A Texas law that aims to prevent puppy and kitten breeders from abusing animals faces a judicial challenge, but advocates have come forward to defend the law.Full Story
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is the state's umbrella regulatory agency. It oversees the licensing and regulation of 29 occupations and industries.
The regulated industries include:
- Architectural Barriers
- Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
- Boiler Safety
- Continuing Education Providers
- Licensed Court Interpreters
- Discount Health Care Card Operators
- Elevators and Related Equipment
- Industrial Housing and ...
Representatives from Texas military bases were at the capitol Wednesday asking legislators to require developers to involve military officials in plans for construction near their facilities and training grounds.Full Story
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation commissioners adopted standards of care this week for dogs and cats by licensed breeders. Animal rights groups argue the standards don't go far enough.Full Story
More than 120 federally subsidized day care centers had their licenses denied or revoked by the state for violations of regulations and minimum standards in the last two years. Map their locations and drill down into the records by the provider name or action taken by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.Full Story