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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 2, 2022 09:48 AM
From: Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Updating the Cremation Law
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce my legislation from last session Senate Bill 765, that will establish in statute a minimum temperature for cremations at 1600 degrees.
Currently, the minimum temperature for cremating human remains is established under the Department of Environmental Protection at 1800 degrees. Recently, New York reduced their cremation temperature to 1600 degrees, well within the respected and well-studied temperature window of 1400-1800 degrees.
This will reduce the costs for crematory operators and reduce the environmental emissions that these crematories dispense. 
Previous co-sponsors of this legislation were: Stefano and Dush.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important and overdue legislation.

Introduced as SB43