Adopted Rulemaking


What is required in an Adopted Preamble?

In the Introductory paragraph include the agency name, action being adopted (amendment, new or repeal), TAC section number, subject material statement, whether the rule is adopted with or without changes to the proposed text, the proposed publication date and the page number the proposal appeared on (35 TexReg ????).

This statement can usually be repeated from the proposed action preamble.

Due to this adopted action, what purpose does the rule serve.

This statement can be repeated from the proposed statutory authority.

**Please type the preamble in narrative form and address the items in the order shown above.**


What tags do I use in the Adopted Preamble?

Tag Meaning
<*> For section symbol
<p> To indicate paragraphs

(used only in the preamble)

<eti> to indicate italics

Example: when referencing Texas Register as a publication
(insert before the first word)

<et> to return to regular type face

(insert after italicized text)

Example:

<p>The Texas Education Agency (TEA) adopts an amendment to <*>150.1003, concerning educator appraisal, without changes to the proposed text as published in the February 5, 1999, issue of the <eti>Texas Register<et> (27 TexReg 675) and will not be republished. The section establishes requirements and procedures related to appraisal of teachers. Legislation enacted in 1995 required the commissioner of education to adopt a recommended appraisal process and criteria on which to appraise the performance of teachers.

<p>The amendment adds language to 19 TAC <*>150.1003(b) and (d) to clarify timelines for completing the teacher self-report form and the teacher appraisal calendar. These clarifications are needed based on feedback from principals' and teachers' evaluation of the initial year of implementation of the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS). Feedback indicated that schedules for the completion of the PDAS orientation for teachers and the completion of the teacher self-report by teachers were unclear.

<p>No comments were received regarding adoption of the amendment.

<p>The amendment is adopted under the Texas Education Code, <*><*>21.351 - 21.356, which authorizes the commissioner of education to adopt a recommended appraisal process and criteria on which to appraise the performance of teachers.


How do I submit an Adopted Repeal?

Example:

<*>5.311. Purpose.

<*>5.312. Definitions.

<*>5.313. Eligibility and Exemptions.

<*>5.314. Administration.

<*>5.315. Standards.


How do I submit an Adopted New Rule and/or an Adopted Amendment?

Submit a clean electronic copy of the rule text to the Texas Register. Even though the Texas Register does not publish sections adopted without changes the entire text must be submitted

Submit a clean electronic copy of the rule text with the changes incorporated. The Texas Register publishes sections adopted with changes.