|(a) It is the Commission's policy to employ negotiated
rulemaking procedures when appropriate. When the Commission is of
the opinion that proposed rules are likely to be complex, or controversial,
or to affect disparate groups, negotiated rulemaking will be considered.
(b) When negotiated rulemaking is to be considered,
the Commission will appoint a convener to assist it in determining
whether it is advisable to proceed. The convener shall have the duties
described by Texas Government Code, §2008.052, and shall make
a recommendation to the Executive Director to proceed or to defer
negotiated rulemaking. The recommendation shall be made after the
convener, at a minimum, has considered all of the items enumerated
in Texas Government Code, §2008.052(c).
(c) Upon the convener's recommendation to proceed,
the Commission shall initiate negotiated rulemaking according to the
provisions of Texas Government Code, Chapter 2008.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §533.40 adopted to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9987; amended to be effective May 21, 2014, 39 TexReg 3856; amended to be effective May 25, 2022, 47 TexReg 3050