MS HB1217 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 31 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-01-31 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Amend Section 73-11-58, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Coroner May Sign The Consent Authorizing The Disposition Of A Decedent's Body If No Consent For The Embalming, Cremation Or Other Disposition Of The Remains Is Received From Any Of The Specified Relatives Or Interested Persons Or Institutions Within Ten Days Of The Decedent's Death, After Diligent Search And Inquiry To Find Any Of The Persons Or Institutions Who Have The Legal Authority To Direct The Disposition Of The Decedent's Body; To Bring Forward Section 73-11-73, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Prohibits The Embalming Or Cremation Of A Dead Human Body Without The Consent Of The Next Of Kin, For The Purposes Of Possible Amendment; And For Related Purposes.

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Disposition of dead body; coroner may sign consent authorizing if no consent received from specified persons.



2017-01-31HouseDied In Committee
2017-01-16HouseReferred To Public Health and Human Services

Mississippi State Sources

Bill Comments 750