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Proposing Rules

Prior to the Board’s adoption of a Rule or the revision of an existing Rule, the Board’s proposal is published in the Texas Register.  The Texas Register publication contains the complete text of the Rule along with an invitation to the public to comment on it.  Persons wishing to comment will have at least 30 days to do so.  Following the comment period, the Board considers the proposed Rule along with the public’s comments.  If the Board adopts the Rule without substantial changes, it then files the Rule with the Secretary of State’s Office and the Rule is published as adopted in the Texas Register.  The Rule becomes effective 20 days after it’s filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.  

The Board Rules that are currently being reviewed can be viewed on the Texas Register section of the Secretary of State’s website.  After linking to the site, the current and previous issues of the Texas Register can be viewed.  Announcements along with Rules changes for other state agencies will be listed in theTexas Register. Board Rules under review will be listed under the title TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.

Comments on Rules can be directed to the General Counsel as follows:

J. Randel (Jerry) Hill
General Counsel
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701-3900

Email:
gencounsel@tsbpa.state.tx.us

FAX:
(512) 305-7854

Phone:
(512) 305-7848