Agenda for Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee Meeting, September 23, 2020

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
LICENSED BREEDERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

AGENDA

This meeting will take place via videoconference and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing The meeting agenda and materials will be 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, 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. Advisory Committee Member Training
  4. Videoconference Meeting Conduct
  5. Public Comments
  6. Public Participation
  7. Training for Advisory Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  8. Approval of the minutes - Meeting of May 7, 2018
  9. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Committee must submit an email by following the Public Comment Instructions. Emails must be submitted to public.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, September 22, 2020. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment. **
  10. Staff reports
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    4. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Outreach
    5. Field Inspections Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
    6. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Update from the 86th Legislature, Regular Session 2019
      3. COVID-19 Response
      4. Strategic Planning
      5. Sunset Commission Staff Report and TDLR’s Response
      6. Communication Outreach Statistics
  11. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 91, §91.25 and §91.92, regarding the Licensed Breeders program. The proposed rules are necessary to implement Senate Bill (SB) 1531, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), which made changes to the sections of the Dog or Cat Breeders Act pertaining to criminal history of animal cruelty or neglect. The proposed amendments also make editorial changes to the rules.
  12. Report regarding upcoming four-year rule review process.
  13. Recommendations for agenda items for next meeting
  14. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  15. Adjournment

Public Comment Instructions

The Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee will accept public comment for the September 23, 2020 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. 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 Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. During the meeting, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. You will be given up to 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.

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

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTS IS 12:00 PM, Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • 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.