Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3449Ratification Number: 125Act Number: 70Primary Sponsor: TownsendType of Legislation: GBSubject: Funeral Service BoardDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 30, 1991Computer Document Number: 3449Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 23, 1991Introduced Date: Feb 07, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Mar 21, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 23, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 70Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Townsend CooperType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3449 ------ May 23, 1991 Act No. 70 3449 ------ May 23, 1991 Signed by Governor 3449 ------ May 21, 1991 Ratified R 125 3449 Senate Apr 30, 1991 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3449 Senate Apr 29, 1991 Read second time 3449 Senate Apr 25, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 08 3449 Senate Mar 26, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to Committee 3449 House Mar 22, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3449 House Mar 21, 1991 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day 3449 House Mar 20, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 3449 House Feb 07, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A70, R125, H3449)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-19-90, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICE TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF FUNERAL SERVICE AND TO REQUIRE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR LICENSEES, SO AS TO EXEMPT FROM THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT PERSONS WHO ARE NOT THE MANAGER OF RECORD OF A FUNERAL HOME, FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT, OR MORTUARY WHO HAVE BEEN LICENSED THIRTY OR MORE YEARS OR WHO HAVE ATTAINED AGE SIXTY, TO DELETE SURPLUS LANGUAGE, AND TO EXEMPT ALL LICENSEES FROM THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT UNTIL THE BOARD OFFERS CORRESPONDENCE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The last paragraph of Section 40-19-90 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 592 of 1990, is amended to read:
"The board shall develop a continuing education program to require each licensee to receive a minimum of three credit hours annually to sustain competency and to remain current. This continuing education requirement does not apply to a person who is not the manager of record of a funeral home, funeral establishment, or mortuary who has been licensed for thirty or more years or who has attained the age of sixty years. This continuing education program must be offered, at a minimum, four times a year at locations easily accessible to participants and must be available through correspondence courses. The board shall develop a continuing education program to require each affected licensee to receive a minimum of three credit hours annually to sustain competency and to remain current."
SECTION 2. No licensee of the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service is required to meet the continuing education requirement of Section 40-19-90 of the 1976 Code until the board makes available correspondence courses to meet the requirement.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 23rd day of May, 1991.