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HB 1320 (2022)

Repeal requirement to embalm dead bodies in some circumstances

Summary:

Repeals the prohibition against displaying a dead human body for longer than 24 hours unless such body is properly embalmed.

The Senate amended the bill to add a new requirement. If a body is not disposed of (e.g. cremated) within 48 hours of a funeral home receiving custody, the body must be embalmed, refrigerated under 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or "encased in a closed container with methods employed to prevent leakage."

Bill Sponsor:
Bill Became Law?:
Yes
Status:
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
Status Detail:
Signed by Governor
Public Hearing Date:
03/23/2022 09:15 am
Public Hearing Location:
SH Room 100
House Voting Date:
03/10/2022
Senate Voting Date:
04/21/2022

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