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 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. Sara Oates, Ms. Martha Gayle Reid Lynch, Mr. Chance Bolton, Mr. Clayton Black, Mr. Rolando Castro, Mr. Mark McAnally, Ms. Paola Escalante-Castillo, and Ms. Lisa Sprinkle.
ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Bolton moved to excuse the absence of Ms. Stephanie Robinson. Mr. McAnally seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
Agenda Item 3 - Opening remarks from the Chair and Board mission moment
Agenda Item 4 - Election of Vice Chair and Secretary
ACTION TAKEN: The Chair opened the floor for nominations. Mr. Castro moved to elect Ms. Reid Lynch as Vice Chair and Mr. McAnally as Secretary. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
Agenda Item 5 - Appointments to Budget & Finance Committee, Education & Licensing Committee, Enforcement Committee, and TREC and TALCB Joint Audit Committee
ACTION TAKEN: The Chair appointed Board members to the following committees:
Budget & Finance Committee:
- Stephanie Robinson (Chair)
- Paola Escalante-Castillo
- Mark McAnally
Education & Licensing Committee:
- Rolando Castro (Chair)
- Stephanie Robinson
- Lisa Sprinkle
- Chance Bolton (Chair)
- Clayton Black
- Rolando Castro
TREC and TALCB Joint Audit Committee:
- Chance Bolton
Agenda Item 6 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Mentors
ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Castro moved to appoint Bobby Crisp, Deloris Kraft-Longoria, Diana Jacob, Gregory Reynolds, Gregory Stephens, John Dorie, Pamela Teel, Paul Hornsby, Robinson Wilson, Robin Forrester and Tony Pistilli as Mentors for a period of two years. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
Agenda Item 7 - General comments from visitors on non-agenda items
Agenda Item 8 - Ratification of the official record of the December 1, 2022 and December 2, 2022 Board meetings as approved for posting on the website by the Secretary of the Board
ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Reid Lynch moved to ratify the minutes as presented. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
Agenda Item 9 - Final orders and surrenders in the matter of:
a. Complaint #22-360 (Charlcya Stayton, TX-1325902-R)
b. Complaint #22-384 (Todd Davis, TX-1360206-R)
c. Complaint #22-391 (Alfred Okoreeh, TX-1360337-R)
d. Complaint #22-171 & 22-503 (Albert Menn, TX-1320731-G)
Agenda Item 10 - Report by Budget & Finance Committee
Agenda Item 11 - Report by Education & Licensing Committee
Agenda Item 12 - Report by Executive Committee
Agenda Item 13 - Staff reports on agency operations, initiatives and statistical data
Agenda Items 14 & 15 - Discussion and possible action to adopt repeal of 22 Tex. Admin. Code §153.24, Complaint Processing; and
Discussion and possible action to adopt new 22 Tex. Admin. Code, Chapter 153:
a. §153.24. Complaint Processing
b. §153.241. Sanctions Guidelines
ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Bolton moved for adoption of the repeal and new rules as published. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
Agenda Item 16 - Executive session to discuss pending litigation or receive advice of legal counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071 and personnel matters relating to the performance review of the Commissioner pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.074.
ACTION TAKEN: The Chair called the Board into executive session at 10:00 a.m.
Agenda Item 17a - Discussion and possible action regarding recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding Mentor application and appointment cycle
ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Reid Lynch moved that the Board adopt the Executive Committee's recommendation for the consideration and appointment of Mentors annually at the Board's February meeting for two-year terms. Mr. McAnnally seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
Agenda Item 17b - Discussion and possible action regarding recommendation from the Executive Committee regarding Delegation of Authority to Approve and Sign Agreed Orders and Voluntary Surrenders
ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Bolton moved that the Board adopt the revised Delegation of Authority to Approve and Sign Agreed Orders and Voluntary Surrenders allowing the Chair's delegation of authority to approve and sign Agreed Orders, Agreed Final Orders, and Voluntary Surrenders to include agreed modifications to these orders. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.
Agenda Item 18 - Discussion regarding performance review and salary of TALCB Commissioner
Agenda Item 19 - Update regarding legislative matters
Agenda Item 20 - Discussion and possible action regarding the submission of comments in response to the AQB's Exposure Draft for changes to the Criteria.
The Board delegated authority to finalize and submit discussed comments to the Education & Licensing Committee.
Agenda Item 21 - Discussion and possible action regarding items for future meetings
Agenda Item 22 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates
Future meeting dates were confirmed for May 19, 2023 and August 18, 2023, and tentatively set for November 9, 2023 (Board workshop) and November 10, 2023.
Agenda Item 23 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 11:29 a.m.