Towing and Storage Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for July 29, 2021

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Towing and Storage Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
VIDEO CONFERENCE MEETING

Agenda

This meeting will take place via videoconference and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing. The meeting agenda and materials are 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 five 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, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – March 16, 2021 Meeting
  4. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an Email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of the agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to the Board liaison at board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    4. Field Inspections Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
      3. Outreach
    6. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
    7. Executive Office
      1. 87th Legislative Session and Bill Implementation Update
      2. Communication Outreach Statistics
  6. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 86, §86.455, regarding the Vehicle Towing and Booting program. Pursuant to Occupations Code §2308.0575, the proposed amendments address the maximum amounts for private property tow fees and drop charges that may be charged by a towing company.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 85, §85.722, regarding the Vehicle Storage Facilities program. Pursuant to Occupations Code §2303.1552, the proposed rule increases the allowable vehicle storage facility impoundment fee and daily storage fees in accordance with changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) during the preceding state fiscal biennium.
  8. Update from the Continuing Education Workgroup
  9. Update from the Credit Card Fee Workgroup
  10. Discussion and possible appointment of workgroup relating to possible VSF Form 11 amendments
  11. Discussion and possible appointments for the Rules Review Workgroup and the Environmental Hazard Fee Workgroup
  12. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  13. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  14. Adjournment

The Towing and Storage Advisory Board will accept public comment for the Thursday, July 29, 2021 meeting. 

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by no later than 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Comments will be provided to the Board members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read aloud 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., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. You will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. You will be given no more than 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 REQUEST IS

12:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JULY 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.