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Texas- SB 17 (Licensing)  

Issue: Licensing Discriminations

Affects:  Occupational licensing applicants

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

Summary:  This bill prohibits the discrimination by a state agency against an occupational license applicant due to the religious beliefs and practices of the applicant.   

Status: This bill passed the Senate April 3rd.  This bill now awaits a hearing by the House State Affairs Committee.

Bill: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/pdf/SB00017I.pdf#navpanes=0