Recent and Upcoming Rules

Below you will find copies of recent and upcoming rules, as well as notices of upcoming stakeholder meetings on rules. Video of stakeholder webinars is available here. Rules that have gone into effect are available in the Texas Administrative Code.

If you'd like to be included on an email list for OCCC rule updates, send an email to rule.comments@occc.texas.gov, stating which industry you'd like rule updates on (e.g., motor vehicle sales finance, credit access businesses).

Precomment Draft & Meeting Notice

Plain Language Rule Review (posted Sept. 7, 2022)
On September 15, the OCCC held an online webinar on these rule review amendments regarding plain language contracts for regulated lenders. Video of the webinar is available here. The OCCC will accept informal precomments until September 29.

Rule Review Notice

Finance Agencies Administration Rule Review (published Aug. 26, 2022)
The state finance agencies (Texas Department of Banking, Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, and Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner) are conducting a rule review regarding administration of the finance agencies. The finance agencies will accept official comments on the rule review until September 25.

Recently Adopted Rules (2021-2022)

Rule Effective Date
Pawnshop Rule Review Oct. 1, 2022
Administration: Employee Leave Pools Sept. 8, 2022
Motor Vehicle Records Privacy July 14, 2022
RMLO Rule Review July 14, 2022
Home Equity: Business Day Definition July 14, 2022
Regulated Lender Rule Review May 12, 2022
Debt Management Rule Review March 10, 2022
Crafted Precious Metal Dealer Fee Adjustment March 10, 2022
Home Equity: Electronic Disclosures & Out-of-State Institutions Jan. 6, 2022
Property Tax Lender Rule Review Nov. 4, 2021
TFEE Rule Review Nov. 4, 2021