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07/14/2014 at 01:30 pm
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TALCB Board Meeting


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AGENDA ITEM 1 - Call to order and pledges of allegiance
 
AGENDA ITEM 2 - Roll call and discussion and possible action to excuse Board member absences, 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 S. Wickliffe, Ms. Laurie C. Fontana, Mr. Mark McAnally, Mr. Luis F. DeLaGarza, Mr. Walker Beard, Mr. Brian Padden, and Mr. Jesse Barba.

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. DeLaGarza moved to excuse the absences of Mr. Patrick Carlson and Mr. Clayton Black. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
 
AGENDA ITEM 3 - Comments from members of the public regarding non-agenda items

There were no public comments.
 
AGENDA ITEM 4 - Discussion and possible action regarding public comments received from Don Griffin at the February 2014 Board meeting
Comments were made by Mr. Don Griffin, representing Vinson & Elkins LLP
Comments were made by Ms. Shannon McClendon, representing herself

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair acknowledged her willingness to serve as a liaison on behalf of the Board as it relates to Mr. Griffin’s request subject to the following conditions:
1) The Chair will not share information received from Mr. Griffin with other Board members; and
2) The Chair will recuse herself from any decision by the Board in the matter of Complaint #13-145.
Ms. Fontana moved to designate the Chair to serve as a liaison on behalf of the Board as it relates to Mr. Griffin’s request for direct communication with the Board. Mr. DeLaGarza seconded the motion, and a roll call vote was conducted. The motion failed by a tie vote of 3 to 3, with Mr. Barba, Mr. Padden, and Mr. Beard voting Nay. Ms. Wickliffe abstained.

After further discussion, Ms. Fontana presented her motion again. Mr. DeLaGarza seconded the motion, and a roll call vote was conducted. The Board approved the motion by a vote of 4 to 2, with Mr. Barba and Mr. Padden voting Nay. Ms. Wickliffe abstained.

The Chair called for a break at 3:43 pm.
The Chair reconvened the meeting at 3:50 pm.
 
AGENDA ITEM 5 - Discussion and possible action regarding 22 Tex. Admin. Code §157.31, Investigative Conference
Comments were made by Ms. Shannon McClendon, representing herself

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. DeLaGarza moved to refer this item to the Enforcement Committee for a recommendation. Mr. McAnally seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
 
AGENDA ITEM 6 - Discussion and possible action regarding process for handling public information requests

No action was taken.
 
AGENDA ITEM 7 - Discussion and possible action regarding the receipt of regular communications and briefings from the Commissioner about issues brought before the Board

No action was taken.
 
AGENDA ITEM 8 - Discussion and possible action regarding the performance and duties of the Commissioner

No action was taken.
 
AGENDA ITEM 9 - Executive session:
a. Tex. Gov’t Code §551.071 – Consultation to receive advice from legal counsel
b. Tex. Gov’t Code §551.074 – Personnel Matters: discussion relating to the performance and duties of the Commissioner

No action was taken. Executive session was not needed.
 
AGENDA ITEM 10 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items
 
AGENDA ITEM 11 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

The next regularly scheduled meeting was confirmed for Friday, August 15, 2014.
 
AGENDA ITEM 12 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 4:43 pm.