1-1 By: Burnam, Olivo (Senate Sponsor - Moncrief) H.B. No. 957
1-2 (In the Senate - Received from the House March 15, 2001;
1-3 March 19, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on
1-4 Business and Commerce; March 26, 2001, rereferred to Committee on
1-5 Health and Human Services; April 23, 2001, reported favorably by
1-6 the following vote: Yeas 5, Nays 0; April 23, 2001, sent to
1-8 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-9 AN ACT
1-10 relating to fees for food service establishment permits.
1-11 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-12 SECTION 1. Section 437.012, Health and Safety Code, is
1-13 amended by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsections (f), (g),
1-14 and (h) to read as follows:
1-15 (b) Except as provided by Subsection (f), the [
1-16 charged by a county or public health district for issuing or
1-17 renewing a permit may not exceed $150 [ or the highest fee charged
1-18 by a municipality in the county or public health district,
1-19 whichever amount is less].
1-20 (f) A county or public health district may, by rule or
1-21 order, adopt a variable scale to determine the fee charged for a
1-22 permit under this section. In adopting a rule or order under this
1-23 subsection, the county or public health district may consider:
1-24 (1) the size of the food service establishment, retail
1-25 food store, mobile food unit, or roadside food vendor;
1-26 (2) the number of people employed at the food service
1-27 establishment, retail food store, mobile food unit, or roadside
1-28 food vendor; and
1-29 (3) the gross sales of the food service establishment,
1-30 retail food store, mobile food unit, or roadside food vendor.
1-31 (g) A fee charged under Subsection (f) may not exceed $300.
1-32 (h) The fee charged to a child care facility under this
1-33 section may not exceed $150.
1-34 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001, and
1-35 applies only to permits issued or renewed on or after that date.
1-36 Permits issued or renewed before the effective date of this Act are
1-37 covered by the law in effect on the date the permit is issued or
1-38 renewed, and the former law is continued in effect for that
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