06RS HB232


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HB 232 (BR 1131) - C. Miller, C. Siler, R. Adams, J. Bruce, De. Butler, Dw. Butler, L. Clark, J. Comer Jr, M. Denham, D. Graham, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, Ji. Lee, G. Lynn, H. Moberly Jr, F. Nesler, D. Owens, D. Pasley, J. Richards, S. Rudy, T. Shelton, T. Thompson, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to funeral establishments.
     Amend KRS 316.010, relating to embalmers and funeral directors, to add definitions for "direct burial," "embalming service establishment," "funeral," "full service funeral establishment," "memorial service," and "visitation and ceremonial funeral service establishment"; redefine "funeral establishment" to include full service funeral establishments, embalming service establishments, and visitation and ceremonial funeral service establishments; amend 316.125 to reclassify funeral establishment licenses issued by the board into separate licenses for each of the three types of funeral establishments; require establishment license applicants to designate the type of funeral establishment license sought in each application.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except reinstate that a funeral director is a person engaged in funeral directing "for profit"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 316 to allow an existing funeral establishment licensee to be licensed as one of the three new types of funeral establishments if the funeral establishment meets the definition of that type; direct that the new license as a full service funeral establishment, an embalming service establishment, or a visitation and ceremonial funeral service establishment is effective until the date that the funeral establishment's former license would have expired; require an existing funeral establishment granted the new type of license to apply for renewal as the same new type of establishment when license renewal is due; exempt an existing visitation and ceremonial funeral service establishment from the requirement of ownership in whole or in part by an affiliated full-service funeral establishment; state that the exemption will lapse if the visitation and ceremonial funeral service establishment is sold, ceases to exist, or engages in any activity that changes its license; make technical corrections.

     SCS - Retain original provisions, except make technical correction to definition of "funeral"; redefine "memorial service" to mean a ceremony or service at which there are no human remains as defined in KRS 367.97501(13), rather than only no body or body parts generally; direct that an existing funeral establishment that does not meet the definition of a full service funeral establishment or an embalming service establishment shall be granted a license as a visitation and ceremonial funeral service establishment; establish that the visitation and ceremonial funeral service establishment license is renewable as the same unless the board approves an application for a different type of license; make technical changes.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Jan 10-posted in committee
     Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 10, 2006
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 72-20 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 13-received in Senate
     Feb 15-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 16, 2006
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 20-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Tuesday, March 21, 2006
     Mar 21-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 97-0
     Mar 22-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 112)

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