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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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Autism Program
House Bill 1, 84th Texas Legislature, appropriates $8.1 million for the 2016-17 biennium to autism research centers at public institutions of higher education that currently provide evidence-based behavioral services and training. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to develop rules for the Autism Program allocation methodology. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.    


NRMC met on February 3; proposed rules with NRMC consensus will be published in the February 26 edition of the Texas Register for a 30-day public comment period that will expire on March 26; additional information may be found here.
B-On-Time (BOT) Loan Program-Publics
Renewal Students at Public Universities and Health-Related Institutions
House Bill 1, 84th Texas Legislature, Article III Provision 44, requires funds appropriated for the BOT Program be for renewal awards only. Modifications to Title 19, Part 1, Texas Administrative Code Rule 21.136 (Allocation and Reallocation of Funds for Eligible Public Institutions of Higher Education) will be required. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to modify these rules. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.    


NRMC met on February 2; proposed rules with NRMC consensus will be published in the February 26 edition of the Texas Register for a 30-day public comment period that will expire on March 26; additional information may be found here.
B-On-Time (BOT) Loan Program-Privates
Renewal Students at Private and Independent Institutions
House Bill 1, 84th Texas Legislature, Article III Provision 56, requires funds appropriated for the BOT Program be for renewal awards only. Modifications to Title 19, Part 1, Texas Administrative Code Rule 21.134 (Allocation and Reallocation of Funds for Private or Independent Institutions of Higher Education) will be required. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to modify these rules. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.    


NRMC met on January 25; proposed rules with NRMC consensus will be published in the February 26 edition of the Texas Register for a 30-day public comment period that will expire on March 26; additional information may be found here.
Educational Aide Exemption Program
House Bill 1, 84th Texas Legislature, appropriates $1.5 million for the 2016-17 biennium for public institutions of higher education to provide tuition exemptions for educational aides who take courses that lead to teacher certification in a critical shortage subject area. Modifications to Texas Administrative Code Chapter 21, Subchapter II (Educational Aide Exemption Program) will be required. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to modify these rules. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.   


NRMC met on February 4; proposed rules with NRMC consensus will be published in the February 26 edition of the Texas Register for a 30-day public comment period that will expire on March 26; additional information may be found
here.
Towards EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program
The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to develop rules for the TEXAS Grant Program allocation methodology for public universities and health-related institutions beginning in FY17. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331. 
  



Second meeting of the NRMC was held January 26; proposed rules with NRMC consensus will be published in the February 26 edition of the Texas Register for a 30-day public comment period that will expire on March 26; additional information may be found
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B-On-Time (Private Institutions)
B-On-Time (Tuition Set-Asides)
Block Scheduling for Certain Programs at Public Community Colleges
Capital Projects
Compliance Monitoring
Exemptions Relating to HB 5 College Prep Courses
Primary Care Innovation Grant Program
Resident Physician Expansion Program
Texas College Work Study (TCWS)
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) FY14
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) FY15-Community Colleges
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) FY15-Technical and Lamar State Colleges
Texas Research Incentive Program
Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
Tuition Revenue Bond (TRB) Debt Service Allocation


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