Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas 78723

AGENDA

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum and Introductions
  3. Approval of the Minutes – November 7, 2018 Meeting
  4. Recognition of Pflugerville High School students who won the “My Road My Future” video PSA contest
  5. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  6. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Committee should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Advisory Committee Support Team**
  7. Staff Reports - Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Highlights of Selected Cases
      2. Statistics
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. 86th Legislative Bill Implementation
      2. Follow up on Implementation of bills from 85th Legislature
        1. SB1051
        2. SB 30
      3. DES Project Updates
      4. Personnel Updates
      5. Statistics
    5. Field Inspections Division
      1. Recent Accomplishments
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics
    6. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Update from the 86th Legislature, Regular Session 2019
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
      4. Sunset Review Process
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 84, Subchapter A, §84.2; Subchapter C, §§84.40 – 84.45; Subchapter D, §84.52; Subchapter E, §84.64; Subchapter G, §84.81; Subchapter H, §84.90; Subchapter J §84.200; Subchapter K, §84.300; Subchapter M, §§84.500 - 84.506; and Subchapter N, §84.600; and proposed new rule, Subchapter I, §84.103; regarding the Driver Education and Safety program. The proposed rules implement House Bill 105, House Bill 2048, and House Bill 2847, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019). Collectively, these bills removed the requirement that all driver education schools must maintain a physical location in order to offer online courses; created additional pathways for an applicant to become a licensed driver education instructor; removed the ‘teaching assistant full’ and ‘supervising teaching assistant full’ license types; clarified the qualifications for an authorized person to conduct driver education instruction for a ‘parent-taught’ driver education course; and created a requirement that all driver education and driving safety courses include information relating to methods of safely operating a motor vehicle near an oversize or overweight vehicle. Additionally, in light of the changes made in the bills, the ‘teacher of record’ was removed.
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  11. Adjournment