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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Researching Texas Administrative Law Online

Administrative Law focuses on the regulations produced by agencies acting on the power delegated by the legislature. In Texas, these are announced in the Texas Register and the Office of the Texas Secretary of State compiles the final regulations into the Texas Administrative Code (TAC).

1. Texas Register

The Texas Register is available online at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml and contains archives from January 28, 2000.

The University of North Texas contains Texas Register archives from June 1991. This is available at http://texinfo.library.unt.edu/texasregister/

2. Texas Administrative Code (TAC)

The TAC can be found online and is updated continually at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/index.shtml

3. Texas Agency Decisions

The following include some of the Texas state agencies that make decisions available online:

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