Negotiated Rulemaking

Texas Education Code (TEC) Section 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.

Current Committees

Core Curriculum Study & Report
Status: First meeting of the committee to be determined.
Senate Bill 25, Sections 8-10, 86th Texas Legislature, amends TEC Section 61.821 by adding Subdivision (4), amends Subchapter S by adding Section 61.8221, and amends Section 61.827. The legislation requires the THECB to establish an advisory committee to assist the Board of the THECB in completing the board’s duties under Section 61.8221 and provide the board with subject matter expertise and analysis. The legislation also requires the THECB to develop rules regarding the recommended core curriculum developed under Section 61.822.

Recommended Course Sequences
Status: Request for nominations in 2020
Senate Bill 25, Section 5, 86th Texas Legislature, amends TEC Subchapter Z, Chapter 51, by adding Sections 51.96852 and 51.96853


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