School Land Board

Rule Review Plan

In accordance with 2001.039 Government Code, the School Land Board (SLB) is serving notice of its intent to review all rules under Title 31, Part 1 of the Texas Administrative Code. This revised rule review plan is amended to replace all previous published review plans.

Rule review will be conducted on a chapter-by-chapter basis and individual notices of intent to review all rules under each chapter will be published in the Rule Review section of the Texas Register. Review of the rules under each chapter listed in this plan will determine whether the reasons for adoption of the rules continues to exist. During the review process, the SLB may also determine that a rule may need amended to further refine the directives and goals of the SLB, that no changes to a rule as currently in effect are necessary or that a rule is no longer valid or applicable. Rules will also be combined or reduced for simplification and clarity when feasible. Readopted rules will be noted in the Texas Register's Rules Review section without publication of the text. Any proposed amendments or repeal of a rule or chapter 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 30-day public comment prior to final adoption or repeal.

The SLB invites suggestions from the public during the review process and will address any comments received. Any questions or comments should be directed to Melinda Tracy, General Land Office, 1700 North Congress, Room 626, Austin, Texas, 78701-1495, (512) 305-9129.

The SLB will initiate the review of rules within each of the following chapters that have not already been reviewed in accordance with 167, Article IX. The reviews will begin in September 2000 and be concluded by no later than August 31, 2001.

Chapter 154. Land Sales Acquisitions and Trades

Chapter 155. Land Resources

A review of the rules under the following chapter has been conducted. The SLB will initiate a new review of each of these chapters within four years of the previously conducted review.

Chapter 151. Operations of the School Land Board, Review Adopted 12/30/980