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Bill Detail: HB24-1335

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Title Sunset Continue Mortuary Science Code Regulation
Status House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (04/12/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Gardner (R)
D. Roberts (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/23/2024

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor
Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department
of regulatory agencies (department) concerning the mortuary science code
(code), as the recommendations are specified in the department's sunset
review of the registration of funeral establishments and crematories, as
  • Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue registration of funeral
establishments and crematories and the title protection of
mortuary science practitioners, funeral directors,
embalmers, and cremationists until 2031;
  • Section 3:
  • Requires the inspection of funeral homes and
crematories on a routine basis and for a period of
time after the business has ceased operations for the
purpose of ensuring compliance with the code
during this time; and
  • Repeals the limitation on the authority of the
director of the division of professions and
occupations (director) to inspect funeral homes and
crematories only during business hours;
  • Sections 3 and 4 expand the director's authority to
promulgate rules to include any rules necessary to
administer the code;
  • Section 3 repeals the code's stakeholder engagement
provisions for rule-making to allow the State
Administrative Procedure Act to control stakeholder
  • Section 3:
  • Adds the failure to respond to a complaint within
the appropriate time to the grounds for discipline;
  • Repeals the requirement that a letter of admonition
be sent by certified mail;
  • Section 5 authorizes the director to suspend the registration
of a person that fails to comply with the condition of a
stipulation or order;
  • Sections 6 and 7 replace the term applicant with the term
person in the title-protection provisions for funeral
directors, embalmers, and cremationists; and
  • Sections 8 through 11 remove gendered language from the

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