Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
North Campus Building - 1st Floor Public Meeting Room
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum

C. Training for Advisory Board Members

1. Open Meetings Act

2. Public Information Act

3. Administrative Procedures Act

D. Approval of minutes - October 6, 2015

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

F. Staff Reports

1. Executive Office

a. Personnel Update

b. Legislative Session Update

c. TDLR Bill Implementation Timeline

d. Recent Developments

2. Compliance Division

a. Update on License Sweeps

b. Update on speaking engagements and other activities

3. Enforcement Division

a. Case Highlights

b. Overview of Stings

c. Enforcement Key Statistics

4. Education and Examination Division

a. Division Projects

b. Personnel Updates

c. Division Chart

d. Statistics and Trends

e. Recent Developments

5. Licensing Division

a. Licensing statistics

G. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding the adoption of proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 73, §73.100 and the public comments received. The proposed amendments adopt the 2017 National Electrical Code as approved by the National Fire Protection Association on August 24, 2016

H. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding publication of proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 73, §73.26, regarding verification of on-the-job training

I. Discussion of the 85th Legislative Session bills affecting the Electricians Program: HB 1698

J. Discussion and possible appointment of enforcement workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding the penalty matrix

K. Discussion of a summit regarding the shortage of licensed journeyman electricians and possible solutions to address the shortage

L. Recommendations for agenda items for next board meeting

M. Discussion of date, time, and location of next board meeting

N. Adjournment