Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 712.0035
Issuance of Certificate of Authority


(a)

The commissioner shall issue a certificate of authority if the commissioner finds that:

(1)

the applicant meets the qualifications listed in Section 712.0034 (Qualifications for Certificate of Authority; Investigation) and it is reasonable to believe that the applicant’s cemetery business will be conducted fairly and lawfully, according to applicable state and federal law, and in a manner commanding the public’s trust and confidence;

(2)

the issuance of the certificate of authority is in the public interest;

(3)

the documentation and forms required to be submitted by the applicant are acceptable; and

(4)

the applicant has satisfied all requirements for issuance of a certificate of authority.

(b)

The applicant is entitled, on request, to a hearing on a denial of the application. The request must be filed with the commissioner not later than the 30th day after the date the notice of denial is mailed. The hearing must be held not later than the 60th day after the date of the request unless the administrative law judge extends the period for good cause or the parties agree to a later hearing date. The hearing is a contested case under Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 532 (H.B. 2495), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2011.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1336 (S.B. 1167), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 712.0035 — Issuance of Certificate of Authority, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­712.­htm#712.­0035 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

712.001
Definitions
712.002
Exemptions from Chapter
712.003
Registration Required
712.004
Perpetual Care Trust Fund Required
712.005
Cancellation of Charter for Failure to Begin Operation of Perpetual Care Cemetery
712.007
Notice of Perpetual Care Required
712.008
Rules
712.009
Limitations on Burials
712.020
Conflict with Other Law
712.021
Establishment and Purposes of Fund
712.022
Operation of Perpetual Care Cemetery
712.023
Validity of Contributions
712.024
Amendment of Trust Instrument
712.025
Use of Fund Distributions
712.026
Suit by Plot Owners to Maintain Perpetual Care
712.027
Investment of Fund
712.028
Amount of Fund Deposits from Sales
712.029
Accounting for and Depositing Amounts
712.030
Use of Gift for Special Care of Plot in Perpetual Care Cemetery
712.0032
Certificate of Authority Requirement
712.0033
Certificate of Authority Application
712.0034
Qualifications for Certificate of Authority
712.0035
Issuance of Certificate of Authority
712.0036
Term of Certificate of Authority
712.0037
Renewal of Certificate of Authority
712.0038
Transfer or Assignment Prohibited
712.0039
Transfer of Business Ownership
712.041
Annual Statement of Funds
712.042
Fees
712.043
Additional Fund Report
712.044
Examination of Records
712.045
Revocation or Suspension of Certificate of Authority
712.048
Criminal Penalties
712.061
Offer and Sale of Undeveloped Mausoleum Space
712.062
Deposits to Fund
712.063
Preconstruction Trust
712.064
Construction
712.065
Release of Trust Funds to Corporation
712.066
Contract Disclosures
712.067
Bond in Lieu of Preconstruction Trust
712.068
Reports
712.0255
Judicial Modification or Termination of Fund
712.0351
Definitions
712.0352
Modification of Distribution Method
712.0353
Determination of Fair Market Value
712.0354
Determination of Total Return Percentage
712.0355
Regulatory Limits on Distributions
712.0356
Rules
712.0357
Nature of Total Return Distributions
712.00395
Surrender of Certificate of Authority
712.0435
Investigations
712.0441
Enforcement
712.0442
Pattern of Wilful Disregard
712.0443
Cease and Desist Order
712.0444
Emergency Order
712.0445
Receivership Proceedings

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 712.0035’s source at texas​.gov