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Commissioner Comments - November 2017
October has just concluded and November is here. This is always an exciting time with the World Series (How about those Astros!?), Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, and the beginning of deer hunting season in Texas. October 31 also closes our State Employee Charitable Campaign month, with new highs reached each year for generosity by our team members.
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.
Appraising After a Natural Disaster
The appraiser faces many new challenges appraising after a natural disaster. To avoid problems there are several steps an appraiser can take. Keep in close contact with your clients about any outstanding assignments. Notify them of any delays you are experiencing. Make your client aware of the new challenges facing your appraisal practice. Questions to ask your client: Will you need additional services such as a re-inspection or revising the effective date?
Get ACE Credit From TALCB
TALCB Is Offering a 2-Hour Enforcement Update Course
Want to get the latest information right from the source? TALCB is now offering a 2-hour ACE course. Topics covered are:
- Who Are We And What Do We Do?
- Enforcement 101: Basic Processes For Complaints, Audits, and Backgrounds
- Case Statistics and Enforcement Related Data
- Recent Enforcement Issues and Trends
- Enforcement Staff Available to Answer All Your Questions
From the Commissioner
As the Board and its staff get prepared for its next meeting on Monday, August 14th, I am pleased to tell you that the summer has been very productive. All of the agency teams are handling very high volumes of matters, even with daily staff numbers reduced due to summer vacations.
What Are Contingent Dismissals?
You may have heard through the grapevine or read somewhere online about the TALCB SES staff offering to resolve a complaint case through a contingent dismissal or "CD". Hopefully, this article will give you a better understanding what that means.
Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Law Updated
Governor Abbott Has Signed SB 1516
SB 1516 amends Chapter 1104 to address some recent changes in federal law regarding the regulation of AMCs, to provide consistency in terminology, and to repeal some outdated provisions. The bill also makes some conforming changes to align Chapter 1104 with the amendments made last session to Chapter 1103, the appraiser licensing act administered by the Board.
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.
From the Chair of the Board
The Board met on Friday May 5th for its regular quarterly meeting with 100% of members in attendance. In addition to hearing updates on customer service, license processing, exam administration, complaint investigation and enforcement, and financial performance matters, other administrative business was also accomplished, including an update on the long-term facilities master plan, appointment of investment officers and the annual report of appraiser demographics in Texas.