TITLE 22. EXAMINING BOARDS

PART 8. TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD

CHAPTER 153. RULES RELATING TO PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION ACT

22 TAC §153.19

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB or Board) adopts amendments to §153.19, Licensing for Persons with Criminal History, without changes to the text as published in the December 9, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 9687). The amendments add language to the caption of the rule and change the language in subsection (f) from criminal history evaluation to moral character determination to align the rule with statutory requirements in Chapter 1103, Texas Occupations Code, and current Board practice.

The reasoned justification for the amendments is to align the rule with statutory requirements and current Board practice and to provide clarity for license holders.

No comments were received on the amendments as proposed.

The Board adopts these amendments under Texas Occupations Code §1103.151 and §1103.152, which authorizes TALCB to: adopt rules relating to certificates and licenses and prescribe qualifications for appraisers that are consistent with the qualifications established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board.

The statute affected by these amendments is Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1103. No other statute, code or article is affected by the amendments.

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 February 10, 2017.

TRD-201700580

Kristen Worman

General Counsel

Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board

Effective date: March 2, 2017

Proposal publication date: December 9, 2016

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3652