Towing, Storage and Booting Advisory Board Meeting, November 16, 2017

AGENDA

Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.
North Campus Building
1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Room 125E
1106 Clayton Lane
Austin, Texas

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedures Act
  4. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of September 22, 2017
  5. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from agency staff and discussion:
    1. Executive Office
      1. Briefing on TDLR’s Response to Hurricane Harvey
      2. Recent Developments
    2. Compliance Division
      1. Public Outreach – Compliance Attendance at Industry Meetings and other outreach activities
      2. Division Projects and Activities
      3. Update on Notice Requirements for Foreign Registered Vehicles Towed in Texas
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Recent Accomplishments and Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics and Trends
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Enforcement report including statistics on cases, orders, and penalties
      2. Highlights of selected cases
    5. Field Operations Division
      1. Top Violations
      2. Report on Division Projects
      3. Division Personnel Updates
      4. Inspection Statistics and Trends
    6. Licensing Division
      1. Licensing Statistics and Trends
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation to the Commission on proposed amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 85, §§85.201, 85.204 - 85.206, 85.450 - 85.452, 85.650, 85.703, 85.704, 85.722, 85.800 and 85.1003 regarding the Vehicle Storage Facilities program. These amendments implement Senate Bill 1501, Senate Bill 2065, House Bill 1247 and House Bill 2615, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017). The discussion will include a presentation of public comments received on the proposed amendments.
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation to the Commission on proposed amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 86, §§86.10, 86.212, 86.213, 86.450 - 86.452, 86.650, 86.705 and 86.800 regarding the Vehicle Towing and Booting program. These amendments implement Senate Bill 1501, Senate Bill 2065 and House Bill 2615, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017). Collectively these bills eliminate dual licensure; towing operator training license and associated fees; risk-based inspections; as well as establish guidelines for towing in an apartment complex; and update the advisory board composition. The discussion will include a presentation of public comments received on the proposed amendments.
  9. Discussion regarding the legislative intent of Texas Occupations Code Section 2308.002 (11)(H)
  10. Discussion and possible appointment of workgroup to evaluate Environmental Hazard Fee
  11. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  12. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  13. Adjournment