TITLE 31. NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION

PART 1. GENERAL LAND OFFICE

CHAPTER 3. GENERAL PROVISIONS

SUBCHAPTER C. SERVICES AND PRODUCTS

31 TAC §3.30

Introduction and Background

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) proposes amendments to Chapter 3, Subchapter C, Services and Products, including §3.30, concerning Historically Underutilized Business Programs. The proposed amendments to §3.30 conform with non-substantive changes made to other rules in the Texas Administrative Code.

Fiscal Impact

Anne Idsal, Chief Clerk/Deputy Land Commissioner, has determined that for each year of the first five years that the proposed amendments will be in effect, minimal fiscal implications for state government will result from better recovery for services provided by the GLO.

Public Benefit/Cost Analysis

Anne Idsal has determined that for each year of the first five years the amendment is proposed to be in effect, the public benefit will be improved operation of the GLO with better clarity and consistency of the GLO’s rules.

Small Business Analysis

The GLO has determined that for each year of the first five years the proposed amendments will be in effect, there will be minimal economic cost to small businesses, micro-businesses, and individuals based on the proposed amendments.

Employment Impact

The GLO does not anticipate any employment impact as a result of administering the proposed rule amendments.

Request for Comments by the Public

To comment on the proposed amendments, please send a written comment to Walter Talley, the GLO Texas Register Liaison, at Texas General Land Office, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, TX 78711-2873, facsimile number (512) 463-6311, or email to walter.talley@glo.texas.gov.

Statutory Authority

The amendments are proposed under Texas Natural Resources Code §31.051 and Texas Government Code §2161.003, which provide the GLO with the authority to set and enforce rules consistent with the law.

Statutes Affected

No statutes are affected by the proposed amendments.

§3.30.Historically Underutilized Businesses [Program].

In accordance with Texas Government Code, §2161.003, the General Land Office adopts by reference the Comptroller of Public Accounts' rules found at Texas Administrative Code, Title 34, Part 1, Chapter 20, Subchapter D, Division 1, [Subchapter B] relating to [the] Historically Underutilized Businesses [Business Program].

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 March 6, 2017.

TRD-201700855

Anne L. Isdal

Chief Clerk, Deputy Land Commissioner

General Land Office

Earliest possible date of adoption: April 16, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 475-1859