S.B. No. 755
  relating to the requirements for a funeral establishment license.
         SECTION 1.  Section 651.351, Occupations Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsection (i) to read as
         (d)  A funeral establishment must:
               (1)  meet the building, fire safety, and health
  standards and health ordinances of this state and of the
  municipality in which the establishment is located;
               (2)  except as provided by Subsection (i),  be located
  at a fixed place that is not tax-exempt property or a cemetery;
               (3)  include facilities in which funeral services may
  be conducted;
               (4)  have access to rolling stock consisting of at
  least one motor hearse;
               (5)  include a preparation room containing the
  facilities, equipment, and supplies required by commission rule to
  ensure the provision of adequate embalming services;
               (6)  include other facilities as necessary to comply
  with the sanitary codes of this state and of the municipality in
  which the room is located; and
               (7)  include a display containing sufficient
  merchandise to permit reasonable selection, including at least five
  adult caskets, two of which must be full-size.
         (i)  Subsection (d)(2) does not apply to a funeral
  establishment that is:
               (1)  located on the real property of a public junior
  college; and
               (2)  operated in connection with an accredited
  educational program in funeral services offered by the public
  junior college.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 755 passed the Senate on
  April 16, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 755 passed the House on
  May 26, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House