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

Bills Filed by Program Type

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.

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.
  • SB 85 by Hall - Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions.

Boilers

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

Code Enforcement Officers

  • SB 684 by Flores – Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.
  • 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.

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 1893 by Goldman – Relating to the removal of the seal and duplicative sanction provisions for dietitians.

Dietitians

  • HB 1225 by Guillen – Relating to the re-creation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force.
  • SB 427 by Lucio – Relating to the members of a school district's local school health 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 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 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.
  • 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.

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.

Electricians

  • HB 1141 by King, Tracy O. – Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for certain electrical work.

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.

Industrialized Housing and Buildings

  • HB 1385 by King, Tracy O. – Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings.

Massage Therapists

  • 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.
  • 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.

Midwives

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

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Professional Employer Organizations

  • HB 565 by Coleman – Relating to healthcare coverage in this state.
  • SB 469 by Kolkhorst – Relating to protected disclosures by pharmacists and pharmacies regarding amounts charged for prescription drugs.

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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Used Automotive Parts Recyclers

  • HB 1087 by Kuempel – Relating to an exception to the titling requirement for certain vehicles; creating a criminal offense.

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.
  • 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 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Military Veterans

  • HB 676 by Guillen – Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.
  • 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.
  • SB 221 by Menendez – Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.