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SB 1274- Relating to Funeral Board Composition

professional regulatory boards; composition – Introduced by Senator Ugenti-Rita

Read introduced version here: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/2R/bills/SB1274P.htm

This bill is going to change the composition of the state board from four industry members /three public members to four public members/three industry members. Putting the balance higher on the public side.

AFCCA Position: We have opposed this bill and have written to the Governor’s office asking for reconsideration. The funeral industry has intricate details involving public health and safety that are better assessed by those who are trained in the field.

AFCCA Board Members met with Senator Ugenti-Rita on February 16. She was not receptive to taking our Funeral board portion off the bill, though she did hear our concerns.

Advocacy Action Items: Before this bill makes it to the Governor’s office, we need everyone to contact your state legislators to share your thoughts on this bill. Find your legislator here: https://www.azleg.gov/findmylegislator/

Please email director@azfcca.org with any concerns or comments.

BILL UPDATES:

March 9, 2020

The bill passed out of House Regulatory Affairs today 4-2.

February 26, 2020

COM (ref Bill) adopted
Ugenti-Rita flr amend (ref COM) adopted

February 18, 2020

Passed through committee

January 27, 2020

Senate second read

January 23, 2020

Senate first read of 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 “sb1136” 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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