Tex. Gov't Code Section 492.016
Negotiated Rulemaking; Alternative Dispute Resolution


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


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


appropriate alternative dispute resolution procedures under Chapter 2009 (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Use by Governmental Bodies) 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 board 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 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1308 (S.B. 909), Sec. 15, eff. June 15, 2007.

Source: Section 492.016 — Negotiated Rulemaking; Alternative Dispute Resolution, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­492.­htm#492.­016 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 492.016’s source at texas​.gov