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House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures - 85th R.S. (2017)

Committee Members
John Kuempel, Chair
Ryan Guillen, Vice Chair
John Frullo
Charlie Geren
Craig Goldman
Ana Hernandez
Abel Herrero
Chris Paddie
Senfronia Thompson
• Evaluate the adequacy of the workforce currently available to the industries responsible for rebuilding the state’s key infrastructure, as well as residential and commercial properties damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, examine the labor needs within the construction industry and skilled trades and determine if local or state licensing requirements and regulations are an unnecessary barrier to the ongoing success of post-Harvey recovery. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Business & Industry)
• Review local and state occupational licensing and regulations for redundancies. Determine the most effective balance of promoting the economic growth and development of Texas' businesses and workforce with government interests and public safety.
• Study the recent advancements in technology-based alcohol and industry services. Determine if current regulations and permitting rules are able to respond to the ongoing shifts in the modern marketplace and continue to provide consumer and public protections without restricting innovation.
• Monitor the statutory changes enacted through S.B. 951 (85R), the Committee's omnibus deregulation omnibus bill. In particular, monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (TDLR) role in regulating the applicable occupations and activities including but not limited to Vehicle Protection Product businesses, Temporary Common Worker Employers, For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies, Barbering and Cosmetology, and Vehicle Booting and Towing Operators. Review TDLR's current strategic planning efforts and the potential recommendations for occupations and activities which may undergo regulation changes in the future.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.

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