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From the Chair - September 2017

The Board met on August 14th for its regular quarterly meeting. Because of the number of bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session affecting the agency’s license holders and the agency’s operations, a large number of draft rules were proposed. Several Agreed Orders, a modification and a Proposal for Decision (PFD) arising out of a case heard at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), extended the agenda. We heard quarterly reports from our Commissioner, directors, and major committees.

2017 Legislative Update from TALCB

Memorial Day was the last day of the 85th Legislative session. Several bills were filed this session relating to the agency and its license holders but not all of those bills made it through the process.  Following is a summary of bills that passed both houses of the Legislature and have direct effect on license holders.

Senate Confirms Appointments of Board Members

TALCB is pleased to announce the Senate confirmation of Governor Abbott's appointments of eight TALCB board members on May 16, 2017. 

Chair, Jamie Wickliffe of Midlothian, Vice-Chair, James Jefferies of Georgetown, Clayton Black of Stanton, Chance Bolton of Austin, Tony Peña of Lubbock, Martha Gayle Reid Lynch of El Paso, Alejandro Sostre-Odio of San Antonio, Joyce Yannuzzi of New Braunfels. 

From the Chair of the Board

The Board met for its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 9th to elect officers, appoint committees and mentors, propose and adopt rules, and consider disciplinary cases. It was a full agenda as usual and staff did a great job of preparing for the many business items we needed to attend to.

Governor Abbott Appoints Four to the AMC Advisory Committee

The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Pistilli and Angelica Guerra to the Appraisal Managment Company (AMC) Advisory Committee with terms to expire in January 2018.  Sara Oates and Larry McNamara were reappointed to the Committee with terms expiring in 2017. The Vice-Chair of TALCB, James Jefferies, serves as the chair of the AMC Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Board on all matters related to Appraisal Management Company regulation.

Governor Abbott Signs TALCB Legislation

Governor Abbott has signed the Texas Appraiser Certification Board (TALCB) housekeeping bill, SB 1007 into law. This bill affects many aspects of Chapter 1103 of the Texas Occupations Code, which is the governing chapter for Texas appraisers. Some key changes are described below; to read the bill in its entirety please refer to the Texas Legislature’s website.