HB 1894

86(R) - 2019
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
House Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Craig Goldman

Bill Caption

Relating to the imposition of an administrative penalty and the repeal of the criminal penalty for a violation of the interior designers licensing law.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1894 would prohibit the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners from imposing an administrative penalty on a person for conduct related to the practice of interior design unless the person holds a certificate of registration as an interior designer.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The certificate of registration as an interior designer is a voluntary certification. People who work as interior designers but choose not to be certified should not be subject to administrative penalties that are related to certified and registered interior designers. The entire point of not becoming certified is to avoid entanglement with bureaucratic certification and licensing boards. 

We support HB 1894 which uplifts our principles of limited government, individual liberty, and free markets.