The following rule action was filed with the Texas Register on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, for publication in the January 3, 2014, issue. A PDF version of the rules may be found here and the web version is available here.
Public Comment Period: January 3, 2014 - February 3, 2014.
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: February 3, 2014.
Proposed Effective Date: March 30, 2014.
A request for a public hearing on a proposal submitted under the Administrative Procedure Act must be received by the State Office of Administrative Hearings not more than 14 calendar days after notice of the proposal has been published in the Texas Register. Unforeseen circumstances may delay publication of the agency rules in the Texas Register.
Please contact Debra Anderson at (512) 475-4931 with any questions.
Beginning in January 2014, ALR hearings in Bryan will be held at the following location:
County Administration Building
200 South Texas Avenue, Suite 106
Bryan, Texas 77803
The first dockets in the new location will convene on January 2, 2014.
SOAH's revised rule on summary disposition, 1 TAC § 155.505, became effective July 16, 2013.
SOAH's electronic Case Information System is now operational. Please click the “Electronic Case Files” link at the upper right-hand corner of this page for access. As part of this system, SOAH has new fax numbers for all general docket cases. The new numbers are:
512-322-2061 - Austin
512-322-0470 - Corpus Christi
512-322-0471 - Dallas
512-322-0472 - El Paso
512-322-0473 - Fort Worth
512-322-0474 - Houston
512-322-0475 - Lubbock
512-322-0476 - San Antonio
The new numbers should be used for all fax communications relating to any case other than the Department of Public Safety’s Administrative License Revocation (ALR) program. The fax numbers remain unchanged for ALR filings.
Documents containing confidential information or personal identifiers such as social security numbers or drivers’ license numbers should not be filed by fax in general docket cases. See SOAH Procedural Rules 155.101(b) and 155.413.
Click here for SOAH's procedural rules.
The mission of the State Office of Administrative Hearings is to conduct fair, prompt and efficient hearings and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings and to provide fair, logical and timely decisions.