Texas Department of Agriculture
Rule Transfer

House Bill 4062, 80th Legislative Session, 2007, effective June 15, 2007, transferred the administration of the Special Nutrition Programs (Programs), currently administered by the Health and Human Services (HHSC) to the Texas Department of Agriculture (the Department). The effective date of the transfer of the programs was October 1, 2007, as approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. Under the bill, rules of the HHSC pertaining to the Special Nutrition Programs transfer to the Department on the effective date of the Program transfer and continue in effect as the rules of the Department until superseded by an act of the Department.

The majority of the HHSC Special Nutrition Program rules previously found in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 1, Part 15, Chapters 377 and 378 have been transferred and reorganized under Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, Part 1, Chapters 24 and 25. The transfer of those rules were published in the September 28, 2007, issue of the Texas Register (32 TexReg 6793). This submission covers additional rules that are in Chapter 378 and are transferred to the Department, effective October 1, 2007.

Please refer to Figure: 1 TAC Chapter 378, to see the complete conversion chart.

Figure: 1 TAC Chapter 378