HB 2464

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative


Ana Hernandez
John Frullo

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of massage schools and the issuance of a permit to massage school students; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

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.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

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.