SB 1630

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Dawn Buckingham

Bill Caption

Relating to cemeteries.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1630 would allow a justice of the peace acting as a coroner or medical examiner to investigate or remove remains from unmarked graves in an abandoned or unverified cemetery without written order of the state registrar. Next, the Texas Historical Commission, with consent of the landowner, would be allowed to investigate a suspected but unverified cemetery. Finally, a procedure for notice of an unverified cemetery would be established.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is a procedural bill regarding unverified cemeteries that does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

City of San Antonio
Texas Farm Bureau