7998).

STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

The adopted amendments are done so in accordance with §1301.251(2) of the Texas Occupations Code, which enables the Board to adopt and enforce rules necessary to its ability to administer all applicable rules and regulations within its purview.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on January 14, 2019.

TRD-201900114

Jerry D. Lee III

Staff Attorney

Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners

Effective date: February 3, 2019

Proposal publication date: December 14, 2018

For further information, please call: (512) 936-5239