Administrative Policy Writing
First a REVIEW
Valid agency rules have the force of law.
The Texas Administrative Code is a “code” – meaning a
systematically arranged collection or compendium of
statutes, rules, or regulations.
Texas statutes are also arranged in a series of codes:
Texas Penal Code
Texas Occupations Code
Texas Local Government Code
Texas Property Code
When an agency or regulated industry cites agency rules,
the citation is to the Administrative Code.