Texas Register Preamble

The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (Board) adopts amendments to §365.1, concerning License, Endorsement and Registration Categories; Description; Scope of Work Permitted, without changes to the proposed text as published in the January 29, 2010, issue of the Texas Register (35 TexReg 564).

The amendments to §365.1 are adopted in response to the passage of Senate Bill 1410, 81st Regular Legislative Session. The amendments reflect revisions made to the Plumbing License Law by Senate Bill 1410, including a definition of Responsible Master Plumber and requirements for persons licensed, endorsed and registered by the Board to perform plumbing work under the general supervision of a Responsible Master Plumber.

The amendments also reflect the language of Senate Bill 1410 by adding language to allow a person to hold a Plumbing Inspector license if the person is employed or contracted by a state agency.

The amendments list the scope of work provided to a Multipurpose Residential Fire Protection Sprinkler Specialist, a new category of endorsement provided by Senate Bill 1410.

No comments were received regarding the proposed amendments after publication in the Texas Register.

The amendments to §365.1 are adopted under and affect Title 8, Chapter 1301, Occupations Code, as amended by the 81st Legislature ("Plumbing License Law" or "Law"), §§1301.251, 1301.002, 1301.351 and the rule it amends. Section 1301.251 requires the Board to adopt and enforce rules necessary to administer the Plumbing License Law. Section 1301.002 provides definitions of licenses, endorsements and registrations issued by the Board. Section 1301.351 prohibits a person from performing plumbing without holding the proper license, endorsement or registration. The amendments to §365.1 are also adopted under Texas Government Code §2006.002, as amended by the 80th Legislature, HB 3430, which requires an agency to perform an Economic Impact Statement and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis if an adopted rule could have an adverse economic impact on small businesses.

No other statute, article or code is affected by these amendments.

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