Texas Bill Looks To Simplify Procedures Of Agency Hearings

Law360, Houston (February 14, 2013, 7:38 PM EST) -- A Texas lawmaker on Tuesday filed legislation aimed at clarifying procedural deadlines in contested state administrative hearings and demanding increased transparency from agencies in an effort to level the playing field for private parties to the proceedings.

Proposed by state Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, SB 522 seeks to amend Texas’ Administrative Procedure Act to standardize the deadline for seeking reconsideration of an adverse administrative ruling in multiparty cases and force state agencies to provide more detail about arguments they intend to rely upon in advance...
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