Funeral and Cemetery Reform moves closer to passage|Your Funeral Guy

25 Mar

Funeral and Cemetery reform moving through Congress.

Breaking News-Funeral and Cemetery Reform Moved closer to passage in the US Congress yesterday, The Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act moved from the House Subcommittee,to the Full Energy and  Commerce Committee in the US House of Representatives. This bill will bring positive changes to the Funeral Industry by bringing cemeteries and Third party Vendors under the Funeral Rule.

The Bill states that a seperate rule would be created for cemeteries, and sellers of funeral goods and burial services.  This bill was written in reaction to the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal.  If passed the legislation should prevent another Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal from occurring in the United States.

READ the bill and more  info here

The bill was proposed by Congressman Bobby Rush, of the First District of Illinois.Read  Congressman’s Bobby Rush  latest statement on the bill here.

The Bereaved Consumers Bill Of Rights Act is moving through Congress.

In a mark-up meeting today, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection voted to send the “Bereaved Consumer’s Bill of Rights Act of 2009” (H.R. 3655) to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration, moving it one step closer to passage. (A mark-up is the part of the legislative process during which the committee with jurisdiction over the bill reviews, amends and approves it, preparing it for consideration by the full House of Representatives.) The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., would require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate a separate rule that would cover cemeteries and all other sellers of funeral or burial goods or services.

Now, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will consider the bill, likely after the Easter recess. If H.R. 3655 passes the House Energy and Commerce Committee, it will move to the House of Representatives for debate and a vote


Funeral Industry|Funeral News| Funeral Blog by Your Funeral Guy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: