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08/14/2017 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TALCB Board Meeting


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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 and pledges of allegiance

Agenda Item 2 - Roll call and discussion and possible action to excuse Board member absence(s), if any

A roll call was conducted by the recording secretary and the following members of the Board, constituting a quorum, answered present: Chair Ms. Jamie Wickliffe, Mr. Jim Jeffries, Mr. Buster Renfrow, Mr. Clayton Black, Mr. Chance Bolton, Mr. Tony Peña, Ms. Martha Gayle Reid Lynch, Mr. Alex Sostre, and Ms. Joyce Yannuzzi.

Agenda Item 3 - Appointments to AMC Advisory Committee

No appointments were made.

Agenda Item 4 - Appointments to Working Group for Texas ACE Course

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair appointed Candy Cook, Tony Pistilli, Joe Woller, Greg Stephens, and Robbie Wilson to the working group.

Agenda Item 5 - Appointments to Facilities Working Group

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair appointed Mr. Bolton and Mr. Sostre to the working group.

Agenda Item 6 - Comments from members of the public regarding non-agenda items

Comments were made by Greg Stephens, representing Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas, expressing appreciation for the positive working relationship with the Board during the recent legislative session.

Agenda Items 7 & 8 - Consent Agenda

Ratification of the official record of the May 5, 2017, Board meeting as approved for posting on the website by the Secretary of the Board

Approval of agreed final orders and surrenders in the matter of:

     a. Complaint #16-245 (Sherry L. York, TX-1324812-G)

     b. Complaint #16-061 (Victor Manuel Burgos, TX-1335184-R)

     c. Complaint #16-182 (Ben B. Boothe, Sr., Unlicensed-Revoked)

     d. Complaint #16-256 (Terry Lee Posey, TX-1323526-R)

     e. Complaint #16-274 (Edwin Gregory White, TX-1330077-R)

     f. Complaint #16-288 (Frank Vincent Mentesana, Sr., TX-1335816-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved to ratify and approve items 7, 8a-8d and 8f. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Mr. Jeffries moved to approve item 8e. Mr. Sostre seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 9 - Discussion and possible action regarding request for modification of agreed order in the matter of Complaint #15-353 (Joshua Thomas Rock, TX-1360041-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to approve the request for modification as recommended by staff. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 10 - Discussion and possible action on proposal for decision from the State Office of Administrative Hearings in the matter of SOAH Docket #329-17-1934.ALC (Summer Ann Key, TX-1332901-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to adopt the proposal for decision. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.    

Agenda Item 11 - Executive session to discuss pending litigation or receive advice of legal counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071

The Board did not hold an executive session.

Agenda Item 12 - Report by AMC Advisory Committee

Agenda Item 13 - Report by Budget Committee

Agenda Item 14 - Report by Enforcement Committee

Agenda Item 15 - Staff reports on monthly processes, monthly activities, and statistical data

Agenda Item 16 - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.16, License Reinstatement

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Peña moved for the adoption of the rule as published. Ms. Yannuzzi seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Items 17, 18 & 19 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC, Chapter 157, Rules Relating to Practice and Procedure

Subchapter A

     a. §157.7. Denial of a License; Adverse Action Against a License Holder

Subchapter B

     b. §157.9. Notice of Hearing

     c. §157.12. Failure to Attend Hearing; Default

Subchapter C

     a. §157.15. Decision

     b. §157.17. Final Decisions and Orders

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that the amendments be published in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 20 - Discussion and possible action to propose new rules and amendments to 22 TAC, Chapter 159, Rules Relating to the Provisions of the Texas Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act:

     a. §159.1. Definitions

     b. §159.4. Appraisal Management Company Advisory Committee

     c. §159.52. Fees

     d. §159.102. Eligibility for Registration; Ownership

     e. §159.104. Primary Contact; Appraiser Contact

     f. §159.105. Denial of Registration

     g. §159.154. Competency of Appraisers

     h. §159.155. Periodic Review of Appraisals

     i. §159.156. Business Records

     j. §159.201. Guidelines for Revocation, Suspension or Denial of a License

     k. §159.205. Identity Theft

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved that the proposed new rule and amendments be published in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 21 - Discussion and possible action regarding approval of TALCB FY2018 Budget and Budget-related policies

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved that the Board adopt the TALCB FY2018 annual budget and budget-related policies as presented. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 22 - Discussion and possible action regarding increasing the number of trainees a supervisory appraiser may supervise

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to refer this item back to the enforcement committee for final recommendation and proposed rules or amendments to existing rules as discussed. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 23 - Discussion on legislative matters

Agenda Item 24 - Update on federal rulemaking proceedings:

     a. Proposed Federal Rule for AMC National Registry Fee

     b. Proposed Changes to Appraisal Subcommittee Policy Statements

     c. Proposed Federal Rule to increase de minimis threshold level commercial loan threshold before requiring an appraisal

     d. Proposed AQB Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualifications Criteria (RPAQC)

Agenda Item 25 - Discussion and possible action regarding approval of Self-Evaluation Report to be submitted to the Sunset Advisory Commission

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Sostre moved that the Board authorize the Chair or at the Chair's discretion, the Executive Committee, to approve the final Self-Evaluation Report to be submitted to the Sunset Advisory Commission on or before September 1, 2017. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 26 - Discussion regarding TREC Annual Internal Audit Report 2017

Agenda Item 27 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

Agenda Item 28 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

Future meeting dates were confirmed for November 17, 2017, February 8, 2018, and May 4, 2018.

Agenda Item 29 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 12:40pm.