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Senate Bill 0146


Senate Bill 0146

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB146 (Updated April 8, 2011 10:56 am - DI 84)


Disposition and interment of human remains. Makes changes to the priority of individuals who may determine the final disposition of the remains of a decedent. Provides that if a person does not exercise a right to determine final disposition within 72 hours of notification of the death of the decedent, the person forfeits the person's right to determine the final disposition of the decedent, and the right to determine final disposition passes to the next person listed in priority. Allows a crematory, cemetery, or funeral home that agrees to shelter the remains of a decedent while parties are in dispute as to the final disposition of the decedent to collect fees for storing the remains of the decedent. Requires that certain causes of action must be filed in the county where the decedent was a resident. Provides that a cemetery or funeral home that relies in good faith on a signed authorization for the cremation, interment, entombment, or inurnment of human remains is not liable for carrying out the disposition of the decedent in accordance with the instructions in the authorization. (Current law provides cemetery owners immunity for making a final disposition under a written authorization unless the cemetery owner has actual notice that the authorization is untrue.)
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