Commission Approves Agency Legislative Appropriations Request at July 20, 2018 meeting

AUSTIN, TX (July 20, 2018) - The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation approved TDLR’s Legislative Appropriations Request for Fiscal Years 2020-2021 at their public meeting held Friday, July 20, 2018 at TDLR’s North Campus in Austin.

The appropriations request is the bridge between the development of the agency's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan and the General Appropriations Act, outlining the agency’s fiscal priorities for the upcoming 86th Session of the Texas Legislature.

The Commissioners heard four contested cases involving the Vehicle Storage Facility, Electrician, and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor programs. They also considered three motions for rehearing related to the Cosmetology and Towing programs.

In addition, the Commissioners:

  • approved amendments to existing rules for the Boilers program and Mold Assessors and Remediators program;
  • repealed existing rules to implement Senate Bill 1501 and Senate Bill 2065, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017) regarding the Vehicle Booting and Immobilization program;
  • approved Criminal Conviction Guidelines for both the Sanitarians program and the Code Enforcement Officer program;
  • approved the Penalty Matrix for the Driver Training and Traffic Safety program; and
  • deferred action on Rule 114.75 due to a requested public hearing on the Orthotics and Prosthetics program.

There were no public comments.

The next Commission meeting is scheduled for September 14, 2018 with another meeting scheduled for October 26, 2018.

Watch the July 20 Commission meeting at: https://youtu.be/IHM0xYhhuHA

See the agenda for the July 20 Commission meeting at: www.tdlr.texas.gov/Agendas/Commagendas/agenda072018.htm

Minutes of the July 20 meeting will be posted as soon as they are available.

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