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Project #40176

PUC Rulemaking Procedure to Amend PUC Substantive Rule §26.415 Relating to Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP)


The amendments delete the paragraph related to the responsibilities of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division for Rehabilitation Services, the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) and other DHHS references; amend the description of who can sign for proof of delivery of equipment or services to allow spouses to sign; amend the description of how vendors can obtain reimbursement to specify that the STAP administrator will not authorize reimbursement of any voucher more than 120 days after the exchange date or the proof of delivery; and make other non-substantive changes.

Staff Assigned

Scottie Aplin, Attorney

Jay Stone

Project Schedule

The adopted rule will be published in the Texas Register on July 27, 2012 and effective on August 1, 2012.

Documents Available

Order Adopting Amendments to §26.415 as Approved at the June 28, 2012 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)

Proposal for Publication of Amendments to §26.415 as Approved at the March 22, 2012 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)