87th Texas Legislature TDLR-Related Bills

The 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session convened on January 12, 2021 and adjourned May 31, 2021. This page provides a list of the bills passed by the 87th Legislature related to TDLR and its programs.

Clicking on the bill number will open a Texas Legislature Online page detailing the history of actions taken on the legislation as well as the text of the bill and other bill information.

More information on the legislative process and how a bill becomes law is available at the Texas Legislature web site.

TDLR and the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation will continue to work closely with existing advisory boards in a public process to implement changes required by these new laws.

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TDLR Program-Related Bills

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration.

HB 871 – Relating to the municipal fees charged to certain air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.

Athletic Trainers

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Auctioneers

HB 1560 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Sec. 2.09)

Barbers

HB 1560 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Article 3)

Behavior Analysts

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Combative Sports

HB 1560 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Sec. 2.05)

Cosmetologists

HB 1560 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Article 3)

HB 3721 – Relating to the inclusion of information for reporting suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety on certain human trafficking signs or notices.

Dietitians

HB 4 – Relating to telemedicine, telehealth, and technology-related health care services.

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Driver Education & Safety

HB 1560 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Article 5)

HB 3212 – Relating to the inclusion of information relating to street racing in the curriculum of driver education courses and driving safety courses.

HB 3319 – Relating to certain measures to promote compliance with and improve public awareness of the state’s move over or slow down law concerning the passing of certain vehicles.

SB 181 – Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain offenses and the educational program required for reinstatement of a license following certain convictions; authorizing a fine.

SB 1831 – Relating to the punishment for trafficking of persons, online solicitation of a minor, and prostitution and to the dissemination of certain information, including the required posting of certain signs, regarding human trafficking; increasing criminal penalties; providing a civil penalty.

SB 2054 – Relating to the waiver of fees and costs associated with driver education and safety courses and driver’s license examinations for foster children or youth, former foster children or youth, and youth experiencing homelessness.

Dyslexia Therapy

HB 4 – Relating to telemedicine, telehealth, and technology-related health care services.

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Hearing Instrument Fitters & Dispensers

HB 4 – Relating to telemedicine, telehealth, and technology-related health care services.

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Massage Therapy

HB 1540 – Relating to regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 2803 – Relating to a commercial landlord's or tenant's remedies regarding certain unlawful activities in a multiunit commercial property.

HB 3721 – Relating to the inclusion of information for reporting suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety on certain human trafficking signs or notices.

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1130 – Relating to the provision of certain massage therapy instruction using distance learning.

Midwives

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1941 – Relating to the creation of a hyperemesis strategic plan.

Motor Fuel Metering & Quality

HB 2106 – Relating to the prevention, identification, investigation, and enforcement of payment card fraud; providing a civil penalty.

SB 2062 – Relating to the establishment of a Motor Fuels Metering and Quality Advisory Board.

Offender Education Providers

SB 181 – Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain offenses and the educational program required for reinstatement of a license following certain convictions; authorizing a fine.

SB 1480 – Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain drug and alcohol related court-ordered educational programs; providing administrative penalties; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees; creating criminal offenses.

Orthotists & Prosthetists

HB 4 – Relating to telemedicine, telehealth, and technology-related health care services.

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Podiatry

HB 4 – Relating to telemedicine, telehealth, and technology-related health care services.

HB 2509 – Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education for the practice of podiatric medicine in this state.

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 768 – Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for manufacture or delivery of fentanyl and related substances; creating a criminal offense.

Polygraph Examiners

HB 1560 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Article 2)

Property Tax Professionals

SB 916 – Relating to information regarding certain noncompliance by an appraisal district in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation records of a professional property tax appraiser serving as chief appraiser for the district.

Service Contract Providers

HB 735 – Relating to service contracts for leased or purchased motor vehicles.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

HB 4 – Relating to telemedicine, telehealth, and technology-related health care services.

SB 40 – Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Towing & Vehicle Storage Facilities

HB 914 – Relating to the authority of certain municipal employees to request the removal and storage of certain abandoned or illegally parked or operated vehicles.

HB 1560 - Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Sec. 1.23)

SB 15 – Relating to the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I; creating criminal offenses; increasing the punishment for an existing criminal offense.

SB 860 – Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from vehicle towing regulations.

SB 1181 – Relating to the towing of certain property from a self-service storage facility for disposition by a vehicle storage facility.

Transportation Network Companies

HB 914 – Relating to the authority of certain municipal employees to request the removal and storage of certain abandoned or illegally parked or operated vehicles.

OTHER RELATED BILLS

TDLR – General

SB 800 – Relating to certain required reports or information received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.

SB 424 – Relating to state agency enforcement of laws regulating small businesses.

Human Trafficking

HB 1540 – Relating to regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 2633 – Relating to resources provided to human trafficking victims and the establishment of the trafficked persons grant program.

HB 3721 – Relating to the inclusion of information for reporting suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety on certain human trafficking signs or notices.

SB 1831 – Relating to the punishment for trafficking of persons, online solicitation of a minor, and prostitution and to the dissemination of certain information, including the required posting of certain signs, regarding human trafficking; increasing criminal penalties; providing a civil penalty.

Military/Veterans/Spouses

HB 139 – Relating to state occupational licensing of certain military veterans and military spouses.

Second Chances / Criminal Convictions

HB 757 – Relating to the consequences of successfully completing a period of deferred adjudication community supervision.