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Architectural Barriers Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Videoconference

AGENDA

This meeting will take place via videoconference, and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. The meeting agenda and materials are available on the department’s webpage. 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, E-MAIL: open.meetings@tdlr.texas.gov, TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum
  3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of February 27, 2023
  4. Open Government Training
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Administrative Procedure Act
    3. Public Information Act
  5. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board 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 Board liaison at board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, June 6, 2023. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Case Highlights
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
      3. Outreach
    6. Executive Office
      1. 88th Legislative Session Update
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 68, Subchapter A, §68.10; Subchapter B, §68.20 and §68.30; Subchapter D, §68.50; Subchapter F, §68.70, and §§68.75-68.76; Subchapter H, §68.90 and §68.93; proposes new rules at Subchapter A, §§68.11-68.12; Subchapter B, §§68.21-68.22, and §68.31; Subchapter C, §§68.40-68.42; Subchapter D, §§68.51-68.53; Subchapter F, §§68.73-68.74, and §68.77; and proposes the repeal of existing rules at §68.31, §§68.51-68.54, §§68.73-68.74, §68.79, §§68.100-68.101, regarding the Elimination of Architectural Barriers program; and the addition of subchapter titles to an existing chapter. The proposed rules implement changes suggested during the internal four-year rule review, incorporate department procedures, amend outdated rule language, and restructure the existing rules for better organization and for the reader. The proposed rules also include changes to continuing education requirements to provide additional options for licensees. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed amendments.
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting.
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting.
  10. Adjournment

The Architectural Barriers Advisory Committee Meeting will accept public comments for the June 7, 2023 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on June 6, 2023. Comments will be provided to the Committee members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read publicly during the public meeting. 

If you wish to address the Committee during the public meeting, please provide your contact information to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 p.m. on June 6, 2023. During the meeting, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. You will be given no more than three (3) minutes to speak. The Presiding Officer may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received. Ensure that you have a reliable connection and clear audio. Sharing of pre-recorded audio or video is not allowed during the public comment period.

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

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTS IS 12:00 PM, JUNE 6, 2023.

Email request for Public Comment must include:

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