FTC Safeguards Rule: What Your Business Needs to Know

From the Federal Trade Commission… As the name suggests, the purpose of the Federal Trade Commission’s Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information – the Safeguards Rule, for short – is to ensure that entities covered by the Rule maintain safeguards to protect the security of customer information. The Safeguards Rule took effect in 2003, but after public comment, the…

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Fingerprinting Requirement For GDN & Franchised Dealer License Applicants Coming Soon

From Monique Johnston – Director, Motor Vehicle Division… At the June 30, 2022 meeting, the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles adopted rules requiring certain new applicants and existing dealer license holders to be fingerprinted (43 Tex. Admin. Code § 211.6). Applications submitted on or after September 1, 2022, will be subject to…

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A Note from TMDA Treasurer Trey Sralla

It’s very easy to get caught up in national politics and what the Republicans and Democrats are saying about each other. Networks like Fox News, MSNBC and CNN have made a FORTUNE over the years feeding the public the mud that is constantly being slung in either direction. The fact of the matter is, no matter…

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2022 Texas Primary Elections Review by Royce Poinsett

The theme of the March 1 Texas primary election results was “No Big Surprises.” And many of the questions posed in our February preview (see below) have been answered. But there are many races that remain to be decided in the Tuesday, May 24 primary runoffs. The 2022 Texas primary turnout was higher than the…

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Overview of the 2021 Texas Legislative Session by Royce Poinsett

The 2021 Texas legislature furnished enough compelling storylines for several sessions. Among other endeavors, legislators convened warily during a pandemic, responded to a historic winter storm that overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid and balanced a strained state budget with the help of billions of dollars in just-in-time federal relief. But the main narrative of the…

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