HB 3506

85(R) - 2017
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs
Housing & Urban Affairs
Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Local Government

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


John Cyrier

Bill Caption

Relating to municipal building regulations that require a license for constructing a commercial or residential structures.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3506 would amend the Local Government Code to prohibit a political subdivision from adopting or enforcing an ordinance or other measure that requires a builder or contractor to obtain an occupational license or other form of certification from the political subdivision as a condition of obtaining a building permit or other authorization to construct or remodel a commercial structure.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our free market and limited government principles by prohibiting local license requirements as a condition to obtain a building permit for the construction or remodel of a commercial structure allowing the builder to spend less time complying with governmental licensing requirements and more time on projects. We support HB 3506.

Organizations Supporting

Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
Texas Association of Builders