S.B. No. 506
  relating to an exemption from registration and regulation
  requirements for steam cookers.
         SECTION 1.  Section 755.001, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Subdivision (23-a) to read as follows:
               (23-a)  "Steam cooker" means a steam heating boiler
  that is:
                     (A)  designed to steam cook food;
                     (B)  operated at a pressure not exceeding five
  pounds per square inch; and
                     (C)  equipped with a safety appliance operated at
  a pressure not exceeding five pounds per square inch.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (a), Section 755.022, Health and
  Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This chapter does not apply to:
               (1)  boilers owned or operated by the federal
               (2)  pressure vessels or process steam generators,
  other than steam collection or liberation drums of process steam
               (3)  manually fired miniature boilers that:
                     (A)  are constructed or maintained for
  locomotives, boats, tractors, or stationary engines only as a hobby
  for exhibition, recreation, education, or historical purposes and
  not for commercial use;
                     (B)  have an inside diameter of 12 inches or less
  or a grate area of two square feet or less; and
                     (C)  are equipped with a safety valve of adequate
  size, a water level indicator, and a pressure gauge; [or]
               (4)  boilers that are designed for operation only at
  atmospheric pressure and that are equipped with two independent
  means to prevent the buildup of pressure; or
               (5)  steam cookers.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 506 passed the Senate on
  March 13, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 506 passed the House on
  May 2, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, two present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House