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Legislation Affecting Texas Barbers in:
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Bill numbers on the left are links to the Texas Legislature Online page, which will show the current status of the bill, and links to the text, history and captions, authors, etc. for the bill.  

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2017 Legislation Related to Texas Barbers

HB 340          Author: Goldman       Committee:    Licensing and Adminstrative Proceedures
          Caption:   Relating to abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates.


SB 1503          Author: Zaffirini      
          Caption:   Relating to abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates.

Webmaster Note: HB 340 and SB 1503 are similar.


HB 2407          Author: Goldman      
          Caption:   Relating to the regulation of the hours of instruction for cosmetology licensing.

SB 1087          Author: Schwertner       Committee:    Business and Commerce
          Caption:   Relating to the regulation of the hours of instruction for cosmetology licensing.

Webmaster Note: HB 2407 and SB 1087 are identical.


HB 2739          Author: Hernandez      
          Caption:   Relating to the regulation of barber schools, private beauty culture schools, and other facilities used to teach or perform the practice of barbering or cosmetology.


SB 2065          Author: Hancock      
          Caption:   Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.


HB 3278          Author: Schaefer      
          Caption:   Relating to certain requirements for barber schools and private beauty culture schools.





2015 Legislation Related to Texas Barbers

HB 104          Author: White, James      
          Caption:   Relating to the practice of barbering and cosmetology at certain events.
Webmaster Note: HB 104 passed the House and Senate and was sent to the Governor.


HB 672          Author: Israel      Committee:    State Affairs
          Caption:   Relating to certain information concerning an applicant for certain occupational licenses.
"A licensing authority may not consider the immigration status of an applicant for a license in determining whether to issue or renew the license."
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.

HB 847          Author: Shaefer       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:   Relating to the eligibility for a manicurist license or a barber technician/manicurist specialty license.
Webmaster Note: HB 847 would substantially reduce the hours required for a barber manicurist or a barber technician license.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.



SB 1193, SB 1604, HB 2314, and HB2717 are related to deregulating or abolishing Hair Braiding

SB1193          Author: West       Committee:    Busines & Commerce
          Caption:  Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding.
Webmaster Note: SB1193 died in the Senate.   Identical bill HB 2717 by Goldman passed the House and Senate. Sent to the Governor

SB1604          Author: Huffines       Committee:    Business & Commerce
          Caption:   Relating to abolishing the regulation of hair braiding.

Webmaster Note: Died in committee.

HB 2314          Author: White, James       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:   Relating to abolishing the regulation of hair braiding.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.

HB 2717          Author: Goldman       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:  Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding.
Webmaster Note: HB 2717 passed the House and Senate. Sent to the Governor




HB 2720          Author: Goldman       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:   Relating to abolishing shampoo apprentice permits.
Webmaster Note: Died in Senate committee.
HB 2846           Author: Goldman       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:   Relating to abolishing certain specialty licenses and certificates for the practice of barbering or cosmetology.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.

HB 3170          Author: Schaefer       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:   Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state.
Webmaster Note: HB 3170 and SB 1346 are identical.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.

SB 1346          Author: Huffines       Committee:    Busines & Commerce
          Caption:   Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.
SB1179          Author: Huffines       Committee:    Busines & Commerce
          Caption:  relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.




HB 2485          Author: Shaefer       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:   Relating to required facilities and equipment for barber schools.

" . . . Sec. 1601.353. REQUIRED FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT. The department may approve an application for a permit for a barber school if the school meets health and safety standards established by the department. The department shall not establish requirements for square footage of floor space, a specific number of chairs, a specific number of sinks, or other facility requirements not related to health and safety. . . . "

Webmaster Note: Died in committee.

HB 3325          Author: Gutierrez       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:  Relating to the requirements for barber schools and private beauty culture schools.
Webmaster Note: Died in the House.

HB 3713          Author: Smith       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:  Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate occupations.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.


HB 4068          Author: Smith       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:  Relating to the regulation of barber schools and beauty culture schools; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Webmaster Note: Changes some definitions, and changes requirements for student tuition refunds.
Webmaster Note: Died in the House.


HB 4069          Author: Smith       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:  Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.
Webmaster Note: HB 4069 would allow a barber or cosmetologist to perform licensed services at a location other than a shop or salon for special events, including a wedding or quinceañera.
It also reduces the time that a student is allowed to re-enroll after withdrawl.
Webmaster Note: Died in Senate committee.


HB 4081          Author: Rinaldi       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures
          Caption:  Relating to eligibility for a barber instructor license.
Webmaster Note: HB 4081 would allow a barber with at least two years experience to take the instructor exam without taking the barber instructor training.
Webmaster Note: Died in committee.





2013 Legislation Related to Texas Barbers
SB 408  by Senator Carona (R) and HB 1331 by Representative Stephenson (R) are identical bills which were the legislative inititive of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

HB 1331. These bills pushed by TDLR would deny virtually all Texans and the press the right to get copies of complaints filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and any subsequent investigations using the Public Information Act, disclosure, discovery, subpoena, or other means of legal compulsion.

TDLR provided Senator Carona the background information which he used to justify the bill. Public information requests revealed that TDLR did not have a single document to back up any of their claims.

TDLR is an umbrella agency that regulates 29 industry groups and has over 660,000 licensees.   Every Texan has dealings with one or more persons or businesses licensed by TDLR.

This bill would let TDLR avoid any realistic oversight, deny citizens and the press the right to transparent government and make TDLR virtually unaccountable to anyone.

SB 408 passed the Senate without a single comment or question.   SB 408 was assigned to the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures committee as was the identical house version of the bill HB 1331.

At the public hearing for HB 1331, on April 2nd, the committee was given information that showed that there was not a single document to support the claims used by the authors of HB1331 and identical bill SB 408 to justify those bills.

The Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee voted SB408 out of committee on May 14th and recommended it for the Local and Consent Calendar even after they knew that the claims used to justify the bill were not valid.

If the Local and Consent Calendar committee puts the bill on the Local and Consent Calendar it will pass the House automatically with no debate and no amendments.

The substance of SB 408 and HB 1331 was the legislative initiative of TDLR, TDLR prepared the background information, used by Senator Carona for the SB 408 bill analysis, TDLR confirmed the accuracy of that background information to Senator Carona's staff.   TDLR does not have a single document to verify the claims in the background information.

SB 408          Author: Carona       Committee:     

Caption:   Relating to the confidentiality of certain complaints to and investigations by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 408 was voted out of committee and put on the Local Calendar.   SB 408 passed through the Senate without a single comment or question.

HB 1331          Author: Stephenson       Committee:    Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the confidentiality of certain complaints to and investigations by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Link to video of HB 1331 Public Hearing April 2, 2013

Click on the link above, click to play the video archive, then move the time slider at the bottom to 00:47:00






SB 1250          Author: Carona       Committee:      Business and Commerce     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the creation of an office of regulatory best practices in the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the evaluation by the office of proposals by members of the legislature to regulate occupations

Currently Pending In Committee





SB 845          Author: Carona       Committee:      Business and Commerce     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the use of e-mail and website technology by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

(b) The department shall provide on its Internet website a link to an Internet website that allows the public to track legislation affecting the programs administered by the department, which may be a website that provides legislative information administered by the Texas Legislature.
(c) The department may satisfy any requirement under this chapter or another law governing a program subject to regulation by the department to provide notice by delivering the notice by e-mail to the recipient's last known e-mail address if the recipient has previously authorized the department to deliver the notice by e-mail. An e-mail address used under this subsection is confidential and is not subject to disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code.





HB 2095 and SB 973 (Identical Bills) Make minor changes to the Barber and Cosmetology Statutes, Not the Major Reforms that are needed.


HB 2095          Author: Thompson, Senfronia       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology; authorizing fees.

SB 973          Author: Carona       Committee:     

Caption:   Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology; authorizing fees.




HB 566 and SB 362 Redefine Cosmetology to Allow Shaving the Face and Neck with a Safety Razor


HB 566          Author: Gutierrez       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the practice of cosmetology.

SB 362          Author: Watson       Committee:      Business and Commerce    Committee Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the practice of cosmetology.
SB 362 was passed by the Senate March 13th and received by the House March 14th.

Video archive of the Feb. 26th hearing   The time on the archive is 1:57


SB 362 was left pending after a public hearing in the Business and Commerce Committee February 19th.
Bill author Senator Watson submitted a committee substitute defining a safety razor.
Watch the video archive of the SB 362 the February 19th hearing   The testimony for SB 362 starts at time 57:55.

You will need Real Player to watch the hearing. You can download the program for free at: http://www.real.com/realplayer/search




HB 1779          Author: Schaefer       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the regulation of the practices of barbering and cosmetology and associated locations.


Webmaster Note: HB 1779 would eliminate barber & cosmetology licenses, and require TDLR to return a prorated portion of any license fees that they have collected.

A complaint investigation, disciplinary action, and administrative penalty proceeding, pending on the effective date of this Act would be terminated on that date.

This bill would define barbering and cosmetology under the Health and Safety code instead of the Occupations Code were the definitions are today.

This bill would allow, but not require, local health departments or local health authorities to inspect facilities for sanitation, and allow counties or municipalities to close a facility by order if it didn't meet sanitation standards.






Webmaster note:
SB 408 and HB 1331 are companion bills.

It appears that if either bill were to pass, it would allow TDLR to keep most information regarding how they handle investigations and complaints hidden from the licensees, the public, and the news media, even after the matter is closed.

Only formal proceedings by TDLR, the nature of those proceedings, disciplinary proceedings of TDLR, and final disciplinary actions, including warnings and reprimands would be available.   It appears that none of the investigative reports, documents or background information would be available as they are now.

If TDLR didn't take any final action, it appears that nothing would be available, even to the person filing a complaint.






HB 619          Author: N. Gonzalez       Committee:     Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the requirements for issuance of certain barbering and cosmetology licenses and certificates
for applicants holding licenses issued by other states; imposing fees.




HB 1821          Author: Harper-Brown       Committee: 

Caption:   Relating to the education requirements to obtain certain manicurist and manicurist specialty licenses.




HB 2494          Author: Harper-Brown       Committee:     Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the regulation of certain occupations.




HB 3156          Author: Harper-Brown       Committee:     Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Member Contact Information

Caption:   Relating to the regulation of certain practices in barbering and cosmetology.




2011 Legislation Related to Texas Barbers
Senate RealMedia Video Archives — 2011

SB 1170          Author: Carona       Committee:  Business and Commerce

Caption:   Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.
Link to the  Committee Substitute Considered at the March 30th Hearing and Left Pending
Watch the video archive of the SB 1170 March 30th Hearing   The testimony for SB 1170 starts at time 3:18:50.
SB 1170 Was Heard in Committee on April 6, 2011.
Link to the A New Committee Substitute Considered and passed by the Committee on April 6th.

Watch the video archive of the SB 1170 April 6th Hearing   The testimony for SB 1170 starts at time 0:22:39.
SB 1170 was not put on the Local Calendar so it can be debated and amended when taken up by the full senate.

Webmaster's Note: SB 1170 is based on changes requested by TDLR for Barbers and Cosmetologists.
Link to changes requested by TDLR

TDLR was critised for not mading information about SB 1170 available to all licensees.
TDRL hasn't put anything on their website, facebook page, or sent out any list serve e-mail about this legislation.

HB 3512          Author: Hamilton       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Caption:   Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.

Webmaster's Note: HB 3512 is based on changes requested by TDLR for Barbers and Cosmetologists.
Link to changes requested by TDLR



SB 1509          Author: Carona       Committee:  Business and Commerce

Caption:   Relating to inspections and license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Heard in Committee Wednesday, March 30th and Left Pending.
Link to the A Committee Substitute Considered and passed by the Committee on April 6th.

Watch the video archive of the SB 1509 April 6th Hearing   The testimony for SB 1509 starts at time 0:22:24.
SB 1509 was put on the Local Calendar so unless a senator requests that I be pulled off it will be voted on by the full senate without debate or amendments.

Webmaster's Note: This bill, as filed, would have allowed a TDLR to prescribe the time between periodic inspections.   This provision was removed in the substitute because of concerns brought up at the March 30th hearing.   the remainder of the bill would allow someone with a license which has been expired for less than 18 months to renew their license. The substitute also allows for the renewal of a license that has been expired for 36 months at the discression of the Executive Director on a case by case basis.



SB1278          Author: Ogden       Committee:   Finance

Caption:   relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.
Heard in Committee Monday March 14th .
March 14th Finance Committee Meeting Notice BR>
Watch the video archive of the SB 1278 March 14th Hearing   The testimony for SB 1278 starts at time 02:04:45.

Webmaster's Note: This bill would reduce TDLR' funding by $1,779,282.   This could result in significant reduction of services to the barber industry.



The following proposed bill relates to cosmetology would significantly impact the barber industry.

HB 1793          Author: Gutierrez       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Caption:   Relating to the practice of cosmetology.

Webmaster's Note: This bill would change the definition of cosmetology to include "shaving with a safety razor".



2009 Legislation Related to Texas Barbers

HB 2310 Was Signed By The Governor on June 19, 2009

HB 2548 Was Signed By The Governor on June 19, 2009

HB 735           Author: Quintanilla       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Left Pending in Committee

Caption:   Relating to inclusion by individuals regulated by this state of the individual's license or certificate of registration number on certain documents; providing a civil penalty.
Webmaster's Note:
Would require the prominent display of the individual's license or certificate number on any document, advertisement, business card, or logo provided to the public.

HB 1874          Author: Truitt               Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Left Pending in Committee

Caption:   Relating to regulation of the practice of barbering.
Webmaster's Note:
Would require that a barber shop employee a barber.
Removes authority for barbers to do pedicures
Requires that two Barber Advisory Board Members do not own a barbershop or franchise.
UPDATE:   HB 1874 was heard by the Licensing and Administrative Proceedures Committee March 11th.
Joe Sheppard testified for the bill.
Linda Connor, representing TAOTA testifed against the bill. 
HB 1874 was left pending in committee

View the March 11th hearing before the Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee
HB 1874 starts at time 48:15.

Click on the link above.   Move the slider at the bottom to time 48:15.
The time slider is more accurate if you open RealPlayer to full screen.
You will need RealPlayer software, which is a free download if you don't have it.

HB 2310          Author: Kuempel       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Signed by the Governor June 19, 2009

Caption:   Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the power to issue emergency orders and temporary and emergency licenses.

Webmaster's Note: TDLR wrote this bill and asked Rep. Kuempel to sponsor it for them.
This bill would allow TDLR to:
Issue Subpoenas
Issue Fines of up to $5000 per day
Remove advisory board members
Take electroinic or credit card payments
Issue Emergency Orders
Issue Cease and Desist Orders
Issue Temporary Licenses
Issue Emergency Licenses
Provide for an Inactive Status

HB 2310 also has changes related to Adjudication, Suspension, Revocation , Denial, or Refusal to issue a license.
Additions relating to eligibiliby requirements relating to an applicants background

HB 2310 was recommended for the Local and Uncontested Calendar by the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on April 24th.   HB2310 was placed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar on May 1st.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on HB 2310 on May 5th.   Bills passed on the Local and Uncontested Calendar get no debate and no amendments are allowed.

BACKGROUND

The text for both HB 2310 and SB 2057 was written by TDLR and given to Rep. Kuempel and Senator Williams to sponsor.

HB 2310 was first heard by the House Licensing and Administation Committee of which Rep. Kuempel is the chair.   When Rep, Kuempel laid out the bill, he never mentioned that TDLR would be give subponea power or that fines could be as high as $5000.   The bill passed with no debate and was recommended for the local and consent calendar.   The hearing lasted only 2minutes and 23 seconds.

Watch the archived video of the House Licensing and Administrative Proceedures Committee hearing.  The hearing is at time 3:33:30 - 3:35:53.   Open the RealPlayer window to full screen and move the time slider at the bottom to 3:33:30.
HB 2310 passed the house and was sent to the senate where it was assigned to the Business and Commerce Committee.  

HB 2310 was heard by the Senate Business and Commerce Committee April 21st and was recommended for the Local and Uncontested Calendar.
The Bill was laid out by Sen. Williams the sponsor of an identical bill SB 2057.   Sen. Williams also didn't mention that TDLR would be give subponea power or that fines could be as high as $5000.

HB 2310 first had a public hearing in the morning session and the vote was taken in the afternoon session.   The links to the video archive of the both meetings are below along with the exact times for the hearing and vote HB 2310.

Senate Business and Commerce April 21, 2009 Part I Public Hearing  
Time: 00:04:00 - 00:07:30


Senate Business and Commerce April 21, 2009 Part II Vote  

Time: 00:49:27 - 00:50:15




HB 2548          Author: Kuempel       Committee:  Licensing & Administrative Procedures     Signed by the Governor June 19, 2009

Caption:   Relating to membership of certain advisory bodies to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Companion: SB 2056 by Williams, Identical

Webmaster's Note: TDLR wrote this bill and asked Rep. Kuempel to sponsor it for them.
This bill would increase the size of the Advisory Board for Barbering from five to seven by adding two public members.
Scheduled for public hearing on . . .   03/18/2009

SB 2056          Author: Williams           Committee:  Business and Commerce     Left Pending in Committee

Caption:   Relating to membership of certain advisory bodies to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Companion: HB 2548 by Kuempel, Identical
This bill would increase the size of the Advisory Board for Barbering from five to seven by adding two public members.

SB 2057          Author: Williams           Committee:  Business and Commerce     Left Pending in Committee

Caption:   Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the power to issue emergency orders and temporary and emergency licenses.

Companion: HB 2310 by Kuempel, Identical

This bill would allow TDLR to:
Issue Subpoenas
Issue Fines of up to $5000 per day
Remove advisory board members
Take electroinic or credit card payments
Issue Emergency Orders
Issue Cease and Desist Orders
Issue Temporary Licenses
Issue Emergency Licenses
Provide for an Inactive Status

SB 2057 also has changes related to Adjudication, Suspension, Revocation , Denial, or Refusal to issue a license.
Additions relating to eligibiliby requirements relating to an applicants background




2007 Legislation Related to Texas Barbers



Substitute for HB 2106 Passed by Senate and House and Sent to the Governor


   Text of HB 2106 Substitute


   Follow the progress of HB2106

HB2106 as Substituted contained all the legislation relating to barbers and cosmetologists in the 2007 session.




SB 1720            Author: Ogden          Committee:

Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations.

HB 3408            Author: Laubenberg          Committee:

Caption: Relating to required hair care products for operation of a barbership or related specialty shop.

HB 3623            Author: Goolsby          Committee:

Caption: Relating to requiring certain barbers and cosmetologists to have a product available to reverse certain hair damage.

HB 2903            Author: Harper-Brown          Committee:

Caption: Relating to certain sanitation requirements applicable to barbering and cosmetology.

SB 984            Author: Whitmire          Committee: Business and Commerce

Caption: Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists at mobile locations.

HB 2106          Author: Chisum          Committee: Licensing & Admin. Procedures

Caption: Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.

HB 1280          Author: Deshotel          Committee:Licensing & Admin. Procedures

Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to issue certain enforcement orders in the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.

HB 1118          Author: Brown, Betty          Committee: Licensing & Admin. Procedures

Caption: Relating to the operation of a licensed barber or cosmetology school, shop, or facility before initial inspection by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

HB 1050          Author: Hopson          Committee: Licensing & Admin. Procedures

Caption: Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.


2005 Legislation Affecting Texas Barbers



CHANGES TO THE BARBER LAW

SB 1245           Author: Carona          Committee:

Relating to the regulation of barbers and related occupations, barbershops and specialty shops, and barber schools; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 2627           Author: Moreno          Committee:

Relating to certain requirements for issuance of a barbershop permit.

BARBER COSMETOLOGY MERGER --Sunset Bills

SB 411           Author: Whitmire          Committee:   Government Organization

Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists by the Texas Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and the abolition of the State Board of Barber Examiners and the Texas Cosmetology Commission.

HB 1436           Author: Hamric           Committee:   Government Reform

Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists by the Texas Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and the abolition of the State Board of Barber Examiners and the Texas Cosmetology Commission.


MOBILE LOCATION FOR BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS

HB 441           Author: Dutton          Committee:   Public Health

Bill to Allow Barbers and Cosmetologists to Operate at a Mobile Location


SANITATION REQUIREMENTS

HB 1304           Author: Wong           Committee:   Government Reform

Relating to sanitation requirements for certain barbering and cosmetology services.


2003 Legislation Affecting Texas Barbers


MERGER BILLS

HB 1403           Author: West           Committee:   Government Reform

House Bill 1403 would abolish the Texas State Board of Barber Examiners and the Texas Cosmetology Commission and establish a new Texas Commission on Barbering and Cosmetology.

House bills 2 and 3001, and Senate bill 1354 would abolish the State Board of Barber Examiners, the Texas Cosmetology Commission, and the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying and transfer all powers, duties, personnel, property, assets, and obligations of these state agencies to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

HB 2                Author: Swinford          Committee:

HB 3001           Author: Swinford          Committee:

SB 1354           Author: Ellis          Committee: Committee:   Government Organization



INCREASE POWER AND CONTROL OF TEXAS ONLINE

HB 2412           Author: Solomons          Committee:   Government Reform

SB 1152           Author: Shapleigh          Committee:   Government Organization



BARBER BOARD BUDGET CUT
House bill 7 and Senate bill 1860 would reduce the appropriation for many state agencies for the rest of the fiscal year which ends August 31, 2003. The Board of Barber Examiners will loose $8,079. The expected impact will be staff salary cuts and cut back of inspector travel. All the money being returned to the general fund is derived from license fees paid by barbers.   Similar to Senate Bill 1860

HB 7                Author: Heflin          Committee:   Appropriations

SB 1860           Author: Bivins          Committee:



CUSTOMER SEVICE CENTER

House bill 1386 and Senate bill 622 would create a central customer service center using a private vendor and requiring an interactive voice response system.  26 agencies including the barber board would be required to use and pay for this system.

HB 1386          Author: Hamric          Committee:   Government Reform

SB 622           Author: Armbrister          Committee:   State Affairs



BARBER BOARD SUGGESTED LEGISLATION

SB 1193           Author: Carona          Committee:   Business & Commerce

Senate Bill 1193 is the legislation requested by the barber board.   This bill would eleminate the outdated requirement of getting a physician's certificate for license renewal.   SB 1193 would also eliminate the requirement to work as a barber for 12 months before being allowed to get a barber shop permit.   This bill would also increase the maximum number of students per instructor from 20 to 25.



INCREASE BOARD MEMBERS FROM 6 TO 7

HB 2769           Author: Chisum          Committee:

SB 287               Author: Ellis          Committee:   Government Organization



Bills which should not affect barbers
The Barber Board is listed in these bills, but they don't appear to affect barbers or the board.

HB 2596           Author: Homer          Committee:   Government Reform

relating to the abolishment of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of its powers and duties to the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 459           Author: Armbrister          Committee: Criminal Justice

Relating to the abolition of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Youth Commission.

HB 660           Author: Allen          Committee: Licensing & Admin. Procedures

relating to access to criminal history record information by certain licensing and regulatory agencies.

SB 1321           Author: Harris          Committee: Administration

relating to renumbering or relettering certain provisions of enacted codes and does not affect barbers.



2001 Legislation Affecting Texas Barbers




Legislation Requested By the Barber Board

SB 660           Author: Carona          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the regulation of the practice of barbering.
PASSED



TexasOnline Legislation

SB 187           Author: Shapleigh          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the creation of an authority and related projects and duties regarding government services provided through online systems.
PASSED

HB 578           Author: Solomons          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the creation of a commission and project to provide government services through a secure and uniform online system.
Companion identical to SB 187. Companion considered in lieu of in House State Affairs committee.

SB 645           Author: Shapiro          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the establishment of an electronic system for occupational licensing transactions.
PASSED

HB 905           Author: McCall          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the establishment of an electronic system for occupational licensing transactions.
Companion to SB 645 (very similar). Companion considered in lieu of in House State Affairs committee.

HB 3198           Author: Maxey          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the establishment of an electronic system for occupational licensing transactions.
Left Pending in Committee



1999 Legislation Affecting Texas Barbers


Electronic Government Demonstration Legislation


SB 974           Author: Shapleigh          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the creation of a task force and demonstration project regarding the provision of certain state agency and local government services to the general public and to regulated entities through the Internet.
PASSED


HB 2736           Author: Solomons          Committee: State Affairs

Relating to the creation of a task force and demonstration project regarding the provision of certain state agency and local government services to the general public and to regulated entities through the Internet.
Companion identical to SB 974
Left pending in committee
Companion considered in lieu of in committee

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