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Engrossed House Bill (S)

DIGEST

Funeral licensee, life insurance, and human remains. Prohibits a funeral licensee from accepting payment by assignment of third party life insurance proceeds for at-need funeral services performed for more than the amount of the contracted funeral expenses arranged for by an authorizing agent. Changes the name of the crime "failure to report a dead body" to "failure to report the discovery or handling of human remains". Adds funeral director to the list of entities who can receive reports regarding the discovery or handling of human remains. Provides that a law enforcement agency shall assist in determining the cause, manner, and Funeral licensee, life insurance, and human remains. Prohibits a funeral licensee from accepting payment by assignment of third party life insurance proceeds for at-need funeral services performed for more than the amount of the contracted funeral expenses arranged for by an authorizing agent. Changes the name of the crime "failure to report a dead body" to "failure to report the discovery or handling of human remains". Adds funeral director to the list of entities who can receive reports regarding the discovery or handling of human remains. Provides that a law enforcement agency shall assist in determining the cause, manner, and mechanism of death in certain circumstances. Provides that a coroner shall hold human remains until the investigation of how the person died and the medical investigation of the cause of death are concluded. Provides that a coroner shall: (1) notify a decedent's next of kin in a timely manner in certain circumstances; and (2) retain certain information until a decedent's next of kin has been located. ... View more