Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 2231 -- Disposition of Cremated Human Remains

Sponsor:  Wasson

This bill allows a licensed funeral establishment to dispose of
cremated human remains in accordance with a cremation contract
except if otherwise prohibited by law.

Currently, a licensed funeral establishment is required to send
written notice by certified mail, returned receipt requested, to
the licensed funeral establishment or person who contracted for
the cremation stating that the remains will be scattered or
interred unless the remains are claimed and removed within 90
days.  The bill removes the certified mail requirement and allows
a licensed funeral establishment to send a written notice to the
last known address of the person or funeral establishment that
contracted for the cremation.  The provision is also repealed
which requires the notification of a scattering or interment of
cremated remains to be published in a local newspaper if the
mailed written notice cannot be delivered.

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95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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