Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting and Education Summit

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
North Campus Building, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of the Minutes – Meeting of July 12, 2017
  4. Public Comment

    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Committee should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**

  5. Staff Reports - Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Executive Office
      1. Briefing on TDLR’s Response to Hurricane Harvey
      2. Recent Developments
    2. Compliance Division
      1. Current Projects
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Division Projects by Section:
        1. Legislative Updates
        2. Bill Implementation Overview
        3. Driver, Offender and Safety Education
        4. School Inspections and Site Visits
        5. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Case Highlights
      2. Statistics
    5. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
  6. Discussion and possible recommendation on proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 84, §§84.2, 84.41, 84.51,84.62, 84.70, 84.500, 84.502, 84.503 and 84.600, regarding the Driver Education and Safety program. The proposed amendments implement Senate Bill 848, House Bill 912, and House Bill 1372, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017). The legislation (SB 848/HB 912) removed outdated language, expanded the group of persons who are authorized to provide instruction in the ‘parent taught’ driver education program, reduced the driver education course provider bond to $10,000 and authorized driver education and driving safety course completion certificates to be issued electronically. House Bill 1372 added a requirement that the curriculum for each driver education and driving safety course include information on the proper use of child passenger safety seats
  7. Discussion and recommendation for issuance of a memorial certificate of recognition by the department
  8. Beginning of Driver Training and Traffic Safety Education Summit led by Ray Pizarro, Director of Education and Examination
  9. Overview of the Purpose of Summit and Ground Rules for Discussion – The purpose of this Summit is to share and gather information on how to best prevent the unauthorized production or misuse of uniform certificates of course completion and certificate numbers when issued electronically, pursuant to Education Code 1001.056
  10. Discussion and possible recommendation, including discussion of possible rule amendments to 16 TAC, Chapter 84, on how to best prevent the unauthorized production or misuse of uniform certificates of course completion and certificate numbers when issued electronically, pursuant to Education Code 1001.056
  11. Presentation and discussion of listing options for Driving Safety Online Course Providers on the DES Search Tool
  12. Wrap-up by Department Staff
  13. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting and future summits
  14. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  15. Adjournment