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  By: Howard of Travis H.B. No. 3752
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 2.202(a)(3), Family Code is amended to
  read as follows:
               (3)  a person who is an officer or member of a religious
  organization and who is authorized by the organization to conduct a
  marriage ceremony; and
         SECTION 2.  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, 2009.