FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENTS                                                                  S.B. 696 (S-1):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                     REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bill 696 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

Sponsor:  Senator Rick Outman

Committee:  Regulatory Reform




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.


MCL 339.1801 & 339.1809                                       Legislative Analyst:  Drew Krogulecki




The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


Date Completed:  2-12-20                                        Fiscal Analyst:  Elizabeth Raczkowski




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.