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2019 House Bill 4437: Require relicensure of transfered funeral establishments

Public Act 265 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Rodney Wakeman (R) on April 9, 2019
To establish that a change in the ownership of a licensed funeral establishment cancels the license, and thereby subjects the new owner to an array of regulatory requirements and restrictions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on April 9, 2019
Reported in the House on June 16, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-5) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on June 16, 2020
Reported in the House on June 24, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-6) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To impose new mandates and conditions on getting the state license required to operate a funeral home, including a new mandate to complete a three-year mortuary science training program, to pass state tests, to get four hours of annual "continuing education" and more. Also, to establish that a change in the ownership of a licensed funeral establishment cancels the license, and thereby subjects the new owner to the same array of regulatory requirements and restrictions.
Received in the Senate on June 25, 2020
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on June 25, 2020
Reported in the Senate on December 9, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on December 16, 2020
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 16, 2020
Received in the Senate on December 16, 2020
Received in the House on December 16, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 29, 2020

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