Texas Government Code
Sec. § 2001.0221
Government Growth Impact Statements


(a)

A state agency shall prepare a government growth impact statement for a proposed rule.

(b)

A state agency shall reasonably describe in the government growth impact statement whether, during the first five years that the rule would be in effect:

(1)

the proposed rule creates or eliminates a government program;

(2)

implementation of the proposed rule requires the creation of new employee positions or the elimination of existing employee positions;

(3)

implementation of the proposed rule requires an increase or decrease in future legislative appropriations to the agency;

(4)

the proposed rule requires an increase or decrease in fees paid to the agency;

(5)

the proposed rule creates a new regulation;

(6)

the proposed rule expands, limits, or repeals an existing regulation;

(7)

the proposed rule increases or decreases the number of individuals subject to the rule’s applicability; and

(8)

the proposed rule positively or adversely affects this state’s economy.

(c)

The comptroller shall adopt rules to implement this section. The rules must require that the government growth impact statement be in plain language. The comptroller may prescribe a chart that a state agency may use to disclose the items required under Subsection (b).

(d)

Each state agency shall incorporate the impact statement into the notice required by Section 2001.024 (Content of Notice).

(e)

Failure to comply with this section does not impair the legal effect of a rule adopted under this chapter.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 819 (H.B. 1290), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2017.
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