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Commission Re-Adopts Administrative Rules

At its meeting on January 19, 2021, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted the rule review of 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 91, Dog and Cat Breeders Program, effective February 1, 2021.

The rule review adoption was published in the February 12, 2021, issue of the Texas Register (46 TexReg 1071).

TDLR encourages all persons interested in the Licensed Breeders program to review the rule review adoption.

Justification for Administrative Rule Adoption

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 91, §§91.25 and 91.92, regarding the Licensed Breeders program. The adopted rules or amendments are necessary to implement Senate Bill (SB) 1531, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), which made changes to the sections of the Dog or Cat Breeders Act pertaining to criminal history of animal cruelty or neglect. The adopted rules or amendments also make editorial changes to the rules.

The adoption justification was published in the February 5, 2021, issue of the Texas Register (46 TexReg 907). The updated rule chapter will be made available upon its effective date of February 15, 2021.

Changes to Licensed Breeder Law

Senate Bill 1531, passed by the 86th Legislature, amended Occupations Code, Chapter 802, relating to the eligibility for certain occupational licenses and the use of a person’s criminal history as grounds for certain actions related to the license.  Senate Bill 1531 and the changes to Chapter 802 became effective September 1, 2019.

TDLR encourages all persons interested in the Licensed Breeders program to review the updated Occupations Code, Chapter 802.


Advisory Committee Meetings

November 30, 2020

The Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee met November 30, 2020 via videoconference. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel.