Towing, Storage and Booting Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for November 18, 2020

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Towing AND Storage ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 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).

  • A. Call to Order
  • B. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  • C. Approval of Minutes – September 22, 2020 Meeting
  • D. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an Email by following the Public Comment Instructions. Emails must be submitted to the Board liaison at board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, Tuesday, November 17, 2020. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  • E. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
    • 1. Field Inspections Division
      • a. Personnel Updates
      • b. Statistics
      • c. Current Projects
    • 2. Regulatory Program Management Division
      • a. Current Projects
      • b. FAQ Refresh
      • c. Outreach
    • 3. Enforcement Division
      • a. Personnel Updates
      • b. Statistics
      • c. Case Highlights
    • 4. Education and Examination Division
      • a. Statistics
    • 5. Customer Service Division
      • a. Statistics
    • 6. Licensing Division
      • a. Personnel Update
      • b. Statistics
    • 7. Executive Office
      • a. COVID-19 Response Update
      • b. Legislative Appropriation Requests
      • c. Sunset Commission Review Process Update
      • d. Communication Outreach Statistics
  • F. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 86, §86.700, regarding the Vehicle Towing and Booting program. The proposed amendments explicitly prohibit tow truck companies and tow truck operators from: (1) towing vehicles involved in Non-Consent tows to locations other than those stated in rule; (2) recommending that vehicles be towed to any location other than a licensed Vehicle Storage Facility; and (3) obtaining authorization from vehicle operators for repairs or any fees other than those required to perform the tow.
  • G. Education & Examination Workgroup Update
  • H. Discussion and explanation of the federally mandated Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) and its intersection with Tex. Occ. Code Chapter 2308, Vehicle Towing and Booting Act.
  • I. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  • J. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  • K. Adjournment

The Towing and Storage Advisory Board will accept public comment for the November 18, 2020 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by no later than 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 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., Tuesday, November 17, 2020. During the meeting, 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 . **

Public Comment Instructions

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUEST IS 12:00 P.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020

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.