Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board Agenda

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

VIDEOCONFERENCE MEETING
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 and Certification of Quorum
  3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of January 7, 2021
  4. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an email by following the Public Comments Instructions found on the last page of this agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, April 28, 2021. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Updates
      3. Outreach
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    5. Executive Office
      1. COVID-19 Response Update
      2. 87th Legislative Session Update
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  6. Update and discussion on the current contract with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to administer the instructor training program, pursuant to Texas Transportation Code §§662.005 and 662.0064.
  7. Update and discussion on the current contract with Texas A&M Technical Institute (TTI) to research motorcycle safety and provide advocacy and education to the public on motorcycle safety issues, pursuant to Texas Transportation Code §§662.005 and 662.013.
  8. Workgroup reports – updates, discussion, and possible recommendations:
    1. Licensing and Renewal Workgroup
    2. Operations and Logistics Workgroup
    3. Education and Examination Workgroup
  9. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 98, §§98.10, 98.20, 98.21, 98.22, 98.23, 98.26, 98.70, 98.100, 98.104, 98.106, 98.108, 98.110, 98.112, 98.114; and proposed new rule at §98.116, regarding the Motorcycle and ATV Operator Safety program. The proposed rules address new requirements for motorcycle schools, instructors, and courses to implement recommendations by advisory board workgroups and Department staff.
  10. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  11. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  12. Adjournment

Public Comment Instructions

The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board will accept public comments for the April 29, 2021 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021. Comments will be provided to the Board members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read publicly 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 April 28, 2021. 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 Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov. **

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUESTS IS 12:00 PM, APRIL 28, 2021

Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • 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.