79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 2581, Chapter 1290 Page: 1 of 13
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CHAPTER 1290 H.B. No. 2581
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the regulation of a perpetual care cemetery and the sale
3 of interment rights in a mausoleum before completion of
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 SECTION 1. Section 712.001(b), Health and Safety Code, is
7 amended by amending Subdivision (1) and adding Subdivisions (4-a),
8 (4-b), and (6) to read as follows:
9 (1) "Banking department" or "department" means the
10 Banking Department of Texas.
11 (4-a) "Preconstruction trust" means a trust
12 established by a corporation under this chapter for the purpose of
13 administering proceeds from sales of undeveloped mausoleum spaces.
14 (4-b) "Preconstruction trustee" means the trustee of a
15 preconstruction trust.
16 (6) "Undeveloped mausoleum space" means a crypt or
17 niche in a mausoleum or mausoleum section that is designed to
18 contain at least 10 crypt or niche interments and that is not ready
19 for the interment of human remains or cremated remains on the date
20 an interment right pertaining to the mausoleum space is sold. The
21 term does not include a private mausoleum or mausoleum section in
22 which all mausoleum spaces are intended to be sold under a single
24 SECTION 2. Section 712.044, Health and Safety Code, is
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 2581, Chapter 1290, legislative document, June 18, 2005; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth156841/m1/1/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.