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HB2249 – Relating to Personal Representatives and Probate

personal representatives; funeral directors; prohibition – Introduced by Representative Bollick

Read introduced version here: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/2R/bills/HB2249P.htm

Accepted Amended version: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/2R/bills/HB2249H.htm

This bill prohibit Funeral Directors and/or Funeral Establishment Owners from appointing themselves as personal executives of the estate.

AFCCA Position: We support a bill that will help regulate probate as it stands to the funeral industry, we have been working to ensure verbiage is correct. This bill will most likely pass, and we will hopefully be able to amend it next year to correct any verbiage. Please email director@azfcca.org with any concerns.

BILL UPDATES:

March 16, 2020

The Arizona Senate approved HB2249 unanimously but needs Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature to become law.

February 25, 2020

Senate second read

February 24, 2020

Senate first read

February 10, 2020

Amended bill passed through House COW

January 21, 2020

House first read of the bill

Request to Speak

Please follow directions below if you would like to sign in for or against this bill. This will only work if there is an active agenda. You can also view status at this link.

https://apps.azleg.gov/

Click “sign on” at the top of the page
Sign into your account
Click “Request to Speak”
Click “New Request” on left side of page
Type in “hb2249” in Search Phrase
Fill in information and submit

For further help, review the RTS Manual. Your account must be made at the state capitol kiosk in order register an opinion or create a request to speak. AFCCA highly recommends at one point, you visit the state capitol to create an account so that you can assist with our advocacy in the future.

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