Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, January 23, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
via videoconference


This meeting will take place via videoconference, and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. The meeting agenda and materials will be available on the department’s webpage at 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:, 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 March 15, 2022
  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 Emails must be submitted to by 12:00 PM, January 20, 2023, TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Industry Updates
    3. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    5. Field Inspections Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
    6. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Update
      2. 88th Legislative Session Introduction
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  6. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 84, Subchapter A, §84.1 and §84.3; Subchapter B, §§84.31-84.33; Subchapter C, §§84.42, 84.47, and 84.48; Subchapter D, §§84.50-84.52; Subchapter G, §§84.80, 84.84, and 84.85; Subchapter I, §§84.100, 84.101, and 84.103; Subchapter L, §84.400; Subchapter M, §§84.500-84.502, and 84.504; Subchapter N, §84.600 and §84.601; new rules at Subchapter A, §84.2; Subchapter B, §84.30; Subchapter C, §§84.40-84.46; Subchapter E, §§84.60, 84.61, and 84.63; Subchapter G, §§84.81-84.83; Subchapter H, §84.90; Subchapter J, §84.200; Subchapter K, §84.300 and §84.301; and the repeal of existing rules at Subchapter A, §84.2; Subchapter B, §84.30; Subchapter C, §§84.40-84.46; Subchapter E, §§84.60-84.64; Subchapter F, §§84.70-84.72; Subchapter G, §§84.81-84.83; Subchapter H, §84.90; Subchapter J, §84.200; Subchapter K, §§84.300-84.302; Subchapter M, §§84.503, 84.505-84.507, regarding the Driver Education and Safety (DES) Program. The proposed rules are necessary to implement House Bill (HB) 1560, Article 5, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021), which amend Texas Education Code, Chapter 1001, to: (1) clarify DES license types, licensing prerequisites, means of course instruction delivery, and program fees; and (2) implement the recommendations of the DES Providers/Instructors Workgroup (Workgroup), consistent with HB 1560, relating to the qualifications, responsibilities, and functions of those licensees.
  7. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting.
  8. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting.
  9. Adjournment

The Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee will accept public comments for the January 23, 2023 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to no later than 12:00 p.m. on January 20, 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 by 12:00 p.m. on January 20, 2023. 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. Sharing of pre-recorded audio or video is not allowed during the public comment period.

**Please email your public comment request to **


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