Texas Department of Agriculture

Rule Transfer

House Bill 4062, 80th Legislative Session, 2007, effective June 15, 2007, transferred the administration of the Special Nutrition Programs (Programs), currently administered by the Health and Human Services (HHSC) to the Texas Department of Agriculture (the Department). The effective date of the transfer of the programs will be October 1, 2007, as approved by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. Under the bill, rules of the HHSC pertaining to the Special Nutrition Programs transfer to the Department on the effective date of the Program transfer and continue in effect as the rules of the Department until superseded by an act of the Department.

The HHSC Special Nutrition Program rules currently found in Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 15, Chapters 377 and 378 will be transferred and reorganized under Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, Part 1, Chapters 24 and 25.

The transfer will take effect on October 1, 2007.

Please refer to Figure: 1 TAC Part 15, to see the complete conversion chart.

Figure: 1 TAC Part 15 (.pdf)

In addition, in order to accommodate the transfer of the rules for the Special Nutrition Programs, the Department also reorganized some chapters in Texas Administrative Code, Title 4, Part 1, by consolidating rules relating to the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority found in Chapters 24 - 27 into Chapter 28. The transfer of those rules will also take effect on October 1, 2007.

Please refer to Figure: 4 TAC Part 1, to see the complete conversion chart.

Figure: 4 TAC Part 1 (.pdf)

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