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June 13, 2019      4:36 PM

Abbott issues executive order to extend Plumbing Board

Relying on disaster declaration after Hurricane Harvey, Abbott says “a qualified workforce of licensed plumbers throughout the state, including from areas not directly affected by Hurricane Harvey, will be essential as those (federal) funds are being invested in crucial infrastructure…”

Relying on the disaster declaration for the region of the state ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced he has signed an executive order to extend the life of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.

In announcing the executive order, Gov. Abbott pointed to the “the magnitude of what still must be rebuilt is reflected in the more than $10 billion of federal funds that are newly or nearly available to Texas for areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”

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