South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Rep. King
Document Path: LC-0056WAB23.docx
Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|12/8/2022||House||Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry|
|1/10/2023||House||Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 122)|
|1/10/2023||House||Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 122)|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by adding Section 40-19-105 so as to PROVIDE WHEN DEAD HUMAN BODIES ARE TRANSFERRED FROM ONE FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDER TO ANOTHER FUNERAL SERVICE PROVIDER, THE TRANSFEROR MAY RECOVER CERTAIN UNPAID SERVICE FEES AND LEGAL FEES FROM THE TRANSFEREE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THESE ACTIONS MUST BE HEARD IN MAGISTRATE'S COURT REGARDLESS OF THE JURISDICTIONAL AMOUNTS INVOLVED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 19, Title 40 of the S.C. Code is amended by adding:
Section 40-19-105. When a funeral home, funeral director, or embalmer ("transferor provider") provides services for a dead human body and the body subsequently is transferred to another funeral home, funeral director, or embalmer ("transferee provider") for additional services, the transferor provider has a cause of action against the transferee provider if the transferee fails to compensate the transferor for the services provided by the transferor. The transferor may recover its usual fee plus reasonable attorney fees and costs. An action brought pursuant to this section may be brought and tried in magistrate's court regardless of the amount of money involved, and the monetary jurisdictional limits of magistrate's court do not apply.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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