1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to fees for food service establishment permits.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Section 437.012, Health and Safety Code, is
1-5 amended by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsections (f), (g),
1-6 and (h) to read as follows:
1-7 (b) Except as provided by Subsection (f), the [
1-8 charged by a county or public health district for issuing or
1-9 renewing a permit may not exceed $150 [ or the highest fee charged
1-10 by a municipality in the county or public health district,
1-11 whichever amount is less].
1-12 (f) A county or public health district may, by rule or
1-13 order, adopt a variable scale to determine the fee charged for a
1-14 permit under this section. In adopting a rule or order under this
1-15 subsection, the county or public health district may consider:
1-16 (1) the size of the food service establishment, retail
1-17 food store, mobile food unit, or roadside food vendor;
1-18 (2) the number of people employed at the food service
1-19 establishment, retail food store, mobile food unit, or roadside
1-20 food vendor; and
1-21 (3) the gross sales of the food service establishment,
1-22 retail food store, mobile food unit, or roadside food vendor.
1-23 (g) A fee charged under Subsection (f) may not exceed $300.
1-24 (h) The fee charged to a child care facility under this
2-1 section may not exceed $150.
2-2 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001, and
2-3 applies only to permits issued or renewed on or after that date.
2-4 Permits issued or renewed before the effective date of this Act are
2-5 covered by the law in effect on the date the permit is issued or
2-6 renewed, and the former law is continued in effect for that
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 957 was passed by the House on March
14, 2001, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 957 was passed by the Senate on May
1, 2001, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0, 1 present, not
Secretary of the Senate