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Public Notice - Enforcement Plan
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) provides this public notice that at their regularly scheduled meeting held July 20, 2018, the Commission adopted the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (Department) revised enforcement plan which was established in compliance with Texas Occupations Code, §51.302(c).
The enforcement plan gives all license holders notice of the specific ranges of penalties and license sanctions that apply to specific alleged violations of the statutes and rules enforced by the Department. The enforcement plan also presents the criteria that are considered by the Department's Enforcement staff in determining the amount of a proposed administrative penalty or the magnitude of a proposed sanction. The enforcement plan is revised to include the penalty matrix for the Driver Training and Traffic Safety program.
In 2015, the 84th Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 1786 which provided for the transfer of Driver Education Schools, Driving Safety Course Providers, Driving Safety Schools and Instructors under Chapter 1001, Texas Education Code, from TEA/ESC Region 13 to TDLR. Additionally, the bill transferred the Parent Taught Driver Education program from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to TDLR.
Ricardo Benavides, Frances Gomez, Carlos Reyna, and Nina Jo Saint, members of the Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, were appointed to serve on an enforcement workgroup. Agency staff met with the enforcement workgroup on February 12, March 7, and April 13, 2018, to develop a penalty matrix for the Driver Training and Traffic Safety program. To address the unique business functions within the Driver Training and Traffic Safety program, four separate penalty matrices were created: Driver Education Schools and Instructors, Driving Safety Schools and Instructors, Course Providers, and Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Programs. The full Driver Training and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee reviewed the matrix on May 9, 2018, and recommended its approval by the Commission.
A copy of the revised enforcement plan is posted on the Department's website and may be downloaded at www.tdlr.texas.gov. You may also contact the Enforcement Division at (512) 539-5600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy of the revised plan.
This agency hereby certifies that this notice been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.
Brian E. Francis
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Filed: July 26, 2018
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