Administrative Policy Writing
The Process of Rulemaking
Two of the purposes of the APA:
in the rulemaking process.
uniform practice and procedure
for state agencies.
Tex. Govít Code ß 2001.001.
Concern for public participation because most heads of state
directly elected by the people.
Public participation expresses democratic values: keep the
agencies accountable to the people.
The agency must request public comments on a proposed rule
and consider all public comments before adopting the rule.
Agencies must also deliver copies of proposed rules to the
lieutenant governor and speaker of the house.