Texas Administrative Code Title 19

Education: As effective August 6, 2010

Chapter 201

§201.1: Purpose

The purpose of these rules is to provide for an orderly and efficient system of procedure before the Foundation School Fund Budget Committee in order to receive information, reports, testimony, and public comment pertinent to the Foundation School Fund Budget Committee's duties under the Texas Education Code, §42.102 and §42.256.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.1 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172; amended to be effective March 26, 1997, 22 TexReg 2876.

§201.5: Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

(1) CEI--The Cost of Education Index as defined by the Texas Education Code, §42.102.

(2) Committee--The Foundation School Fund Budget Committee.

(3) Designees--Those individuals representing a committee member.

(4) Hearing--A proceeding at which testimony is taken.

(5) LBB--The Legislative Budget Board.

(6) Meeting--A meeting of the committee subject to the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

(7) TEA--The Texas Education Agency.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.5 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172; amended to be effective March 26, 1997, 22 TexReg 2876.

§201.9: Filing of Documents

(a) Documents. All documents relating to any matter pending before the committee shall be filed with the Office of Budget and Planning of the governor's office.

(1) Documents may be filed by mail.

(2) Documents shall be deemed to have been filed when received.

(b) Mandatory filings.

(1) The LBB shall file with the committee all recommendations and all written and oral testimony and reports used or reviewed in their deliberations under the Texas Education Code, §42.007.

(2) The committee may request from TEA or LBB prior to December 1 of each even-numbered year, estimates of the annual costs of the Foundation School Program for the succeeding biennium. The estimates shall be based on projected student counts and projected tax rates for the effective period. The methodology and assumptions used in computing the estimates of costs of the Foundation School Program may also be requested.

(c) Permissive filings. Any other person interested in the committee's rulemaking may file any information pertinent to a proposed rule.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.9 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172; amended to be effective March 26, 1997, 22 TexReg 2876.

§201.13: Organization of the Committee

(a) The chair of the committee shall be the governor.

(b) The vice-chair of the committee shall be the lieutenant governor.

(c) The committee shall designate a clerk who shall be responsible for the maintenance of all committee records and who shall serve as committee liaison to the secretary of state in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2002.

(d) Any two members of the committee constitute a quorum.

(e) Any action of the committee requires the affirmative vote of at least two members.

(f) The meetings of the committee may be called by the chair.

(g) The meetings of the committee may be called by the vice-chair at the request of any other committee member.

(h) Notice of any meeting shall be posted in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.13 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172; amended to be effective March 26, 1997, 22 TexReg 2876.

§201.17: Place and Nature of Hearings

All hearings conducted in any proceedings shall be open to the public. All hearings shall be held in Austin unless for good and sufficient cause the committee shall designate another place of hearing in the interest of the public.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.17 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172.

§201.21: Designees

(a) Each member of the committee may name a designee to represent that member in any hearing to take public testimony with regard to a proposed rule.

(b) At any hearing at which public testimony with regard to any proposed rule is given, a quorum of committee members or their designees is not required.

(c) The committee members or their designees may call upon any interested person to present testimony.

(d) The designees shall have authority to receive testimony and examine interested persons.

(e) Any hearing may be recessed from day to day.

(f) If a designee is unable to continue presiding over any hearing at any time before the end of the hearing, another designee may be appointed who will perform any function remaining to be performed without the necessity of repeating any previous proceedings.

(g) At the conclusion of the hearings the designees shall prepare a summary of the testimony received and submit it to the committee.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.21 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172.

§201.25: Proposed Rules

The committee shall accept the recommendations of the LBB as the committee's proposed rules. Further the committee hereby empowers the committee clerk to prepare and deliver or cause to be delivered the said proposed rules to the Texas Register for publication.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.25 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172; amended to be effective March 26, 1997, 22 TexReg 2876.

§201.29: Reporters and Transcripts

All proceedings will be either recorded or transcribed. When requested, a transcript of the proceedings will be made available to an interested person making such request. The cost of such transcript will be borne by said interested person.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §201.29 adopted to be effective January 25, 1991, 16 TexReg 172.