Sunset Commission Proposal that DPS Eliminate Licenses for Private Security Salespersons and Consultants

This is the fourth part of an ongoing series reviewing proposed changes to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) rules and law by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission (Sunset Commission). As we discussed previously, DPS is being reviewed by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, which has prepared its report for the Texas Legislature in the 2019 legislative session.

In this post, we look at the proposal to eliminate license and requirements for private security salespersons and consultants. The Sunset Commission states that, because these individuals do not provide direct security services, business proposals made by these individuals are better left addressed by resources like the Better Business Bureau and other online business review forums. The Sunset Commission also notes that fraudulent or criminal activity can be reviewed by the consumer protection division of the attorney general’s office.

These changes will entirely eliminate licensure requirements for individuals that do not provide security service themselves. We will follow the legislative session to see how these proposed changes are received by the Legislature and what changes are made. If you would like to read about the Sunset process, you can do so at the Sunset website.