SECOND REGULAR SESSION

[PERFECTED]

HOUSE BILL NO. 1464

90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES RANSDALL AND GRAHAM (24) (Co-sponsors).

Read 1st time January 12, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.

Read 2nd time January 13, 2000, and referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection and Housing, January 24, 2000.

Reported from the Committee on Consumer Protection and Housing, March 30, 2000, with recommendation that the bill Do Pass.

Taken up for Perfection April 18, 2000. Bill ordered Perfected and printed.

ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk

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AN ACT

To amend chapter 407, RSMo, relating to merchandising practices by adding thereto one new section relating to funeral merchandise.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Chapter 407, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 407.205, to read as follows:

407.205. 1. For the purposes of this section, "funeral merchandise" means personal property incidental to the final disposition of a dead human body, including, but not limited to caskets, urns, grave vaults, or receptacles, but excludes grave lots, grave spaces, crypts, niches and mausoleums.

2. No funeral merchandise may be sold for delivery in Missouri other than:

(1) Where such merchandise is immediately required for use in a funeral;

(2) For immediate pick up by the purchaser from the seller; or

(3) For immediate delivery by the seller to a location selected by the purchaser.

3. The provisions of subsection 2 of this section shall not apply if the seller of such funeral merchandise and the purchaser have executed a valid preneed funeral contract pursuant to chapter 436, RSMo. No seller of such funeral merchandise shall agree to hold or store such merchandise for a purchaser for more than thirty days. No seller of funeral merchandise shall enter into an agreement, other than a valid preneed contract executed in accordance with chapter 436, RSMo, with a purchaser whereby the seller furnishes the purchaser a certificate or other document redeemable for funeral merchandise, in lieu of actually providing such merchandise for immediate use.



Missouri House of Representatives