|(a) Any interested person may petition the board requesting the adoption of a rule. (b) The petition must be submitted in writing, must be identified as Petition for Adoption of Rule, and must comply with the following requirements: (1) each rule requested must be requested by separate petition; (2) each petition must state the name and address of the petitioner; (3) each petition must be delivered to the general counsel of the board at its Austin office; and (4) each petition shall include: (A) a brief explanation of the proposed rule; and (B) the text of the proposed rule prepared in a manner to indicate the words to be added or deleted in the current text, if any. (c) Within 60 days after receipt of a petition, the board shall consider the petition at a regular meeting and thereafter shall either deny it in writing, stating its reasons for denial, or shall initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Government Code, §2001.021. A petition may be denied for failure to comply with the petition requirements of this rule.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §141.57 adopted to be effective July 1, 1994, 19 TexReg 4752; amended to be effective October 20, 1998, 23 TexReg 10655; amended to be effective February 5, 2004, 29 TexReg 1207