85th Legislature Information

This page provides a list of bills related to TDLR and its programs which have been filed by the 85th Texas Legislature. 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.

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

  • HB 2597 by Walle - The licensing of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians and trainees; authorizing fees. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/27/17.
  • HB 3029 by Frullo - Air conditioning and refrigeration contracting and the education and certification of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Scheduled for public hearing before Licensing & Admin. Procedures 4/24/17.
  • SB 1439 by Whitmire - Air conditioning and refrigeration contracting and the education and certification of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Referred to Business & Commerce 3/20/17

Architectural Barriers

  • HB 1120 by Springer - 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. Left pending in committee 4/10/17.
  • HB 4095 (Identical SB 1049) by Klick - Safety requirements of assisted living facilities. Left pending in committee 4/17/17.
  • SB 1049 by Uresti - Safety requirements of assisted living facilities. Passed in Senate, received in House 4/19/17.

Athletic Trainers

  • HB 986 (Identical SB 849) by Guerra - Exemption from licensing requirements for certain physicians and athletic trainers employed by sports teams. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • SB 849 (Similar SB 1503) by Huffhines - Exemption from licensing requirements for certain physicians and athletic trainers employed by sports teams. Placed on local & uncontested calendar 4/26/17.

Auctioneers

  • HB 3215 by Goldman - The authority of a licensed auctioneer to sell a business that owns vehicles without engaging in business as a motor vehicle dealer. Passed in House 4/20/17.

Barbering and Cosmetology

  • HB 340 by Goldman - Abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • HB 1104 (Identical SB 918) by Hernandez - Sexual assault and domestic violence awareness training and reporting by cosmetology license holders. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • HB 2304 (Duplicates HB 2738 and SB 2153) by Guillen - The hours of instruction provided in barbering and cosmetology schools. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/24/17.
  • HB 2407 (Identical: SB 1087) by Goldman - The regulation of the hours of instruction for cosmetology licensing. Left pending in committee 4/17/17.
  • HB 2408 (Identical SB 1088) by Goldman - Cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements. Left pending in committee 4/17/17.
  • HB 2629 by Thompson and Senfronia - Notice and continuing education requirements regarding human trafficking for certain licensed occupations and establishments. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • HB 2738 (Duplicates: HB 2304 and SB 2153) by Hernandez - The hours of instruction provided in barbering and cosmetology schools. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/24/17.
  • HB 2739 by Hernandez - Regulation of barber schools, private beauty culture schools, and other facilities used to teach or perform the practice of barbering or cosmetology. Scheduled for public hearing before Licensing & Admin. Procedures 4/17/17.
  • HB 3278 by Schaefer - Certain requirements for barber schools and private beauty culture schools. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/28/17.
  • HB 3307 (Identical: SB 1502) by Kuempel - The regulation of barbering and cosmetology (threading) Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • HB 3905 by Thompson and Senfronia - The practice of cosmetology by a person who holds an esthetician specialty license. Scheduled for public hearing before Licensing & Admin. Procedures 4/24/17.
  • SB 918 (Identical: HB 1104) by Rodriguez - Assault and domestic violence awareness training and reporting by cosmetology license holders. Referred to Business & Commerce 2/28/17.
  • SB 1087 (Identical: HB 2407) by Schwertner - The regulation of the hours of instruction for cosmetology licensing. Placed on local & uncontested calendar 4/26/17.
  • SB 1088 (Identical: HB 2408) by Schwertner - Cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements. Placed on local & uncontested calendar 4/26/17.
  • SB 1502 (Identical: HB 3307) by Zaffirini - The regulation of barbering and cosmetology (threading). Placed on local & uncontested calendar 4/26/17.
  • SB 1503 (Similar: HB 340) by Zaffirini - Abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates. Placed on local & uncontested calendar 4/26/17.
  • SB 2153 (Identical: HB 2304 and HB 2738) by Taylor, Larry - The hours of instruction provided in barbering and cosmetology schools. Referred to Business & Commerce 3/29/17.

Boiler Safety

  • HB 3257 by Paddie - The regulation and inspection of boilers. Passed in House 4/20/17.

Code Enforcement Officers

  • SB 772 by Uresti - The authority of a code enforcement officer when performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring the bite of an animal. Committee report printed & distributed 4/20/17.

Combative Sports

  • HB 3206 by Stephenson - The composition of the combative sports advisory board. Scheduled for public hearing before Licensing & Admin. Procedures 4/24/17.
  • HB 4109 by Cain - Reducing the limitation on the maximum amount of gross receipts taxes collected for combative sports events. Referred to Ways & Means 3/31/17.

Driver Education and Safety

  • HB 516 by Israel - Requirement that drivers younger than a certain age complete and pass a driver education course. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/19/17.
  • HB 602 by Workman - The requirements for a driver education course. Referred to Transportation 3/29/17.
  • HB 912 by Romero, Jr. - The persons authorized to conduct a driver education course. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/3/17.
  • HB 1089 by Stickland - The provision of materials for parent-taught driver education courses. Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety 2/27/17.
  • HB 1236 (Identical: SB 1274) by Martinez - The operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of an unprotected road user; creating a criminal offense. Referred to Transportation 2/22/17
  • HB 1372 by Koop - Information included in the curriculum of each driver education course and driving safety course. Left pending in committee 4/20/17.
  • HB 1864 (Identical: SB 233) by Thompson, Senfronia - Relating to training regarding interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops. Reported favorably w/o amendment(s) 4/18/17.
  • HB 2464 by Springer - Eligibility of certain persons to teach a driver education course. Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety 3/21/17.
  • HB 2719 by Romero Jr. - The creation of a Texas conditional driver's permit, provisional Texas conditional driver's permit, and Texas conditional instruction permit; authorizing a fee. Referred to State Affairs 3/28/17.
  • HB 3023 by Frullo - The licensing and regulation of providers of driver and traffic safety education. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/27/17.
  • HB 3140 (Identical: SB 1051) by Dutton - The accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. Referred to Public Education 3/29/17.
  • HB 3171 by Parker - The amount of instruction time required for driver training. Scheduled for public hearing before Homeland Security & Public Safety 4/25/17.
  • HB 3337 by Bonnen - The eligibility of certain persons to teach a driver education course. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/24/17.
  • SB 30 by West and Whitmire - Inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for certain public school students and in driver education courses and to civilian interaction training for peace officers. Passed in Senate 3/29/17; received in House 3/30/17.
  • SB 233 (Identical: HB 1864) by Menendez - Training regarding interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops. Referred to Education 1/30/17.
  • SB 848 by Huffhines - Requirements for a driver education course provider or instructor. Recommended for local & uncontested calendar 4/20/17.
  • SB 1051 (Identical: HB 3140) by Watson - The accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee. Passed in Senate 4/5/17; Referred to House Public Education 4/19/17.
  • SB 1274 (Identical: HB 1236) by Rodriguez - The operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of an unprotected road user; creating a criminal offense. Referred to Transportation 3/13/17

Dyslexia Therapists

  • HB 1131 by Miller - The requirement that a person obtain a dyslexia therapist license. Referred to Public Health 2/28/17.

Electricians

  • HB 1284 (Identical: SB 961) by Thompson, Senfronia - Licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman. Placed on General State Calendar 4/26/17.
  • HB 1698 by Kuempel - Licensing and regulation of a journeyman industrial electrician. Placed on General State Calendar 4/25/17.
  • HB 2284 by Lozano - Exemption from licensing requirements for a person performing electrical work in certain industrial settings. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/15/17.
  • HB 3329 (Identical: SB 1797) by Paddie - Regulation of electricians by local governments. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • SB 961 by Garcia - The licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman. Referred to Business & Commerce 3/1/17.
  • SB 1797 (Identical: HB 3329) by Campbell - Regulation of electricians by local governments. Left pending in committee 4/18/17.

For-Profit Legal Service Contracts

  • HB 2113 by Goldman - The regulation of certain companies that provide for-profit legal service contracts. Placed on General State Calendar 4/25/17.
  • SB 847 by Huffhines - Abolishing the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies. Referred to Business & Commerce 2/27/17.
  • SB 1499 by Zaffirini - The regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies. Committee report printed & distributed 4/18/17.

Health Professions

  • HB 2697 (Identical: SB 1107) by Price - Telemedicine and telehealth services. Reported favorably as substituted 4/18/17.
  • HB 2878 by Sanford - The right of conscientious refusal of a health care service. Referred to State Affairs 3/29/17.
  • HB 4007 by Kuempel - The licensing and regulation of certain occupations by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/21/17.
  • SB 317 by Nichols et al - The continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee. Passed in Senate 4/18/17; Received in House 4/19/17.
  • SB 404 by Kolkhorst - Prohibiting health care practitioners from providing alcoholic beverages to certain persons; imposing an administrative penalty. Passed in Senate 4/3/17; Received in House 4/4/17.
  • SB 1107 (Identical: HB 2697) by Schwertner and Perry (Watson) - Telemedicine and telehealth services. Passed in Senate 3/29/17; Referred to House Public Health 4/19/17.
  • SB 1573 by Kolkhorst - A study to identify and address inefficiencies in state health care regulations. Referred to Health & Human Services 3/21/17.

Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers

  • HB 490 (Identical: SB 552) by Anderson, Rodney - Health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. Placed on General State Calendar 4/24/17.
  • HB 1543 by Burkett - Access to records that pertain to the testing for, and fitting and dispensing of, hearing instruments. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/24/17.
  • HB 1544 by Burkett - A client's access to certain records of hearing instrument fitters and dispensers. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/24/17.
  • SB 552 (Identical: HB 490) by Kolkhorst - Health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. Referred to Business & Commerce 2/8/17.

Industrialized Housing & Buildings

  • HB 4072 by Dukes - The regulation of certain industrialized housing and industrialized buildings. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 4/3/17.

Laser Hair Removal

  • HB 3977 by Frullo - Continuing education requirements for a laser hair removal certificate or license. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 4/3/17.

Massage Therapists

  • HB 240 by Hernandez - Evidence in a suit to abate certain common nuisances. Placed on General State Calendar 4/25/17.
  • HB 715 by Wu - Evidence in a suit to abate certain common nuisances. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/21/17.
  • HB 2072 by Gutierrez - Eligibility of certain persons for a license in massage therapy. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • HB 2552 (Identical: SB 1226) by Thompson, Senfronia - Prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct. Left pending in committee 4/18/17.
  • SB 1226 (Identical: HB 2552) by Huffman and Nelson - Prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct. Referred to Criminal Justice 3/9/17.
  • SB 1324 by Campbell - The eligibility for and emergency suspension of a license relating to massage therapy. Referred to Business & Commerce 3/14/17.

Midwives

  • HB 2038 by Leach - The consent required for the administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum. Referred to Public Health 3/13/17.
  • HB 2886 (Identical: SB 1157) - by Klick - Limiting the liability of certain healthcare providers. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • SB 1081 by Burton - The administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum. Passed in Senate 4/10/17; Received in House 4/11/17.
  • SB 1157 (Identical: HB 2886) by Hughes - Limiting the liability of certain healthcare providers. Referred to State Affairs 3/9/17.

Offender Education Providers

  • HB 833 (Identical SB 333) by King - The administration of educational programs for persons placed on community supervision for certain intoxication offenses. Left pending in committee 3/13/17.
  • HB 2940 by Dutton - Citations and participation in pretrial diversion for misdemeanor possession of marihuana. Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence 3/23/17.
  • SB 333 (Identical HB 833) by West - Administration of educational programs for persons placed on community supervision for certain intoxication offenses. Referred to Criminal Justice 1/30/17.

Property Tax Professionals

  • HB 85 by Keough - Selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee. Referred to Ways & Means 2/13/17.
  • HB 1738 by Bonnen, Greg - Registration and certification of county tax assessor-collectors and their employees. Left pending in committee 3/15/17.
  • SB 2208 by Hancock - The transfer of the regulation of property tax professionals from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to the comptroller of public accounts; providing civil and administrative penalties. Referred to Business & Commerce 3/29/17.

Service Contract Providers

  • HB 2275 (Identical: SB 1263) by Paddie - The regulation of a service contract. Passed in House 4/20/17.
  • HB 2279 by Goldman - The regulation of a residential service contract. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/21/17.
  • HB 2816 (Identical: SB 1199) by Minjarez - Service contract providers. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/21/17.
  • SB 1199 (Identical HB 2816) by Campbell and Menendez - Service contract providers. Placed on local & uncontested calendar 4/26/17.
  • SB 1263 (Identical HB 2275) by Hughes - The regulation of a service contract. Left pending in committee 4/20/17.

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

  • HB 1684 by Isaac - Abolishing the regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Referred to Public Health 3/29/17.
  • HB 2752 by Raymond - The participation of speech-language pathologists as providers under the Medicaid program. Left pending in committee 4/17/17.
  • HB 3119 (Identical: SB 247) by Allen - Funding sources for the repayment of certain speech-language pathologist and audiologist education loans. Referred to Higher Education 3/29/17.
  • HB 3852 by Coleman - The licensing and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the Texas Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Examiners and to the Executive Council of Examiners of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists; providing civil and administrative penalties; imposing fees. Referred to Public Health 3/30/17.
  • SB 247 (Identical: HB 3119) by Zaffirini - Funding sources for the repayment of certain speech-language pathologist and audiologist education loans. Left pending in committee 4/5/17.

Temporary Common Worker Employers

  • HB 3309 (Identical: SB 1498) by Kuempel - The regulation of temporary common worker employers. Referred to Business & Industry 4/3/17.
  • SB 846 by Huffines - The regulation of temporary common worker employers. Referred to Business & Commerce 2/27/17.
  • SB 1498 (Identical: HB 3309) by Zaffirini - The regulation of temporary common worker employers. Placed on local & uncontested calendar 4/26/17.

Vehicle Protection Product Warrantors

  • HB 1712 by Shaheen - The abolishment of certain advisory committees. Committee report sent to Calendars 3/24/17.
  • HB 3308 (Identical: SB 1500) by Kuempel - Certain vehicle protection products. Referred to Business & Industry 4/4/17.
  • SB 1500 (Identical: HB 3308) by Zaffirini - Certain vehicle protection products. Placed on intent calendar 4/20/17.

Vehicle Towing, Booting and Storage

  • HB 250 by Anchia - Regulation of the booting of vehicles (max. fees). Referred to Urban Affairs 2/21/17.
  • HB 925 by Villalba - The regulation of the booting of vehicles; imposing an administrative penalty; changing a fee. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/19/17.
  • HB 1247 by Pickett - Notice provided to vehicle owners and lienholders by operators of vehicle storage facilities. Passed in House 4/20/17.
  • HB 2166 by Isaac - Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation rules on fees for nonconsent vehicle tows and a study on those fees. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/21/17.
  • HB 2426 by Neave - Notice of a person's right to a hearing placed on a sign prohibiting unauthorized vehicles on a parking facility. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/22/17.
  • HB 2427 by Neave - Notice and request for a hearing regarding a vehicle that has been towed or booted. Left pending in committee 4/18/17.
  • HB 2477 by Davis, Sarah - The authority of certain municipal employees to request the removal and storage of certain illegally parked or operated vehicles. Passed in House 4/20/17.
  • HB 2482 by Miller, Rick - The authority of certain counties to operate a roadway clearance program; authorizing a fee. Committee report sent to Calendars 4/21/17.
  • HB 2508 by Kuempel - Licensing and regulation of tow truck companies, tow truck operators, vehicle storage facilities, and vehicle storage facility employees, the regulation of parking facilities and parking facility owners, and the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators; authorizing fee increases. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • HB 2598 by Goldman - The release of personal property and commercial cargo by a vehicle storage facility. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/27/17.
  • HB 2615 by Goldman - Licensing of towing operators and vehicle storage facility employees by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/21/17.
  • HB 2733 by Lucio III - The authority of a towing company or booting company to remove and store or boot an unauthorized vehicle in a parking facility. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/28/17.
  • HB 2781 by Miller, Rick - County authority related to the removal and storage of vehicles and other personal property from a roadway and the regulation of vehicle storage facilities, junkyards, and automobile wrecking and salvage yards; authorizing fees. Referred to County Affairs 3/27/17.
  • HB 2921 by Sanford - The recovery of property from certain vehicles stored at a vehicle storage facility or governmental vehicle storage facility. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/23/17.
  • HB 2976 by Frullo - The towing of unauthorized or unattended vehicles on a parking facility. Left pending in committee 4/17/17.
  • HB 3306 (Identical: SB 1501) by Kuempel - The regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage and to the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators. Reported favorably as substituted 4/20/17.
  • HB 3620 by Goldman - The towing, booting, and storage of vehicles. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/30/17.
  • HB 3622 Goldman - Abandoned vehicles held by vehicle storage facilities. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/30/17.
  • HB 3876 Goldman - Repealing training licenses for motor vehicle towing. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/28/17.
  • HB 3877 Goldman - Repealing consent towing operator licenses. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/31/17.
  • HB 4120 Uresti, Tomas - A daily storage fee charged by a vehicle storage facility. Referred to Licensing & Admin. Procedures 3/31/17.
  • HB 4126 Herrero - Signs required to be posted in licensed vehicle storage facilities. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/18/17.
  • HB 4127 Herrero - The inspection of towing companies and vehicle storage facilities by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Committee report sent to Local & Consent Calendar 4/18/17.
  • SB 1501 (Identical: HB 3306) by Zaffirni - The regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage and to the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators. Committee report printed & distributed 4/18/17.
  • SB 1762 by Zaffirini - The regulation of the parking and removal of vehicles on the campus of a public institution of higher education. Referred to Business & Commerce 3/23/17
  • SB 2115 by Taylor, Larry - The regulation of motor vehicle towing and booting. Referred to Business & Commerce 3/28/17.

Water Well Drillers and Pump Installers

  • HB 3025 by King, Tracy - Open, uncovered, abandoned, or deteriorated wells. Reported favorably as substituted 4/19/17.

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