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TDLR Seeks Industry Input for Enforcement Plan

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Enforcement division is developing an enforcement plan for the Offender Education Program industry and is seeking input from anyone involved in the industry.

The enforcement plan, which is required by Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c), sets out the ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to alleged violations of the statutes and rules enforced by TDLR. The plan also presents the factors that the Department’s Enforcement staff consider when determining the amount of an administrative penalty to assess or the magnitude of a sanction to pursue. For more information about enforcement plans, please visit our website

If you are interested in participating in this process, please contact TDLR Enforcement Management Analyst Griselda Perez or Kim Ferreiro no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 90, Subchapter A, §90.1; Subchapter B, §90.21; Subchapter D, §90.40; Subchapter E, §§90.51-90.54; Subchapter F, §90.80; and Subchapter G, §§90.91-90.94; new rules at Subchapter A, §90.10; Subchapter B, §§90.20, 90.22-90.28; Subchapter C, §§90.30-90.34; Subchapter D, §§90.41-90.49; Subchapter E, §90.50; and Subchapter G, §90.95; and the repeal of existing rules at Subchapter A, §90.10; Subchapter B, §§90.20, 90.22-90.27; Subchapter C, §§90.30-90.34; Subchapter D, §§90.41-90.49; and Subchapter E, §90.50 regarding the Court-Ordered Education program.  The adopted new rules, amendments, and repeals implement new Texas Government Code, Chapter 171, relating to the Court-Ordered Education programs, and Texas Government Code, Chapter 521, Sections 521.374 – 521.376, regarding the Drug Offender Education Program, in accordance with Senate Bills 181 and 1480, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021).

The adoption justification was published in the August 26, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 5101) and is available online.  The updated rule chapter will be available on the Secretary of State website upon its effective date of September 1, 2022.