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 Negotiated Rulemaking Committees:

Course Sequencing
Public Institutions of Higher Education
Senate Bill 25, Section 5, 86th Texas Legislature, amends in part Texas Education Code Chapter 51 by adding Section 51.96852, Recommended Course Sequences. Legislation requires the THECB to employ the negotiated rulemaking process in developing rules for the administration of this section.

Status: Committee reached consensus on proposed rules at their March 9 meeting. Proposed rules will be published in the May 7 Edition of the Texas Register for a 30-day public comment period.

Minority Health Research & Education Grant Program
Public Institutions of Higher Education and Centers for Teacher Education
Texas Education Code, Section 61.0331 directs the THECB to employ the negotiated rulemaking process described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code when adopting rules relating to the allocation or distribution of trusteed funds. 

Status: Adoption of proposed rule amendments will be considered by the Board at their April 22 quarterly board meeting.


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