TEXAS COMMISSION OF LICENSING AND REGULATION SUMMARY OF MINUTES

TEXAS COMMISSION OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
Meeting of May 19, 2017
Twin Towers Office Center
1st Floor Public Meeting Room
Austin, Texas

Summary of Minutes

Chairman Arismendez called the meeting of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation to order at 8:35 a.m., Friday, May 19, 2017. Members present were Chairman Mike Arismendez, Commissioners Ravi Shah, and Deborah Yurco. A roll call was taken but at this time a quorum was not present.

Staff present included: Brian Francis, Executive Director; Nick Voinis, Chief of Staff; Brad Bowman, General Counsel; Della Lindquist, Deputy General Counsel; Doug Jennings, Assistant General Counsel; Wendy Pellow, Assistant General Counsel; Elizabeth Salinas-Strittmatter, Assistant General Counsel; George Ferrie, Director of Compliance; Christina Kaiser, Director of Enforcement; and Kay Mahan, Executive Assistant.

Chairman Arismendez moved to agenda item H, Staff Reports. Brian Francis and George Ferrie gave reports and answered questions from the Commission.

Chairman Arismendez moved to agenda item J, Advisory Board Reports. Mary Winston reported on the recent Advisory Board activity and answered questions from the Commission.

Commissioner Helen Callier arrived at the meeting at 9:30 a.m. A quorum was established.

Chairman Arismendez moved to agenda item G, Motions for Rehearing - consideration and possible action on the following cases:

Docket number COS20160021138, TDLR v. 2015 Khucliu LLC dba Sparenity Nails & Herbal. Ravi Shah, seconded by Deborah Yurco, moved to grant the rehearing and remand the case back to Enforcement. The motion was passed with Helen Callier, Ravi Shah, and Deborah Yurco voting in favor; and Mike Arismendez voting in dissent.

Docket number ELC20160018847, TDLR v. Jose L. Perez, Jr. Ravi Shah, seconded by Helen Callier, moved to deny the rehearing. The motion was passed by unanimous vote.

Docket number TOW20170005016, TDLR v. Jake Davidson dba Jake’s Towing. Helen Callier, seconded by Deborah Yurco, moved to grant the rehearing. The motion was passed with Mike Arismendez, Helen Callier, and Deborah Yurco voting in favor; and Ravi Shah voting in dissent.

Docket number TOW20170005454, TDLR v. Willian Howard Scarbrough dba Family Towing. Ravi Shah, seconded by Deborah Yurco, moved to deny the rehearing. The motion was passed by unanimous vote.

Chairman Arismendez moved to agenda item F, Contested Cases. The final action on the Proposal for Decision is as follows:

Docket number ELC20160022598/452-17-1376.ELC, TDLR v. Jim Israel Martinez. Deborah Yurco, seconded by Ravi Shah, moved to add a requirement of quarterly notice of classes attended and a requirement to report to TDLR of any future violations. The motion was passed with Helen Callier, Ravi Shah, and Deborah Yurco voting in favor; and Mike Arismendez voting in dissent.

The meeting was recessed at 10:13 a.m.

The meeting was reconvened at 10:28 a.m.

Chairman Arismendez moved to agenda item K, Public Comment. One comment was heard from Laurie Fremgen, Licensed Midwife, concerning the Midwives program.

Chairman Arismendez moved to agenda item L, Discussion of date, time, and location of future Commission meetings. The next meetings were determined to be June 16, 2017, July 14th and August 18th; and a Commission Workshop is scheduled for July 28th & 29th.

The Commission did not meet in Executive Session.

Chairman Arismendez moved to agenda item M, Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 10:37 a.m.

Mike Arismendez, Chairman
Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation