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Combative Sports Advisory Board Agenda Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 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. Retirement of Lee Parham, Deputy Director of the Regulatory Program Management Division
  4. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of September 21, 2021
  5. 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, December 14, 2021. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  6. 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. This agenda item includes discussion of any public comments received on the proposed amendments.
  7. Staff Reports
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Personnel Update
      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. Personnel Update
      2. Bill Implementation Update
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  8. Update on status of United States Muy Thai rules submission and draft rule regarding Ringside Officials Code of Conduct
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for the next Advisory Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Advisory Board meeting
  11. Adjournment

The Combative Sports Advisory Board will accept public comment for the December 15, 2021 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 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 Tuesday, December 14, 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 **


12:00 PM, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021.

Email request for Public Comment must include:

Failure to provide the information requested directly above could result in your comment being delayed or taken out of order.