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05/13/2016 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TALCB Board Meeting


These minutes set out the agenda item, the subject matter discussed, and any action taken on each item. To hear the full discussion on any agenda item, click on the link, and you will be taken directly to that section of the meeting video on the right side of the screen.

Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the board may have taken items out of 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, Ms. Laurie Fontana, Mr. Jim Jeffries, Mr. Clayton Black, Mr. Jesse Barba, and Mr. Brian Padden.

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to excuse the absences of Mr. Walker Beard, Mr. Buster Renfrow, and Mr. Patrick Carlson. Mr. Black seconded the motion and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 3 - Welcome new Board members and recognize outgoing Board members

No new members were appointed to the Board.

Agenda Item 4 - Discussion and possible action regarding committee appointments

Relative to agenda item three, no action was taken.

Agenda Item 5 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointments to Peer Investigative Committees

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Padden moved to appoint Gregory Reynolds to a Peer Investigative Committee for a period of two years. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

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, regarding the importance of appraisal and valuation inclusion in possible changes to home finance legislation.

Written comments were submitted by Jack Vandever, Jr., representing himself, suggesting that there be exceptions to the requirement that certified appraisers must be certified in Texas for a minimum of three years as one of the conditions to become eligible to supervise an appraiser trainee.

Agenda Item 7 - Executive session to discuss pending litigation or receive advice of counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071 and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.074

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair called the Board into executive session at 10:11am.

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 11:00am.

Agenda Items 8 & 9 - Consent Agenda

Ratification of the official record of the February 19, 2016 Board meeting agenda as approved for posting on the website by the Secretary of the Board

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

  1. Complaint #15-272 (Renee Kay Brandt, TX-1338686-R)
  2. Complaint #15-285 (Paul R. Porras, TX-1336425-R)

 ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that the Board ratify and approve all items on the consent agenda as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

Agenda Item 10 - Discussion and possible action to approve request for modification of agreed order in the matter of Complaint #14-272 (Lena G. Walker, TX-1334107-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Fontana moved that the Board grant the request for modification and extend the time for compliance with the agreed order until July 15, 2016. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 11 - Report by AQB Working Group

Agenda Item 12 - Report by Executive Committee

Agenda Item 13 - Report by Budget Committee

Agenda Item 14 - Staff reports on processes, monthly activities, and statistical data

Agenda Item 15a - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.5, Fees 

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that the amendments be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15b - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.9, Applications

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that the amendments be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Padden seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15c - Discussion and possible action to propose new rule 22 TAC Chapter §153.12, Criminal History Checks

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that the new rule be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15d - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.15, Experience Required for Licensing

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

Agenda Item 15e - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.16, License Reinstatement

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that the amendments be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15f - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.17, Renewal or Extension of License

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that the amendments be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Padden seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15g - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.23, Inactive Status

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that the amendments be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15h - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.25, Temporary Out-of-State Appraiser License

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

Agenda Item 15i - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC Chapter §153.27, License by Reciprocity

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that the amendments be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 16a - Discussion and possible action on recommendations from the Executive Committee regarding continued attendance of OAG Counsel at Board and committee meetings

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that the Board no longer require OAG Counsel to attend Board and committee meetings. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 16b - Discussion and possible action on recommendations from the Executive Committee regarding amendments to the FY2016-17 TREC/TALCB Memorandum of Understanding

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Fontana moved that the Board approve the amendments to the FY2016-17 Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Mr. Padden seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 17 - Discussion and possible action on recommendations from the Working Group for AQB Criminal History Check Criteria regarding additional criminal history checks by Appraisal Management Companies

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Barba moved that this item be referred to the AMC Advisory Committee to suggest a rule consistent with the working group's recommendation for consideration at the Board's August meeting. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.   

Agenda Item 18 - Update regarding 2016 Appraisal Subcommittee Review

Agenda Item 19 - Update regarding comments submitted to the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) on Alternative Experience Criteria

Agenda Item 20 - Discussion regarding performance review and salary of Commissioner

Agenda Item 21 - Discussion and possible action regarding draft of FY2017 TALCB Budget

No action was taken.

Agenda Item 22 - Discussion and possible action regarding the Agency's Strategic Plan for FY2017-21

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved that the Board authorize the Executive Committee to provide final approval of the Agency's Strategic Plan before submission to the Legislative Budget Board on June 24, 2016. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 23 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

Mr. Padden requested an update on the plans for a new facility.

Agenda Item 24 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

Future meeting dates were confirmed for August 19, 2016 and November 18, 2016.

Agenda Item 25 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 1:15pm.