SB 2065

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate Business & Commerce
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Business, Industry, & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kelly Hancock


John Kuempel

Bill Caption

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: a positive impact of $12,100 through the biennium ending August 31, 2019. However, the bill would result in a net negative impact to General Revenue of ($1,165,933) in 2020 increasing in subsequent years.

Bill Analysis

This bill would overhaul numerous regulations and occupational licensure requirements.

SB 2065 would make it a deceptive act for a warrantor of a vehicle protection product warranty to use a name that includes “casualty,” “surety,” “insurance,” “mutual,” or any other word descriptive of an insurance business.

The bill would prohibit a retailor from requiring the purchase of a vehicle protection product as a condition of a retail installment transaction or the cash sale of a motor vehicle.

The Vehicle Protection Product Warrantor Advisory Board would be abolished, registrations would expire, and the Commission of Licensing and Regulation would repeal all rules regulating vehicle protection product warrantors.

A temporary common worker employer would be permitted to operate in the state if it meets the established requirements.

A legal service contract would no longer be required to be filed with the executive director of the Department of Licensing and Regulation before being offered for sale.

Shampooing or conditioning hair or threading unwanted eyebrow hair would no longer be considered a barbering or cosmetology practice.

A local authority would be authorized to regulate booting activities in areas in which the authority regulates parking or traffic and a parking facility owner would be prohibited from charging a removal fee if a boot is not removed within an hour.

The bill would require a towing company that makes a non-consent tow to tow the vehicle to a licensed vehicle storage facility except that an individual designated by a university to facilitate a special even may request a vehicle be towed from one location on campus to another.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is a comprehensive bill that would repeal licensing requirements for a variety of occupations. The provisions of this bill are also included in several stand alone bills. A majority of this bill supports our free market and limited government principles by decreasing and removing certain regulations and licensing requirements on private businesses and individuals. 

For these reasons, we support SB 2065.

Organizations Supporting

National Federation of Independent Business
Texas Towing & Storage Association