Occupational Licensing

Texas Lawmaker Targets Regulations, Occupational Licensing

"When you regulate an occupation, you are expanding government control on how that job is done," says Bill Callegari.


Pay attention in this next legislative session to state Rep. Bill Callegari, chairman of the House Government Efficiency and Reform Committee.

The work of the committee will almost certainly be overshadowed, as it is every session, with the high decibel clamoring to spend your tax billions. But what this committee accomplishes by the end of next May is one important measure of how serious your elected officials are about curbing their worst impulses.

Texas, Callegari tells the Austin American-Statesman, is unnecessarily regulated and over-licensed. He has so far filed four bills and has plans to file more in a broad salvo against those regulations and licenses.