Below you will find copies of recent and upcoming rules, as well as notices of upcoming stakeholder meetings on rules. Rules that have gone into effect are available in the Texas Administrative Code.
Motor Vehicle Rules Implementing 2017 Legislation (posted June 7, 2017)
Contested Case Default Rules (posted June 7, 2017)
Texas Financial Education Endowment Rules (posted June 7, 2017)
The Finance Commission voted to publish these rules for comment at its June 16 meeting. The official comment period will begin on June 30 (when the rules are published in the Texas Register) and end on July 31 at 5 p.m.
Video of the OCCC's June 1 stakeholder meeting on the motor vehicle rules is available here.
Rule Review Notice
Property Tax Lenders: Rule Review (published June 16, 2017)
The OCCC will accept official comments on this rule review notice until July 17 at 5 p.m. The OCCC plans to circulate a precomment draft of specific amendments in July, and there will be an opportunity for stakeholders to provide informal precomments at that time.
Recently Adopted Rules (2015-2016)
|Credit Access Businesses: Licensing & Technical Corrections||Jan. 5, 2017|
|Pawnshops: Licensing, Recordkeeping, & Disclosures||Jan. 1, 2017||Delayed implementation date for 85.413(e)(6) and 85.423(b)(1) allowed pawnshops to use certain forms until Feb. 28, 2017.|
|Home Equity Rule Review||Nov. 24, 2016|
|Refund Anticipation Loan Rule Review||Sept. 8, 2016||Delayed implementation date for 87.201 allowed registrants to use certain forms until Dec. 31, 2016.|
|Regulated Lenders: Licensing & Technical Corrections||Sept. 8, 2016|
|Administration Rule Review||June 30, 2016|
|Official Interpretation & Advisory Letter Rule Review||June 30, 2016|
|Motor Vehicle Rule Review||May 5, 2016||New 84.205, regarding documentary fees, was effective June 1, 2016.|
|Credit Access Business Rule Review: Part 2||March 10, 2016||Updated cost disclosures here. Delayed implementation date allowed CABs to continue using previous disclosures until August 31, 2016.|
|Crafted Precious Metal Dealer Rule Review||March 10, 2016|
|Credit Access Business Rule Review: Part 1||Jan. 7, 2016||Delayed compliance date of Oct. 1, 2016 for requirements in 83.5004(1), (8), (9).|
|Contested Case Procedures||Jan. 7, 2016||Amendments to Chapter 85 were effective March 1, 2016.|
|Plain Language Rule Review||Nov. 5, 2015||Final figures here. Delayed implementation date allowed creditors to use certain contracts until Dec. 31, 2016.|
|RMLOs: Criminal History||Sept. 10, 2015|
|Debt Management: Criminal History||Sept. 10, 2015|
|Property Tax Lenders: Discount Points||July 9, 2015|
|Property Tax Lenders: Costs||March 15, 2015||89.601(d) in this rule, regarding discount points, was amended effective July 9, 2015.|
|Registered Creditors: Fees||March 12, 2015|
|RMLOs: Fees||March 12, 2015|