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11/18/2019 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 400a
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TREC Commission Meeting (Workshop)

The meeting agenda and any meeting materials can be found under "Meeting Materials" on the right side of this page. These minutes set out the agenda item, the subject matter discussed, and any action taken on each item.

Agenda Item 1 Call to order
ACTION: Chair Kesner called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m.

Agenda Item 2 Roll call and discussion and possible action to excuse Commissioner absence(s), if any
ACTION: Commissioner Turner, duly seconded by Commissioner Russell moved to excuse the absences of Commissioners Williams and Stephens
NOTE: Commissioner Stephens joined the meeting at 10:13 a.m.

Agenda Item 3 Discussion regarding annual statutory training including:
a. Law governing Commission operations
b. Programs, functions, rules and budget of the Commission
c. Scope of and limitations on the rulemaking authority of the Commission
d. Types of Commission rules, interpretations, and enforcement actions that may implicate federal antitrust law
e. Results of the most recent formal audit of the Commission
f. Laws relating to open meetings, public information, administrative procedure, and disclosure of conflicts of interest
g. Other laws applicable to members of a state policymaking body in performing their duties
h. Any applicable ethics policies adopted by the Commission or the Texas Ethics Commission
i. MOU between TREC / TALCB
j. Other Commission policies
k. Statement acknowledging receipt and review of training manual

Agenda Item 4 Discussion regarding annual reports, including:
a. Fiscal Year 2019 v. Fiscal Year 2018 Comparison
b. FY 2019 Self-Directed Semi-Independent (SDSI) Agency Report, including 5-year trends
c. Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Reconciliation and 5-year trends

Chair Kesner called for a break at 12:25 p.m.; The meeting resumed at 12:32 p.m.

Agenda Item 5 Discussion regarding Sunset Review, including implementation of management directives and legislative changes

Agenda Item 6 Discussion regarding Letter from Governor Abbott and possible response, including:
a. Reduce unnecessary and burdensome licensing regulations
b. Reduce licensing application fees and reduce excessive educational requirements
c. Remove barriers for people with criminal records
NOTE: Comment given by Loretta DeHay for Deborn Publishing suggesting we look at the 30 hour Contracts Law course because it may cover some of the same content and that TREC should just require three hours of contracts instead of increasing CE hours.

Agenda Item 7 Discussion regarding Strategic Plan for FY2021-2025 including:
a. Initiatives carried over from prior plans or not yet accomplished
b. Stakeholder survey results
c. New policy initiatives suggested by leadership, Commissioners, and staff

Agenda Item 8 Request for potential future workshop agenda items

Agenda Item 9 Discussion and possible action to schedule future workshop dates

Agenda Item 10 Adjourn
ACTION: Commissioner Hartgraves, duly seconded by Commissioner Stephens moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:59 p.m.  The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.