COMMITTEE:   Licensing & Administrative Procedures 

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 16, 2014 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. Wayne Smith 


The Committee will meet to hear invited testimony only on the following interim charges:


1.  Evaluate and consider cost-saving technologies and programs used by the Department of Licensing and Regulation to increase efficiencies and access to those with licensing occupations. Identify and make recommendations to implement these goals.


2.  Study appropriate methods to expand the right of individuals to challenge occupational licensing rules and regulations, and identify occupational licenses that may not be necessary for public safety or health.


4.  Study the implementation and possible impacts of HB 3038 (83R), including the effect it would have on multi-state auction companies, as well as business-to-business auctions.


5.  Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should:

     a.  consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens;

     b.  identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate;

     c.  determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and

     d.  identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.