Missouri bill gives options for disposal of dead bodies
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.
Burial bill is SB 416.