Texas Regulatory Consistency Act Advances Out of House State Affairs Committee

Date: April 03, 2023

HB 2127 now heads to the House floor

AUSTIN (April 3, 2023) – Seeking one set of rules to follow statewide, Texas job creators are grateful to lawmakers on the State Affairs committee for voting in favor of the Texas Regulatory Consistency Act (HB 2127). The bill will now head to the House floor for further debate before making its way to the Senate.

READ: FACT CHECK: Local Control Is Alive and Well in Texas

Following the committee’s approval, NFIB State Director Annie Spilman urged the Texas Legislature to move swiftly on HB 2127:

“The current patchwork of regulations that exists in Texas makes it harder for small business owners to expand their operations, take care of their employees, and meet their customers’ needs. HB 2127 ensures cities and counties retain their authority to address local matters, while providing regulatory consistency for small business owners. The economic uncertainty created by the pandemic has made this bill all the more important, which is why we’re asking lawmakers not to delay HB 2127’s final passage and to send it to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature.”

Several NFIB members and small business owners testified before the State Affairs committee, urging lawmakers to pass HB 2127. CLICK HERE and HERE to learn more.


For the past several years, NFIB and members of the business community have sought to prohibit cities and counties from implementing policies that exceed or conflict with federal or state law related to employment leave, hiring practices, employment benefits, or scheduling practices.

NFIB is a member of The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET), a coalition of business organizations, formed to advance policies that foster economic growth and allow the free market to operate without heavy government interference in business decisions.

Other partner organizations include: Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas, Texas Association of Builders, Texas Society of Human Resource Management, Texas Association of Staffing, Texas Construction Association, Central Texas Subcontractors Association, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Retailers Association, Texas Association of Business, Hispanic Contractors Association, Texas Food & Fuel Association, Texas Apartment Association, Associated General Contractors- Texas Building Branch, Real Estate Councils of Texas, Texas Travel Alliance, Texas Nursery & Landscape Association, and the Theater Owners of Mid-America.

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