TITLE 34. PUBLIC FINANCE

PART 1. COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

CHAPTER 1. CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER E. HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESSES

34 TAC §1.345

The Comptroller of Public Accounts proposes the repeal of §1.345, regarding historically underutilized businesses.

The comptroller proposes to repeal this section because this section adopts by reference rules that no longer exist or are no longer relevant.

Tom Currah, Chief Revenue Estimator, has determined that for the first five-year period the rule will be in effect, there will be no significant revenue impact on the state or units of local government.

Mr. Currah also has determined that for each year of the first five years the rule is in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of enforcing the rule will be by removing from the Texas Administrative Code content that does not provide current guidance. The proposed amendment would have no fiscal impact on small businesses. There is no significant anticipated economic cost to individuals who are required to comply with the proposed rule.

Comments on the repeal may be submitted to Amy Comeaux, Statewide Procurement Division, at amy.comeaux@cpa.texas.gov or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711. Comments must be received no later than 30 days from the date of publication of the proposals in the Texas Register.

The repeal is proposed under Government Code, §2161.0012 and §2161.002(c).

The following statutes are affected by the repeal: Government Code, Chapter 2161.

§1.345.Historically Underutilized Businesses.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on February 1, 2017.

TRD-201700448

Lita Gonzalez

General Counsel

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Earliest possible date of adoption: March 19, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 475-0387