86th Texas Legislature TDLR-Related Bills

Also see the list of legislation from the 85th Legislative Session

The 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session convened on January 8, 2019. This page provides a list of the bills filed related to TDLR and its programs. Please note that at this time, none of these bills have been enacted. Check this page for updates throughout the Regular Session, which ends on May 27, 2019.

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Bills Filed by Program Type

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractors

  • HB 4249 by Kuempel – Relating to fees a municipality may charge certain air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.

Auctioneers

  • HB 910 by Shaheen - Relating to abolishing the regulation of auctioneers.

Barbers

  • HB 1642 by Martinez – Relating to the requirements for issuing and renewing certain certificates and licenses to practice barbering.
  • HB 1705 by Shaheen – Relating to abolishing the regulation of the practices of barbering and cosmetology.
  • HB 2698 by Goldman – Relating to allowing approved barber and cosmetology schools to administer practical examinations for licensure.
  • HB 2852 by Dutton – Relating to the consideration of a criminal conviction to determine an applicant's eligibility for certain barbering certificates and licenses.
  • SB 1394 by Seliger – Relating to the regulation of companies that prearrange barbering and cosmetology services outside of certain facilities; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

Behavior Analysts

  • HB 517 by Israel - Relating to unprofessional conduct by mental health providers who attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child; providing penalties.
  • HB 1190 by Hernandez – Relating to unprofessional conduct by mental health providers who attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child; providing penalties.
  • HB 1295 by Davis, Sarah – Relating to early childhood intervention and rehabilitative and habilitative services.
  • HB 1635 by Miller – Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services.
  • HB 4357 by Sanford – Relating to the authority of a mental health provider to offer services or counseling based on the provider's sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • HB 4450 by Gonzalez, Mary – Relating to the regulation of child-care facilities and registered family homes providing services to children with disabilities or special needs.
  • SB 85 by Hall - Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions.
  • SB 1251 by Menendez – Relating to unprofessional conduct by mental health providers who attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child; providing penalties.
  • SB 1817 by Zaffirini – Relating to the regulation of child-care facilities and registered family homes providing services to children with disabilities or special needs.
  • SB 1956 by Zaffirini – Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services.

Boilers

  • HB 1684 by Shaheen – Relating to the posting of a boiler's certificate of operation.
  • HB 2228 by Geren – Relating to the inspection of certain boilers.
  • SB 758 by Huffman – Relating to the inspection of certain boilers.
  • SB 1625 by Zaffirini – Relating to the posting of a boiler's certificate of operation.

Code Enforcement Officers

  • SB 764 by Menendez – Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.
  • HB 2584 by Cortez – Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.

Combative Sports

  • HB 201 by Stephenson - Relating to the composition of the combative sports advisory board.

Cosmetology

  • HB 467 by Hernandez - Relating to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness continuing education for cosmetology license holders.
  • HB 1705 by Shaheen – Relating to abolishing the regulation of the practices of barbering and cosmetology.
  • HB 2444 by Thompson, Senfronia – Relating to the hours of instruction required to obtain an operator license to practice cosmetology.
  • HB 2523 by Hernandez – Relating to cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements.
  • HB 2698 by Goldman – Relating to the allowing approved barber and cosmetology schools to administer practical examinations for licensure.
  • HB 2700 by Goldman – Relating to correcting cosmetology scope of work references.
  • HB 2843 by Turner, Chris – Relating to the administration of a practical examination by a junior college or career school or college.
  • SB 1382 by Rodriguez – Relating to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness continuing education for cosmetology license holders.
  • SB 1394 by Seliger – Relating to the regulation of companies that prearrange barbering and cosmetology services outside of certain facilities; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.
  • SB 1506 by Schwertner – Relating to cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements.
  • SB 1507 by Schwertner – Relating to the hours of instruction required to obtain an operator license to practice cosmetology.
  • SB 1714 by Lucio – Relating to the requirement that an applicant for a reciprocal license, certificate, or permit to practice barbering or cosmetology pass an examination; authorizing a fee.
  • SB 2051 by Schwertner – Relating to the administration of a practical examination by a junior college or career school or college.

Dietitians

  • HB 1225 by Guillen – Relating to the re-creation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.
  • HB 1893 by Goldman – Relating to the removal of the seal and duplicative sanction provisions for dietitians.
  • HB 2783 by Wilson – Relating to the establishment of the Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council.
  • SB 427 by Lucio – Relating to the members of a school district's local school health advisory council.
  • SB 1629 by Zaffirini – Relating to the removal of the seal and duplicative sanction provisions for dietitians.
  • SB 2234 by Buckingham – Relating to the establishment of the Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council.

Driver Education & Safety

  • HB 35 by Romero, Jr. – Relating to the creation of a Texas conditional driver's permit, provisional Texas conditional driver's permit, and Texas conditional instruction permit; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 105 by Minjarez - Relating to the inclusion of information about oversize and overweight vehicles in the curriculum of driver education and driving safety courses.
  • HB 344 by Dutton – Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.
  • HB 409 by White | Deshotel – Relating to driver's licensing requirements for minors.
  • HB 448 by Turner, Chris – Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.
  • HB 550 by Canales – Relating the expiration of the driver responsibility program.
  • HB 646 by Raney – Relating to the operation and inspection of mopeds; increasing a fee.
  • HB 683 by White – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program; eliminating program surcharges.
  • HB 1013 by White – Relating to repealing automatic driver's license suspensions for certain drug offenses.
  • HB 1145 by Krause – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; eliminating program surcharges.
  • HB 1458 by Anderson, Charles “Doc” – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines.
  • HB 1487 by Wilson – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines.
  • HB 1538 by VanDeaver – Relating to driving safety courses provided by certain organizations.
  • HB 2048 by Zerwas – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; eliminating program surcharges; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; increasing a fee.
  • HB 2163 by Bernal – Relating to the types of vehicles regulated as neighborhood electric vehicles.
  • HB 2188 by Frullo – Relating to the operation of electric and non-electric bicycles.
  • HB 2291 by Buckley – Relating to the operation of a gas-powered bicycle.
  • HB 2415 by Darby – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.
  • HB 2807 by Guillen – Relating to regulation and liability of certain vehicles on a highway; increasing a criminal penalty.
  • HB 3229 by Bucy – Relating to the hours of instruction required for driver training.
  • SB 191 by Miles | Hall - Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; temporarily increasing a criminal fine.
  • SB 346 by Huffman – Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state criminal court costs; increasing the amounts of certain court costs and reducing the amounts of certain other court costs.
  • SB 577 by Hall – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; increasing a criminal fine.
  • SB 691 by Johnson – Relating to repealing automatic driver's license suspensions for certain drug offenses.
  • SB 918 by Huffman – Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; eliminating program surcharges; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; increasing a fee.
  • SB 1237 by Hall | Buckingham – Relating to the assumption of the powers and duties relating to driver's licenses, personal identification cards, the driver responsibility program, and other related powers and duties by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • SB 1455 by Taylor, Larry – Relating to the state virtual school network.
  • SB 1524 by Zaffirini – Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.
  • SB 1624 by Zaffirini – Relating to the licensing and regulation of driver education schools and instructors; authorizing fees.

Dyslexia Therapy

  • HB 125 by Martinez, “Mando” - Relating to the online publication of home addresses of certain occupational license holders.
  • HB 1199 by Miller – Relating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening and testing requirements.
  • HB 1632 by Bell, Keith – Relating to students eligible to receive compensatory, intensive, and accelerated instructional services.
  • HB 2961 by Huberty – Relating to an allotment under the foundation school program for students with dyslexia or related disorders.
  • HB 3244 by Miller – Relating to regulating the practice of dyslexia therapy and abolishing the licensed dyslexia practitioner license; requiring an occupational license; imposing a fee.
  • SB 1241 by Miles – Relating to students eligible to receive compensatory, intensive, and accelerated instructional services.
  • SB 2185 by Taylor – Relating to requiring a school district to notify certain parents or guardians of a program providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.

Electricians

  • HB 1141 by King, Tracy O. – Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for certain electrical work.
  • HB 4006 by Thompson, Senfronia – Relating to examination requirements for a journeyman lineman.
  • HB 4080 by Dominguez – Relating to the applicability and enforcement of building and fire codes in the unincorporated areas of a county; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 4608 by White – Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to contract with municipalities and counties to perform inspections of electrical work.
  • SB 1004 by Creighton – Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for certain electrical work.

Elevator / Escalator Safety

  • HB 2466 by Hernandez – Relating to the regulation of contractors and equipment mechanics for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee; authorizing an administrative penalty.

Elimination of Architectural Barriers

  • HB 291 by Springer - Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue a building construction permit or final certificate of occupancy for a building or facility required to meet certain accessibility standards; providing an administrative penalty.
  • HB 1524 by Shaheen – Relating to correcting outdated references to the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.
  • HB 3163 by Springer – Relating to parking for persons with disabilities.
  • HB 3993 by Bohac – Relating to the designation of van-only parking spaces for use by persons with disabilities.

Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers

  • HB 2699 by Goldman – Relating to clarifying and updating examination provisions for hearing instrument fitters and dispensers.

Industrialized Housing and Buildings

  • HB 1385 by King, Tracy O. – Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings.
  • HB 2546 by Guillen – Relating to the energy efficiency performance standards for construction of industrialized housing or buildings.

Laser Hair Removal

  • HB 2851 by Goldman – Relating to continuing education requirements for renewal of a laser hair removal certificate.

Licensed Breeders

  • HB 2721 by Reynolds – Relating to the source of dogs and cats sold by pet stores; providing a civil penalty.

Massage Therapy

  • HB 15 by Thompson, Senfronia - the prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, the admissibility of evidence in the prosecutions of those offenses, and orders of nondisclosure for persons who committed certain of those offenses; regulating occupations and property to prevent and respond to those criminal offenses, including requiring a student occupational permit for those purposes; authorizing fees; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.
  • HB 226 by Krause - Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and to make certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for the criminal offenses of sedition, sabotage, and capital sabotage; imposing a civil penalty.
  • HB 731 by Hernandez – Relating to notice of arrest for certain activities occurring at property leased to a person operating a massage establishment.
  • HB 732 by Hernandez – Relating to notice of arrest for certain activities occurring at property leased to a person operating a massage establishment.
  • HB 1095 by Hernandez – Relating to the imposition of certain criminal history record information requirements regarding the licensing of massage therapy.
  • HB 1616 by Ortega – Relating to certain notice and license display requirements applicable to massage therapy.
  • HB 1865 by Landgfraf – Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy; requiring a student permit; authorizing fees.
  • HB 2464 by Hernandez – Relating to the regulation of massage schools and the issuance of a permit to massage school students and student interns; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 2747 by Ortega – Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy.
  • HB 3555 by Farrar – Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of sexual assault.
  • SB 20 by Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Campbell | Flores | Nelson | Paxton | Perry – Relating to the prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, the admissibility of evidence in the prosecutions of those offenses, and orders of nondisclosure for persons who committed certain of those offenses; regulating occupations and property to prevent and respond to those criminal offenses, including requiring a student occupational permit for those purposes; authorizing fees; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.
  • SB 498 by Huffman | Alvarado – Relating to a commercial landlord's or tenant's remedies regarding certain unlawful activities in a multiunit commercial property.
  • SB 802 by Rodriguez – Relating to certain notice and license display requirements applicable to massage therapy.
  • SB 1433 by Rodriguez – Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy.

Midwives

  • HB 252 by Farrar - Relating to increasing awareness of the dangers of exposing children to secondhand smoke.

Mold Assessors and Remediators

  • SB 1626 by Zaffirini – Relating to abolishing the licensing and regulation of mold assessors and remediators.

Offender Education Providers

  • HB 63 by Moody - Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.
  • HB 1013 by White – Relating to repealing automatic driver's license suspensions for certain drug offenses.
  • HB 1721 by Israel – Relating to a violation regarding the purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor or the misrepresentation of age by a minor; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
  • HB 3512 by Pacheco – Relating to community supervision.
  • HB 4606 by White – Relating to youth diversion programs for children accused of certain fine-only offenses and related criminal justice matters; authorizing and imposing fees.
  • SB 156 by Rodriguez - Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.
  • SB 691 by Johnson – Relating to repealing automatic driver's license suspensions for certain drug offenses.
  • SB 2188 by Whitmire – Relating to community supervision.
  • SB 2242 by Whitmire – Relating to youth diversion programs for children accused of certain fine-only offenses and related criminal justice matters; authorizing and imposing fees.

Orthotists and Prosthetists

  • HB 927 by White – Relating to the practice of certain advanced practice registered nurses in certain rural counties; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 1683 by Shaheen – Relating to abolishing the regulation of orthotic and prosthetic technicians.
  • HB 1792 by Klick | Howard | Coleman | Moody | Frank – Relating to the authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses.
  • SB 270 by Rodriguez – Relating to the practice of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans; authorizing a fee.
  • SB 1628 by Zaffirini – Relating to abolishing the regulation of orthotic and prosthetic technicians.

Podiatry

  • HB 536 by Thierry – Relating to distinctive packaging for opioid drugs.
  • HB 562 by Thierry – Relating to warning labels for opioid prescription drugs.
  • HB 563 by Thierry – Relating to an acknowledgement on receipt of an opioid prescription drug.
  • HB 741 by Davis, Yvonne – Relating to the notice of rights provided to an injured employee under the Texas workers' compensation system.
  • HB  927 by White – Relating to the practice of certain advanced practice registered nurses in certain rural counties; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 1092 by Zedler – Relating to prescriptive authority of certain psychologists; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 1353 by Oliverson – Relating to liability of health care providers who provide certain assistance in disaster situations.
  • HB 1532 by Meyer – Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; providing an administrative penalty.
  • HB 1668 by Allison – Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.
  • HB 1866 by Davis, Yvonne – Relating to the prescribing of opioids for acute pain.
  • HB 1710 by Ramos - Relating to discussing with a patient the risks of certain controlled substance prescriptions.
  • HB 2085 by Dean – Relating to general procedures and requirements for a nonopioid directive.
  • HB 2087 by Dean – Relating to Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
  • HB 2174 by Zerwas – Relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 2454 by Price | Sheffield | Minjarez | Thompson, Senfronia | VanDeaver – Relating to continuing education requirements for certain health professionals regarding pain management and the prescribing of opioids.
  • HB 2593 by Coleman – Relating to the delegation by a podiatrist of certain acts to certain podiatric assistants; authorizing fees.
  • HB 2811 by Price | Sheffield | Minjarez | Thompson, Senfronia | VanDeaver – Relating to the prescribing of controlled substances and dangerous drugs for acute pain.
  • HB 2853 by Goldman – Relating to the regulation of the practice of podiatry.
  • HB 3284 by Sheffield – Relating to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances and monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; providing for administrative penalties.
  • SB 229 by Zaffirini – Relating to the notice of rights provided to an injured employee under the Texas workers' compensation system.
  • SB 268 by Rodriguez – Relating to prescriptive authority of certain psychologists; authorizing a fee.
  • SB 363 by Watson – Relating to access to certain controlled substance prescription information.
  • SB 683 by Buckingham – Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies.
  • SB 813 by West – Relating to the prescribing of opioids.
  • SB 1233 by Kolkhorst – Relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee.
  • SB 1533 by Menendez – Relating to the delegation by a podiatrist of certain acts to certain podiatric assistants; authorizing fees.

Property Tax Professionals

  • HB 1485 by Metcalf – Relating to the selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 1551 by Hefner – Relating to the selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.

Responsible Pet Owner

  • SB 804 by Rodriguez – Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.
  • HB 2012 by Lucio III – Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.

Sanitarians

  • SB 1122 by Lucio – Relating to the establishment of a sanitarian recruitment and retention program in border counties for public health purposes.
  • SB 1124 by Lucio – Relating to establishment of a border public health response team.

Service Contract Providers

  • HB 4120 by Lucio III – Relating to the financial security requirement for providers obligated under certain service contracts.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

  • HB 80 by Ortega – Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.
  • HB 129 by Bernal – Relating to the assignment of certain certified or licensed professionals to certain public schools.
  • HB 706 by Bernal – Relating to the eligibility of certain children with hearing impairments for audiology services under the school health and related services program.
  • HB 787 by Davis, Sarah – Relating to a study on the state certification of music therapists.
  • HB 1353 by Oliverson – Relating to liability of health care providers who provide certain assistance in disaster situations.
  • HB 1968 by Anderson, Charles “Doc” – Relating to coverage for treatment of craniofacial abnormalities under certain health benefit plans.
  • HB 2237 by Goldman – Relating to the regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by audiologists and audiologist interns.
  • SB 539 by Johnson – Relating to a study on the state certification of music therapists.
  • SB 630 by Rodriguez – Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.
  • SB 1627 by Zaffirini – Relating to the regulation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by audiologists and audiologist interns.

Towing and Vehicle Storage Facilities

  • HB 625 by Neave – Relating to notice and request for a hearing regarding a vehicle that has been towed or booted.
  • HB 626 by Neave – Relating to notice of a person's right to a hearing placed on a sign prohibiting unauthorized vehicles on a parking facility.
  • HB 1121 by Sanford – Relating to the recovery of property from certain vehicles stored at a vehicle storage facility or governmental vehicle storage facility.
  • HB 1140 by King, Tracy O. – Relating to the adjustment of fees for vehicles stored at vehicle storage facilities; authorizing fee increases.
  • HB 1568 by Hernandez – Relating to the authority of certain municipal employees to request the removal and storage of certain abandoned or illegally parked or operated vehicles.
  • HB 2807 by Guillen – Relating to regulation and liability of certain vehicles on a highway; increasing a criminal penalty.
  • HB 3434 by Oliverson – Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage; authorizing administrative penalties.
  • HB 3530 by Moody – Relating to the towing of certain property from a self-service storage facility for disposition by a vehicle storage facility.
  • HB 3558 by Farrar – Relating to capturing images of the illegal passing of a stationary tow truck.
  • SB 1185 by Creighton – Relating to the towing of certain property from a self-service storage facility for disposition by a vehicle storage facility.
  • SB 1651 by Powell – Relating to motor vehicle towing.
  • SB 1671 by Taylor – Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage; authorizing administrative penalties.
  • SB 1713 by Lucio – Relating to the towing and booting of unauthorized vehicles on a parking facility during certain hours.

Transportation Network Companies

  • HB 1576 by Phealan – Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs.
  • SB 1667 by Buckingham – Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs.

Used Automotive Parts Recyclers

  • HB 1087 by Kuempel – Relating to an exception to the titling requirement for certain vehicles; creating a criminal offense.
  • SB 1630 by Zaffirini – Relating to abolishing the requirement for risk-based inspections of used automotive parts recyclers.
  • SB 2240 by West – Relating to an exception to the titling requirement for certain vehicles; creating a criminal offense.

Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers

  • HB 2729 by Minjarez – Relating to the administration, duties, and operation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority; authorizing a fee.
  • SB 1647 by Campbell – Relating to the administration, duties, and operation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority; authorizing a fee.

TDLR - General

Agency Administration

  • HB 218 by Krause – Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.
  • HB 258 by Blanco - Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.
  • HB 466 by Hernandez - Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.
  • HB 574 by Dutton – Relating to the consequences of successfully completing a period of deferred adjudication community supervision.
  • HB 846 by Oliverson – Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license and to certain duties of state agencies and political subdivisions in relation to delinquent or defaulted student loans.
  • HB 918 by White – Relating to providing certain discharged or released inmates with documentation to assist in obtaining employment.
  • HB 1153 by White – Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license; charging a fee.
  • HB 1342 by Leach – Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.
  • HB 1501 by Nevarez – Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 1873 by Dominguez – Relating to a report by the Texas Division of Emergency Management regarding building trade services following disasters.
  • HB 1899 by Bonnen, Greg – Relating to the revocation or denial of certain health care professional licenses and the reporting of the grounds for revocation or denial.
  • HB 1920 by Price – Relating to workforce and succession planning by state agencies.
  • HB 2014 by Goldman – Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.
  • HB 2042 by Stucky – Relating to post-payment audits conducted by the comptroller and annual financial reports submitted by state agencies.
  • HB 2232 by Reynolds – Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.
  • HB 2233 by White – 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.
  • HB 2448 by Reynolds – Relating to a strategic plan to reduce recidivism by facilitating stable employment for persons who are preparing to reenter communities of this state after incarceration.
  • HB 2452 by Goldman – Relating to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation complaint review process.
  • HB 2635 by Raney – Relating to a prohibition on the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for refusal to grant or renew an occupational license or other disciplinary action in relation to an occupational license.
  • HB 2667 by Guillen – Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities; authorizing fees.
  • HB 2827 by King, Phil – Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license.
  • HB 2847 by Goldman – Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities; authorizing fees.
  • HB 2850 by Goldman – Relating to the confidentiality of complaints and investigations in certain occupational licensing programs of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
  • HB 2915 by Springer – Relating to state and local taxes and fees.
  • HB 3032 by Lambert – Relating to certain requirements for the issuance of an occupational license to persons licensed in other jurisdictions.
  • HB 3049 by Flynn – Relating to the issuance of occupational licenses to certain out-of-state applicants; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 3624 by Thompson, Senfronia – Relating to a reduced licensing fee for certain former license holders.
  • HB 3790 by Swanson – Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees.
  • HB 3912 by Phelan – Relating to state agency reports submitted to the legislature.
  • HB 3936 by Hefner – Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous claims and regulatory actions by state agencies.
  • HB 4214 by Capriglione – Relating to matters concerning governmental entities, including cybersecurity, governmental efficiencies, information resources, and emergency planning.
  • HB 4226 by Nevarez – Relating to the creation of the Trades Board of the State of Texas; the licensure and regulation of plumbers, electricians, and air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; authorizing a fee.
  • SB 27 by Hughes – Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous claims and regulatory actions by state agencies.
  • SB 37 by Zaffirini - Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.
  • SB 237 by Nelson – Relating to the criteria for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of an agency that licenses an occupation.
  • SB 296 by Buckingham – Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license and to certain duties of state agencies and political subdivisions in relation to delinquent or defaulted student loans.
  • SB 444 by Perry | Birdwell | Hughes – Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license.
  • SB 461 by Johnson – Relating to providing certain discharged or released inmates with documentation to assist in obtaining employment.
  • SB 523 by Hinojosa – Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.
  • SB 541 by Alvarado – Relating to the designation of an emergency management planner by state agencies.
  • SB 787 by Hancock – Relating to a reduced licensing fee for certain former license holders.
  • SB 834 by Powell – Relating to the issuance of an occupational license to certain applicants with prior convictions.
  • SB 860 by Paxton – Relating to the creation of a regulatory sandbox program administered by the attorney general for certain financial products and services; authorizing a fee.
  • SB 964 by Alvarado – Relating to certain plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services performed as a volunteer during a disaster.
  • SB 965 by Alvarado – Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.
  • SB 1120 by Lucio – Relating to health professional continuing education to address communicable and other diseases in border counties.
  • SB 1209 by Hancock – Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.
  • SB 1217 by Alvarado – Relating to the consideration of certain arrests in determining an applicant's eligibility for an occupational license.
  • SB 1531 by Hancock – 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.
  • SB 1532 by Hancock – Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities; authorizing fees.
  • SB 1851 by Campbell – Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees.

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs)

  • HB 214 by Reynolds – Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network.
  • HB 216 by Reynolds – Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities.
  • HB 1565 by Meza – Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
  • HB 1566 by Meza – Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
  • HB 1800 by Bonnen, Greg – Relating to the Texas resilience infrastructure fund; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds; making an appropriation.
  • HB 3362 by Hernandez – Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with a disability in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
  • HB 3674 by Capriglione – Relating to an opportunity to cure a bid, proposal, or offer that does not include a required historically underutilized business subcontracting plan.
  • SB 298 by Miles – Relating to the dissemination of information about historically underutilized businesses and the expansion of the small business development center network.
  • SB 300 by Miles – Relating to indefinite quantity contracts for the provision of certain services to declared disaster areas following a natural disaster.

Human Trafficking

  • HB 1232 by Guillen – Relating to the establishment and duties of the human trafficking prevention coordinating council.
  • HB 2059 by Blanco – Relating to required human trafficking prevention training for health care practitioners and certain employees of health care facilities.
  • SB 72 by Nelson - Relating to the establishment and duties of the human trafficking prevention coordinating council.
  • SB 498 by Huffman | Alvarado – Relating to a commercial landlord's or tenant's remedies regarding certain unlawful activities in a multiunit commercial property.
  • SB 859 by Perry – Relating to the authority of a health care practitioner to disclose to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors a suspected human trafficking victim's health information.
  • HCR 83 by Hunter - Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas.

Military Veterans

  • HB 676 by Guillen – Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.
  • HB 696 by Blanco – Relating to employment and referral services for veterans and military service members.
  • HB 1351 by Cortez – Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the United States armed forces and the state military forces.
  • HB 2214 by Hernandez – Relating to the issuance of a temporary occupational license to certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
  • HB 2530 by Flynn – Relating to the development by the Texas Veterans Commission of an online repository of information of use to active duty military relocating to this state.
  • HB 3701 by Miller – Relating to occupational licensing of certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses by state agencies and political subdivisions.
  • HB 4413 by Buckley – Relating to state occupational licensing of certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.
  • SB 221 by Menendez – Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.
  • SB 1131 by West – Relating to paid leave for military service for public officers and employees.
  • SB 1200 by Campbell | Buckingham – Relating to the authority of certain military spouses to engage in a business or occupation in this state.
  • SB 1325 by Hinojosa – Relating to occupational licensing of certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses by state agencies and political subdivisions.
  • SB 1354 by Powell – Relating to employment and referral services for veterans and military service members.
  • SB 1865 by Hinojosa – Relating to certain state programs to address the workforce needs of members of the United States military and their dependents.