Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation Meeting Agenda

May 19, 2020 10:00 a.m.
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If you are planning to attend this meeting and need auxiliary aids, services or 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, FAX: (512) 475-2874, E-MAIL: open.meetings@tdlr.texas.gov , TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

A. Call to Order and Invocation

B. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum

C. Honoring Fallen Officer Jason Knox of Houston Police Department

D. Recognition of Agency Staff for their Service at the Texas Division of Emergency Management in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis


E. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of February 18, 2020


F. Meeting Policies and Procedures

  • 1. Meeting Conduct
  • 2. Public Comments
  • 3. Public Participation


G. Executive Session

  • 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.

H. Action on items discussed in Executive Session

I. Discussion and Possible Action on Licensing System Contract Award/Vendor Selection

J. Discussion and Approval of agency’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025


K. Discussion and possible action on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 65, Subchapter A, §65.2; Subchapter C, §65.13; Subchapter N, §65.206 and §65.214; Subchapter O, §65.300; and Subchapter R, §65.603 and §65.607, regarding the Boilers program. The proposed amendments require a boiler room carbon monoxide detection and interlock system for future boiler installations and make additional clarifications for consistency.

L. Discussion and possible action on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 130, Subchapter D, §§130.42, 130.44, and 130.45; Subchapter E, §§130.53, 130.56, and 130.58; Subchapter F, §130.60; and Subchapter G, §130.72; and proposed new rule Subchapter E, §130.59, regarding the Podiatry program to implement House Bills 1899, 2059, 2174, 2847, 3284, and 3285, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019). Specifically, the amendments and new rule require practitioners to complete human trafficking prevention training; establish limits on prescribing opioids for acute pain, address electronic prescribing, and require continuing education on prescribing and monitoring controlled substances; clarify the scope of delegation permitted, provide for the regulation of podiatric medical radiological technicians and establish a license fee; update administrative penalties and sanctions for podiatrists and penalties for improperly accessing the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program; and provide for the orderly transition of assessing continuing medical education hours as the Department transitions to two-year podiatric license terms. 


M. Commission Work Groups – including update from work groups discussion, and possible action on items discussed.

  • Sunset/Strategic Plan – Legislative Appropriations Request Work Group
    • Update on activities related to TDLR’s Sunset Advisory Commission review
    • Evaluation of the type of personal information license holders available on TDLR’s website and possible direction to staff
    • Update and Review of the agencies Strategic Plan document for Fiscal Years 2021-2025
  • Audit Finance Work Group
    • Update on Licensing System Contract Award/Vendor Selection


N. Staff Reports

Briefing from agency staff on monthly activities, statistical data, personnel changes, communications and public outreach. May include discussion of the following topics:

  • 1. Executive Office, Office of General Counsel, Human Resources Division, Office of Strategic Communications, Anti-Trafficking Unit and Office of Project and Transformation Management:
    • COVID-19 Response
    • Agency Reports, Statistics, and Trends


O. Public Comment      *Comments will be limited to no more than 3 minutes*

Any person wishing to address the Commission must submit an Email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of this agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to the Commission liaison at Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12 p.m., May 18, 2020. TDLR offices will not be open for in-person public comment.


P. Agenda items for future Commission Meetings

Q. Discussion of date, time, and location of future Commission Meetings

R. Adjournment

Online Public Comment Instructions

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 via telephone call or email for the May 19, 2020, public meeting. Written comments must submitted to Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12 p.m. the day before the meeting. Comments will be provided to Commission members for their review prior to the meeting, but will not be read publicly during the public meeting.

If you wish to address the Commission by telephone during the public meeting, please provide your phone contact information to Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12 p.m. the day before the meeting. During the meeting, you will be called at the phone number you provide and allowed to speak for no more than three (3) minutes. The meeting chairperson may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received. Ensure that you have a reliable connection and are clearly audible during your call. If you do not answer when TDLR staff calls you, you will not have another chance to provide public comment during this meeting.

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


Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • Telephone
  • Please indicate whom you are representing, ex., attorney, yourself or other

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