Howdy Auction Family!
SOME OF YOU HAVE FOUND OUT, but many of you may not have heard about the HB 910 that was introduced by Representative Matt Shaheen of
Plano. The bill was filed on January 17, 2019. HB 910 would abolish the auctioneer license and remove Chapter 1802 from the Occupation Code.
This is the third straight legislative session where a bill was introduced to remove the auctioneers’ license. We as the Board of Directors, the Legislative Committee and I as your Past President wanted to let you know we are working on this issue. Our lobbyist, Todd Kercheval, is already working with members of the legislature to find ways to stop this bill and keep our license in place. We will keep you up to date on where the bill stands as more information comes about. Currently, we are letting Todd do what he does
best and find answers and solutions. If HB 910 continues to move forward in the legislative process, we as the industry association will need to help in contacting members of the House of Representatives. So, continue to watch for emails from the association and PAC pertaining to this bill or any others that may come up.