Architarium Commends Passage of Texas House Bill 1404 for Columbariums

Austin, TX, May 20, 2009 --( Legislation Allows Churches More Freedom to Create Structures for Cremated Remains.

Architarium, a US columbarium manufacturing business, today commends state legislators for the passage of Texas House Bill 1404, allowing more flexibility in the establishment and use of columbarium structures by churches in Texas. Legislators confirmed cremated remains are no health risk to the community.

A columbarium is a structure where cremated remains are housed in urns. Previously these memorials were required to be in cemeteries or be attached to churches, unless a special request was granted.

“This is a great opportunity for churches to serve their membership by providing a permanent resting place anywhere on the grounds of their places of worship,” said Paul Pinigis, COO of Architarium. “Memorial gardens with a columbarium are becoming increasingly popular on church grounds, as people look for the most meaningful final resting spot for themselves and their families.

The legislation, HB 1404, was introduced by Representative Robert Miklos (D)-Mesquite, and was passed in the Texas House of Representatives on April 6, 2009. The bill passed the Texas Senate Health and Human Services committee on May 8.

About Architarium
Architarium is a family owned and operated columbarium manufacturing business, established in 1926. Located in Austin, Texas, the company specializes in highly engineered columbariums for custom memorial garden projects. More information can be found at

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