Explanation of Rule Review
State law directs each state agency to review and consider for readoption each of its rules
every four years. The
Lottery Commission last reviewed its rules in late 2003 and early 2004. Therefore the
Commission must review its rules in 2007 and 2008. During the review, the Commission must
assess whether the reasons for adopting each of its rules continues to exist.
The Commission must vote at a public meeting to publish notice in the
of the Commission’s intention to review specific rules. After the time for public
comment has passed,
the Commission will take one of the following actions in regard to each rule in Chapters
401 and 402: The Commission will readopt the rule, the Commission will propose the repeal of
the rule, or the Commission will propose readopting the rule with revisions.
If the Commission readopts a rule, notice of the readoption will appear in the
Rules Review section, but the text of the readopted rule will not be published. Any
proposed repeal of a rule or any proposed amendment to a rule will be published in the Proposed
Rules section of the
in accordance with procedures set out in Government Code, Chapter 2001, subchapter B, and
will be the subject of an additional 30-day comment period before final repeal or final
publication deadlines, a notice of intention to review specific rules will not be published
until at least two weeks after the meeting at which the Commission votes to publish notice
of its intention to review specific rules.
Once a notice of intention to review specific rules has been published in the
, the Commission will post on the Commission’s web site both a link to the published notice
as well as links to the online comment form.