Office of the Secretary of State

Rule Review Plan

The Office of the Secretary of State establishes the following plan for the comprehensive review of all office rules pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code §2001.039, Agency Review of Existing Rules.

Senate Bill §178 1.11(b) and (c) of Acts 1999, 76th Legislature, chapter 1499, provides that all agency rules not reviewed under the General Appropriations Act of 1997, Article IX, §167 shall be reviewed by the agency under APA §2001.039 no later than August 31, 2003, and every four years thereafter. As directed by the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee, the effective date of an existing rule that has been previously reviewed is considered to be the date on which the agency completes the review of a chapter in the Texas Administrative Code and files notice of re-adoption of the chapter with the Texas Register.

Existing rules for the Office of Secretary of State may be found in Title 1 Texas Administrative Code, Part 4.

Every four years the Office will initiate a new review of its rules. The review of chapters listed in this plan will determine whether reasons for the adoption of the rules continue to exist. Comments and questions about this review plan may be sent to Dan Procter at 1019 Brazos, Room 245, Austin, Texas, 78711; by e-mail to; or by telephone at (512) 463-5562.

The Office of the Secretary of State will initiate a review of the following chapters during Fiscal Year 2003. The review of a chapter will be completed within six months of publication of notice in the Texas Register of the intention to review a chapter. The review of all chapters will be completed before July 1, 2003.

Chapter 71. Office of the Secretary of State (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 72. State Seal (Effective: 09/06/1999)

Chapter 73. Statutory Documents (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 74. Credit Services Organizations (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 75. Automobile Club (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 76. Use of a Deceased Individual’s Name, Voice, Signature, Photograph, or Likeness (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 78. Athlete Agents (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 79. Corporations (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 80. Unincorporated Business Entities (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 81. Elections (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 83. Limited Partnership (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 87. Notary Public (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 91. Texas Register (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 93. Trademarks (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 95. Uniform Commercial Code (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 96. Electric Utility Transition Property Notice Filings (Effective: 01/20/2000)

Chapter 97. Business Opportunity (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 101. Practice and Procedure Before the Office of the Secretary of State (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 102. Health Spas (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 103. Membership Camping Resorts (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 104. Wrestling Promoters (Review date: 04/21/1999)

Chapter 105. Solicitations (Review date: 04/21/1999)