Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.


This meeting will take place via videoconference and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing. The meeting agenda and materials are 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. Training for Advisory Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  4. Approval of minutes – June 11, 2020 meeting
  5. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board 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 the Board liaison at board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, Monday, November 9, 2020. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  6. 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. Case Highlights
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
      3. COVID-19 Update
      4. Update on CE credit for Exam Development Activity for Subject Matter Experts
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. 2020 NEC Reminder
      2. Update on NERA/Reciprocity agreements
      3. Update on 2023 NEC Code Making Panel 17
      4. Outreach
    6. Executive Office Update
      1. COVID-19 Response Update
      2. Strategic Planning Update
      3. Legislative Appropriation Requests Update
      4. Sunset Commission Staff Report and Review Process Update
      5. Communication Outreach Statistics
  7. Discussion regarding the procedural change to allow for a qualified applicant to sit for the journeyman examination, upon verification of at least 7,000 hours of experience
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  10. Adjournment

The Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board will accept public comment for the November 10, 2020 meeting. 

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020. Comments will be provided to the Board members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read aloud during the public meeting. 

If you wish to address the Board during the public meeting, please provide your contact information to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020. During the meeting, you will receive an email with a link and a phone number to join the meeting. You will be given no more than 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. **


Email requests for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • 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.