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The House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures

87th Legislature

May 10, 2022

10:30 a.m.

E2.026

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on May 2, 2022, the House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Thompson, Senfronia, at 10:34 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Kuempel; Darby; Fierro; Geren; Goldman; Guillen; Harrison; Hernandez; Huberty; and Lujan.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

The Chair made opening remarks and welcomed the committee’s two new members, Representatives Harrison and Lujan.

The committee considered invited testimony only on interim charge #3:

 

Evaluate the qualifications for massage establishments, including gaps and loopholes in the application, monitoring, enforcement, and complaint processes that allow unlawful activity to occur. Consider the multidisciplinary and intergovernmental collaboration required to reduce illicit massage establishments and connect victims with services. Make recommendations to protect Texans against unlawful activity and victimization such as human trafficking.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The committee considered invited testimony only on interim charge #1:

 

Implementation of HB 1560, relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

Implementation of HB 636, relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

At 1:37 p.m., on the motion of Representative Goldman and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Thompson, Senfronia, Chair

 

 

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Milda Mora, Clerk