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Negotiated Rulemaking

Texas Education Code 61.0331 requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to engage in negotiated rulemaking with institutions of higher education and other affected entities in accordance with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, Texas Government Code Chapter 2008, when adopting policies, procedures, or rules relating to certain matters. Texas Administrative Code, Rule 1.14, sets forth the THECB's negotiated rulemaking process.

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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Data Request Reevaluation:
Texas Education Code Section 51.406 directs the THECB to reevaluate its rules and policies to ensure the need for the data requests it imposes on IHEs and to consult with the IHEs to identify any unnecessary data request(s) that are appropriate for removal from Board rules. The THECB will engage IHEs in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Texas Government Code Section 2008 to reevaluate current data requests. This is in accordance with the provisions of TEC 61.0331.

 

Convening memo requesting nominations emailed to stakeholders Aug. 31; nomination deadline expired Sep. 11; Notice of Intent to engage in negotiated rulemaking will be published in Sept. 22 edition of the Texas Register.

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Dual 
Credit Course Limitations:
Senate Bill 1091, 85th Texas Legislature, relating to limitations on courses that may be offered for dual credit by school districts and public institutions of higher education amends Texas Education Code Sections 28.009, 51.968, and 130.008. The legislation requires the THECB and Texas Education Agency (TEA) to coordinate the adoption of rules for the implementation of these amendments. The THECB and TEA will engage IHEs in developing these rules through a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Texas Government Code Section 2008 (Negotiated Rulemaking Act).

 

Convening memo requesting nominations emailed to stakeholders Aug. 7; nomination deadline expired Aug. 25; Notice of Intent to engage in negotiated rulemaking published in Texas Register for 10-day public comment period that expires Sept. 18.

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Open
Educational Resources Grant Program:
Senate Bill 810, 85th Texas Legislature, relating in part to the use of open educational resources, amends Texas Education Code Chapter 61 by adding Section 61.0668, Open Educational Resources Grant Program. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Texas Government Code Chapter 2008 to develop rules for the allocation methodology. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.

 

Convening memo requesting nominations emailed to stakeholders Aug. 9; nomination deadline expired Aug. 25; Notice of Intent to engage in negotiated rulemaking published in Texas Register for 10-day public comment period that expires Sept. 18.

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Workforce Continuing Education:
House Bill 2994, 85th Texas Legislature, relating to workforce continuing education offered by public community colleges, amends Texas Education Code Chapter 130 by adding Subchapter L, Workforce Continuing Education. The legislation requires the THECB to adopt rules for the administration of this subchapter by using a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Texas Government Code Section 2008 (Negotiated Rulemaking Act).

 

Convening memo requesting nominations emailed to stakeholders Aug. 4; nomination deadline expired Aug. 25; Notice of Intent to engage in negotiated rulemaking published in Texas Register for 10-day public comment period that expires Sept. 18.



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