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Relating to the regulation of massage schools and the issuance of a
permit to massage school students; requiring an occupational
permit; authorizing a fee.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2464 would require persons enrolled in massage school to apply for and obtain a student permit. The bill would additionally prohibit massage school students from being compensated for their services. Lastly, the bill would increase reporting requirements on massage schools such as requiring them to maintain daily attendance logs and to submit monthly progress reports on every student to the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.
Texas Action opposes HB 2464 for violating the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free markets. This bill would add another further barriers to entering the profession of massage therapist in the state, in a field which does not need occupational licensing in the first place. The state should instead pursue permanent occupational licensing deregulation so as to remove the barriers of entry to various occupations in the state.