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  H.B. No. 2629
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the deadline to appeal administrative decisions of the
  Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 825, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 825.521 to read as follows:
         Sec. 825.521.  DEADLINE TO APPEAL FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE
  DECISION. In adopting rules governing the appeal of a final
  administrative decision of the retirement system, the board of
  trustees shall ensure that rules establishing deadlines for the
  filing of an appeal afford a member or retiree at least the same
  amount of time to file an appeal as the retirement system has to
  issue the retirement system's decision.
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System
  of Texas shall adopt rules necessary to implement Section 825.521,
  Government Code, as added by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  Rules adopted under Section 825.521, Government
  Code, as added by this Act, may apply only to the appeal of an
  administrative decision of an employee of the Teacher Retirement
  System of Texas that is made on or after January 1, 2020.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2629 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2629 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor