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S 0185 General Bill, By Shealy
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-20(1) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF "ADVERTISEMENT" AS USED IN REGARD TO EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS, BY ADDING THE TERM "INTERNET" TO THE DEFINITION OF ADVERTISEMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-20 OF THE 1976 CODE BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "THIRD PARTY FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDER"; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 19, TITLE 40 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 40-19-40, TO PROVIDE THAT THIRD PARTY FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDERS MUST BE LICENSED BY THE STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE, TO PROVIDE NOTICE AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIRD PARTY FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDER ADVERTISEMENTS, TO PROVIDE FOR LICENSE REVOCATION FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE SHALL PRESCRIBE THE FORMAT OF ADVERTISEMENT DISCLOSURE BY REGULATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIRD PARTY FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDERS MUST DISCLOSE TO CUSTOMERS THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT THAT WILL BE IN CHARGE OF HANDLING ALL FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.
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12/13/16Senate Prefiled
12/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/10/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 98)
01/10/17Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 98)
03/09/17Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/10/17 Scrivener's error corrected
03/15/17Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 13)
03/15/17Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 13)
03/15/17Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 13)
03/16/17Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 14)
03/21/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 122)
03/21/17House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 122)



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