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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes
September 8, 2023
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 91, Dog or Cat Breeders Program. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below:
The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until October 23, 2023.
Advisory Committee Seeks Veterinarian, Animal Control Officer & Licensed Breeder Members
The Licensed Breeder Advisory Committee of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is seeking three volunteer members to serve on the committee:
- A Licensed Breeder
- A Veterinarian
- An Animal Control Officer
Committee members serve four-year terms.
The committee provides technical knowledge and industry expertise to TDLR about dog and cat breeding in Texas. Meetings are held virtually, so members don't need to live near Austin.
For more information about TDLR’s advisory boards: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/media/vacancies.htm.
Beware Of People Posing As TDLR Inspectors
April 26, 2022
Inspectors for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will never request or accept money under any circumstances while calling, visiting or conducting an inspection.
Real TDLR inspectors will:
- introduce themselves;
- show their State of Texas employee ID card;
- provide their contact information upon request; and
- provide their TDLR business card upon request.
Real TDLR inspectors cannot and will not:
- accept payment for license fees;
- request money for violations; or
- charge for inspections.
If someone posing as a TDLR employee approaches or calls you, please contact TDLR and law enforcement immediately. Impersonating a public servant is a third-degree felony in Texas.
Changes to Licensed Breeder Law
April 21, 2020
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 1, 2023
The next Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held via videoconference and will be viewable on TDLR’s YouTube channel. Sharing of pre-recorded audio or video is not allowed during the public comment period. When the agenda and staff reports are available, they will be posted online.
September 1, 2023
The next Licensed Breeders Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held via videoconference and will be viewable on TDLR’s YouTube channel. Sharing of pre-recorded audio or video is not allowed during the public comment period. The agenda and staff reports are available online.