Proposed Rule Reviews

Credit Union Department

Title 7, Part 6

The Texas Credit Union Commission will review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal Chapter 91, Subchapter A, concerning General Rules, consisting of §91.101, concerning Definitions and Interpretations, §91.103 concerning Public Notice of Department Decisions, §91.104 concerning Public Notice and Comment on Certain Applications, §91.105 concerning Acceptance of Other Application Forms, §91.110 concerning Protest Procedures for Applications, §91.115 concerning Safety at Unmanned Teller Machines, §91.120 concerning Posting of Notice Regarding Certain Loan Agreements. §91.121 concerning Complaint Notification, and §91.125 concerning Accuracy of Advertising.

Chapter 91, Subchapter B, concerning Organization Procedures, consisting of §91.201 concerning Incorporation Procedures, §91.202 concerning Bylaw and Articles of Incorporation Amendments, §91.203 concerning Share and Deposit Insurance Requirements, §91.205 concerning use of Credit Union Name, §91.206 concerning Underserved Area Credit Unions -- Secondary Capital Accounts, §91.208 concerning Notice of Known or Suspected Criminal Violations, §91.209 concerning Call Reports and Other Information Requests, and §91.210 concerning Foreign Credit Unions.

Chapter 91, Subchapter J, concerning Changes in Corporate Status, consisting of §91.1003 concerning Mergers/Consolidations, §91.1005 consisting of Conversion to a Texas Credit Union, §91.1006 concerning Conversions to a Federal or Out-of-State Credit Unions, §91.1007 concerning Conversion to a Mutual Savings Institution, and §91.1008 concerning Conversion Voting Procedures and Restrictions; Filing Requirements.

Chapter 91, Subchapter L, concerning Submission of Comments by Interested Parties, consisting of §91.3001 concerning Opportunity to Submit Comments on Certain Applications, and §91.3002 concerning Conduct of Meetings to Receive Comments.

An assessment will be made by the Commission as to whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist. Each rule will be reviewed to determine whether it is obsolete, whether the rule reflects current legal and policy considerations, and whether the rule reflects current procedures of the Credit Union Department.

Comments or questions regarding these rules may be submitted in writing to Credit Union Department, 914 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752-1699, or electronically to The deadline for comments is May 8, 2017.

The Commission also invites your comments on how to make these rules easier to understand. For example:

Do the rules organize the material to suit your needs? If not, how could the material be better organized?

Do the rules clearly state the requirements? If not, how could the rule be more clearly stated?

Do the rules contain technical language or jargon that isn't clear? If so, what language requires clarification?

Would a different format (grouping and order of sections, use of headings, paragraphing) make the rule easier to understand? If so, what changes to the format would make the rule easier to understand?

Would more (but shorter) sections be better in any of the rules? If so, what sections should be changed?

Any proposed changes to these rules as a result of the rule review will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register. The proposed rules will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission.


Harold E. Feeney


Credit Union Department

Filed: April 6, 2017

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Title 37, Part 6

The Texas Board of Criminal Justice files this notice of intent to review §195.81, concerning Temporary Housing Assistance Program. This review is conducted pursuant to Texas Government Code §2001.039, which requires rule review every four years.

Elsewhere in this issue of the Texas Register, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice contemporaneously proposes amendments to §195.81.

Comments should be directed to Sharon Felfe Howell, General Counsel, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, P.O. Box 4004, Huntsville, Texas 77342, Written comments from the general public must be received within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Texas Register.


Sharon Howell

General Counsel

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Filed: April 6, 2017

Adopted Rule Reviews

Texas Department of Public Safety

Title 37, Part 1

Pursuant to the notice of proposed rule review published in the March 10, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 1155), the Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) has reviewed and considered for readoption, revision or repeal all sections of the following chapters of Title 37, Part I of the Texas Administrative Code, in accordance with Texas Government Code, §2001.039: Chapter 4 (Commercial Vehicle Regulations and Enforcement Procedures); Chapter 6 (License to Carry Handguns); Chapter 7 (Division of Emergency Management); Chapter 13 (Controlled Substances); Chapter 28 (DNA, CODIS, Forensic Analysis and Crime Laboratories); Chapter 31 (Standards for an Approved Motorcycle Operator Training Course); Chapter 33 (All-Terrain Operator Education and Certification Program); and Chapter 34 (Negotiation and Mediation of Certain Contract Disputes). The department received no written comments regarding the review of its rules.

The department has completed its review and determined that the reasons for originally adopting the above rules continue to exist. As a result of the rule review process, the department may propose amendments in the future that may amend existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the department in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government code, Chapter 2001.

This concludes the department's review of 37 TAC Part I, Chapters 4, 6, 7, 13, 28, 31, 33, and 34.


D. Phillip Adkins

General Counsel

Texas Department of Public Safety

Filed: April 11, 2017