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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 29, 2015 05:12 PM
From: Representative Curtis G. Sonney
To: All House members
Subject: Abolish Funeral Directors Remarriage Penalty
 
In the near future I will be introducing legislation to amend the Funeral Director’s Law to remove the prohibition on remarrying.

Current law allows the widow or widower of a deceased funeral director to be issued a special license in order to continue an existing funeral practice, provided they employ a licensed funeral director to supervise the practice. The law authorizes this special license only as long as the widow or widower remains unmarried. When the widow or widower remarries they are prohibited from renewing their license, and would be required to sell their interest in the business.

I don’t see why a widow or widower shouldn’t be allowed to remarry, provided that they have employed a funeral director.

This is a reintroduction of former HB 865. Previous co-sponsors include; BIZZARRO, COHEN, DENLINGER, EVERETT, HARKINS, HENNESSEY, HESS, JAMES, M. K. KELLER, PICKETT, QUINN, R. MILLER,
V. BROWN and WATSON.

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Introduced as HB593