Hearing Held | Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act-YourFuneralGuy

28 Jan

On 1/27/20010 a hearing was held on the Bereaved Consumers Bill Of Rights Act by Congressman Bobby Rush. Four organizations testified according to WGN Radio 720 in Chicago. The Hearing was held by the House Committee on  Commerce and Energy. The legislation was brought on by the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal

CLICK HERE FOR FULL NEWS COVERAGE ON THE HEARING

NFDA-The National Funeral Directors Associationrepresented by Randal L Earl.

Earl Said that the NFDA supported the bill, but requested that Amazon.com and WalMart.com(selling Caskets) be covered by the FTC regulation. They must pose a threat!

FTC-Federal Trade Commission represented by Charles Harwood, deputy director of it’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Harwood stated that most cemeteries operate as non-profits, and that the FTC does not currently regulate them.

ICOTF- Illinois Cemetery Oversight Task Force represented by Patricia Brown Holmes, a retired judge.

Holmes said that the public thinks that cemetery and funeral people are one in the same and BOTH should be regulated.- This is an important statement for the funeral consumer.

ICCFA-International Cemetery Cremation represented byPaul M. Elvig

Elvig stated he was against the bill becoming law and  that  the legislation  would  make life diffucult for the non profit an religious cemeteries.by Your Funeral Guy.

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT BEREAVED CONSUMERS PROTECTION ACT.COM  FOR ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THIS BILL.

In Congress the legislation is known as the Rush Bill

Source:WGN Radio.com

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