Elevator Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
North Campus Building -1st Floor Public Meeting Room
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas 78723


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Watch the meeting via RealPlayer at http://real2 license state tx us:554/ramgen/broadcast/ele101915.rm?usehostname or on TDLR's YouTube page at https://youtu.be/_pdNqCOm55I .

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions

C. Training for Board Members

1. Open Meetings Act
2. Public Information Act
3. Administrative Procedures Act

D. Approval of minutes - Meeting of October 7, 2013

E. TDLR Video Presentation on Public Comment Process

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

G. Staff Reports

1. Executive Office

a. Legislative Update

b. Discussion of the Bill Implementation Timeline

c. Discussion of Agency Re-organization

d. Recent developments

2. Compliance Division

a. Personnel changes

b. Technical assistance projects/efforts

c. Speaking engagements and training/education/outreach presentations

d. Plan reviews, waivers, delays, variances and reported incidents

e. Recent developments

3. Education and Examination Division

a. Technology and innovation update

b. Personnel changes

c. Continuing education provider registration and fee changes

d. Continuing education statistics

4. Enforcement Division

a. Statistics on cases, orders, penalties, and trends

b. Highlights of selected cases

c. Procedure for default orders in 'No Inspection' cases

d. General complaint and enforcement procedures

e. Recent developments

5. Licensing Division

a. Licensing statistics on elevator contractors, inspectors, equipment, and trends

b. Recent developments

H. Discussion and possible action to recommend changes to three penalty matrices in the Elevators, Escalators and Related Equipment program, for:

a. Inspectors

b. Contractors

c. Building Owners

I. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding proposed new rules and proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Elevators, Escalators and Related Equipment, to implement House Bill 3741, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015). The proposed changes add new definitions and rules that establish standards to remove equipment from service, and make other minor rule clarifications

J. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding the appointment of an Advisory Board Workgroup to review all elevator related forms and make recommendations to the department on revisions to increase efficiencies in data collection and processing

K. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting

L. Discussion of date, time, and location of upcoming Board meeting

M. Adjournment