SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend Article 18 (Mortuary Science) of the Occupational Code to do the following:
-- Delete several existing requirements for funeral establishments and their owners.
-- Require a manager or branch manager of a funeral establishment to ensure that it complied with all applicable laws.
-- Prohibit a manger of a funeral establishment from residing more than 75 miles from that establishment.
-- Prohibit an individual from managing more than one funeral establishment, unless he or she received a waiver.
-- Require a funeral establishment to notify the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) in writing when a new manager was appointed not more than 30 days after that appointment.
-- Require the Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science to establish a panel to receive and approve or deny requests for waivers to allow an individual to act as the manager of two funeral establishments.
-- Prescribe the waiver process for a person who requested to act as the manager of two funeral establishments.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.