TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 191. ANTIQUITIES CODE

SUBCHAPTER B. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS



§ 191.021. COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN MEETINGS ACT AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE AND TEXAS REGISTER ACT.
     (a) Repealed by
     

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 109, § 29, eff. Aug. 30, 1995.
     (b) If an institution of higher education notifies the committee in a timely manner (as established by the committee's rules) that it protests the proposed designation of a building under its control as a landmark, the matter becomes a contested case under the provisions of Sections 12 through 20 of the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act. In the conduct of proceedings under the Administrative Procedure and Texas Register Act, both the hearing officer in his or her recommendations to the committee and the committee in its determinations of findings of fact and conclusions of law shall consider, in addition to such other objective criteria as the committee may establish pursuant to Section 191.091 of this chapter:
          (1) that the primary mission of institutions of higher education is the provision of educational services to the state's citizens;
          (2) that the authority for expenditure of the portion of the state's resources allocated to institutions of higher education for construction and repair purposes is entrusted to the governing boards of institutions of higher education for the purpose of the furtherance of the primary mission of the respective institutions of higher education;
          (3) whether the benefit to the state from landmark designation outweighs the potential inflexibility of use that may be a consequence of the designation; and
          (4) whether the cost of remodeling and/or restoration that might be required under the permit procedures of the committee if the building were designated as a landmark may be so substantially greater than remodeling under procedures established by law for the review of remodeling projects for higher education buildings not so designated as to impair the proper use of funds designated by the state for educational purposes at the institution.
     (c) If an institution of higher education notifies the committee in a timely manner (as established by the committee's rules) that it protests the terms of a permit proposed to be granted to an institution of higher education under this chapter, the matter becomes a contested case under the provisions of Sections 12 through 20 of the Administrative Procedure and the Texas Register Act. The hearing officer in his or her recommendations to the committee and the committee in its determination of findings of fact and conclusions of law shall consider:
          (1) that the primary mission of institutions of higher education is the provision of educational services to the state's citizens;
          (2) that the authority for expenditure of the portion of the state's resources allocated to institutions of higher education for construction and repair purposes is entrusted to the governing boards of institutions of higher education for the purpose of the furtherance of the primary mission of the respective institutions of higher education;
          (3) whether the legislature has provided extra funds that may be required to implement any proposed requirements;
          (4) the effect of any proposed requirements on maintenance costs;
          (5) the effect of any proposed requirements on energy costs; and
          (6) the appropriateness of any proposed permit requirements to the uses to which a public building has been or will be dedicated by the governing board of the institution of higher education.
     (d) Weighing the criteria set forth in Subsections (b) and (c) of this section against the criteria it adopts pursuant to Section 191.092 of this chapter and such criteria as it may adopt with regard to permit requirements, the committee shall designate a building under the control of an institution of higher education as a landmark or include a requirement in a permit only if the record before the committee establishes by clear and convincing evidence that such designation or inclusion would be in the public interest.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2003, ch. 364, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1983. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 109, § 29, eff. Aug. 30, 1995.