Bill Text: TX HJR153 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of certain state agency rules adopted in response to a threat to public health, safety, or welfare.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-29 - Referred to State Affairs [HJR153 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HJR153-Introduced.html
  87R11409 CJC-D
 
  By: Landgraf H.J.R. No. 153
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature
  to provide for legislative review or approval of certain state
  agency rules adopted in response to a threat to public health,
  safety, or welfare.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article II, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 2 to read as follows:
         Sec. 2.  (a)  The legislature by general law may provide for
  legislative review or approval of a rule that is adopted by an
  agency in the executive department:
               (1)  without prior notice or hearing, or after an
  abbreviated period for notice and hearing; and
               (2)  in response to a threat of imminent peril to public
  health, safety, or welfare.
         (b)  A general law enacted under this section may:
               (1)  prescribe procedures regarding the renewal of a
  rule by a state agency; and 
               (2)  delegate powers to either legislative house,
  including committees in those houses.
         (c)  A general law enacted under this section may not
  authorize a person who is not an elected member of the legislature
  to participate in the review or approval of rules adopted by
  agencies in the executive department.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 2, 2021.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment authorizing the
  legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of
  certain state agency rules adopted in response to a threat to public
  health, safety, or welfare."
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