HB 1292

85(R) - 2017
House Public Health
House Public Health
Occupational Licensing
State Agencies

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Richard Raymond

Bill Caption

Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1292 would amend the Occupations Code to make a series of changes regarding the Texas Funeral Service Commission. Notable changes include making changes to the qualifications of commission members, authorizing the establishment of fees for license renewal or replacement of a license, stipulating that a funeral director's or embalmer's initial license would be valid for 24 months, etc. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill is about making procedural and administrative changes to an already heavily regulated industry. We are not supportive of adding new fee requirements, but we do support establishing that an initial license be valid for 24 months. The totality of the changes proposed under this legislation neither uplift nor offend our liberty principles and we remain neutral.