TREC Broker Responsibility Working Group
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Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the items may have been presented in a different order.
Agenda Item 1 Call to Order
ACTION: The meeting was called to order at 1:02 p.m.
Members present: Chance Brown, Socar Chatmon-Thomas, Holly Hightower, Bob Jacobs, Leslie Lerner, Yazmin Perez, Bill Roth, Brian Sales, Pam Titzell
Commissioners present: R. Scott Kesner, Chair; Barbara Russell, Commission Liaison
Staff present: Chelsea Buchholtz, Tony Slagle, Vanessa Burgess, Mark Moore, Amber Hinton
Agenda Item 2 Housekeeping
ACTION: Deputy General Counsel, Mark Moore, provided general information to the working group.
Agenda Item 3 Opening remarks by Scott Kesner, Texas Real Estate Commission Chair
ACTION: Commission Chair, Scott Kesner, welcomed the committee, thanked them for serving, gave a brief history of the working group, and charged them with examining experience requirements for potential substitution of education requirements to become a broker.
Agenda Item 4 Who are you? (introductions)
ACTION: The committee members introduced themselves to the group.
Agenda Item 5 What do you need to know about open meetings?
ACTION: Deputy General Counsel Moore provided guidance on open meetings and voting.
Agenda Item 6 Who does the group select to serve as chair, vice-chair, and secretary?
ACTION: Chance Brown moved to nominate Bob Jacobs for Chair. Mr. Jacobs declined.
Brian Sales, seconded by Holly Hightower, moved to nominate Leslie Lerner for Chair. The motion passed and Leslie Lerner was elected Chair.
Yazmin Perez, seconded by Brian Sales, moved to nominate Pam Titzell for Vice-chair. The motion passed and Pam Titzell was elected Vice-chair.
Holly Hightower, seconded by Yazmin Perez, moved to nominate Brian Sales for Secretary. The motion passed and Brian Sales was elected Secretary.
Agenda Item 7 Is there any public comment on a non-agenda item?
No comments were given. Deputy General Counsel Moore provided an example of an emailed comment.
Agenda Item 8 What limits are there on what the group may discuss or recommend?
Agenda Item 9 What is the working group’s charge?
Note: Agenda Items 8 and 9 were discussed together.
ACTION: Deputy General Counsel Moore reviewed the limits, shared the Governor's letter to agencies about reducing barriers, and listed the working group's charge.
Agenda Item 10 What would the group like to focus on first?
Agenda Item 11 What future meeting agenda items would you like?
Note: Agenda Items 10 and 11 were discussed together.
ACTION: The group reviewed minutes from the last Broker Responsibility Working Group meeting held in January 2019 and compiled a list of topics they would like to discuss in future meetings.
Agenda Item 12 How often would the group like to meet (monthly, quarterly?) and what are the future meeting dates?
ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for July 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.
Agenda Item 13 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m.