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08/19/2016 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. Walker Beard, Mr. Buster Renfrow, and Mr. Brian Padden.

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved to excuse the absences of Mr. Jesse Barba and Mr. Patrick Carlson. 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

No public comments were offered.

Agenda Item 4 - Executive session to discuss pending litigation or receive advice of counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair called the Board into executive session at 10:05am.

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 11:06am.

Agenda Items 5 & 6 - Consent Agenda

Ratification of the official record of the May 13, 2016 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 #16-079 (Joe Jeffrey Roberts, Unlicensed)

b. Complaint #15-262 (Judy Ward, TX-1324131-R)

c. Complaint #15-303 (Jody Wayne Pickett, TX-1334212-L)

d. Complaint #15-321 (James M. Davis, TX-1322767-R)

e. Complaint #16-021 (James A. Dixon, TX-1332555-L)

f. Complaint #16-036 & 16-139 (Benjamin Edward Harris, TX-1331585-R)

g. Complaint #16-092 & 16-099 (Larry Earl Amyx, TX-1336583-R)

h. Complaint #15-326, 15-327 & 16-190 (John C. Vinton, TX-1327349-R)

i. Complaint #15-287 (James A. Magill, TX-1329715-R)

j. Complaint #15-346 (Mark Bernard McKellar, TX-1338098-R)

k. Complaint #15-310 & 16-057 (Adrian Charles Dean, TX-1321389-G)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that the Board ratify and approve items 5 and 6b - 6i. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Ms. Fontana moved to approve item 6a. Mr. Padden seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.

Mr. Beard moved to approve item 6j as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.

Mr. Jeffries moved to approve item 6k as presented. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.

Agenda Item 7a - Discussion and possible action regarding request for modification of agreed order in the matter of Complaint #14-111 (Russell Earl Milan, TX-1323544-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Fontana moved to grant the request for modification in part and extend the compliance deadlines as presented and recommended by staff. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.

Agenda Item 7b - Discussion and possible action regarding request for modification of agreed order in the matter of Complaint #05-089 & 07-030 (Joshua Stone Baugher, TX-1331720-L)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Renfrow moved to deny the request for modification. Mr. Beard seconded the motion, and the motion passed by a vote 6 to 1 with Mr. Jeffries voting Nay.

Agenda Item 7c - Discussion and possible action regarding request for modification of agreed order in the matter of Complaint #15-124 & 15-173 (Rodger Thornton Williams, TX-1334530-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Beard moved to grant the request for modification in part and extend the compliance deadlines as presented and recommended by staff. Mr. Renfrow seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.

Agenda Item 8 - Report by AMC Advisory Committee

Commissioner Douglas Oldmixon announced that Ms. Angelica Guerra and Mr. James "Tony" Pistilli were recently appointed by the Governor to serve on the AMC Advisory Committee for terms set to expire January 31, 2018. In addition, Ms. Sara Oates and Mr. Lawrence McNamara were reappointed for terms set to expire January 31, 2017.

Agenda Item 9 - Report by Budget Committee

Agenda Item 10 - Report by Executive Committee

Agenda Item 11 - Staff reports on processes, monthly activities, and statistical data

Agenda Item 12 - Discussion and possible action to adopt a new rule and amendments 22 TAC, Chapter 153, Rules Relating to Provisions of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board:

a. §153.15, Experience Required for Licensing

b. §153.12, Criminal History Checks

c. §153.5, Fees

d. §153.9, Applications

e. §153.16, License Reinstatement

f. §153.17, Renewal or Extension of License

g. §153.23, Inactive Status

h. §153.25, Temporary Out-of-State Appraiser License

i. §153.27, License by Reciprocity

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that item 12a be withdrawn and reproposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Beard seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.   

Ms. Fontana moved for the adoption of remaining items 12b - 12i as published with an effective date of January 1, 2017. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 13a - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §159.52, Fees

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

Agenda Item 13b - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §159.161, Appraiser Panel

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries 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 13c - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §159.201, Guidelines for Revocation, Suspension, or Denial of a License

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

Agenda Item 14 - Update regarding comments submitted to the Appraisal Subcommittee on proposed rule for AMC registry fees

Agenda Item 15 - Update regarding comments submitted to the Appraisal Qualifications Board on First Exposure Draft of Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

Agenda Item 16 - Update on request submitted to AQB to reduce the required course length for continuing education courses from 2 hours to 1 hour

Agenda Item 17 - Discussion and possible action regarding approval of FY2017 TALCB Budget and budget related policies

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved to adopt the FY2017 TALCB Budget and the TALCB Education Reserve Fund Policy as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

Agenda Item 18 - Update on long-term facilities plan

Agenda Item 19 - Discussion and possible action regarding planning workshop in November

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to refer this item to the Executive Committee for decision. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.    

Agenda Item 20 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

Ms. Fontana requested that the Enforcement Committee review the Mentorship Guidelines for possible clarification regarding payment. In addition, she also asked that the committee explore possibilities for staff development.                

Agenda Item 21 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to set future meeting dates for November 18, 2016 and February 9, 2017. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.   

Agenda Item 22 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 1:40pm.