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HB 442 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to assignment of certain death benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1219 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to a provisional license to practice funeral directing or embalming; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3757 84-0 (2015) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the prohibited disposition of a decedent's remains by a person charged with certain criminal conduct against the decedent; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 988 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Frullo, John | et. al.
Relating to the prohibited disposition of a decedent's remains by a person charged with certain criminal conduct against the decedent; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1031 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a provisional license to practice funeral directing or embalming. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
HB 952 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to assignment of certain death benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1489 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts; authorizing a fee. House: Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1893 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzales, Larry | et. al. Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission and the regulation of funeral directing and embalming. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2608 83-0 (2013) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to an exemption from certain requirements for certain funeral establishments that do not perform embalming services. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3064 83-0 (2013) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to the disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of certain veterans. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 297 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts. House: Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 549 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the disposition of a decedent's remains. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 718 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the period in which a person commits the offense of funeral service disruption. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1349 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa Relating to the services included in a retail price list provided by a funeral establishment. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1708 82-0 (2011) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the regulation of funeral directing and embalming. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2286 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzales, Veronica
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the duties of a funeral director or an agent at the interment or entombment of a human body. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2665 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Phil Relating to abolishing the Texas Funeral Service Commission and the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and transferring the functions of those agencies to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3004 82-0 (2011) Author: Nash, Barbara
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 579 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the total benefit amount under a prepaid funeral contract. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 864 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose
Sponsor: Marquez, Marisa
Relating to the regulation of funeral establishments, including requirements for a retail price list of services provided by such establishments. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1166 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Nash, Barbara
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 923 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prohibiting the disposition of a decedent's remains by a person charged with certain criminal conduct against the decedent. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1422 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the requirements for a funeral establishment license. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1468 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the regulation of funeral services, funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories; providing penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2936 81-0 (2009) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to the licensing and regulation of funeral vehicle escort services. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 3401 81-0 (2009) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to regulation by the Texas Funeral Service Commission of the disposition of a deceased human body. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3538 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to certain prepaid funeral benefit contracts. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3762 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
See remarks for effective date
HB 3801 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
SB 755 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Villarreal, Mike
Relating to the requirements for a funeral establishment license. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1539 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Deshotel, Joe
Relating to in-casket identification of a deceased person. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2493 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to regulation of prepaid funeral benefits. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
HB 755 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to disciplinary action taken against a person required to file a death certificate. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1093 80-0 (2007) Author: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the offense of funeral service disruption. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1288 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the regulation of funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2234 80-0 (2007) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to persons who may be ordered to take a blood sample from the body of a person who died as a result of a motor vehicle accident. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 2393 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the investment and management of assets held in a prepaid funeral benefits trust. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3436 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the regulation of prepaid funeral benefits. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
SB 623 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the regulation of funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1316 80-0 (2007) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the investment and management of assets held in a prepaid funeral benefits trust. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 18 79-0 (2005) Author: Corte, Jr., Frank
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the persons who may inspect or obtain a copy of a military discharge record under the public information law. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective immediately
HB 572 79-0 (2005) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to requirements applicable to purchase agreements for certain funeral, cemetery, and crematory services. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1086 79-0 (2005) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the regulation of funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2807 79-0 (2005) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al. Relating to vouchers for tuition and required fees at certain institutions of higher education for students who sound "Taps" at a veteran's funeral. House: Defense Affairs & State-Federal Relations
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 3015 79-0 (2005) Author: Hill, Fred | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to next of kin for purposes of making funeral arrangements. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
SB 237 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to requirements applicable to purchase agreements for certain funeral, cemetery, and crematory services. Senate: Business & Commerce Motion withdrawn
SB 385 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 603 78-0 (2003) Author: Noriega, Rick Relating to the regulation of crematories, cemeteries, and funeral homes; providing a penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 856 78-0 (2003) Author: West, George Relating to the regulation of the practice of funeral directing. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1538 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Funeral Service Commission, including certain functions transferred to the commission from the Texas Department of Health, and the powers and duties of the Texas Finance Commission and the banking commissioner of Texas regarding cemeteries; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1895 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the compensation provided to an immediate family member or a household member of a deceased victim for funeral attendance and bereavement leave or certain other crime victims' services. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2197 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the disclosure of certain information to a cemetery organization or funeral establishment for the purpose of marking a grave. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2805 78-0 (2003) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to regulation of casket sales. House: Business & Industry Posting rule suspended
HR 1757 78-0 (2003) Author: Chisum, Warren Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1538. Reported enrolled
SB 471 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the regulation of crematories, cemeteries, and funeral homes; providing a penalty. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1764 78-0 (2003) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Farabee, David
Relating to the disclosure of certain information to a cemetery organization or funeral establishment for the purpose of marking a grave. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 815 77-0 (2001) Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to providing the state flag and a certificate of gratitude to the survivors of deceased peace officers. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1233 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the prepayment of funeral services by a guardian of the estate of a ward. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1502 77-0 (2001) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al. Relating to continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Banking and the regulation of certain financial institutions and businesses; providing an administrative penalty. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 2100 77-0 (2001) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to a specialty insurance agent license for certain persons who sell contracts regulated by the Texas Department of Banking for prepaid funeral benefits. House: Insurance Postponed
HB 2206 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to prepaid funeral contracts. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 2640 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the regulation of casket sales. House: Business & Industry Subcommittee members named
HB 3067 77-0 (2001) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 313 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Funeral Service Commission. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 314 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: McCall, Brian
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Banking and the regulation of certain financial institutions and businesses; providing an administrative penalty. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1211 77-0 (2001) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the presentation of the state flag to survivors of deceased peace officers. Senate: State Affairs Committee report printed and distributed
HB 502 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to investigation of consumer complaints by the Texas Funeral Service Commission. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1635 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Relating to disclosure in a contract for prepaid funeral benefits. House: Financial Institutions Left pending in committee
HB 2255 76-0 (1999) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the regulation of the sale of certain items used in funerals. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2301 76-0 (1999) Author: Farabee, David
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the disposition of the body of a deceased pauper. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2707 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to funeral expenses for children in foster care. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2756 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the abolition of the Funeral Services Commission and the transfer of the duties of that commission to the Texas Department of Health; establishing an advisory committee to the Texas Board of Health on funeral services issues. House: Public Health Considered in Calendars
HB 3516 76-0 (1999) Author: Marchant, Kenny
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the regulation of funeral directing and embalming. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 485 76-0 (1999) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the definition of prepaid funeral benefits. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 996 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to burial expenses for children in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1077 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of funeral directing and embalming. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 744 70-0 (1987) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the regulation of prepaid funeral services. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1145 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the membership of the State Board of Morticians. House: Public Health Pending in committee
HB 2148 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to prepaid funeral plans. House: Financial Institutions Referred to subcommittee
HB 787 69-0 (1985) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the sale of prepaid funeral services or merchandise; providing a penalty. House: Financial Institutions Referred to Financial Institutions
HB 1297 69-0 (1985) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to the disposal of a body of an unborn child whose death was caused by an abortional act; providing a penalty. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1895 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliver, Jesse Relating to the regulation of morticians. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2110 69-0 (1985) Author: Stiles, Mark Relating to the fees charged for the regulation and licensing of funeral directing and embalming by the State Board of Morticians. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 439 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the sale of prearranged or prepaid funeral services or funeral merchandise to be delivered at an undetermined future date, to the powers and duties of The Banking Department of Texas and the Banking Commissioner of Texas, to the handling and disposition of funds; authorizing certain fees; providing penalties;amending Section 1a and Sections 2 through 9, Chapter 512, Acts of the 54th Legislature Regular Session, 1955, as amended (Article 548b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Financial Institutions
SB 651 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Stiles, Mark
Relating to the fees and penalties charged for the regulation and licensing of funeral directing, embalming, and funeral establishments by the State Board of Morticians. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 131 68-0 (1983) Author: Watson, Ed
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to worker's compensation funeral benefits. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 318 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to prepaid funeral services and merchandise. House: Financial Institutions Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 709 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes of coffins and shrouds used for human burial. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 876 68-0 (1983) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Jackson, Lee
Relating to the regulation of funeral directors, embalmers, funeral establishments, and apprentices in funeral directing and embalming; prescribing the powers and duties of the State Board of Morticians; providing for fees and other charges and providing rules for proceedings before the board and for judicial review; defining offenses and providing penalties. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1156 67-0 (1981) Author: Laney, James Relating to a prohibition against passing a funeral procession. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 1497 67-0 (1981) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the deposit of pre-need funeral funds in a trust company. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 1520 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to regulation of funeral directing and embalming. House: State Affairs No action taken
HB 2130 67-0 (1981) Author: Hartung, Frank
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Relating to fees for the examination of sellers of prearranged or prepaid funeral services or funeral merchandise. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 246 67-0 (1981) Author: Williams, Lindon
Sponsor: McWilliams, Jim
Relating to Texas National Guard participation in ceremonial military burial services at funerals of military veterans. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
No action taken
SB 1059 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to regulation of funeral directing and embalming. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 322 66-0 (1979) Author: Grant, Ben Z. Relating to irrevocable prepaid burial contracts. House: Insurance Referred to Committee on Insurance
HB 487 66-0 (1979) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to regulation of funeral directors, embalmers and funeral homes; providing penalties. House: Government Organization Reported from subcommittee with no recommendation
HB 715 66-0 (1979) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to abolition of the Burial Association Rate Board and transfer of its powers, duties, and functions. House: Government Organization Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 717 66-0 (1979) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to funerals and embalming; providing penalties. House: Government Organization Reported from subcommittee with no recommendation
HB 1194 66-0 (1979) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to an exemption of coffins and certain burial vaults from state and local sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 277 66-0 (1979) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Ceverha, Bill
Relating to regulation of funeral directors, embalmers, and funeral homes and apprentices in funeral directing and embalming; defining offenses and providing penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 481 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to regulation of funeral directors, embalmers, apprentices in funeral directing and embalming, and funeral homes. Senate: Economic Development Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 565 65-0 (1977) Author: Watson, Ed
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to funeral benefits payable under workmen's compensation. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 681 65-0 (1977) Author: Collazo, Jr., Frank Relating to exempting from the Limited, Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act coffins and vaults for human burial. House: Ways & Means Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 899 65-0 (1977) Author: Brown, Albert "Al"
Sponsor: Kothmann, Glenn
Relating to the imposition of fines on funeral homes, funeral directors, morticians, and embalmers for unlawful practices. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 1826 65-0 (1977) Author: Cartwright, Donald
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the increase of examination fees of perpetual care cemetaries. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days
HB 2033 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to an explanation of certain funeral services, merchandise, and costs. House: Business & Industry Referred to Committee on Business and Industry
HB 157 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to the creation of the State Board of Morticians and the qualifications of its members. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 534 64-0 (1975) Author: Earle, Ronald
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to definition of "lawn crypts," and to the increase of filing and examination fees and of the capital, trust, and guarantee fund requirements of perpetual care cemeteries. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Economic Development
Effective in 90 days
HB 1628 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J. Transferring all duties and records relating to prepaid funeral expenses from the Department of Banking to the Board of Insurance. House: Financial Institutions Referred to subcommittee
SB 673 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the regulation of contracts for prepaid funeral benefits. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
SB 874 64-0 (1975) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Transferring duties and records relating to prepaid funeral expenses from the Department of Banking to the Board of Insurance. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Committee on Economic Development
HB 97 63-0 (1973) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to the creation of the State Board of Morticians and the qualifications of its members. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 749 63-0 (1973) Author: Sutton, G.J. Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to pay for certain funeral expenses for deceased welfare recipients; and declaring an emergency. House: Human Resources Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1112 63-0 (1973) Author: Hilliard, Bill Providing that purchasers of contracts of prepaid funeral benefits shall constitute a lawful group for issuance of group contract of decreasing term life insurance by a life insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Texas; providing that the amount of insurance relative to any particular purchaser of such contract shall at all times approximate the future unpaid balance thereof; providing that the seller shall have an insurable interest in the life of any purchase of such contract to the extent of any unpaid balance thereof; providing that the proceeds of any insurance policy on the life of a purchaser of such contract shall be applied to the reduction or elimination of any unpaid balance thereof; providing for severability; providing that all laws or parts of law which are in conflict with this Act are repealed or modified to the extent of such conflict only. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1287 63-0 (1973) Author: Sutton, G.J. Relating to discrimination in the appointment of employees of funeral establishments as reserve deputy sheriffs. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 122 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Pertaining to required fees for permits to sell prepaid funeral benefits and examinations of records of affected organizations and costs of such examinations; defining certain offenses and prescribing penalties; repealing conflicting laws. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
90 Day Bill
SB 654 63-0 (1973) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Hilliard, Bill
Providing that purchasers of contracts for prepaid funeral benefits shall constitute a lawful group for the issuance of a group contract of decreasing term life insurance by a life insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Texas; providing that the amount to insurance relative to any particular purchaser of such contract shall at all times approximate the future unpaid balance thereof; providing that the seller shall have an insurable interest in the life of any purchaser of such contract to the extent of any unpaid balance thereof; providing that the proceeds of any insurance policy received by the seller on the life of a purchaser of such contract shall be applied to the reduction of elimination of any unpaid balance thereof; excepting from coverage of this Act contracts covered in Section 1a of said Article; providing for severability; providing that all laws or parts of law which are in conflict with this Act are repealed or modified to the extent of such conflict only. House: Insurance
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 17 62-0 (1971) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to the requirement that a written statement showing the price and the services and merchandise to be provided at the time funeral arrangements are made.
HB 404 62-0 (1971) Author: Kaster, James J. Relating to requirements of equipment, physical plant, and personnel of a funeral establishment.
HB 749 62-0 (1971) Author: Pickens, Ace
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to regulating the professions of funeral directing and embalming and the conduct of funeral establishments.
HB 1054 62-0 (1971) Author: Wyatt, Jr., Joe Relating to priority of payment of funeral expenses in certain amounts.
HB 452 61-0 (1969) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B. Relating to qualifications for admission to apprenticeship for a funeral director's license.
HB 491 61-0 (1969) Author: Doran, Jr., Hilary B. Relating to qualifications for admission to apprenticeship for a license to practice the science of embalming.
HB 411 60-0 (1967) Author: Field, John Relating to amending certain acts relating to the sale of prearranged or prepaid funeral services to be delivered at an undetermined future date dependent upon death of the contracting party; providing for the administration of the Act under the State Banking Department; prescribing certain offenses and fixing the penalty therefor.
SB 214 60-0 (1967) Author: Wade, James Kuykendall "Jim" Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the sale of prearranged or prepaid funeral services to be delivered at an undetermined future date dependent upon death of the contracting party; prescribing certain offenses and fixing the penalty therefor; providing for quo warranto proceedings.
SB 418 60-0 (1967) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" Relating to amending the Texas Insurance Code relating to rate schedules of burial associations.
SB 530 60-0 (1967) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to provide that when executors, independent executors and administrators pay claims for funeral expenses and for items incident thereto, they shall charge the whole of such claims to the decedent's estate and shall charge no part thereof to the community share of a surviving spouse.
HB 1006 59-0 (1965) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to burial associations incorporated before 1905.
HB 1179 59-0 (1965) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to amending certain Acts relating to educational requirements for a license to practice funeral directing or embalming.
HB 27 58-0 (1963) Author: Cain, Pat Relating to the regulation and sale of pre-need funeral merchandise and service contracts.
HB 283 58-0 (1963) Author: Walker, Bill Newton "Billy" Relating to revising and codifying the laws relating to the profession of funeral directing and embalming; fixing a penalty for the violation of any provision of this Act.
HB 822 58-0 (1963) Author: Davis, William S. "Bill" Relating to providing for the deposit of certain revenues in the General Revenue Fund; providing that the expenses of the State Board of Morticians shall be paid from the General Revenue Fund; providing for the transfer of certain funds to the General Revenue Fund; providing an effective date.
HB 865 58-0 (1963) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to the regulation and sale of pre-need funeral merchandise and service contracts.
HB 1048 58-0 (1963) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Probate Code to allow the guardian subject to the approval of the Court to make all funeral arrangements for a deceased ward, to pay all such expenses out of the estate of the deceased ward, and to allow such guardian to pay all other existing debts.
SB 85 58-0 (1963) Author: Watson, Jr., Murray Relating to regulating the professions of funeral directing and embalming and the conduct of funeral establishments.
SB 129 58-0 (1963) Author: Calhoun, Jr., C. Galloway Relating to the regulation and sale of pre-need funeral merchandise and service contracts; providing for an effective date of this Act.
SCR 96 58-0 (1963)
HB 114 57-0 (1961) Author: Struve, Joseph Daniel Relating to amending the Insurance Code, to require Board approval of any increase of assessments and requiring that at least ninety (90%) percent of such increase shall be deposited to mortuary fund.
HB 249 57-0 (1961) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to amending the employers' liability and workmen's compensation insurance laws of the State by providing that the liability of the association for funeral benefits shall not exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500).
HB 263 57-0 (1961) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to funeral directing and embalming, to authorize the State Board of Morticians to provide for a license for funeral establishments to operate.
HB 612 57-0 (1961) Author: Sandahl, Jr., Charles L. Relating to amending a certain Statute pertaining to the regulation and sale of preneed funeral merchandise and service contracts.
SB 56 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Preston Earnest Relating to amending a certain Act relating to funeral directing and embalming so as to authorize the State Board of Morticians to provide for a license for funeral establishments to operate; providing a license fee.
SB 270 57-0 (1961) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending the Prepaid Funeral Services and Funeral Merchandise Statutes relative to the regulation and sale of pre-need funeral merchandise and service contracts.
SB 99 57-3 (1962) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to appropriating the balance in the Prepaid Funeral Contract Fund to the Department of Banking; amending a certain Act to provide for the collection of certain filing fees and examination costs by the Banking Department of Texas.
HB 47 54-0 (1955) Author: Smith, Vernon Eugene "Gene" Relating to amending Statutes prescribing rules and regulations as to location and operation of all funeral establishments.
SB 52 54-0 (1955) Author: Rogers, Johnnie B. Relating to the sale of prearranged or prepaid funeral services or funeral merchandise to be delivered at an undetermined future date dependent upon the death of the contracting party, and the handling of money collected under such contracts; prescribing certain offenses and fixing the penalty therefor; making an appropriation.
SB 71 54-0 (1955) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending Statutes relating to funeral establishments to permit same to be located in cemeteries.
SB 267 54-0 (1955) Author: Corbin, Sr., Kilmer B. Relating to regulating the sale of burial space and funeral merchandise and services; requiring certain licenses and permits and fees therefor in connection with the sale of these proprieties and services and imposing conditions and restrictions on their sale; creating the Memorial Tribute Board for administration of this Act; providing penalties for violation of the Act; providing for severability.
HB 77 53-0 (1953) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. Relating to revising and codifying the laws relating to the profession of funeral directing and embalming; creating a State Board of Morticians; prescribing penalties for the violation of this act.
SB 21 53-0 (1953) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to revising and codifying the laws relating to the profession of funeral directing and embalming; to create a State Board of Morticians; to define the duties and powers thereof and the tenure of members; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this Act.
SB 55 53-0 (1953) Author: Colson, Esther Neveille Relating to amending Statutes so as to provide that the affidavit shall be filed with the County Clerk instead of the County Judge; authorizing almshouse, prison, morgue, hospital or other public institution to file affidavit for disposition of dead human bodies to be buried at public expense.
HB 210 52-0 (1951) Author: Wilson, Paul S. Relating to amending certain statutes requiring burial associations to pay all benefits in cash.
HB 295 52-0 (1951) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" Relating to amending certain acts so as to increase value of benefits which may be furnished by Burial Associations.
SB 106 52-0 (1951) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the regulation of the practice of embalming in connection with the care and disposition of dead human bodies; providing for applications for licenses and examination by the State Board of Embalming; requiring the payment of license fees; providing for the issuance of licenses; providing for the registration of licenses with the county clerk of the county in which practice is to be conducted; providing for conspicuous display of licenses.
SB 107 52-0 (1951) Author: Strauss, Sr., Gus James Relating to amending certain acts relating to the regulation of the practice of funeral directing in connection with the care and disposition of dead human bodies; providing for application to the State Board of Embalming to practice funeral directing; requiring certain fees.
SB 218 52-0 (1951) Author: Hudson, Hill D. Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for a standard burial-transit permit; regulations of the State Department of Health regulating the disposal, transportation, interment, and disinterment of dead bodies to such extent as may be reasonable and necessary for the protection of the public health and safety.
SB 222 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending certain acts providing that the value of benefits which may be furnished by Burial Associations be increased from One Hundred and Fifty ($150.00) Dollars to Three Hundred ($300.00) Dollars.
HB 878 51-0 (1949) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to allowing the Commissioners Court of each county in this State to purchase burial ground for the purpose of burying honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States of America, who may hereafter die without leaving sufficient means to defray funeral expenses.
SB 106 51-0 (1949) Author: Ashley, Sr., Carlos C. Relating to amending a previous Act, Convicts Legally Executed-Disposition of Bodies.
HB 85 50-0 (1947) Author: Lehman, Henry G. "Bud" Relating to creating a Burial Association Rate Board, providing for their appointment, compensation, duties, and term of office, giving such Board authority to make and promulgate rates schedules to be charged by Burial Associations and requiring all Burial Association rates to be within the limits fixed by said Board; making it unlawful for any person, officer, agent, or employee of a Burial association to charge, receive, or collect any premium or assessment other than the legal one, and fixing a penalty for a violation of such provision.
HB 316 50-0 (1947) Author: Lightfoot, C. G. Relating to amending certain Act increasing the benefits permitted under policies providing for burial and funeral benefits.
HB 397 50-0 (1947) Author: Fleming, Joe B. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, relative to requiring Burial Associations to pay benefits in cash.
SB 214 50-0 (1947) Author: Vick, Kyle A. | et. al. Relating to burial associations; increasing the amount of benefits which may be paid by Burial Associations; creating a Burial Association Rate board; fixing penalties; making this Act cumulative; making this Act severable; repealing all laws in conflict.
SB 112 49-0 (1945) Author: Jones, Charles R. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide that benefits under policies or certificates issued by burial associations shall be payable in cash rather than in merchandise and burial services if cash is demanded by the beneficiary.
HB 294 48-0 (1943) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that a mortuary warrant issued by the Comptroller shall not exceed Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars.
SB 96 48-0 (1943) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to the revocation of licenses issued by the State Board of Embalming.
SB 97 48-0 (1943) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to amending certain Acts by fixing the powers and duties of the State Board of Embalming so as to prescribe and maintain a standard of proficiency as to the qualifications of those engaged and who may engage in the practice of funeral directing in connection with the care and disposition of dead human bodies by providing that said State Board of Embalming shall adopt rules, regulations, and by-laws for the examination and licensing of funeral directors and the practice of funeral direction.
SB 231 48-0 (1943) Author: Jones, Charles R. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that benefits under policies or certificates issued by burial associations shall be payable in cash rather than in merchandise and burial services if cash is demanded by the beneficiary.
HB 325 47-0 (1941) Author: McAlister, Obel L. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to requiring the payment in full of claims within a certain period; making it unlawful for any individual, firms, co-partnerships, corporations or associations other than those defined in this Act, to engage in the business of providing burial or funeral benefits; making it unlawful for any individual, firms, co-partnerships, corporations or associations operating under this Act as burial associations, to conduct their business under the name of a life insurance company or advertise it as such.
HB 488 47-0 (1941) Author: Lowry, Leslie D. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes by providing for the payment of reasonable funeral expenses not exceeding a certain amount.
HB 561 47-0 (1941) Author: Rhodes, Cecil T. Relating to authorizing the creation of burial associations on the assessment or fee basis as a body corporate; regulating said associations; and providing for Attorney General to bring suit for violation of this Act and power of Life Insurance Commissioner to make special examinations.
SB 289 47-0 (1941) Author: Fain, Jr., Clement Franklin "Clem" Relating to amending certain Article regulating the shipment of dead bodies not by express, and providing that such shipment may be made unaccompanied by a person in charge, provided two passenger tickets of the first class marked "corpse" for the transportation of said body with a transit permit showing physician's or coroner's certificate shall be presented to the railroad company.
HB 446 46-0 (1939) Author: Rhodes, Cecil T. | et. al. Relating to placing Burial Associations under the supervision of the Insurance Commission.
HB 447 46-0 (1939) Author: Harris, Cloris L. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the creation of burial associations on the assessment or fee basis as a body corporate; providing penalty for violation.
HB 574 46-0 (1939) Author: Heflin, James McDonald Relating to prohibiting all Burial Associations or Death Benefit Associations operating on an assessment basis from doing business in this State.
HB 619 46-0 (1939) Author: Hardin, Ross Relating to providing for the organization and regulation of Burial Associations furnishing funeral or burial benefits where funds are provided by assessments on members; prescribing penalties for violation of this Act.
HB 760 46-0 (1939) Author: Cockrell, Ellis D. | et. al. Relating to providing for an Old Age Burial Fund; providing for the manner and amount of payment.
SB 73 46-0 (1939) Author: Lemens, Vernon | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to regulating local mutual aid assessment societies to compel full payment of benefits.
SB 276 46-0 (1939) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to providing for the establishment of a State Board of Embalming, providing for the appointment and terms of the members thereof and for their removal, granting powers and imposing duties upon said Board.
SB 277 46-0 (1939) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the powers of the State Board of Embalming so as to provide for refusal to issue or renew licenses and for the revocation or cancellation of licenses and the causes for which the same may be refused and revoked or cancelled.
SB 181 44-0 (1935) Relating to increasing the powers and duties of the State Board of Embalming so as to prescribe and maintain a standard of proficiency as to the qualifications of those engaged, and who may engage, in the practice of funeral directing in connection with the care and disposition of dead human bodies by providing that said State Board of Embalming shall adopt rules, regulations and by-laws for examination and licensing of funeral directors and the practice of funeral direction; prescribing a penalty.
SB 182 44-0 (1935) Relating to providing for the appointment of the members of the State Board of Embalming so as to create a rotating Board and to enlarge the term of office to six (6) years.
HB 738 42-0 (1931) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to regulating issuance of death benefit policies.
SB 416 42-0 (1931) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy Relating to the payment of expenses incident to the last sickness of a deceased employee resulting from an injury and of funeral benefit when such employee leaves no legal beneficiaries.
SB 456 42-0 (1931) Author: Hornsby, John William | et. al. Relating to providing that the Board, or their duly authorized agents, may, upon receiving such bodies, deliver to the State Board of Embalming such number of the same as may be necessary for the use of said State Board of Embalming in conducting its semiannual examinations.
HB 81 37-0 (1921) Author: Barrett, Charles W. Relating to a certain Act regarding licenses of embalmers.
SB 66 37-0 (1921) Author: Buchanan, Arren C. Relating to fees to be paid by applicants for licenses as embalmers and the annual fees to be paid by registered embalmers, to provide a penalty for the violation thereof or the failure to pay such fees.
HB 709 35-0 (1917) Author: Fly, William Madden | et. al. Relating to the payment of funeral benefits by mutual assessment accident insurance companies.
SB 382 35-0 (1917) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to amending certain laws pertaining to the payment of a funeral benefit by Mutual Assessment Accident Insurance Companies.
HB 495 34-0 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the duties and powers of the State Board of Embalming.
SB 279 34-0 (1915) Author: Harris, Hugh Relating to amending a certain Statute relating to the duties and powers of the State Board of Embalming so as to include therein the power to maintain a standard of proficiency in the practice of embalming and the power to employ lecturers and demonstrators and to require said board to make annual reports to the State Health Officer.
HB 320 33-0 (1913) Author: Morris, Leopold Relating to providing for the manner of preparing for burial the bodies of persons, providing for religious rites in connection therewith, fixing a penalty.
SB 76 28-0 (1903) Relating to establishing a State Board of Embalming, defining the duties thereof, to provide for the better protection of health and life, to prevent the spread of contagious diseases, to regulate the practice of embalming in connection with the care and disposition of the dead, to provide penalty for the violation thereof.

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