Commissioners adopted an Invocation Policy at the December 2017 meeting. This policy authorizes a licensee in good standing to deliver the Invocation at Commission meetings. If you are interested in giving the invocation at a future meeting, please contact the Executive Director to have your name added to the list.
ADOPTION OF PROPSOAL TO AMEND TITLE 22 TEX. ADMIN CODE BY ADDING NEW CHAPTER 204 - FEES
At the December meeting, Commissioners adopted a proposal to add a new Chapter to its administrative rules. This new chapter will formalize the agency's fee schedule by placing it in its administrative rules. Doing so provides clear transparency to license holders and other stakeholders. This rule proposal makes no changes to the agency’s current fee schedule. No fee is increased or decreased as a result of this new Chapter.
These amendments were sent to the Texas Register for a 30 day public comment period.and will be considered for final adoption at the March 20, 2018 meeting.
RULE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED AT MARCH 20, 2018 MEETING
Agency staff will be presenting the following proposals for consideration by Commissioners at the March 20, 2018 meeting. If approved, the rules will be submitted to the Texas Register for a 30 day public comment period.
ENACTED LEGISLATION THAT IMPACTS TFSC AND/OR INDUSTRY
The Executive Director has generated a list of bills that were enacted during the 85th Regular Session of the Legislature. These bills directly or indirectly impact the agency's operations or the industry. The bill list is provived as an FYI and should not be considered a complete list. Licensees and other stakeholders should review the 1,200+ bills enacted to determine impact on them or their business.
MORTUARY LAW EXAM
Each individual who takes the online Mortuary Law Exam must accept the Legal Attestation under penalties of law and Commission action. If evidence is presented of cheating, Commission action could include the loss of a license or the refusal to issue a license.
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 email@example.com 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 20, 2018
- June 19, 2018
- September 11, 2018
- December 11, 2018
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.