84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1214, Chapter 624 Page: 1 of 8
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S.B. No. 1214
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the use of human remains for forensic science
3 education, including the training of search and rescue animals.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Section 691.022(a), Health and Safety Code, is
6 amended to read as follows:
7 (a) The board shall distribute bodies and anatomical
8 specimens to institutions and other persons authorized to receive
10 SECTION 2. Section 691.0225, Health and Safety Code, is
11 amended to read as follows:
12 Sec. 691.0225. INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENT. The board shall
13 develop a document to inform a person making a gift of a decedent's
14 body or anatomical specimen for purposes of education, including
15 forensic science education, or research of the risks and benefits
16 associated with donation. The board shall make the document
17 available on the board's Internet website.
18 SECTION 3. Section 691.023(a), Health and Safety Code, is
19 amended to read as follows:
20 (a) An officer, employee, or representative of the state, of
21 a political subdivision, or of an institution having charge or
22 control of a body not claimed for burial or a body required to be
23 buried at public expense shall:
24 (1) notify the board or the board's representative of
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1214, Chapter 624, legislative document, June 16, 2015; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth705016/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.