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Texas Commission and Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

    • Next Review Date: 2020-2021 Review Cycle - 87th Legislative Session
    • Last Review Date: 2002-2003 Review Cycle - 78th Legislative Session

    Sunset Review Documents for 2002-2003 Review Cycle, 78th Legislative Session

    Legislative Documents

    Final Results from Last Sunset Report

    Senate Bill 279 continued the Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for 12 years, and contained the Sunset Commission’s recommendations to strengthen TDLR’s oversight powers, conform program statutes to provide consistency, abolish the regulation of transportation service providers, and create a toll-free information line administered by TDLR that allows consumers to access information about any state-regulated occupation.  The Legislature did not adopt the Sunset recommendations to transfer certain regulatory programs to TDLR from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  It did, however, add several other statutory modifications to Senate Bill 279, including increasing the Commission size from six to seven members, requiring valet parking services to establish financial responsibility, setting requirements relating to the use of loss damage waivers under rental purchase agreements, and creating the registration of elevator contractors.  The following list summarizes the major provisions of Senate Bill 279.

    • Gives TDLR’s Commission rulemaking authority and advisory committee appointment authority common to other agency policy bodies.
    • Adjusts the size of the Commission on Licensing and Regulation.
    • Conforms key elements of the Department’s programs to commonly applied occupational licensing practices.
    • Requires elevator certificates of compliance to be posted in publicly visible areas, and provides for elevator contractor registration.
    • Coordinates oversight of abandoned and unplugged water wells among TDLR, Local Groundwater Conservation Districts, and TCEQ.
    • Abolishes the registration of transportation service providers.
    • Requires TDLR to act as an information resource for consumers on all state licensing agencies.
    • Continues the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for 12 Years.
    • Requires the Department to better monitor complaints in the Architectural Barriers program.
    • Removes inconsistent enforcement time lines from the Career Counseling Services program.
    • Provides a mechanism for TDLR to reinspect industrialized housing that has moved.
    • Authorizes municipalities to pass certain regulations relating to industrialized housing and building.
    • Requires TDLR to approve all loss damage waiver contracts under rental purchase agreements.
    • Requires persons regulated by one or more licensing authorities to file a single change of address online.
    • Requires valet parking services to maintain financial responsibility.
    • Transfers the authority to administer grants in the weather modification program from the Department of Agriculture to TDLR.
    • Expands requirements in the combative sports program statute.