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04/13/2022 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 400a
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: Chair Brown called the meeting to order at 10:06 a.m.
Members present: Chance Brown, Bob Baker, Socar Chatman-Thomas, Holly Hightower, Yazmin Perez, Bill Roth, Brian Sales, Pam Titzell, Ty Williams
Commission liasions present: Jan Fite Miller and Leslie Lerner. Barbara Russell joined the meeting shortly after it began.
Commission members present: R. Scott Kesner, Chair

Agenda Item 2 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Agenda Item 3 Public comment, including any written public comment received, on non-agenda items
The committee reviewed and discussed the written comments regarding the balance of education and experience but took no action.
Lee Warren
ACTION: General Counsel Burgess to discuss options with Chair Brown and communicate back to Mr. Warren regarding Property Managment education, licensing, and designation options and if this topic should be included on the next BRWG agenda.

Note: General Counsel Burgess explained Agenda Items 4 and 5 would be presented at the upcoming Commission workshop in May.

Agenda Item 4 Discussion and possible action to recommend new rule language to require all license holders respond to principals and license holders representing other parties in real estate transactions within two calendar days
ACTION: After a motion and a second, the committee decided to forward the proposed language to the full Commission for possible proposal at a future Commission meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item 5 Discussion and possible action regarding mentorship and supervision for new sales agents’ transactions
Sherry Lewis
Armando Nevarez

The committee reviewed a written comment regarding a formal apprenticeship.  General Counsel Burgess presented a flowchart which outlined the process for making law and rule changes as it relates to mentorship. The committee had a robust discussion regarding different scenarios.

Chair Kesner

The committee took a break at 11:31 a.m.
Chair Brown reconvened the meeting at 11:40 a.m.

Jan Fite Miller

ACTION: Pam Titzell, seconded by Holly Hightower moved to forward amendments to Tex. Occ. Code. §535.2(i)(5) to replace, "...for the first time..." with "...for the first three times..." to the full Commission for possible proposal at a future Commission meeting. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Agenda Item 6 Update regarding the 2023 Broker Responsibility Coursebook
Update provided by General Counsel Burgess.

Agenda Item 7 Discussion and possible action regarding future agenda items and meeting dates
Suggested meeting dates:  Wednesday, July 13, 2022, and Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Alternate dates: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, or Thursday, July 14, 2022; Tuesday, October 11, 2022, or Thursday, October 13, 2022
ACTION: The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
The committee requested to add the following to the next meeting agenda:
Broker Responsibility Course update;
Property Management update;
Discussion regarding distinction between a broker and sponsoring broker; and
Discussion regarding licensing requirements for LLC's.

Agenda Item 8 Adjourn
ACTION: The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 p.m.