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.

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

Bills are categorized by the programs they affect:

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. Filed 1/18/17
Athletic Trainers
  • HB 986 by Guerra - Exemption from licensing requirements for certain physicians and athletic trainers employed by sports teams. Filed 1/12/17
  • SB 849 by Huffhines - Exemption from licensing requirements for certain physicians and athletic trainers employed by sports teams. Filed 2/13/17
Barbering and Cosmetology
  • HB 340 by Goldman - Abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates. Filed 11/15/16
  • HB 1104 by Hernandez - Sexual assault and domestic violence awareness training and reporting by cosmetology license holders. Filed 1/18/17
  • SB 918 by Rodriguez - Assault and domestic violence awareness training and reporting by cosmetology license holders. Filed 2/15/17
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. Filed 2/7/17

Driver Education and Safety
  • HB 62 by Craddick, Cook, Lucio III, Geren and Wu - Use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. Filed 11/14/16
  • HB 67 by White - Repeal of the driver responsibility program. Filed 11/14/16
  • HB 160 by Lucio III - Use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. Filed 11/14/16
  • HB 275 by Gonzales, Larry - Repeal of the driver responsibility program. Filed 11/14/16
  • HB 516 by Israel - Requirement that drivers younger than a certain age complete and pass a driver education course. Filed 12/6/16
  • HB 602 by Workman - The requirements for a driver education course. Filed 12/14/16
  • HB 912 by Romero, Jr. - The persons authorized to conduct a driver education course. Filed 1/10/17
  • HB 1089 by Stickland - The provision of materials for parent-taught driver education courses. Filed 1/18/17
  • HB 1372 by Koop - Information included in the curriculum of each driver education course and driving safety course. Filed 1/31/17
  • HB 1864 by Thompson - Relating to training regarding interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops. Filed 2/14/17
  • HB 2068 by Phillips - Repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines. Filed 2/17/17
  • SB 31 by Zaffirini - Use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. Referred to State Affairs 1/24/17
  • SB 90 by Hall - Repeal of the driver responsibility program. Referred to Transportation 1/24/17
  • SB 233 by Menendez - Training regarding interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops. Referred to Education 1/30/17
  • SB 661 by Huffhines - The repeal of the driver responsibility program. Filed 1/30/17
  • SB 846 by Huffhines - Requirements for a driver education course provider or instructor. Filed 2/13/17
Dyslexia Therapists
  • HB 1131 by Miller - The requirement that a person obtain a dyslexia therapist license. Filed 1/18/17
Electricians
  • HB 1284 by Thompson - Licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman. Filed 1/25/17
  • HB1698 by Kuempel - Licensing and regulation of a journeyman industrial electrician. Filed 2/9/17
  • SB 961 by Garcia - The licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman. Filed 2/17/17
For-Profit Legal Service Contracts
  • HB 2113 by Goldman - The regulation of certain companies that provide for-profit legal service contracts. Filed 2/20/17
  • SB 847 by Huffhines - Abolishing the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies. Filed 2/13/17
Health Professions
  • SB 404 by Kolkhorst - Prohibiting health care practitioners from providing alcoholic beverages to certain persons; imposing an administrative penalty. Referred to Business & Commerce 2/1/17
Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers
  • HB 490 by Anderson, Rodney - Health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. Filed 12/5/16
  • HB 1543 by Burkett - Access to records that pertain to the testing for, and fitting and dispensing of, hearing instruments. Filed 2/3/17
  • HB 1544 by Burkett - A client's access to certain records of hearing instrument fitters and dispensers. Filed 2/3/17
Massage Therapists

HB 2072 by Gutierrez - Eligibility of certain persons for a license in massage therapy. Filed 2/17/17

Offender Education Providers
  • SB 333 by West - Administration of educational programs for persons placed on community supervision for certain intoxication offenses. Referred to Criminal Justice 1/30/17
  • HB 833 by King - The administration of educational programs for persons placed on community supervision for certain intoxication offenses. Filed 1/5/17
Property Tax Professionals
  • HB 85 by Keough - Selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee. Filed 11/14/16
  • HB 1719 by Thompson, Ed - Continuing education requirements for county tax assessor-collectors. Filed 2/9/17
  • HB 1738 by Bonnen - Registration and certification of county tax assessor-collectors and their employees. Filed 2/10/17
Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
  • HB 1684 by Isaac - Abolishing the regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Filed 2/8/17
  • SB 247 by Zaffirini - Funding sources for the repayment of certain speech-language pathologist and audiologist education loans. Referred to Higher Education 1/30/17
Temporary Common Workers

SB 846 by Huffhines - The regulation of temporary common worker employers. Filed 2/13/17

Vehicle Protection Product Warrantors
  • HB 1712 by Shaheen - The abolishment of certain advisory committees. Filed 2/9/17
Vehicle Towing, Booting and Storage
  • HB 250 by Anchia - Regulation of the booting of vehicles (max. fees). Filed 11/14/16
  • HB 925 by Villalba - The regulation of the booting of vehicles; imposing an administrative penalty; changing a fee. Filed 1/11/17
  • HB 1247 by Pickett - Notice provided to vehicle owners and lienholders by operators of vehicle storage facilities. Filed 1/24/17
  • HB 2166 by Isaac - Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation rules on fees for nonconsent vehicle tows and a study on those fees. Filed 2/21/17

 

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