H.B. No. 2062
  relating to the regulation of plumbing.
         SECTION 1.  Sections 1301.002(11) and (12), Occupations
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
               (11)  "Water supply protection specialist" means a
  person who holds an endorsement issued by the board to engage in:
                     (A)  customer service inspections, as defined by
  rule of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; and
                     (B)  the installation, service, and repair of
  plumbing associated with the treatment, use, and distribution use
  of rainwater to supply a plumbing fixture or[,] appliance[, or
  irrigation system].
               (12)  "Water treatment" means a business conducted
  under contract that requires ability, experience, and skill in
  analyzing water to determine how to treat influent and effluent
  water to change or purify the water or to add or remove minerals,
  chemicals, or bacteria. The term does not include treatment of
  rainwater or the repair of systems for rainwater harvesting.  The
  term includes:
                     (A)  installing and servicing fixed or portable
  water treatment equipment in a public or private water treatment
  system; or
                     (B)  making connections necessary to install a
  water treatment system.
         SECTION 2.  Section 1301.053(a), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person is not required to be licensed under this
  chapter to perform:
               (1)  plumbing incidental to and in connection with the
  business in which the person is employed or engaged if the person:
                     (A)  is regularly employed as or acting as a
  maintenance person or maintenance engineer; and
                     (B)  does not engage in plumbing for the public;
               (2)  construction, installation, or maintenance on the
  premises or equipment of a railroad if the person is an employee of
  the railroad who does not engage in plumbing for the public;
               (3)  plumbing if the person is engaged by a public
  service company to:
                     (A)  lay, maintain, or operate its service mains
  or lines to the point of measurement; and
                     (B)  install, change, adjust, repair, remove, or
  renovate appurtenances, equipment, or appliances;
               (4)  appliance installation and service work, other
  than installation and service work on water heaters, that involves
  connecting appliances to existing openings with a code-approved
  appliance connector if the person performs the work as an appliance
  dealer or an employee of an appliance dealer; or
               (5)  water treatment installations, exchanges,
  services, or repairs, other than the treatment of rainwater to
  supply a plumbing fixture or appliance.
         SECTION 3.  Section 1301.302, Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
  written proposal, invoice, or contract relating to plumbing
  services performed by or under the direction of a plumber licensed
  under this chapter must contain the name and license number of the
  responsible master plumber and the name, mailing address, and
  telephone number of the board. The person who performed the
  services shall give the customer an invoice or completed contract
  document on completion of the job, regardless of whether the person
  charged a fee for performing the services.
         SECTION 4.  Section 1301.303(a), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The board may investigate an alleged violation of this
  chapter by a person who:
               (1)  is licensed under this chapter; [or]
               (2)  is the owner of a plumbing company subject to this
  chapter; or
               (3)  performs plumbing without holding a license under
  this chapter.
         SECTION 5.  Section 1301.351, Occupations Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  A person who holds a license or registration issued
  under this chapter shall carry the license or registration on his or
  her person while engaged in plumbing.
         SECTION 6.  Section 1301.357(e), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e)  A person is not required to hold a water supply
  protection specialist endorsement if the person[:
               [(1)]  is employed by:
               (1) [(A)]  a political subdivision; or
               (2) [(B)]  an electric utility as defined by Section
  31.002, Utilities Code[; and
               [(2)     acts as a backflow prevention device specialist
  or water supply protection specialist in the course of the person's
         SECTION 7.  Sections 1301.551(c) and (g), Occupations Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (c)  A municipality that adopts an ordinance or bylaw under
  this section shall provide by ordinance or bylaw that a person must
  obtain a permit before the person performs plumbing, other than the
  repairing of leaks, the replacement of lavatory or kitchen faucets,
  the replacement of ballcocks or water control valves, the
  replacement of garbage disposals, or the replacement of water
  closets. The municipality may prescribe the terms on which the
  permit is issued.
         (g)  A responsible master plumber, plumbing contractor, or
  other person who is required to obtain a permit under this section
  is not required to pay a plumbing registration fee or
  administrative fee in a municipality or any other political
         SECTION 8.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  services performed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  Services performed before the effective date of this Act are
  governed by the law in effect on the date the services were
  performed, and the former law is continued in effect for that
         SECTION 9.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2062 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 104, Nays 28, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2062 on May 24, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 91, Nays 50,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2062 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________