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Negotiated Rulemaking

Senate Bill 215 passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session 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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Texas Educational Opportunity Grants (TEOG)

In anticipation of the passage of the House version of HB 1 which contains two separate budget strategies for TEOG, one for community colleges and one for technical and state colleges, the THECB will establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on TEOG for Community Colleges and a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on TEOG for Technical and Lamar State Colleges. The allocation methodologies (emergency rules) developed by these negotiated rulemaking committees (NRMC) upon reaching consensus will be recommended to the Board for adoption on June 24 and will affect the FY16 allocations. These NRMCs are contingent on passage of the two separate budget strategies in the House version of HB 1. Should a single budget strategy ultimately be adopted by the Legislature, NRMCs will not be convened and the allocation methodology adopted by the THECB in January 2015 will be used for FY16 allocations.

Notices of Intent (NOI) to engage in negotiated rulemaking were published in the May 22 edition of the Texas Register; 10-day public comment period expires June 1.





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