Texas Education Code
Sec. § 132.053
Statutory Waiver Authority


(a)

The commission may establish rules that waive, alter, suspend, or replace any of the following provisions governing small career schools and colleges:

(1)

the fee schedule authorized under Section 132.201 (Certificate and Registration Fees), provided that fees under a fee schedule established by rule may not be less than the reasonable administrative cost for regulation or more than the amount that a small career school or college would otherwise pay if it were not classified as a small career school or college;

(2)

participation in the career school or college tuition trust account required by Section 132.2415 (Tuition Trust Account);

(3)

the refund policy provisions of Section 132.061 (Refund Policy);

(4)

the examination of a school or college for compliance under Section 132.056 (Issuance of Certificate of Approval; Renewal)(f);

(5)

the reporting requirements of Section 132.055 (Criteria)(b)(15); and

(6)

the term for which a certificate of approval is issued under Section 132.056 (Issuance of Certificate of Approval; Renewal)(b), provided that a rule adopted under this section may not provide for a term that exceeds three years or is less than one year.

(b)

A rule proposed under this section may be adopted only if it will reduce the regulatory burden for small career schools and colleges and will adequately safeguard the interests of the students of small career schools and colleges to receive either the education for which they have contracted or an appropriate refund.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 1010, Sec. 3, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Redesignated from Education Code Sec. 32.321 and amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 2, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 655, Sec. 11.39, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 364, Sec. 2.14, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 817, Sec. 8.28, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 7.017, eff. September 1, 2011.
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