DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Burial of veterans. Requires that a funeral director and crematory authority make a reasonable effort to determine whether a deceased person whose remains have been submitted to a funeral establishment for final disposition by cremation is any of the following: (1) a veteran; (2) the spouse of a veteran; or (3) the dependent child of a veteran. If the funeral director or crematory authority cannot determine with certainty the deceased person's status and there is not an authorizing agent, the funeral director or crematory authority may allow certain veterans organizations to have access to the cremated remains and information regarding the deceased person to determine if the deceased person qualifies as a veteran or veteran's spouse or dependent. Allows a funeral director to turn over unclaimed cremated remains of a deceased person who qualifies as a veteran or veteran's spouse or dependent to a veterans organization for final disposition. Provides immunity for crematory authorities and funeral directors for acts and omissions while complying with the law concerning cremated veterans.