|(a) Contested cases, hearings and appeals will be conducted
pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code,
(b) The commission may consider exceptions or briefs
filed within 20 days after a party's notification of a proposal for
decision. Responses are due within 15 days after exceptions are filed.
(c) All or part of the proceedings of a contested case
will be transcribed upon the written request of a party with cost
to that party, unless the executive director provides otherwise.
(d) Any party who appeals a final decision must pay
all preparation costs for the original or certified copy of the record
of any proceeding to be submitted to the court.
(e) The commission may assess transcript costs to one
or more parties.
(f) The effective date of this section is February