Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
via videoconference

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, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Advisory Committee Member Training
    1. Videoconference Meeting Conduct
    2. Public Comments
    3. Public Participation
  4. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Committee 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 board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, March 14, 2022, TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  5. Open Government Training
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Administrative Procedure Act
    3. Public Information Act
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion:
    1. General Counsel Division
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
      2. Statistics
    2. Licensing Division
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Updates
    3. Customer Service Division
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
      2. Statistics
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    5. Education and Examination Division
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Updates
    6. Field Inspections Division
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
    7. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
    8. Office of Process and Project Management
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
    9. Office of Strategic Communication
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
    10. Executive Office
      1. Introduction to Division Responsibilities
      2. Strategic Planning Process
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  7. Discussion and Possible Appointment of Workgroup Members for:
    (1) Providers, Instructors – duties include operations, inspections, license renewal requirements, standards of conduct;
    (2) CE, Curriculum and Fees – duties include approval standards for curriculum guidelines, hours for CE, program fees, and all other educational matters; and
    (3) Enforcement/Compliance – duties include criminal conviction guidelines, penalty matrix and all other enforcement matters.
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 84, Subchapter A, §84.3; and Subchapter M, §§84.500, 84.502 - 84.504, and 84.507, regarding the Driver Education and Safety Program. The proposed rules are necessary to implement Senate Bill 1831, House Bill (HB) 3212, and HB 3319, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021), which amend Texas Education Code, Chapter 1001, to require that the curriculum of each driver education and driving safety course include information relating to, human trafficking prevention, the dangers and consequences of street racing, and the legal requirements for the passing of certain vehicles. The proposed amendments implement these bills by updating the driver training curriculum requirements in the DES Program Guides, which are adopted by reference in the rules. This agenda item includes discussion of any public comments received on the proposed amendments.
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting.
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting.
  11. Adjournment

The Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee will accept public comments for the March 15, 2022 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on March 14, 2022. 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 March 14, 2022. 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 Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov. **

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTS IS
12:00 PM, March 14, 2022

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.