MS HB1015 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 2 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Authorize Persons To Execute A Written Declaration Assigning To A Representative The Right To Direct Disposition Of The Person's Remains After Death And Purchase Goods And Services Related To The Funeral; To Amend Section 73-11-58, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That When There Are Multiple Members Of The Same Class Having Priority As To The Disposition Of A Decedent's Body, A Funeral Director, Funeral Service Practitioner Or Funeral Establishment Shall Act In Accordance With The Directive Of A Majority Of The Members Of The Class Who Can Be Located With Reasonable Efforts; To Amend Section 73-11-69, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Allow A Crematory Or Funeral Establishment To Dispose Of Any Remains Unclaimed By The Family After One Hundred Twenty Days After Cremation By Scattering Or Burial; To Amend Section 75-63-55, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize The Insured Under A Preneed Contract To Modify The Contract To Change The Method Of Disposition Of The Insured's Body From Burial In A Casket To Cremation Of The Body, Or From Cremation To Burial In A Casket; And For Related Purposes.

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Funeral homes; revise various provisions relating to disposition of bodies, crematories and preneed contracts.



2021-02-02HouseDied In Committee
2021-01-18HouseReferred To Public Health and Human Services

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
731158Amended CodeSee Bill Text
731169Amended CodeSee Bill Text
756355Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Mississippi State Sources

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