Texas requires licenses for auctioneers, used auto-part recyclers, massage therapists, cat breeders, and others.
General contractors need no license.
Some argue this reduces administrative burdens and thereby keeps down what would otherwise be more excessive costs, which would be passed on to consumers. Others argue this exposes consumers to risky contractors and unduly places the burden of enforcement on private litigants. Additional arguments on both sides abound.
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