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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 6OFFICE OF INJURED EMPLOYEE COUNSEL
CHAPTER 276GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §276.3Rulemaking Petition

(a) Changes or amendments to the Office of Injured Employee Counsel's (OIEC) rules may be petitioned by any person. Rulemaking petitions shall be in the form of a letter to the Public Counsel that contains the following:

  (1) a brief statement summarizing the proposed section or changes to the section;

  (2) the text of the adopted section in the exact form proposed for adoption;

  (3) a statement setting forth the statutory reference that authorizes the proposed rule or rule change;

  (4) a suggested effective date;

  (5) any other matter which may be required by law;

  (6) the petitioner's name, mailing address, and telephone number; and

  (7) the petitioner's signature.

(b) The petitioner may also include a cost-benefit analysis, which provides:

  (1) an estimate of the public benefit expected as a result of the proposed section or rule change; and

  (2) the probable economic cost to persons required to comply with the proposed section.

(c) The petition shall be filed with the Public Counsel by personal delivery or certified mail.

(d) Within 60 days after the petition is submitted, OIEC shall either initiate rulemaking procedures or shall deny the petition and provide the petitioner with reasons for the denial in writing.


Source Note: The provisions of this §276.3 adopted to be effective November 25, 2007, 32 TexReg 8317

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