Maine LD 433: An Act To Clarify the Liability of Funeral Practitioners

LD 433 (subjects: LICENSING , FUNERAL DIRECTORS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=433&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Andre Cushing of Penobscot: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 Senate Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/24/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/5/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-187) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-187) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/5/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-187).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 433 as originally introduced. L.D. 433 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-187) .

An Act To Clarify the Liability of Funeral Practitioners

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 2843-A, sub- 10, F is enacted to read:

F. A funeral director or practitioner of funeral service who, in good faith, acts upon the instructions of a party that misrepresents that party’s custody and control may not be held civilly or criminally liable and is not subject to disciplinary action for acting in accordance with those instructions.

summary

This bill provides immunity from disciplinary action and civil and criminal liability for a funeral director or a practitioner of funeral service who, with respect to the remains of a deceased person, acts in good faith upon the instructions of an individual who misrepresents that individual’s custody and control of that deceased person.

Patterns of Support

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