Category Archives: Regulation and Licensing

Ongoing litigation seeks to end ban on liquor sales by public corporations

The 86th Legislature last year revised laws governing the sale of alcohol in Texas but did not eliminate a ban on public corporations selling hard liquor. The ban is being challenged in a long-running lawsuit brought by Walmart against the … Continue reading

Posted in Judiciary and Jurisprudence, Regulation and Licensing | Tagged , ,

Texas Legislature tasks licensing agency with oversight of fuel pumps

Regulatory responsibility for motor fuel metering and quality will be transferred from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) under a bill passed this year by the 86th Texas Legislature and signed … Continue reading

Posted in Regulation and Licensing | Tagged , , , , , ,

States may allow betting on sports after Supreme Court ruling

Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that cleared the way for states to legalize sports wagering, some states are allowing bets on the outcome of sporting events, and others are considering it. The Texas Constitution and state statutes prohibit sports … Continue reading

Posted in Judiciary and Jurisprudence, Regulation and Licensing | Tagged , , , ,

New law requires freestanding emergency centers to post health insurance information

A law enacted in 2017 by the 85th Texas Legislature, HB 3276 by Oliverson, requires a freestanding emergency medical care facility to list all health insurance plans for which the facility is a participating provider. These facilities, which have become more … Continue reading

Posted in Insurance, Public Health, Regulation and Licensing | Tagged , , , ,

New Texas law affects property damage lawsuits

Recent flooding and property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and other Gulf Coast communities have drawn public attention to the potential impact of HB 1774 by G. Bonnen, a new law that revises state statutes governing lawsuits on weather-related … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Issues, Insurance, Regulation and Licensing | Tagged , , , , ,