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TOPIC: Cemeteries: Legislation and Advocacy

Cemeteries: Legislation and Advocacy 13 Mar 2009 06:26 #200

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The Saga of S 18, A drama in four acts
Act One

It's Spring in Raleigh and it is an odd-numbered year. That means the NC General Assembly is hard at work and the voice of the lobbyist is heard in the land. In other words, consumers need to watch for dangers and opportunities in pending legislation.
This year a bill to amend the Cemetery Act has been introduced (S 18). Very importantly for FCAT, it would change the membership of the Cemetery Commission to have five 'public' members without a financial interest in cemeteries, instead of the current, four member minority.

FCAT is working hard to use this opportunity to improve regulation of cemeteries.

Read more at: www.fcat-nc.org/index.php
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Re:Cemeteries: Legislation and Advocacy 23 Mar 2009 15:14 #201

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mver wrote:
The Saga of S 18, A drama in four acts
Act One

It's Spring in Raleigh and it is an odd-numbered year...
This year a bill to amend the Cemetery Act has been introduced (S 18). Very importantly for FCAT, it would change the membership of the Cemetery Commission to have five 'public' members without a financial interest in cemeteries, instead of the current, four member minority.

FCAT is working hard to use this opportunity to improve regulation of cemeteries.

Read more at: www.fcat-nc.org/index.php

23 March 2009, Update: notes from the FCAT observer at the NC Cemetery Commission meeting on 254 February have been posted under NC News at the site above. Among other things they provide more details on the interesting case of $150 million potentially lost by cemetery customers --- involving a cemetery that has been in bankruptcy proceedings since early in the 21st century and a bonding company that found a way not to pay.:(
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