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Northeast Times | October 19, 2021

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TDLR Adopts Amendments to Administrative Rules

TDLR Adopts Amendments to Administrative Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) adopts amendments to the Cosmetologists program rules at (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 83, §§83.10, 83.20 – 83.23, 83.25, 83.28, 83.52, 83.70, 83.72, 83.74, 83.80, and 83.120; and new rule §83.77).  The adopted rules implement necessary changes as required by House Bill (HB) 2847, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), lowering the number of hours required to obtain an Operator License from 1,500 to 1,000, increasing the inspection cycle for establishments that provide certain services, and providing for the regulation of remote service businesses and digitally prearranged remote services.  The adopted rules also reduce regulatory burdens and provide more clarity to the industry by using updated and standardized terminology.