S.B. No. 582
relating to training courses for certain food handlers.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 438.046, Health and Safety Code, is
amended by adding Subsection (b-1) to read as follows:
(b-1) A food service worker trained in a food handler
training course accredited by the American National Standards
Institute is considered to have met a local health jurisdiction's
training, testing, and permitting requirements. A local health
jurisdiction may require a food establishment, as that term is
defined by Section 438.101, to maintain on the premises of the food
establishment a certificate of completion of the training course
for employees of the food establishment.
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, 2015.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 582 passed the Senate on
April 9, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 26, 2015, by the
following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 582 passed the House, with
amendment, on May 22, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 138,
Nays 0, two present not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House