Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation approves rule changes & Strategic Plan at May 24 meeting

AUSTIN, TX (May 24, 2018) - The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation approved rule changes to five programs while signing off on the agency’s Strategic Plan at their meeting in Austin today.

Commissioners amended rules for the Elevators and Escalators, Service Contract Providers and Administrators, Driver Education and Safety, Athletic Trainers, and Dietitians programs.

After hearing Executive Director Brian Francis review TDLR’s strategic planning process and draft report, Commissioners approved the agency’s Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2019-2023.

This spring, TDLR held strategic planning sessions in Arlington, El Paso, Houston, McAllen and Austin. Licensees and the public were invited to attend and provide feedback on agency operations and practices. Those who were not able to attend these meetings were encouraged to submit ideas and comments via an online survey and on the TDLR Facebook page. The final Strategic Plan will be submitted to the Office of the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board in June.

More information on TDLR strategic planning can be found at: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/stratplan.htm

The Board also heard a report on the Methods and Assistance Program 2017 Reviews, and approved TDLR’s Internal Audit Plan for fiscal year 2018.

Commission Chairman Mike Arismendez welcomed new Commission member, Dr. Ray Callas, a physician anesthesiologist from Beaumont. Dr. Callas was appointed to the Commission by Governor Greg Abbott on February 28, 2018.

Watch the May 24 Commission meeting at: https://youtu.be/nSCudXz27pA

See the agenda for the May 24 Commission meeting at: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/Agendas/Commagendas/agenda052418.htm

Minutes of the May 24 meeting will be posted as soon as they are available.


The mission of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is to honor the trust of all Texans, safeguard the public, and provide a fair and efficient licensing and regulatory environment at the lowest possible cost. Currently, TDLR licenses more than 792,000 individuals and facilities. 

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