Tribpedia: Licensing and Regulation

Tribpedia

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
  • Auctioneers
  • Barbers
  • Boiler Safety
  • Continuing Education Providers
  • Cosmetology
  • Licensed Court Interpreters
  • Discount Health Care Card Operators
  • Electricians
  • Elevators and Related Equipment
  • Industrial Housing and ...

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Adan Gallegos relies on his service dog, Bootz, to cope with the effects of war. The duo helped to inspire legislation that come Jan. 1 will have state law more closely mirror federal ADA guidelines.
Adan Gallegos relies on his service dog, Bootz, to cope with the effects of war. The duo helped to inspire legislation that come Jan. 1 will have state law more closely mirror federal ADA guidelines.

Businesses Prep for New Service Dog Regulations

Texas Weekly

Come Jan. 1, state law will more closely mirror federal guidelines on the roles service dogs play in people’s lives, where they’re allowed and how businesses can ask about a customer's need for an animal. Business leaders say they support the changes, but see the law as “just one more thing that big government is telling business owners that they have to do.”

Soldiers on a shooting range at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX.
Soldiers on a shooting range at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX.

Military Bases Want More Say on Development

As suburban development continues to encroach on their land, representatives from Texas military bases told lawmakers on Wednesday that they want the state to require developers to involve military officials before construction begins on projects located near their facilities and training grounds. 

Groups Find Fault With Standards for Licensed Breeders

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation commissioners have adopted standards of care for dogs and cats by licensed breeders, as required by the new "puppy mill" legislation. Animal rights groups argue the standards do not go far enough, pointing to requirements for cage sizes, cage flooring and cage stacking that stop at federal standards.