Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 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, Introduction of new Committee Member Mary Lloyd, Certification of Quorum
  3. Advisory Committee Member Training
    1. Videoconference Meeting Conduct
    2. Public Comments
    3. Public Participation
  4. Training for Advisory Committee Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  5. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of July 22, 2020
  6. 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 public.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, October 20, 2020. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  7. Staff Reports:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Highlights of Selected Cases
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
    5. Field Inspections Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
    6. Executive Office
      1. COVID-19 Response
      2. Strategic Planning Process
      3. Sunset Commission Staff Report and TDLR Response
      4. Communication Outreach Statistics
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed new rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 84, Subchapter A, §84.3; and amendments to existing rules at Subchapter C, §84.44 and §84.45; Subchapter D, §84.50; Subchapter L, §84.400; Subchapter M, §§84.500-84.506; and Subchapter N, §84.600, regarding the Driver Education and Safety Program. The proposed rules complete the implementation of House Bill (HB) 105, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), by requiring the curriculum of a specialized driving safety course to include information relating to methods of safely operating a motor vehicle near an oversize or overweight vehicle. The proposed rules also implement a recommendation by the Curriculum Rules Workgroup and Department staff to transfer rule text germane to the required course content and minimum instruction requirements for driver training courses from 16 TAC, Chapter 84, to Department created and published program guides for use by licensees.
  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 comment for the October 21, 2020 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Public.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 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, October 20, 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, OCTOBER 20, 2020.

Email request for Public Comment must include:

  1. Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  2. Name
  3. Telephone number
  4. 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.