REVIEW OF AGENCY RULES

Proposed Rule Reviews

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Title 7, Part 5

The Finance Commission of Texas (commission) files this notice of intention to review and consider for readoption, revision, or repeal, Texas Administrative Code, Title 7, Part 5, Chapter 88, concerning Consumer Debt Management Services. Chapter 88 contains Subchapter A, concerning Registration Procedures, Subchapter B, concerning Annual Requirements, and Subchapter C, concerning Operational Requirements.

This rule review will be conducted pursuant to Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The commission will accept written comments received on or before 5:00 p.m. central time on the 31st day after the date this notice is published in the Texas Register as to whether the reasons for adopting these rules continue to exist.

The Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, which administers these rules, believes that the reasons for adopting the rules contained in this chapter continue to exist. Any questions or written comments pertaining to this notice of intention to review should be directed to Laurie Hobbs, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78705-4207, or by email to laurie.hobbs@occc.texas.gov. Any proposed changes to the rules as a result of the review will be published in the Proposed Rules Section of the Texas Register and will be open for an additional 31-day public comment period prior to final adoption or repeal by the commission.

TRD-201704310

Laurie B. Hobbs

Assistant General Counsel

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Filed: October 25, 2017


Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Title 37, Part 6

The Texas Board of Criminal Justice files this notice of intent to review §151.3 concerning the operating procedures for the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. This review is being conducted to include legislative changes to the Texas Open Meetings Act during the 85th legislative session.

Elsewhere in this issue of the Texas Register, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice contemporaneously proposes amendments to §151.3.

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

TRD-201704207

Sharon Howell

General Counsel

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Filed: October 19, 2017


Adopted Rule Reviews

State Board for Educator Certification

Title 19, Part 7

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) adopts the review of Title 19, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, pursuant to the Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The SBEC proposed the review of 19 TAC Chapter 227 in the September 1, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 4481).

Relating to the review of 19 TAC Chapter 227 the SBEC finds that the reasons for the adoption continue to exist and readopts the rules. The SBEC received no comments related to the review of Chapter 227.

This concludes the review of 19 TAC Chapter 227.

TRD-201704267

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

State Board for Educator Certification

Filed: October 23, 2017


The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) adopts the review of Title 19, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, pursuant to the Texas Government Code, §2001.039. The SBEC proposed the review of 19 TAC Chapter 228 in the September 1, 2017 issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 4481).

Relating to the review of 19 TAC Chapter 228 the SBEC finds that the reasons for the adoption continue to exist and readopts the rules. The SBEC received comments related to the review of Chapter 228. Following is a summary of the public comment received and the corresponding response.

Comment: iteachTEXAS commented that the requirement for educator preparation programs (EPPs) to meet or make progress in meeting criteria set for accreditation and/or quality assurance of online coursework and training was too exclusive. iteachTEXAS offered two suggestions for amending 19 TAC §228.35(a)(6) to address this concern. The first suggestion would allow Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff to determine if an EPP's online coursework and training meets standards. The second suggestion would broaden the criteria for the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) to include its quality assessment process.

Board Response: The SBEC acknowledges the commenter's concern and suggestions. At its December 8, 2017 meeting, the SBEC is scheduled to consider for discussion amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228, including a change to §228.35(a)(6)(A) that would broaden the DEAC criteria to include certification, which includes the quality assessment process offered by the DEAC. The SBEC adopts the review of 19 TAC Chapter 228.

This concludes the review of 19 TAC Chapter 228.

TRD-201704268

Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez

Director, Rulemaking

State Board for Educator Certification

Filed: October 23, 2017