The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board has announced a formal review of all state rules affecting the appraisal profession in 2010, including licensing requirements and standards of practice. Included in the review process will be extensive requests for comments prior to proposed changes, allowing participants to shape the process more profoundly than in the past, according to board members.
Under state law, each agency must formally review all of its rules every four years. However, according to TALCB Commissioner Douglas E. Oldmixon, 2010 will be “the key year for a comprehensive review of all agency policies.” Oldmixon adds that this year’s review will be different from previous reviews. “Instead of responding to proposals, participants will have the opportunity to provide input before draft rules are created, helping to shape how the agency implements statutes and policies.”
TALCB General Counsel Devon Dijansky added, “During the Rule Review process, the agency will be determining whether the basis for the initial adoption of a rule continues to exist.”
Currently, the TALCB is inviting public comment on Chapter 155 (“Standards of Practice”) and Chapter 157 (“Practice and Procedure”) of the TALCB regulations. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .
According to the Commission, rule proposals and adoptions will be presented at the respective Commission and Board meetings throughout 2010, and the culmination of the process will be at the Commission’s November meetings.