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  86R5019 JCG-D
 
  By: Shaheen H.B. No. 1705
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to abolishing the regulation of the practices of barbering
  and cosmetology.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Title 9, Occupations Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 2.  (a)  A license, certificate, or permit issued
  under Chapter 1601, 1602, or 1603, Occupations Code, in effect on
  the effective date of this Act expires on that date.
         (b)  A proceeding under Title 9, Occupations Code, including
  a complaint investigation, disciplinary action, and administrative
  penalty proceeding, pending on the effective date of this Act is
  terminated on that date.
         (c)  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shall
  return to a person who holds a valid license, certificate, or permit
  under Title 9, Occupations Code, as that title existed immediately
  before the effective date of this Act, a prorated portion of the fee
  paid to the department for the issuance or renewal of the license,
  certificate, or permit.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.