Texas Food Handler Law


    S.B. No. 582




AN ACT
    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



    Approved:

    ______________________________
                Date


    ______________________________
              Governor