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'Don't worry,' Texas governor reassures plumbers after lawmakers abolish regulating agency

Lawmakers decided to abolish the regulating agency for Texas plumbers during the legislative session.

AUSTIN, Texas — When the regular Texas legislative session brought an end to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (TSBPE), Texas plumbers were outraged and demanded a special session. Now, Gov. Greg Abbott is reassuring them that the agency will be extended.

About one week after the legislative session ended, Abbott tweeted June 4 that the "Legislature has given the Governor many tools in my toolbox to extend the State Board of Plumbing Examiners for two years without needing to call a special session."

He added, "We will let you know very soon. Don’t worry."

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KVUE previously reported in late May that lawmakers abolished the TSBPE because they deemed it wasn't worth keeping around in a process called "sunset review."

That didn't sit well with Texas plumbers.

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