|Posted:||December 20, 2016 10:20 AM|
|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 593. Previous co-sponsors include; BENNINGHOFF, GILLEN, HEFFLEY, JAMES, MURT, PHILLIPS-HILL, PICKETT, SCHEMEL, THOMAS and WATSON
Introduced as HB186