SB 700 Cemetery Board; created.
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Department of Professions and Occupations; Cemetery Board. Creates the Cemetery Board at the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for the regulation of certain cemeteries, preneed burials contracts, and perpetual care trust accounts. The bill transfers control of preneed burial contract and the administration of perpetual care trusts from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to this newly created board. The bill prohibits cemetery companies from engaging in in-person solicitations that are misleading, fraudulent or not for the stated purpose. The bill requires the Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation to conduct a study to determine the appropriate level of regulation of cemetery companies and related trust funds. The Board is also required to determine the approximate costs to regulants, the affected businesses and the impact on consumers. The findings of the Board are required to be reported to the Governor and the 1999 session of the General Assembly by December 1, 1998. This bill is identical to HB 1077.

Full text:
01/26/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 988953705  pdf
02/12/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 987612705-S1  pdf
03/05/98  House: Committee substitute printed 981607146-H1  pdf
03/30/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB700ER)  pdf
05/04/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)  pdf

01/26/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 988953705
01/26/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/98  Senate: Reported from General Laws with sub. (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/12/98  Senate: Committee substitute printed 987612705-S1
02/12/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/98  Senate: Read second time
02/13/98  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/13/98  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 987612705-S1
02/13/98  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/16/98  Senate: Read second time
02/16/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 987612705-S1
02/17/98  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/17/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 1-N)
02/19/98  Senate: Communicated to House
02/20/98  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/98  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/98  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 5
03/05/98  House: Reported from General Laws with sub. (25-Y 0-N)
03/05/98  House: Committee substitute printed 981607146-H1
03/06/98  House: Read second time
03/09/98  House: Read third time
03/09/98  House: Committee substitute agreed to 981607146-H1
03/09/98  House: Passed by for the day
03/10/98  House: Read third time
03/10/98  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 981607146-H1
03/10/98  House: Passed House with substitute (94-Y 5-N)
03/10/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 5-N)
03/12/98  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/12/98  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/12/98  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE SUBSTITUTE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/30/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB700ER)
04/06/98  Senate: Enrolled
04/06/98  House: Signed by Speaker
04/08/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/16/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 708 (effective-see bill)
05/04/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)