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Texas- SB 1209 (Licensing)

Issue: Regulation of Professional Licensing

Affects:  Those who build pools/spas

Send comments to: Regan Ratliff, rratliff@apsp.org

Summary:  This bill relates to occupational licensing and the regulation of those licenses.  An occupational license means a license, permit, registration certificate, or other authorization that is issued by a license authority and required for an individual to engage in the occupation.  A political subdivision means a county, municipality, special district, or other political subdivision of the state. 

This bill states that a political subdivision may not require an individual to possess an occupational license issued by the political subdivision or meet any other requirement to engage in the occupation if the individual already has a state issued license.   

This is good for members in Texas because it stops a political subdivision from enforcing another layer or requirements on those who use occupational licenses. 

Status: This bill was heard by the Senate State affairs committee April 4th.  APSP will report when more information is released. 

Bill:  https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/pdf/SB01209I.pdf#navpanes=0