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88th Texas Legislature: TDLR Related Bills

The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, convened on January 10, 2023 and adjourned May 29, 2023. This page provides a list of the bills passed by the Legislature related to TDLR and its licensing 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 Texas Legislature Online.


TDLR Program-Related Bills

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

HB 1859: Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting, including eligibility for an air conditioning and refrigeration technician registration or certification. Effective 9/1/23

HB 2024: Relating to statutes of limitation and repose for certain claims arising out of residential construction. Effective 6/9/23

Architectural Barriers

SB 1802: Relating to administrative procedures in the architectural barriers program at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Effective 9/1/23

Athletic Trainers

HB 2495: Relating to the requirements to obtain or renew an athletic trainer license. Effective 6/12/23

HB 2512: Relating to the licensing and regulation of athletic trainers. Effective 9/1/23

Auctioneers

HB 4416: Relating to the regulation of auctioneers at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Effective 9/1/23

Court-Ordered Programs

HB 4417: Relating to the administration of court-ordered programs regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Effective 6/11/23

HB 5183: Relating to the approval of equivalent educational programs for persons whose driver's license is suspended following conviction of certain drug offenses. Effective 6/18/23

Driver Education & Safety

HB 2190: Relating to the terminology used to describe transportation-related accidents. Effective 9/1/23

HB 3645: Relating to requirements for the issuance of certain driver's licenses and commercial driver's licenses. Effective 9/1/23

SB 2304: Relating to providing information regarding the Texas Driving with Disability Program to certain public school students and in the curriculum of driver education courses and driving safety courses. Effective 6/18/23; rules adopted no later than 5/1/24; certification of updated courses by 9/1/24

Dyslexia Therapists

HB 3928: Relating to a student's eligibility for special education services provided by a school district, including services for dyslexia and related disorders. Effective 6/10/23

Electricians

HB 1391: Relating to the regulation of electricians, including the requirements to obtain a residential wireman license. Effective 9/1/23

HB 2024: Relating to statutes of limitation and repose for certain claims arising out of residential construction. Effective 6/9/23

Health Professions – General

HB 617: Relating to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services and telehealth services in rural areas. Effective 9/1/23

SB 490: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers. Effective 9/1/23

SB 745: Relating to fraud prevention under certain health care programs. Effective 9/1/23

Hearing Instrument Fitters & Dispensers

SB 2017: Relating to the regulation of hearing aids and the practices of audiology and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments. Effective 6/18/23; rules due by 12/1/23; see transition language

Licensed Breeders

SB 876: Relating to the licensing and regulation of dog and cat breeders; expanding the applicability of an occupational license. Effective 9/1/23; license required for newly affected by 1/1/24; see transition language

HB 2063: Relating to informed consent obtained before a dog or cat may be boarded at a kennel and left unattended when employees are not present; creating a criminal offense. Effective 9/1/23

Massage Therapy

HB 2016: Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license as a massage establishment, massage school, massage therapist, or massage therapy instructor. Effective 9/1/23

HB 3579: Relating to the issuance of an emergency order by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation against a massage establishment. Effective 9/1/23

SB 483: Relating to the regulation of massage therapy. Effective 5/13/23

SB 1527: Relating to human trafficking, including the prosecution and punishment of compelling and solicitation of prostitution and other sexual or assaultive offenses; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. Effective 9/1/23

Mold Assessors & Remediators

SB 1213: Relating to establishing the Mold Assessment and Remediation Advisory Board at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Effective 5/29/23; board members appointed by 12/1/23; see transition language

Motorcycle & ATV Operator Safety

HB 4122: Relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles on a roadway laned for traffic. Effective 9/1/23

SB 478: Relating to the administration of the motorcycle operator training and safety program; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee. Effective 1/1/24; some sections 9/1/23; see transition language

Motor Fuel Metering & Quality

SB 246: Relating to the regulation of motor fuel metering devices and motor fuel quality. Effective 9/1/23

SB 467: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving impairment of a motor fuel pump. Effective 9/1/23

Service Contract Providers

HB 4316: Relating to regulation of residential service contract providers, sellers, and administrators. Effective 9/1/23

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

SB 2017: Relating to the regulation of hearing aids and the practices of audiology and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments. Effective 6/18/23; rules due by 12/1/23; see transition language

Towing & Vehicle Storage Facilities

HB 1964: Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report to an employee or authorized representative of a vehicle storage facility. Effective 9/1/23

SB 224: Relating to catalytic converters, including criminal conduct involving catalytic converters; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty; increasing a fee. Effective 5/29/23; some sections 7/1/23; see transition language

Transportation Network Companies

HB 1745: Relating to civil actions or arbitrations involving transportation network companies. Effective 9/1/23

HB 2313: Relating to training materials for certain transportation network company drivers regarding human trafficking awareness and prevention. Effective 9/1/23

Used Auto Parts Recyclers

SB 224: Relating to catalytic converters, including criminal conduct involving catalytic converters; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty; increasing a fee. Effective 5/29/23; some sections 7/1/23; see transition language

Water Well Drillers & Pump Installers

HB 3731: Relating to the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. Effective 9/1/23

HB 3744: Relating to the regulation of water well drillers and water well pump installers. Effective 9/1/23

HB 4256: Relating to establishing and funding a grant program to plug leaking water wells in certain counties. Effective 6/13/23

SB 786: Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of closed-loop geothermal injection wells. Effective 9/1/23

SB 1746: Relating to an exemption from the requirement to obtain a permit from a groundwater conservation district for certain temporary water wells. Effective 9/1/23

SB 2406: Relating to the authority of a hospital to drill a water well for the purpose of producing water for use in the event of an emergency or natural disaster in certain counties. Effective 9/1/23


Other Related Bills

Criminal History

HB 4123: Relating to the dissemination of criminal history record information by the Department of Public Safety. Effective 6/13/23

SB 483: Relating to the regulation of massage therapy. Effective 5/13/23

Human Trafficking

HB 844: Relating to the definition of trafficking for purposes of the offense of trafficking of persons. Effective 9/1/23

HB 2313: Relating to training materials for certain transportation network company drivers regarding human trafficking awareness and prevention. Effective 9/1/23

HB 3130: Relating to the protection of certain occupational licensing information regarding clients of family violence shelter centers, victims of trafficking shelter centers, and sexual assault programs. Effective 9/1/23

SB 1527: Relating to human trafficking, including the prosecution and punishment of compelling and solicitation of prostitution and other sexual or assaultive offenses; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. Effective 9/1/23

HB 3536: Relating to a commercial landlord's remedies regarding certain unlawful activities on the premises of commercial rental property. Effective 9/1/23

Military & Veterans

SB 422: Relating to the authority of certain military service members to engage in a business or occupation in this state. Effective 9/1/23; rules adopted by 12/1/23

SB 1376: Relating to a state employment preference for certain spouses of veterans with a disability. Effective 9/1/23