Legislative Watch

This page is intended to give consumers a brief idea of the state-by-state legislative activity that has some bearing on funeral-related and end-of-life issues, but we lack the staff to keep it a current as we would like. If you would like to do your own legislative research, you can do so on-line. To reach the state of Vermont's home page, I would type: "http://www.state.vt.us"-- for another state, simply change the two-letter state abbreviation. From there, pick "Legislature" to find the bills for the current session. If you don't know a bill number, you can usually search by topic, like "funeral" or "cemetery." When you find additional pending bills or regulations that we don't have listed, please e-mail the information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This under-staffed office will be extremely grateful for the help!

If you do find there are issues of importance to you here, be sure to write your legislators or plan to testify at any hearings. Those with a goal to maximize industry profit spend big bucks on lobbyists. The average voter, however, can be equally effective by becoming informed and speaking up.

# Article Title Date
Alabama Tuesday, 04 December 2007
California Tuesday, 04 December 2007
California - SB 658 requires online prices, 2011 Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Colorado Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Colorado Passes Mixed Up Funeral Laws Thursday, 19 November 2009
Connecticut Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Georgia Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Hawaii Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Home Funeral Services in Colorado in Legislative Question Wednesday, 04 March 2009
Indiana Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Iowa Gives Undertakers Unfair Advantage Thursday, 26 April 2012
Kentucky Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Logos in the Lonestar State-2012 Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Maine, 2013--preneed insurance voted down Friday, 24 May 2013
Massachusetts Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Minnesota - 2009, Caring for Your Own Dead Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Minnesota -2010, Caring for Your Own Dead Thursday, 11 March 2010
Mississippi Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Missouri Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Missouri Preneed Reforms Are Anything But Friday, 11 April 2008
Montana Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Montana - Right of Disposition, 2009 Tuesday, 03 February 2009
Montana running amok. . .again Friday, 12 April 2013
New Hampshire Tuesday, 04 December 2007
New Jersey Beefs up Cemetery Trusting - 2009 Monday, 23 November 2009
New York Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Ohio Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Oregon funeral directors at it again-2012 Monday, 06 February 2012
South Carolina Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Tennessee Tuesday, 04 December 2007
Utah - Freedom to Care for One's Own Dead restored - 2009 Sunday, 15 February 2009
Virginia Wants to Ban Alkaline Hydrolysis? -2012 Monday, 23 January 2012
Washington - Disposition Agent 2010 Friday, 15 January 2010
Wisconsin Wednesday, 24 May 2006
Wisconsin trade group tries to undo "combo" ban Wednesday, 11 January 2012