Category Archives: Regulation and Licensing

More health-related licensing regulations waived for COVID-19 response

On April 5, Gov. Abbott announced more temporary waivers of regulations on health-related professional licenses to support Texas’ response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Waivers allow expanded alcohol delivery during COVID-19 restrictions

More Texas restaurants temporarily may sell alcohol with takeout food and may deliver alcohol directly to customers with food purchases, subject to certain restrictions, after recent waivers of certain requirements in response to hardships faced by the hospitality industry as … Continue reading

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Governor, agencies waive some state licensing rules in response to COVID-19

On March 13, Gov. Abbott issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster for all Texas counties due to the imminent threat of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Anticipating the need for essential licensed workers to provide critical services, the governor … Continue reading

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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

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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

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