Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) proposes amendments to §535.300, concerning advertising by residential rental locators. The amendments change the cites to the relevant statutory provisions in Chapter 1101, Texas Occupations Code. House Bill 2813, 77th Legislature (2001), added Chapter 1101, a nonsubstantive codification of The Real Estate License Act, and repealed Article 6573a, Texas Civil Statutes effective June 1, 2003. The amendments are also proposed in connection with TREC's on-going review of its rules and are generally intended to update and to clarify the rule.

Loretta R. DeHay, General Counsel, has determined that for the first five-year period the amendments are in effect there will be no fiscal implications for the state as a result of enforcing or administering the amendments. There are no anticipated fiscal implications for units of local government. There is no anticipated impact on small businesses, micro businesses or local or state employment as a result of implementing the amended section.

Ms. DeHay also has determined that for each year of the first five years the amendments as proposed are in effect the public benefit anticipated as a result of enforcing the amended section will be clarification of the underlying statutory authority for the rule. There is no anticipated economic cost to persons who are required to comply with the proposed amendments.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted to Loretta R. DeHay, General Counsel, Texas Real Estate Commission, P.O. Box 12188, Austin, Texas 78711-2188.

The amendments are proposed under Texas Occupations Code, §1101.151, which authorizes the Texas Real Estate Commission to make and enforce all rules and regulations necessary for the performance of its duties and to establish standards of conduct and ethics for its licensees in keeping with the purpose and intent of the Act to insure compliance with the provisions of the Act.

The statute affected by this proposal is Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1101. No other statute, code or article is affected by the proposed amendments.

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