REVIEW OF AGENCY RULES

Proposed Rule Reviews

State Securities Board

Title 7, Part 7

The State Securities Board (Agency), beginning March 2023, will review and consider for readoption, revision, or repeal Chapter 105, Rules of Practice in Contested Cases, and Chapter 106, Guidelines for the Assessment of Administrative Fines, in accordance with Texas Government Code, §2001.039, which requires rule review every four years. The rules to be reviewed are located in Title 7, Part 7, of the Texas Administrative Code. The text of the rule sections will not be published. The text of these rules may be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 7, Part 7 or through the Board's website at www.ssb.texas.gov/texas-securities-act-board-rules.

The Agency has conducted a preliminary review of these chapters and determined the reasons for initially adopting the chapters continue to exist. The Agency's Board will consider, among other things, whether the initial factual, legal, and policy reasons for adoption of these rules continue to exist, whether these rules should be repealed, and whether any changes are needed. This notice to review has no effect on the chapters as they currently exist. Readopted chapters will be noted in a subsequent issue of the Texas Register's "Review of Agency Rules" section without publication of the text.

Any changes to the rules proposed by the Agency's Board after reviewing the rules and considering the comments received in response to this notice will appear in the "Proposed Rules" section of a subsequent issue of the Texas Register. Such changes will be open for public comment prior to the final adoption of any changes to the rule by the Agency in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code Annotated, Chapter 2001.

Comments or suggestions on the proposal must be in writing and will be accepted for 30 days following publication of this notice in the Texas Register. Written comments should be submitted to Marlene K. Sparkman, General Counsel, State Securities Board, P.O. Box 13167, Austin, Texas 78711-3167 or faxed to (512) 305-8336. Comments may also be submitted electronically to proposal@ssb.texas.gov. In order to be considered by the Board at adoption, comments must be received no later than 30 days following publication. Comments received will be reviewed and discussed in a future Board meeting.

TRD-202300838

Travis J. Iles

Securities Commissioner

State Securities Board

Filed: February 22, 2023


Texas Education Agency

Title 19, Part 2

The State Board of Education (SBOE) proposes the review of 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 157, Hearings and Appeals, pursuant to the Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The rules being reviewed by the SBOE in 19 TAC Chapter 157 relate to hearings and appeals and are organized under the following subchapters: Subchapter A, General Provisions for Hearings Before the State Board of Education, and Subchapter D, Independent Hearing Examiners.

As required by the Texas Government Code, §2001.039, the SBOE will accept comments as to whether the reasons for adopting 19 TAC Chapter 157, Subchapters A and D, continue to exist.

The public comment period on the review begins March 3, 2023, and ends at 5:00 p.m. on April 7, 2023. A form for submitting public comments on the proposed rule review is available on the TEA website at https://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/Laws_and_Rules/SBOE_Rules_(TAC)/State_Board_of_Education_Rule_Review. The SBOE will take registered oral and written comments on the review at the appropriate committee meeting in April 2023 in accordance with the SBOE board operating policies and procedures.

TRD-202300851

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

Texas Education Agency

Filed: February 22, 2023