Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
North Campus Building, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room, Suite 125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of the Minutes – Meeting of October 4, 2017
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Committee should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Program Specialist**
  5. Recognition of Service by the Department to the family of Coach Ruben Jordan
  6. Staff Reports - Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Customer Service Division
      2. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Statistics
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Driver Education Database Clean-up – Access 23016 Version 5.0
      3. Update on Community Safety Act and Senate Bill 1051
      4. Statistics
    5. Compliance Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Training
    6. Executive Office
      1. Upcoming Strategic Planning Process
      2. Recent Developments
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 84, §§84.2, 84.41, 84.44, 84.51, 84.62, 84.70, 84.500, 84.502, 84.503 and 84.600, regarding the Driver Education and Safety program. The proposed amendments implement Senate Bill 848, House Bill 912, and House Bill 1372, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017). The legislation (SB 848/HB 912) removed outdated language, expanded the group of persons who are authorized to provide instruction in the ‘parent taught’ driver education program, reduced the driver education course provider bond to $10,000 and authorized driver education and driving safety course completion certificates to be issued electronically. House Bill 1372 added a requirement that the curriculum for each driver education and driving safety course include information on the proper use of child passenger safety seats
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation on proposed rule amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 84, §84.51, 84.500, 84.502, 84.503 and 84.600; and propose new §84.48, to implement Senate Bill 30 (Community Safety Act) and Senate Bill 1051, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017). The Community Safety Act added a requirement to include information related to law enforcement procedures for traffic stops in all driver education and driving safety school curriculum; Senate Bill 1051 requires all driving safety schools include accommodations for deaf or hard of hearing students; and for the Department to develop an online driver education course in American Sign Language
  9. Discussion and possible recommendation, including discussion of possible rule amendments to 16 TAC, Chapter 84, and possible appointment of a workgroup, regarding safeguards to prevent unauthorized production or misuse of uniform certificates of course completion and certificate numbers when issued electronically
  10. Recommendations for agenda items for next Committee meeting
  11. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Committee meeting
  12. Adjournment