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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
The bill would amend Chapter 403 of the Occupations Code by transferring the authority of licensing and regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The bill would also create the Licensed Dyslexia Practitioner and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist Advisory Board consisting of seven members. The advisory board would advise TDLR on technical matters relevant to the administration of Chapter 403.
The bill would require the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation to adopt continuing education requirements, including the minimum number of hours of continuing education required to renew a license under Chapter 403. The bill would authorize the commission or executive director to impose an administrative penalty against a person who violates Chapter 403 or a rule adopted or order issued under Chapter 403 as provided by Subchapter F, Chapter 51 of the Occupations Code.
The bill would also repeal 13 sections in Chapter 403 of the Occupations Code.
We always want to verify in our analysis that transferring licensing and regulatory authority from one agency to another would not expand the size, cost, or scope of government. In this case, HB 2683 would not abridge our limited government principle. We remain neutral.