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Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation Meeting Agenda

January 25, 2022 8:30 a.m.

This meeting will take place at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 125E, Austin Texas and via videoconference and will be broadcast on TDLR's YouTube channel. The Commissioner presiding over the meeting will be present at the meeting location. The meeting agenda and materials are available on the Department’s webpage at www.tdlr.texas.gov. If you need materials in an alternate format, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least 5 working days before the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

  1. Call to Order and Invocation
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum

PUBLIC COMMENT

  1. Public Comment *Comments will be limited to no more than 3 minutes*
    Any person wishing to address the Commission via videoconference must submit an Email by following the Public Comment Instructions. Emails must be submitted to the Commission liaison at Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12 p.m., January 24, 2022. Public comments can also be made in person on January 25, 2022 at the meeting location. Any person wishing to address the Commission should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Commission Liaison.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

  1. Recognition and celebration of the retirement of Executive Director Brian Francis

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Executive Session - held in 1st Floor Commission Executive Session Meeting Room
    1. Consultation with the Commission’s attorney pursuant to Section 551.071(1), Government Code wherein the Commission will receive a briefing from legal counsel concerning pending or contemplated litigation and/or settlement offers.
    2. Advice from the Commission’s attorney on legal matters authorized by Section 551.071(2), Government Code.
    NOTE: The Commission may adjourn into Executive Session to consider any item listed on this agenda if a matter is appropriate for Executive Session discussion.
  2. Discussion and possible action on items discussed in Executive Session

COMMISSION ACTION

  1. Discussion and possible action to authorize that Commissioners’ electronic signatures be placed on written orders and decisions resulting from today’s meeting.
  2. Discussion and possible action to acknowledge acceptance of a gift of office furniture for the use of the Financial Crimes Intelligence Center.

MINUTES

  1. Approval of Minutes - Meetings of December 7, 2021 and December 27, 2021

CONTESTED CASES

  1. Contested Cases - consideration and possible action (heard before State Office of Administrative Hearings)

    Respondents and Prosecutors will each have 5 minutes for presentation and three minutes for rebuttal at the Commission's discretion.
    Item Case / Docket Number Respondent
    1. TOW20210011130 / 452-22-0085.TOW Jacob R. Green

RULES

K.

Discussion and possible action on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 62, §62.20 and §62.80, regarding the Code Enforcement Officers program.  The proposed amendments extend the registration term for a Code Enforcement Officer in Training, who upgrades to a Code Enforcement Officer, by combining the upgrade and the renewal processes and fees.

L.

Discussion and possible action on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 61, §§61.10, 61.20, 61.23, 61.40, 61.41, 61.43, 61.47, and 61.80, regarding the Combative Sports Program.  The proposed amendments implement provisions of House Bill (HB) 1560, 87th Regular Session (2021) that removed licensure requirements for persons acting as combative sports seconds, matchmakers, and event coordinators, and make other non-substantive changes to correct style and gender-specific language.

M.

Discussion and possible action on the readoption, revision, or repeal of the rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 62, Code Enforcement Officers; Chapter 78, Mold Assessors and Remediators; Chapter 90, Offender Education Programs for Alcohol and Drug-Related Offenses; Chapter 92, Responsible Pet Owners; Chapter 95, Transportation Network Companies; Chapter 118, Laser Hair Removal; and Chapter 119, Sanitarians, as a result of the four-year rule review.

N.

Discussion and possible action on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 130, Subchapter D, §130.40 and §130.42; Subchapter F, §130.60, and the repeal of an existing rule at Subchapter F, §130.61, regarding the Podiatry program.  The proposed rules implement Texas Occupations Code §202.261 by establishing a limited faculty license type, harmonize the waiver provisions for licensure between the full and provisional license rules, and repeal an expired transition rule for license fees.

O.

Discussion and possible action on the proposed amendments to existing rules at Subchapter A, §97.2; Subchapter B, §97.23, Subchapter D, §97.51 and §97.58, and Subchapter E, §97.70 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 97, and adds a new rule at Subchapter A, §97.4, regarding the Motor Fuel Metering and Quality program. The proposed rules create an exemption from Department regulation for motor fuel metering devices that dispense liquid petroleum gas pursuant to Section 2310.053(a), Occupations Code.

STAFF REPORTS

  1. Staff Reports
    Briefing from agency staff on activities, statistical data, personnel changes, communications and public outreach. May include discussion and update of the following topics:
    • Agency Reports, Statistics, and Trends
    • HUB Report and Mentor Protégé Program
    • Update on the Texas Licensing System Process
    • Personnel Changes – retirements, promotions, new hires etc.

NEXT MEETING

  1. Agenda items for future Commission Meetings
  2. Upcoming Commission Meetings

NEXT MEETING

  1. Adjournment

TEXAS COMMISSION OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
Online Public Comment Instructions


(If you are going to appear at the Commission meeting in person you do not need to complete this step to provide public comment.)

Please note: The public comment portion of the agenda is not a time to speak about pending cases. If your case is on the agenda, you will be given an opportunity to speak when your case is called.


The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation will accept public comments at the January 25,2022 public meeting.

If you wish to address the Commission during the public meeting, please provide:

Requests for Public Comment must include:

The meeting chairperson may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received.

**Please email your public comment request to Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov **

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUEST IS 12 p.m. January 24, 2022.

Failure to provide the information requested directly above could result in your comment being delayed or taken out of order.