TFSC STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS
- March 7 – Establishment licensing / standards to include discussion on prep room exemptions, prep room requirements, advertising, possible criminal background checks for owners, etc.
- March 26 – Enforcement procedures to include updated penalty schedule and inspections, etc.
- April 9 – Individual licensing to include provisional licensing, continuing education, student loan defaults, etc.
- April 25 –Crematories, including inspection forms
- May 9 - Clean up
- May 21 – Rules related to Sunset legislation (will include discussion about Sunset changes in each of the meetings above – but may need to readdress based on final bill language)
TEXAS ELECTRONIC VITAL EVENTS REGISTRAR (TxEVER) SYSTEM
The Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (TxEVER) has replaced the current Texas Electronic Registrar (TER) system. TxEVER went live on January 1, 2019, to support all vital events operations. Look to the TxEVER page for more information.
SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION DECISIONS
The Sunset Advisory Commission met on November 14, 2018 to consider the staff recommendations. The full Commission adopted the staff recommendations with modifications. Those recommendations will now be turned into legislation to be considered during the upcoming Legislative Session. Senator Bob Hall and Representative Senfronia Thompson will author the Sunset bills.
Look to the Sunset Review Process page for more information.
NEWS FROM THE TFSC
The TFSC has developed an email notification system to notify licensees and stakeholders of important and time-sensitive information. If you would like to be added to the distribution list please click here.
The Commission's Invocation Policy authorizes a licensee in good standing to deliver the Invocation at Commission meetings. See the Executive Director's letter for further information.
REACHING TFSC STAFF
When a person calls the main line he/she will hear a recorded message which states "You have reached TFSC, please wait while I transfer your call." At that point the call is transferred to licensing staff. The agency has two people responsible for answering the phone. If those two people are on the phone or away from their desks, the call then transfers to the agency voice mail.
If you are having a problem reaching staff or not having your phone calls returned, please email the Executive Director for assistance.
The TFSC does not staff the online renewal center and online helpdesk. The HPC help-desk states it can take multiple days to respond to a help ticket, especially near the end of the month. The help-desk only responds to emailed help requests. TFSC licensing staff is able to help with resetting passwords or emails for the online renewal system. Contact Nikki Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
A person can also send an email to any of TFSC staff. All direct lines and email addresses are on the Staff Contacts page.
The TFSC meets quarterly - usually on the second Tuesday of every third month (March, June, September, December). Meetings are held in Austin, Texas, at the Hobby Building. Once posted, TFSC meeting agendas may be found by clicking on the following website: Texas Secretary of State Open Meetings. Type in Texas Funeral Service Commission in the “Agency Name” field and hit “Find.”
Upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows (subject to change):
- March 19, 2019
- June 18, 2019
- September 10, 2019
- December 10, 2019
TFSC FEE SCHEDULE
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY AND SANCTION SCHEDULE
The TFSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and Smoke Free Agency. The TFSC's employment positions are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). TFSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
The TFSC has no job openings at this time.