Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) adopts new 22 TAC §534.1, Definitions; and §534.2, Charges for Copies of Public Information; and amendments to §534.3, Employee Training and Education; §534.4, Historically Underutilized Businesses Program; §534.5, Bid Opening and Tabulation; and §534.7, Vendor Protest Procedures, in Chapter 534, General Administration, without changes to the text, as published in the March 11, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 1193). The rules will not be republished.

The new rules and amendments to Chapter 534 are made as a result of the Commission's quadrennial rule review. The changes add a new definitions section for ease of reading and update terminology for consistency throughout the chapter. Additionally, 22 TAC §534.4, Historically Underutilized Businesses program, and 22 TAC §534.5, Bid Opening and Tabulation, are amended to correct references to applicable regulations.

No comments were received on the proposed new rules and amendments as published.

The new rules and amendments are adopted under Texas Occupations Code, §1101.151, which authorizes the Texas Real Estate Commission to adopt and enforce rules necessary to administer Chapters 1101 and 1102; and to establish standards of conduct and ethics for its license holders to fulfill the purposes of Chapters 1101 and 1102 and ensure compliance with Chapters 1101 and 1102.

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