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Relating to the cemeteries in certain counties.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
An unmarked 19th century burial site that contains the remains of numerous inmates was recently uncovered in Sugar Land, Texas and has become a local issue.
HB 4179 would allow Fort Bend County to own and operate a cemetery. The bill would additionally allow the county to use public funds, county employees, county inmate labor, and county equipment to maintain a cemetery as long as it is at least 50 years old (changed from having a grave marker more than 50 years old).
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 4179 as it does not affect our liberty principles.