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HB 1123 - Funeral Registration - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (41-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Funeral Registration

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the registration of all funeral establishments and re-registration every two years.

- Prohibits anyone in the funeral business from interfering with a person's right to choose a funeral establishment [sec. 3 (e)]. - Limits access to the body during embalming and cremation to the embalmer, cremator and licensed nurses or doctors with a medical reason for being present [sec. 3 (i) (I-VIII)]. - Makes it unlawful for a mortuary to sell human body parts [sec. 4 (1)(n)]. - Requires a mortuary science practitioner to be licensed by the director of the division of registrations [sec. 9 (12-54-110) (1) (a) (I)]. - Requires a mortuary to maintain sanitary conditions [sec. 9 (12-54-111) (1) (a)]. - Gives the director of the department of regulatory agencies the authority to investigate licensed mortuary science practitioners and registered mortuaries and revoke a license in the case of regulation violations [sec. 9 (12-54-112) (4) (a)]. - Grants immunity from civil action to employees whom in good faith report or testify about violations made by a funeral service provider [sec. 9 (12-54-114)]. - Effective date of this bill July 1, 2008 (Sec. 13).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Funeral Registration


  • Steve Johnson (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Stafford (CO - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Morgan L. Carroll (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gwyn Green (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Liane 'Buffie' McFadyen (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne L. McGihon (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Middleton (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John F. Soper (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Janann Todd (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
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