Texas Finance Code

Sec. § 15.4025
Negotiated Rulemaking and Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy


The commission shall develop and implement a policy to encourage the use of:


negotiated rulemaking procedures under Chapter 2008 (Negotiated Rulemaking), Government Code, for the adoption of department rules; and


appropriate alternative dispute resolution procedures under Chapter 2009 (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Use by Governmental Bodies), Government Code, to assist in the resolution of internal and external disputes under the department’s jurisdiction.


The department’s procedures relating to alternative dispute resolution must conform, to the extent possible, to any model guidelines issued by the State Office of Administrative Hearings for the use of alternative dispute resolution by state agencies.


The commission shall designate a trained person to:


coordinate the implementation of the policy adopted under Subsection (a);


serve as a resource for any training needed to implement the procedures for negotiated rulemaking or alternative dispute resolution; and


collect data concerning the effectiveness of those procedures, as implemented by the department.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 695 (H.B. 2735), Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2009.
Redesignated from Finance Code, Section 15.4024 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 27.001(11), eff. September 1, 2011.

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