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07/14/2021 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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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 10:07 a.m.
Members present: Chance Brown, Bob Baker, Socar Chatmon-Thomas, Holly Hightower, Bill Roth, Pam Titzell, Brian Sales, Ty Williams
Member absent: Yazmin Perez
Commission liaisons present: Leslie Lerner, Jan Fite Miller, Barbara Russell

Agenda Item 2 Welcome and Housekeeping
Remarks provided by General Counsel Burgess and Commissioner Lerner

Agenda Item 3 Election of Chair
Bob Baker, seconded by Brian Sales, moved to nominate Bill Roth as Chair.  Ty Williams, seconded by Socar Chatmon-Thomas, moved to nominate Chance Brown as Chair. After a roll call vote, Chance Brown was elected Chair.

Agenda Item 4 Public comment, including any written public comment received, on non-agenda items
The committee reviewed written comments and received a verbal comment.
Lee Warren

Agenda Item 5 Discussion regarding BRWG outreach
The working group took a break at 10:51 a.m.
The meeting resumed at 11:01 a.m.
ACTION: Comments were provided by the working group members and Commission liaisons. Public Affairs Manager, Christine Anderson, provided an overview how TREC provides outreach to license holders.  General Counsel Burgess to collect ideas from the group to be presented at a future Commission Workshop.  Staff to report any feedback received from the full Commission back to the working group.

Agenda Item 6 Update and possible recommendation regarding the following:
a. Calculation of active experience points under 22 TAC §535.56, Education and Experience Requirements for a Broker License
b. Simplification of Supplement A and corresponding changes to Supplement B
ACTION: Brian Sales, seconded by Bill Roth, moved that the point values be the same on improved and unimproved property on the Supplement A and B forms. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Pam Titzell, seconded by Holly Hightower, moved to remove the renewal or extension in all categories except for commercial on the Supplement A and B forms.  The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Bill Roth, moved to eliminate MLS number and Role in Transaction categories on the Supplement A and B forms. The motion failed.
Bob Baker, seconded by Bill Roth, moved to remove the per year portion of property management. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
Brian Sales, seconded by Holly Hightower, moved to remove "manager or" from Line 11. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.
The working group decided by consensus to make the following changes to the Supplement A and B forms:
-Add MLS number
-Under Role in Transaction add four choices: listing agent, buyer/tenant agent, property manager, broker/delegated supervisor
Bill Roth requested that we track the same language in the rule as in the form - property management remove, "per property".
Staff to bring back a newly revised rule and Supplement A form for the committee to review at its next meeting based on the feedback received.

Agenda Item 7 Discussion and possible action regarding future agenda items and meeting dates
• Suggested meeting date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
• Alternate dates: Tuesday, October 12, 2021; Thursday, October 14, 2021
ACTION: The committee requested the following be added to the next agenda:
-IABS form – discuss the possibility of adding complaint information to form;
-an update on outreach;
-a points recap/update on TREC Rule 22 TAC §535.56;
-a revised Supplement A plus review new comment that was received concerning points; and
-an update on property management complaints, including a summary from ESAC from Education & Examinations Director Wheeler.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Agenda Item 8 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 12:58 p.m.