Chapter 30. Administration
Subchapter AA. Commissioner of Education: General Provisions

30.1001. Petition for Adoption of Rule Changes.

(a)  In accordance with Texas Government Code, 2001.021, any interested person may petition for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule of the commissioner of education by filing a petition on a form provided in this subsection. The petition shall be signed and submitted to the commissioner of education.

Figure: 19 TAC 30.1001(a)

(b)  The commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall evaluate the merits of the proposal.

(c)  In accordance with the Texas Government Code, 2001.021, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall respond to the petitioner within 60 days of receipt of the petition. The response shall:

(1)  advise that rulemaking proceedings will be initiated; or

(2)  deny the petition, stating the reasons for its denial.

(d)  If the commissioner initiates rulemaking procedures in response to a petition, the rule text which the commissioner proposes may differ from the rule text proposed by the petitioner.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 30.1001 issued under the Texas Government Code, 2001.021.

Source: The provisions of this 30.1001 adopted to be effective September 23, 2004, 29 TexReg 9184; amended to be effective May 12, 2009, 34 TexReg 2766.

Last updated: May 12, 2009

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