BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1202
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR
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|Moved amendment L.001 (Attachment L). The motion |
Moved to refer House Bill 09-1202, as amended, to
|Pass Without Objection|
02:28 PM -- House Bill 09-1202
Representative Todd, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1202 concerning the regulation of persons who provide for the final disposition of dead human bodies in the normal course of business and distributed a letter of support from the Colorado Funeral Directors Association (Attachment H). This bill creates a registration program for funeral establishments and crematories in the Division of Registrations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Funeral establishments and crematories are required to register annually with the department and provide specific information concerning the services they offer. The bill identifies the scope of lawful practice for crematories and prohibits either cremation or other funeral services to be performed by an establishment unless it is registered.
Representative Todd walked the committee through the bill and amendment L.001 (Attachment I).
02:38 PM -- Jery Payne, the drafter of the bill from the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to a question from the chair about whether the amendment is substantive. He said most of the amendment is just small changes suggested by the department.
02:45 PM -- Angie Kinaird-Linn, representing the Business and Technical Section of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), testified on the bill. She said pending the passage of the amendment, the bill is almost in line with the DORA sunrise review.
02:49 PM -- Chuck Bowman, representing the Colorado Funeral Directors Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:51 PM -- George Malesich, representing the Colorado Funeral Directors Association, testified in support of the bill. He talked about the importance of requiring a sanitary preparation room and proper transportation of dead bodies. He talked about the increase in death rates and cremations in Colorado.
02:55 PM -- Eric Wolverton, who is on the Legislative Committee and a Funeral Director in Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He talked about the increase in cremation and the impact it has on how bodies are cared for. He said the bill identifies the way those bodies should be cared for.
|TIME: || 03:01:25 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1202, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed 9-0.|
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS