Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 467

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 24-5-0.5-10; IC 25-15-8-1.

Synopsis: Country of origin of caskets. Provides that a supplier of a casket or a person who sells or prepares for sale a casket and who removes, covers, alters, or makes unreadable a country of origin marking on the casket commits a deceptive act. Provides that removing, covering, altering, or making unreadable a country of origin marking on a casket may be grounds for discipline for a licensed funeral home director, funeral home, or embalmer.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Paul




    January 13, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce & Economic Development.







Introduced

First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)


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SENATE BILL No. 467



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning trade regulation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 24-5-0.5-13; (11)IN0467.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 24-5-0.5-13 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 13. (a) As used in this section, "casket" means a rigid enclosure that:
        (1) is made of wood, metal, or other material;
        (2) is ornamented;
        (3) has a fixed or nonfixed inner lining; and
        (4) is designed to encase human remains.
    (b) A:
        (1) supplier of; or
        (2) person who sells or prepares for sale;
the casket commits a deceptive act if the supplier or person removes, covers, alters, or makes unreadable a country of origin marking on the casket.

SOURCE: IC 25-15-8-1; (11)IN0467.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 25-15-8-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 1. A licensee that:
        (1) promotes or participates in a scheme or plan in the nature of

a burial association, burial certificate plan, or burial membership plan;
        (2) after an individual has died, personally or through an agent solicits, makes, or offers to make a direct or an indirect payment of a commission for the purpose of securing the individual's human remains;
        (3) fails to promptly surrender possession of human remains after receiving a demand from the person legally entitled to custody of the human remains;
        (4) transports or disposes of human remains without a permit required by law;
        (5) takes possession of human remains without authorization from the person legally entitled to custody of the human remains;
        (6) makes a misleading claim concerning the protective qualities of a casket, an alternative container, or an outer burial container; or
        (7) shows a casket, an alternative container, or an outer burial container to a consumer if the casket, alternative container, or outer burial container does not have a conspicuously displayed card or brochure that lists the price of the casket, alternative container, or outer burial container and briefly describes the casket, alternative container, or outer burial container; or
        (8) commits a deceptive act under IC 24-5-0.5-13;

may be disciplined under IC 25-1-11.