Missouri bill gives options for disposal of dead bodies

2 years 3 months 2 weeks ago February 06, 2015 Feb 6, 2015 Friday, February 06 2015 Friday, February 06, 2015 3:22:00 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri bill would give individuals more flexibility in burying dead family members.

Republican state Sen. Jay Wasson of Nixa introduced legislation Thursday that would allow a cemetery owner to unearth a body and rebury it elsewhere with permission of relatives.

The legislation also outlines who gets to choose the final disposal of a dead body if family members or others disagree.

If there are multiple people with equal priority over how to dispose of the body, the legislation would require a majority of those individuals to decide the issue.

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Burial bill is SB 416.

Online:

Senate: http://www.senate.mo.gov

 

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