Combative Sports Advisory Board Agenda September 21, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
via videoconference


This meeting will take place via videoconference, and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. The meeting agenda and materials will be available on the department’s webpage at 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, 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. Moment of Silence for the “Godfather of Texas MMA”, Saul Soliz
  4. Training for Advisory Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  5. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of October 23, 2020
  6. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Committee must submit an email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of this agenda or located at Emails must be submitted to by 12:00 PM, Monday, September 20, 2021. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 61, §§61.10, 61.20, 61.23, 61.40, 61.41, 61.43, 61.47, and 61.80, regarding the Combative Sports Program.  The proposed amendments implement provisions of House Bill (HB) 1560, 87th Regular Session (2021) that removed licensure requirements for persons acting as combative sports seconds, matchmakers, and event coordinators, and make other non-substantive changes to correct style and gender-specific language.
  8. Staff Reports
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    2. Customer Service
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    4. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
      4. Outreach
    5. Executive Office
      1. 87th Legislative Session and Bill Implementation Update
      2. Communication Outreach Statistics 
  9. Workgroup Reports and New Assignments
    1. Rules Workgroup
    2. Medical, Health and Safety Workgroup
    3. Drug Testing Protocols Workgroup
    4. Enforcement Workgroup
  10. Recommendations for agenda items for the next Advisory Board meeting
  11. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Advisory Board meeting
  12. Adjournment

The Combative Sports Advisory Board will accept public comment for the September 21, 2021 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 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 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021.  Prior to 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  **


Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Name of the Board you wish to speak to;
  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic;
  • Name;
  • Telephone number; and
  • 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.