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House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures - 87th R.S. (2021)

Committee Members
Senfronia Thompson, Chair
John Kuempel, Vice Chair
Drew Darby
Jake Ellzey
Art Fierro
Charlie Geren
Craig Goldman
Ryan Guillen
Brian Harrison
Ana Hernandez
Dan Huberty
John Lujan
Leo Pacheco
Charges
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
    • HB 636 87th R.S., relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners; and
    • HB 1560 87th R.S., relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
  • Explore opportunities to strengthen and enforce laws to reduce illegal gaming and the proliferation of unlawful game rooms. Identify how cash-paying game rooms utilizing machines commonly known as "8-liners" have been allowed to proliferate and how the comptroller or other state agencies can assist law enforcement with ongoing investigations.
  • Evaluate the qualifications for massage establishments, including gaps and loopholes in the application, monitoring, inspection, enforcement, and complaint processes that allow unlawful activity to occur. Consider the multidisciplinary and intergovernmental collaboration required to reduce illicit massage establishments and connect victims with services. Make recommendations to protect Texans against unlawful activity and victimization such as human trafficking.

Note:
Rep. Lujan appointed by Speaker, 11/16/2021.

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