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Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to 1 TAC Chapter 3, Subchapter H
The Texas Crime Stoppers Council (Council) will conduct a public hearing to receive testimony regarding proposed amendments to 1 TAC §§3.9000, 3.9005 – 3.9007, 3.9011, 3.9015, 3.9017, 3.9019, and 3.9021; the proposed new rule at §3.9025; and the proposed repeal of §3.9010 and §3.9013 under the requirements of Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001, Subchapter B.

The proposed amendments to the existing rules would update the Council’s policies and procedures to provide a smoother operating framework for the Council and crime stoppers organizations (organizations). The proposed amendments, as well as the new rule, are also in response to statutory revisions to the Texas Government Code enacted by the 86th Legislature, Regular Session, in House Bill 3316. The Council proposes the repeal of §3.9010 and §3.9013 because it is proposing to consolidate the reporting requirements for organizations in a single amended rule at §3.9011.

The public hearing on these proposals will be held on January 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kester Conference Room at the Office of the Governor, located at 1100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701. The hearing is structured for the receipt of oral or written comments by interested persons. Individuals may present oral statements when called upon in order of registration. Open discussion will not be permitted during the hearing. While any person with pertinent comments or statements will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the Council reserves the right to restrict statements in terms of time or repetitive content.

Persons who have special communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the hearing should contact Margie Fernandez-Prew, Director of the Council, at (512) 463-1914 or email margie.fernandez-prew@gov.texas.gov.

Written comments regarding the proposals may also be submitted to Margie Fernandez-Prew, Office of the Governor, Texas Crime Stoppers Council, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711 or to txcrimestoppers@gov.texas.gov with the subject line “Council Rules” or “Repeal of Council Rules,” as applicable. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m. CST on February 3, 2020.

 The comments must be received by the Council by the deadline.


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