Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) adopts amendments to 22 TAC §§157.15, Decision, 157.16, Exceptions and Replies, 157.17, Final Decisions and Orders, 157.18, Motions for Rehearing, without changes to the proposed text as published in the February 23, 2018, issue of the Texas Register (43 TexReg 999). The amendments are adopted following a comprehensive review of this chapter to better reflect current TALCB procedures and to simplify and clarify where needed.

The amendments to §157.15 clarify the format for an administrative law judge to use when preparing a proposal for decision for TALCB. The amendments to §157.16 correct a typographical error and clarify that exceptions and replies should be filed with, not by, the administrative law judge. The amendments to §157.17 correct a grammatical error and add clarifying language for consistency throughout §157.17. The amendments to §157.18 add clarifying language for consistency throughout §157.18.

The reasoned justification for the amendments is to conform TALCB rules with current practices authorized in statute and to provide clarity for license holders and members of the public.

No comments were received on the amendments as published.

The amendments are adopted under Texas Occupations Code §1103.151, which authorizes TALCB to adopt rules relating to certificates and licenses, and §1104.051, which authorizes TALCB to adopt rules necessary to administer the provisions of Chapter 1104.

The statutes affected by these amendments are Chapters 1103 and 1104, Texas Occupations Code. No other statute, code or article is affected by the proposed amendments.

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