Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2009-2013 Page: 12
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on rules and technical standards, professional license examination content,
continuing education requirements, and other areas affecting these industries.
While not binding,Advisory Board recommendations are weighed carefully by
A valuable means of communication between the Commission and Advisory
Boards is a Commission member appointed by the Chairman as an Advisory
Board liaison. The role of the liaison is to ensure that industry concerns
and expertise, as voiced by the Advisory Board, are fully understood and
considered in Commission deliberations.
Commission Duties and RegulatoryApproach
The Commissioners' duties include:
" guiding the development of and approving the agency strategic plan,
budget and request for funding,
" providing policy guidance for agency operations,
" reviewing and adopting rules,
" adjudicating final orders in contested cases, and
" hiring, supervising, and setting the salary for the executive director.
The Commission directs our common-sense approach to cost-effective
governmental regulation. Prior to adoption, the Commission weighs all rules
for possible negative impact on consumers and licensees. This balanced
approach protects the public while ensuring the regulatory process and rules
are not unnecessarily burdensome. The Commission also makes sure that
funds are used wisely and efficiently. Over the past four years, the Commission
has reduced total license fees charged by $3,338,085.
The Compliance division provides technical oversight, valuable expertise, and
training for our twenty-six programs through three sections - Building and
Mechanical, Business and Occupations, and Field Operations. The division also
acts as the point of contact for questions and concerns regarding regulations,
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