86th Texas Legislature TDLR-Related Bills

The 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session convened on January 8, 2019 and adjourned May 27, 2019. This page provides a list of the bills passed by the Legislature related to TDLR and its programs. Bills signed by the governor are noted with their effective date.

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.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

HB 2439 by Phelan et al – Relating to certain regulations adopted by governmental entities for the building products, materials, or methods used in the construction or renovation of residential or commercial buildings. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Barbers

HB 2698 by Goldman – Relating to the administration of the practical examination required for a barbering or cosmetology license. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 14. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Boilers

HB 2228 by Geren – Relating to the inspection of certain boiler. Signed by Governor 5/24/19, effective 9/1/19.

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 6. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Code Enforcement Officers

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. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Cosmetology

HB 2698 by Goldman – Relating to the administration of the practical examination required for a barbering or cosmetology license. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 14. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Dietitians

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 12. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Driver Education & Safety

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. Signed by Governor 5/24/19, effective 9/1/19

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. Vetoed by Governor 6/15/19

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. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 2. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Dyslexia Therapy

HB 125 by Martinez, “Mando” – Relating to the online publication of home addresses of certain occupational license holders. Signed by Governor 5/21/19, effective 9/1/19

Electricians

HB 2439 by Phelan et al – Relating to certain regulations adopted by governmental entities for the building products, materials, or methods used in the construction or renovation of residential or commercial buildings. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Elevators

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 5. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Elimination of Architectural Barriers

HB 3163 by Springer – Relating to parking for persons with disabilities. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers

HB 2699 by Goldman – Relating to clarifying and updating examination provisions for hearing instrument fitters and dispensers. Signed by Governor 6/2/19, effective 9/1/19

Industrialized Housing and Buildings

HB 1385 by King, Tracy O. – Relating to the regulation of industrialized housing and buildings. Signed by Governor 5/24/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2546 by Guillen – Relating to the energy efficiency performance standards for construction of industrialized housing or buildings. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Laser Hair Removal

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 3. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Massage Therapy

HB 1865 by Landgraf – Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy; requiring a student permit; authorizing fees. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19 (Section 455.2035 effective 7/1/2020)

HB 2747 by Ortega – Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Midwives

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 9. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Orthotists & Prosthetists

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 11. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Podiatry

HB 1532 by Meyer – Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; providing an administrative penalty. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2174 by Zerwas – Relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2454 by Price et al – Relating to continuing education requirements for certain health professionals regarding pain management and the prescribing of opioids. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 4 and Article 8. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

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. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 3285 by Sheffield – Relating to programs and initiatives to prevent opioid addiction, misuse, and abuse in this state. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

SB 683 by Buckingham – Relating to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Service Contract Providers

HB 4120 by Lucio III – Relating to the financial security requirement for providers obligated under certain service contracts. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

HB 80 by Ortega – Relating to the study of shortages in health professions including audiology and speech-language pathology. Signed by Governor 6/2/19, effective 9/1/19

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. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 10. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

SB 752 by Huffman – Relating to liability of health care providers who provide certain assistance in disaster situations. Signed by Governor 5/20/19, effective 9/1/19

Towing & Vehicle Storage Facilities

HB 1002 by Collier – Relating to the term of a parking permit issued to a residential tenant by a landlord. Signed by Governor 6/4/19, effective 1/1/2020

HB 1140 by King, Tracy O. – Relating to the adjustment of fees for vehicles stored at vehicle storage facilities; authorizing fee increases. Filed without signature, effective immediately

Transportation Network Companies

HB 1576 by Phelan – Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective immediately

Used Auto Parts Recyclers

HB 2847 by Goldman - See Article 15. Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective immediately

Water Well Drillers & Pump Installers

HB 2729 by Minjarez – Relating to the administration, duties, and operation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority; authorizing a fee. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective immediately

TDLR – General

HB 918 by White – Relating to providing certain discharged or released inmates with documentation to assist in obtaining employment. Signed by Governor 6/2/19, effective 1/1/20

HB 1342 by Leach – Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

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. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2059 by Blanco – Relating to required human trafficking prevention training for health care practitioners and certain employees of health care facilities. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2452 by Goldman – Relating to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation complaint review process. Signed by Governor 5/29/19, effective immediately

HB 2784 by Phelan et al – Relating to the creation of the Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship Grant Program. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

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. Signed by Governor 6/7/19, effective immediately

SB 1217 by Alvarado – Relating to the consideration of certain arrests in determining an applicant's eligibility for an occupational license. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective immediately

SB 1264 by Hancock – Relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out-of-network providers. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

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. Signed by Governor 6/2/19, effective 9/1/19

Human Trafficking

HB 2059 by Blanco – Relating to required human trafficking prevention training for health care practitioners and certain employees of health care facilities . Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19

SB 72 by Nelson – Relating to the establishment and duties of the human trafficking prevention coordinating council. Signed by Governor 5/20/19, effective 9/1/19

Military & Veterans

HB 696 by Blanco – Relating to employment and referral services for veterans and military service members. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective immediately

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. Signed by Governor 6/2/19, effective 9/1/19

HB 2214 by Hernandez – Relating to a report by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation concerning license applicants who are military service members, military veterans, or military spouses. Signed by Governor 6/14/19, effective 9/1/19

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. Signed by Governor 5/31/19, effective 9/1/19

SB 1200 by Campbell | Buckingham – Relating to the authority of certain military spouses to engage in a business or occupation in this state. Signed by Governor 6/10/19, effective 9/1/19