Sen. David Simmons moved to postpone the bill in light of unresolved issues with language in the bill.
“It’s Week 3,” chair Anitere Flores said, “so it’s still early.”
Perry said the bill “ensures uniformity” across 410 local jurisdictions, eliminating “hurdles” to entrepreneurship.
The legislation would affect a broad swath of trade classes including “painting, flooring, cabinetry, interior remodeling, driveway or tennis court installation, decorative stone, tile, marble, granite, or terrazzo installation, plastering, stuccoing, caulking, canvas awning, and ornamental iron installation.”
If approved, the bill would take effect on July 1, 2020. July 1, 2022, would be the drop-dead date for current licenses.
A technical amendment Monday aligned language in the Senate bill with the House version, but discussion stalled out over trade licenses not specifically enumerated in the list.
“The goal is to get away from that,” Perry said.
These bills are part of a tranche of reform legislation.
The measure is positioned to succeed eventually, with support from a broad swath of stakeholders.
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