REVIEW OF AGENCY RULES

Adopted Rule Reviews

Credit Union Department

Title 7, Part 6

The Credit Union Commission (Commission) has completed its review of Chapter 97 (relating to Commission Policies and Administrative Rules) of the Texas Administrative Code, Tile 7, Part 6, consisting of §§97.101 - 97.105, 97,107, 97.113 - 97.116, 97.200, 97.205 - 97.207, 97.300, and 97.401. The Commission proposes to readopt these rules.

The rules were reviewed as a result of the Department's general rule review.

Notice of the review of 7 TAC, Part 6, Chapter 97 was published in the Texas Register as required on December 16, 2016 (41 TexReg 9983). The Department received no comments on the notice of intention to review.

As a result of the internal review by the Department, the Commission has determined that certain revisions are appropriate and necessary. The Commission is concurrently proposing amendments to Chapter 97, as published elsewhere in this issue of the Texas Register. Subject to the concurrently proposed amendments to Chapter 97, the Commission find that the reasons for initially adopting these rules continue to exist, and readopts Chapter 97 in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, §2001.039. This concludes the review of 7 TAC, Part 6, Chapter 97.

TRD-201701027

Harold E. Feeney

Commissioner

Credit Union Department

Filed: March 10, 2017


Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Title 16, Part 4

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 57, relating to the For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies program. The Notice of Intent to Review the administrative rules of 16 TAC Chapter 57 was published in the Texas Register on November 18, 2016.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing the For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies program under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 953, are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Occupations Code, Chapter 953, Regulation of For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules detail the registration and renewal requirements, the registrant's responsibilities, and the required fees that are specific to this program.

The Department received five public comments from four individuals and a representative of a registered legal service contract company. Two of the commenters recommended that the For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies program be readopted. The third commenter, the registered legal service contract company, recommended readoption of the For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies rules. The fourth commenter stated that these types of companies should not be allowed to do business in Texas. The fifth commenter stated that the license requirement is not needed and should be discontinued. The fourth and fifth comments would require statutory changes and cannot be addressed through rulemaking.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC Chapter 57 For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC Chapter 57, For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies.

TRD-201701075

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 59, relating to the Continuing Education Requirements. The Notice of Intent to Review the administrative rules of 16 TAC, Chapter 59, was published in the Texas Register on December 9, 2016.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing Continuing Education Requirements under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 51.405, are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Texas Occupations Code, §51.405, Regulation of Continuing Education Requirements. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules are promulgated to establish continuing education provider and course requirements for the occupations regulated by the Department.

The Department received 14 public comments. Two commenters stated the requirements should be abolished. Two commenters suggested the requirements are still needed in their current form. Two commenters suggested using a more stream lined electronic process for completing the requirements instead of focusing solely on classroom settings. One commenter stated the requirements for HVAC should be eliminated altogether. One commenter stated the requirements for the RAS program should remain the same. Five commenters suggested the requirements for their programs should be modified based on length of licensure and experience. One commenter requested information on how to subscribe to notifications. These comments will be taken under consideration as part of any possible rule changes in the future.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 59 Continuing Education requirements, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC, Chapter 59, Continuing Education Requirements.

TRD-201701073

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 60, relating to the Procedural Rules of the Commission and the Department. The Notice of Intent to Review was published in the December 16, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 9983). The public comment period closed on January 17, 2017.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing the Procedural Rules of the Commission and the Department under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 51, are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 51, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules detail general Commission and Executive Director powers and duties, rulemaking procedures, and contested case procedures that are necessary for the operation of all Department programs.

The Department received eight public comments in response to the Notice of Intent to Review. One commenter explained the necessity of having regulation for sanitation in salons. One commenter wants to stay on top of any rule changes. One commenter expressed concern over not requiring ventilation in nail salons. One commenter recommended getting rid of Brazilian blowouts due to health concerns. One commenter explained they had eye surgery and as a result missed several questions on the exam but wants to maintain their license. One commenter does not think the sanitation hour is necessary for licensed elderly people. One commenter recommended the Department regulate roofers, foundation repair contractors and possibly asphalt repairers. The last commenter requested cosmetology board members have at least 5 years of experience; changing the name from "operator" to "cosmetologists"; and a continuing education overhaul to allow more flexibility in classes taken. These comments will be taken under consideration as part of any possible rule changes in the future.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 60 Procedural Rules of the Commission and the Department, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC, Chapter 60, Procedural Rules of the Commission and the Department.

TRD-201701079

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 70, relating to the Industrialized Housing and Buildings program. The Notice of Intent to Review the administrative rules of 16 TAC, Chapter 70, was published in the Texas Register on December 30, 2016.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing the Industrialized Housing and Buildings Program under Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 1202, are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 1202, Industrialized Housing and Buildings. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules detail the licensing requirements, responsibilities of licensees, and the fees that are specific to this program.

The Department received two public comments. Oak Creek Homes, a modular home builder, stated that TDLR assesses punitive fines without the opportunity to cure violations; that the Department application of the International Residential Code as a performance standard is in conflict with standard warranty contract provisions, which effectively allows the Department to develop rules on an Ad Hoc basis; that the Department lacks a process to notify the manufacturer or builder of a consumer complaint inspection; that the time frame for investigations of consumer complaints is excessively lengthy; that the fine structure is arbitrary and set by a prosecutor with no specialized knowledge of the processes; and that quarterly auditing of all modular units is overly burdensome and causes a staggering amount of unnecessary paperwork. The Texas Manufactured Housing Association, a trade association of the manufactured and industrialized housing industries, requests the Department to re-examine existing policies, fees, timing of approval processes for new manufacturers and builder registrations, as well as new home designs with respect to industrialized housing, which can be sited in municipalities on par with site-built home construction, since industrialized housing incurs costs associated with registration, maintaining records, compliance, fees and other costs that a site-builder does not incur from a state regulatory agency; that the Department review the amount of time it takes to certify new home model plans, authorize new builders and manufacturers, conduct home inspections and resolve complaints; that market polices be set so that industrialized housing can compete naturally in the market compared to the single-lot site-built home construction industry, which is unburdened by a state level of regulation; that the Department revise its current complaint, inspection, and reporting process to cease conducting any consumer complaint investigations based on alleged construction code violations for homes the Department is aware of, or becomes aware are the subject of and/or to civil litigation; that the passage of S.B. 672 which created a new definition, "final on-site inspection report" and new provisions in §70.73 and §70.70 were not called for, are unnecessary, operate to subvert the two-year jurisdictional limit on enforcement action in the statute, are not adhered to, and that instead of repealing the rules, a more sensible, less burdensome regulation be considered as a benefit to the industry and housing supply in Texas. The comments will be taken under consideration as part of any possible rule changes in the future.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 70 Industrialized Housing and Buildings program, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC, Chapter 70, Industrialized Housing and Buildings program.

TRD-201701074

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 72, relating to the Professional Employer Organization program. The Notice of Intent to Review the administrative rules of 16 TAC, Chapter 72, was published in the Texas Register on November 18, 2016.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing Professional Employer Organizations under Texas Labor Code, Chapter 91 and Occupations Code, Chapter 51 are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Texas Labor Code, Chapter 91, Regulation of Professional Employer Organization and Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 51. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules detail the licensing requirements, responsibilities of licensees, and the fees that are specific to this program.

The Department received one individual comment and one comment from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). The individual commenter sought information regarding how to subscribe to web notices. The NAPEO stated that the program is still needed and recommended that the Department readopt the rules in their entirety.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 72 Professional Employer Organization program, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC, Chapter 72, Professional Employer Organization.

TRD-201701076

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 73, relating to Electricians. The Notice of Intent to Review was published in the December 16, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 9984). The public comment period closed on January 17, 2017.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing Electricians under Occupations Code, Chapter 1305, are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Occupations Code, Chapter 1305, Electricians. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules detail the licensing requirements, responsibilities, insurance requirements and the fees that are specific to this program.

The Department received thirty public comments in response to the Notice of Intent to Review. Two commenters had not received their license as of yet. One commenter wanted to know if this process would affect his license. One commenter would like a grandfather option to be considered for a certain license. One commenter informed the Department that the license had expired but would renew once the doctor released them. One commenter said "no." One commenter informed us that they accidentally answered a question incorrectly on the application. One commenter does not think the rules are beneficial to the industry and the exam for the residential appliance installer license does not seem relevant to the job duties. One commenter suggested allowing another professional to sign off on the Master Electrician supervision. One commenter would like to see the supervision requirement removed and replaced with relevant work experience. One commenter wanted clarity on why the "nccer" supersedes the journeyman license. One commenter had a question about renewals. One commenter recommended having licensed electricians have a business in their name. One commenter would like the continuing education hours to be increased. One commenter had complaints about unlicensed businesses using Google ads. One commenter suggested allowing residential wiremen to be supervised the same as an electrical apprentice. One commenter requested getting rid of the external switch before power enters a sign. One commenter recommended deleting obsolete rules and streamlining processes. One commenter would like sub- categories for the appliance installer license considering the difficulty in testing. One commenter appreciates the program but would like to see more enforcement action against unlicensed personnel. Two commenters requested clarity on what this is. One commenter wanted to know why Texas would not issue him a license based on a license in another state. One commenter provided their new address. One commenter does not think the continuing education requirement is beneficial and would like it removed. One commenter recommended all persons seeking a journeyman license have a valid apprentice license. One commenter would like to see reciprocity granted across all electrician license types across all fifty states. One commenter recommended licenses be valid for three years and increase the required number of continuing education hours. One commenter requested the test. The last commenter requested a waiver be made to the supervision by a master electrician for electrical engineers. These comments will be taken under consideration as part of any possible rule changes in the future.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 73, Electricians, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC, Chapter 73, Electricians.

TRD-201701081

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 85, relating to the Vehicle Storage Facilities program. The Notice of Intent to Review the administrative rules of 16 TAC, Chapter 85, was published in the Texas Register on December 23, 2016.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing Vehicle Storage Facilities Program under Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 2303, are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 2303, Regulation related to Motor Vehicles Vehicle Storage Facilities. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules detail the licensing requirements, applications, and the fees that are specific to this program.

The Department received eight public comments. One commenter requested a revision of §85.712, should be incorporated to address the term total loss claim where insurance companies shouldn't be able to abandon vehicles at a VSF lot when they have accepted liability of the claim. One commenter recommended VSF's not be allowed to charge extra fees to customers who pay by credit card; that digital records be used reduce paper and keep up with technology, and to use digital invoicing. One commenter suggested changing wording for §85.10(3). This commenter believes that §§85.10(13), 85.10(17), 85.708(c), and 85.708(c)(1) is obsolete and should be replaced with affidavit of right of possession; that §85.708(c)(1)(H) needs to be clarified in terms of owner consent and insurance companies removing vehicles without owner consent but with an affidavit; and §85.713(a) stating this section as being inadequate with regard to law enforcement, such as time limitations to release a hold or move a vehicle to a non-commercial facility, to clarify the start date of storage regarding notification requirements, and to clarify what a vehicle owner be can charged. One commenter stated the process to obtain a title is too lengthy, has too many steps, and is not cost effective, suggesting a simplified process, to remove the law enforcement notification and 2nd letter for law enforcement initiated tows, and to remove the requirement of a second letter, due to cost of sending certified mail. One commenter submitted the same comment twice, asking for a new rule to hold TOW/VSF companies accountable for intentionally refusing to accept or answer calls from insurance companies whose caller id identifies the name of the insurance company. One commenter suggested increasing the licensure from one year to two without increasing cost of license, stating they are already being price gauged. One commenter suggested a change in the fees, specifically, the renewal fee should be less than the cost of the original application and that the license time frame be increased from one year to two years, the impound fee should be increased from the current rate of $20 to at least $30, the daily storage fees should be increased to $25 - $35 per day for vehicles twenty-five feet and under and $45 - $55 per day for vehicles over twenty-five feet, the fee for notification should be increased to offset the increase in postage fees, VSF companies should be allowed to charge fees for re-tarping /re-securing a vehicle after the owner or an adjuster has cleaned out the vehicle, and a rule should be implemented to state owners cannot dump or abandon a vehicle at a storage facility. The comments related to fees and notice require statutory changes and cannot be addressed through the rule making process. The remainder of the comments will be provided to the advisory board and considered in future rule making.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 85 Vehicle Storage Facilities program, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC, Chapter 85, Vehicle Storage Facilities program.

TRD-201701077

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) filed a Notice of Intent to Review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 86, relating to the Vehicle Towing and Booting program. The Notice of Intent to Review the administrative rules of 16 TAC, Chapter 86, was published in the Texas Register on December 23, 2016.

Texas Government Code, §2001.039 requires state agencies to review their rules every four years to determine if the reasons for initially adopting the rules continue to exist. The rules implementing Vehicle Towing and Booting Program under Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 2308, are scheduled for this four-year review.

The Department has reviewed these rules and has determined that the rules are still essential in implementing the statutory provisions of Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 2308, Regulation related to Motor Vehicles Vehicle Towing and Booting. The rules provide details that are not found in the program statute but are necessary for implementation and operation of this program. For example, the rules detail the licensing requirements, applications, and the fees that are specific to this program.

The Department received one public comment. The one commenter sought information on how to legally operate a tow truck. The commenter did not provide specific recommendations, changes, or requests.

At its meeting on March 1, 2017, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission), the Department's governing body, readopted the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 86 Vehicle Towing and Booting program, in their current form. As a result of this review process, the Department may propose amendments in the future that may further clarify or supplement the existing rules. Any future proposed changes to the rules will be published in the Proposed Rules section of the Texas Register and will be open for public comment prior to final adoption by the Commission in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

The rules are re-adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039. This concludes the review of 16 TAC, Chapter 86, Vehicle Towing and Booting program.

TRD-201701078

Brian E. Francis

Executive Director

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Filed: March 15, 2017


Texas Board of Nursing

Title 22, Part 11

On January 23, 2017, in accordance with Government Code §2001.039, the Texas Board of Nursing (Board) filed a notice of intention to review and consider for re-adoption, re-adoption with amendments, or repeal, the following chapter contained in Title 22, Part 11, of the Texas Administrative Code, pursuant to the 2015 rule review plan adopted by the Board at its July 2015 meeting. Notice of the review was published in the February 3, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 499).

Chapter 214. Vocational Nursing Education, §§214.1 - 214.13

Chapter 215. Professional Nursing Education, §§215.1 - 215.13

Chapter 222. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses with Prescriptive Authority, §§222.1 - 222.10

The Board did not receive comment on the above rules. The Board has completed its review and has determined that the reasons for originally adopting the above rules continue to exist. The rules were also reviewed to determine whether they were obsolete, whether they reflected current legal and policy considerations and current procedures and practices of the Board, and whether they were in compliance with Texas Government Code Chapter 2001 (Texas Administrative Procedure Act). The Board finds that the rules are not obsolete, reflect current legal and policy considerations, current procedures and practices of the Board, and that the rules are in compliance with the Texas Administrative Procedure Act.

The Board readopts the rules in Chapter 226 without changes, pursuant to the Texas Government Code §2001.039 and Texas Occupations Code §301.151, which authorizes the Board to adopt, enforce, and repeal rules consistent with its legislative authority under the Nursing Practice Act. This concludes the rule review of Chapter 226 under the 2015 rule review plan adopted by the Board.

TRD-201700942

James Dusty Johnston

General Counsel

Texas Board of Nursing

Filed: March 8, 2017