South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3197

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. King
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7013ahb17.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2017
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

Summary: Permits for cremation

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/15/2016  House   Prefiled
  12/15/2016  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
   1/10/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 109)
   1/10/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 109)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/15/2016

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-600, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMITS FOR CREMATION WHICH MUST BE ISSUED BY CORONERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO FEE FOR A PERMIT FOR CREMATION MAY BE CHARGED.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 17-5-600 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 17-5-600.    When the body of any a dead person who died in the county is to be cremated, the person who has requested the cremation must secure a permit for the cremation from the coroner, deputy coroner, medical examiner, or deputy medical examiner. A person who wilfully fails to secure a permit for cremation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than twenty dollars and not more than five hundred dollars. A permit for cremation promptly must be acted upon by the coroner or medical examiner and no fee for a permit for cremation may be charged."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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