Legislation

 

TBFAA Has Created this Page to Provide Information on Pending Legislation

 

Status

  • SB616 -HB1530 to keep the authority of the Texas Private Security Board intact, deregulate the licensed manager and deregulate security salespeople. Passed House & Senate - Sent to Governor without amendments to continue licensing managers and salespeople 
  • SB1004- HB1141 to amend the safety standards of the National Electrical Code.- Stalled in Committee
  • SB1773- HB538 to change the restriction on municipalities providing alarm services. Stalled in Committee

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SB616/HB1530 (DPS Sunset Bill)


Synopsis: These Bills are a result of the sunset commission report. It impacts Texas Occupations Code 1702 (Texas Private Security Act) in 3 critical areas as previously cited by the TBFAA to the sunset commission.
  1. Bill converts the Private Security Board to an Advisory Committee
  2. Eliminates the Licensed Manager;
  3. Eliminates the Security Sales License.
Notably, the Bill eliminates other licenses too, but none that have been noted as concern to the TBFAA.
 
TBFAA continues to be opposed to all three issues maintaining consistency with our written position publicly posted on the sunset commission website.

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Senate Information - SB616


Author: Senator Birdwell
Copy of the bill 
Latest Bill Information
  • 5/17/19 Final Vote
  • 5/16/17 Amendment and salespeople voted down - 74 Yeas, 68 Nays, 2 Present, not voting - See how your rep voted
  • 5/13/19 Voted out of Committee- Ayes=8   Nays=0    Absent=1
  • 4/16/19 Sent to House
  • 4/16/19 - Adopted by Senate- Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  • 4/9/19 - Voted out of Committee- Ayes=7   Nays=0 

Referred to Senate Veteran Affairs & Border Security Committee
Hearing - 1:30 PM on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 in 2E.20 of the Capitol Complex.
View a video of the hearing
PositionMember
Chair:Sen. Donna Campbell -  New Braunfels
Vice Chair:Sen. Bob Hall- Rockwall
Members:Sen. Nathan Johnson -- Dallas County
 Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. - Brownsville
 Sen. José Menéndez- San Antonio
 Sen. Charles Schwertner- Georgetown
 Sen. Kel Seliger -  Amarillo
 

House Information - HB1530


Author:Representative Paddie
Copy of the bill 
Latest Bill Information

Bill left in committee in favor of Senate bill 

Referred to House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
 
PositionMember
Chair:Rep. Poncho Nevárez - Eagle Pass
Vice Chair:Rep. Dennis Paul- Houston
Members:Rep. DeWayne Burns - Cleburne
 Rep. Gina Calanni - Houston
 Rep. Travis Clardy - Nacogdoches
 Rep. Vikki Goodwin - Travis County
 Rep. Celia Israel- Travis County
 Rep. Mike Lang - Granbury & Eastland
 Rep. Tony Tinderholt- Arlington
 
 

SB1773/HB538 – Provision of alarm system services by certain municipalities

Synopsis: These bills would, if enacted, allow certain municipalities to provide alarm system services.

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Senate Information - SB1773

Author: Senator Paul Bettencourt
Copy of the bill 
Latest Bill Information
Referred to Senate Committee on Business & Commerce 
No Action in Committee
 
PositionMember
Chair:Sen. Kelly Hancock - North Richland Hills
Vice Chair:Sen. Robert Nichols - Jacksonville
Members:Sen. Donna Campbell - New Braunfels
 Sen. Brandon Creighton - Conroe
 Sen. José Menéndez - San Antonio
 Sen. Angela Paxton - McKinney
 Sen. Charles Schwertner - Georgetown
 Sen. John Whitmire- Houston
 Sen. Judith Zaffirini- Laredo

House Information - HB538

Author: Rep Jim Murphy
Copy of the bill 
Latest Bill Information
Referred to House Committee on Urban Affairs
Hearing -8:00 AM on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 in E2.010 in the Capitol Extension
4.11.19 - 
Left pending in committee 
 
PositionMember
Chair:Rep. Angie Chen Button- Richardson
Vice Chair:Rep. Matt Shaheen - Plano
Members:Rep. Jessica González- Dallas County
 Rep. Vikki Goodwin - Travis County
 Rep. Eric Johnson - Dallas County
 Rep. Mayes Middleton - Galveston
 Rep. Jared Patterson - Denton
 Rep. Valoree Swanson- Harris County
 

SB1004/HB1141

Synopsis: Bill alters Occupations Code that results in limits that circumvent the descriptions of class 2 and class 3 circuits defined by the National Electrical Code. The Bill will prevent many Security Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV, Access Control, and PoE devices from being installed by any one other than a TDLR licensed Electrician.

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Senate Information - SB1004

Author: Senator Creighton
Copy of the bill 
Latest Bill Information
Referred to Senate Committee on Business & Commerce 
No action
 
PositionMember
Chair:Sen. Kelly Hancock - North Richland Hills
Vice Chair:Sen. Robert Nichols - Jacksonville
Members:Sen. Donna Campbell - New Braunfels
 Sen. Brandon Creighton - Conroe
 Sen. José Menéndez - San Antonio
 Sen. Angela Paxton - McKinney
 Sen. Charles Schwertner - Georgetown
 Sen. John Whitmire- Houston
 Sen. Judith Zaffirini- Laredo
 
 

House Information - HB1141

Author: Representative Tracy O. King
Copy of the bill 
Latest Bill Information

Referred to House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Hearing Tuesday March 26 at 8am in Rm E2.028
View a video of the hearing
3.26.19 - Left pending in committee 
 
PositionMember
Chair:Rep. Tracy O. King- Laredo
Vice Chair:Rep. Craig Goldman - Fort Worth
Members:Rep. Charlie Geren - Lake Worth
 Rep. Ryan Guillen - Rio Grande City
 Rep. Sam Harless - Harris County
 Rep. Ana Hernandez -  Houston
 Rep. Abel Herrero - Corpus Christi
 Rep. Ken King - Canadian
 Rep. John Kuempel - Seguin
 Rep. Chris Paddie- Marshall
 Rep. Senfronia Thompson - Houston