Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation Meeting Agenda

November 5, 2019 8:30 a.m.
Twin Towers Office Center
1106 Clayton Lane
1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
Austin, Texas

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).

Watch the meeting at – https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing

Between 7:30 a.m. and the beginning of the meeting, the public will be able to view informational videos on the contested case, motions for rehearing, and public comment processes.

A. Call to Order and Invocation

B. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum

C. Recognize Commissioner Callas for helping to honor Lamar University Student Satchel Smith for bravery and service during Tropical Storm Imelda

D. Recognize Deputy Executive Director Carla James for her service to the state of Texas

PUBLIC COMMENT

E. Public Comment *Comments will be limited to no more than 3 minutes*
*Any person wishing to address the Commission should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Commission Liaison*

EXECUTIVE SESSION

F. 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.

G. Action on items discussed in Executive Session

MINUTES

H. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of August 6, 2019
Meeting of October 1, 2019

TRAINING

I. Training for Commissioners on the Public Information Act

CONTESTED CASES

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

Item Case / Docket Number Respondent
1 ACR20180016677 / 452-19-5473.ACR Fredrick Williams
2 APR20180014287 and APR20190005775 / 452-19-2687.APR Okezie N. Uleanya and Friends Auto Truck and Industrial Equipment, LLC
3 POD20190000985 / 452-19-2419.POD Glenn Gregg Petty, DPM
4 TOW20180006219 / 452-19-1481.TOW Rodolpho Meraz d/b/a FM 1960 Wrecker
5 TOW20180010406, TOW20170018348, TOW20180008303 / 452-18-4947.TOW Euro Star Wreckers, LLC
6 TOW20180014259 / 452-18-4987.TOW Allied Collision Center, Inc.
7 MAS20180013792 / 452-19-0293.MAS Hui Zhu Lu
8 TOW20190006143, TOW20180015824 / 452-19-3065.TOW, 452-19-3077.TOW Christopher M. Bleam

MOTIONS FOR REHEARING

K. Motions for Rehearing – The Commission may consider and take any action related to the following cases, including but not limited to, rehearing matters previously decided, modifying a prior order, or entering a new order:

Item Case / Docket Number Respondent
1. ACR20180013661 Le’ Darion Prevot

RULES

L. Discussion and possible action on the proposed new rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 60, Subchapter K, §60.518, regarding the Procedural Rules of the Commission and the Department. The proposed rule implements Senate Bill (SB) 1200, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), which provides for recognition of certain out-of-state licenses of military spouses.

M. Discussion and possible action on the proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 77, §77.42 and the proposed repeal of existing §77.44, regarding the Service Contract Providers and Administrators program. The proposed amendments implement House Bill 4120 of the 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), which allows certain service contract providers to reduce the financial security deposit. The proposed repeal removes outdated provisions which are no longer applicable to the program.

N. Discussion and possible action on proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 1305, §73.20, regarding the Electricians program. The proposed amendments remove the restriction on the number of hours of on-the-job experience an applicant for any electrical license may claim within a given year.

O. Discussion and possible action on proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 66, §§66.20, 66.21, 66.25, 66.70, and 66.80, regarding the Property Tax Consultants program. The proposed amendments clarify registration requirements; extends the license term from one-year to two-years; increase the number of continuing education hours from 12 to 24; and reduce registration fees. This rulemaking considered comments submitted in response to rule reviews conducted pursuant to Texas Government Code §2001.039.

WORKGROUP AND ADVISORY BOARD ASSIGNMENTS

Discussion and possible action on Commission work group assignments and advisory board liaisons

STAFF REPORTS

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

Executive

1. Executive Office, Office of General Counsel, Human Resources Division, Office of Strategic Communications and Office of Project and Transformation Management:

  • Update on HB 3834 Cyber Security Awareness training
  • Update on payments to consumers from the Auctioneer Education and Recovery Fund related to Vern R. Wallace
  • Breakthrough Leadership update
  • Update on Sunset Review Process
  • Update on Transformation Efforts
  • Update on Rulemaking
  • Agreed Orders, Default Orders and Cease & Desist Orders
  • Social Media Key Statistics and Update
  • Motions for Rehearing, Open Records, and Collections Report
  • Agency Reports, Statistics, and Trends
  • Outreach Efforts and Training
  • Organizational/Personnel Changes
  • Current Projects
  • Recent Accomplishments

Regulatory Affairs

2. Customer Service Division, Enforcement Division, Field Inspections Division, and Regulatory Program Management Division:

  • Current Projects
  • Update on implementation of the Fuel Metering and Quality program
  • Statistics and Trends
  • Outreach Efforts and Training
  • Organizational/Personnel Changes
  • Recent Accomplishments

Administrative Services

Financial Services Division, Education & Examination Division, Information Technology Division, and Licensing Division:

  • Post Payment Audit
  • Appropriations
  • Current Projects
  • Statistics and Trends
  • Speaking Engagements and Training
  • Organizational/Personnel Changes
  • Recent accomplishments

NEXT MEETING

R. Agenda items for future Commission Meetings

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

T. Adjournment