HB2188: RELATING TO FUNERAL INTERNS (HB 2188 No longer applies to our interests)

The AFCCA Board of Directors is remaining neutral on HB 2188, funeral intern bill which will allow for Mortuary Science graduates to complete their Funeral Director and/or Embalmer Internship within one year.
Here is a link to the draft legislation: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/54leg/1R/bills/HB2188P.pdf

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March 21, 2019

SB 1245 (Death Certificate Bill) has been amended to include the provisions of HB 2188 (Funeral Director Internship Bill). It has gone through House Rules and is awaiting scheduling for Committee of the Whole and then Third Read in the House. Since it was amended in the House it will have to go back to Senate for another vote.

HB 2188 was used as a vehicle for another bill relating to ride sharing. An amendment was added to the bill which removed all language relating to funeral issues. HB 2188 no longer applies to our interests.

February 13, 2019

The bill passed the House 60-0 and will be sent to the Senate.

February 4, 2019: 

Approved by rules committee with 8-0 vote.

January 28, 2019: 

Assigned to committee and up for hearing. Approved 7-0 vote.