Rule Review - Notice of Intent To Review

Chapter 60. Procedural Rules of the Commission and the Department
Deadline for comments—January 17, 2017

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) files this notice of intent to review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 60, Procedural Rules of the Commission and the Department. This review and consideration is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, §2001.039.

An assessment will be made by the Department as to whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist. Each rule will be reviewed to determine whether it is obsolete, whether the rule reflects current legal and policy considerations, and whether the rule reflects current procedures of the Department.

Any questions or written comments pertaining to this rule review may be submitted by mail to Pauline Easley, Legal Assistant, General Counsel’s Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, or by facsimile to (512) 475-3032, or electronically to erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov. The deadline for comments is 30 days after publication in the Texas Register.

Any proposed changes to these rules as a result of the rule review will be published in the Proposed Rule Section of the Texas Register. The proposed rules will be open for public comment prior to final adoption or repeal by the Department, in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

Subchapter A. General Provisions.
§60.1 Authority.
§60.10 Definitions.
Subchapter B. Powers and Responsibilities.
§60.20 General Powers and Duties of the Commission.
§60.21 Commission Meetings--Procedures.
§60.22 General Powers and Duties of the Department and the Executive Director.
§60.23 Commission and Executive Director--Imposing Sanctions and Penalties.
§60.24 Advisory Boards.
Subchapter C. License Applications.
§60.30 Initial License Applications.
§60.31 License Renewal Applications.
§60.33 Temporary License Applications.
§60.34 Substantially Equivalent License Requirements.
§60.35 Determining the Amount of Experience, Service, Training, or Education.
Subchapter D. Criminal History and License Eligibility.
§60.40 License Eligibility for Persons with Criminal Convictions.
§60.41 License Eligibility for Persons with Deferred Adjudications or Non-Conviction Activities.
§60.42 Criminal History Evaluation Letters.
Subchapter E. Examinations.
§60.50 Examination Rescheduling.
§60.51 Examination Fee Refund.
§60.52 Examination Security.
§60.53 Access to Examinations.
§60.54 Examination Results.
Subchapter F. Fees.
§60.80 Program Fees.
§60.81 Charges for Providing Copies of Public Information.
§60.82 Dishonored Payment Device.
§60.83 Late Renewal Fees.
Subchapter G. Rulemaking.
§60.100 Rulemaking.
§60.101 Negotiated Rulemaking.
§60.102 Petition for Adoption of Rules.
Subchapter H. Complaint Handling.
§60.200 Complaints.
Subchapter I. Contested Cases.
§60.300 Purpose and Scope.
§60.302 Notice of Alleged Violation.
§60.304 Disposition by Agreement.
§60.305 Place and Nature of Hearings.
§60.306 Request for Hearing and Defaults.
§60.307 Hearing Costs.
§60.308 Proposals for Decision.
§60.310 Final Orders.
§60.311 Corrected Orders.
Subchapter J. Mediation for Contested Cases.
§60.400 Alternative Dispute Resolution--Mediation.
§60.401 Referral of Contested Matter for Mediation.
§60.402 Appointment of Mediator.
§60.403 Qualifications of Mediators.
§60.404 Disqualifications of Mediators.
§60.405 Qualified Immunity of the Mediator.
§60.406 Commencement of Mediation.
§60.407 Stipulations.
§60.408 Agreements.
§60.409 Confidentiality.
Subchapter K. Licensing Provisions Related to Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses.
§60.500 Military Subchapter.
§60.501 Military Definitions.
§60.502 Determining the Amount of Military Experience, Service, Training, or Education.
§60.503 Exemption from Late Renewal Fees.
§60.504 Extension of Certain Deadlines.
§60.510 License Requirements for Applicants with Military Experience, Service, Training, or Education.
§60.512 Expedited Alternative Licensing Requirements--Substantially Equivalent License.
§60.514 Expedited Alternative Licensing Requirements--Previously Held Texas License.
§60.516 Expedited Alternative Licensing Requirements--Demonstration of Competency by Alternative Methods.

Issued in Austin, Texas on December 5, 2016.

Brian E. Francis
Executive Director
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation