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RULE §437.1Purpose and Scope

(a) The purpose of this chapter is to set forth requirements governing the fees charged by the commission as prescribed by Texas Government Code, Chapter 419, §419.025 and §419.026, and commission rule.

(b) This chapter shall govern all proceedings before and dealing with the commission concerning fees. Hearings and appellate proceedings regarding these fees shall be governed by this chapter where applicable and by the rules of the practice and procedure of the commission and the Administrative Procedure Act and Texas Register Act, Chapter 2001, of the Texas Government Code.

(c) If a fee submitted in the form of a check is returned for insufficient funds the certification, seal or test for which the fee was collected will be invalidated.

(d) Additional fees, such as those charged for exam administration or criminal background checks, may be charged to applicants and regulated entities by service providers other than the commission. The commission does not charge and will not collect these additional fees. Payment of the additional fees shall be made via a separately established agreement between the individual or regulated entity and the applicable service provider.

Source Note: The provisions of this §437.1 adopted to be effective November 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 10900; amended to be effective December 24, 2002, 27 TexReg 12007; amended to be effective May 21, 2006, 31 TexReg 3904; amended to be effective March 10, 2011, 36 TexReg 1689; amended to be effective March 2, 2014, 39 TexReg 1170

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