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2010 California State Audit of Preneed Master Trust 2010 California State Audit of Preneed Master Trust

Date added: 07/06/2010
Date modified: 07/06/2010
Filesize: 125.07 kB
Downloads: 4939
2010 regulatory audit showing the state's largest preneed trust institution misused $70 million in consumers' prepaid funeral money.

2010 Virginia Refrigeration and Embalming Law 2010 Virginia Refrigeration and Embalming Law

Date added: 06/18/2010
Date modified: 06/18/2010
Filesize: 9.51 kB
Downloads: 4524
A new law requiring funeral homes to refrigerate or embalm bodies after 48 hours. The law bars embalming without express permission, so families will have the choice of refrigeration.

2014 New Hampshire Funeral Price Survey 2014 New Hampshire Funeral Price Survey

Date added: 03/02/2015
Date modified: 03/02/2015
Filesize: 470.9 kB
Downloads: 601

Courtesy nhfuneral.org.

2015 Hawaii Funeral Home Price Survey 2015 Hawaii Funeral Home Price Survey

Date added: 04/29/2015
Date modified: 04/29/2015
Filesize: 38.25 kB
Downloads: 435

2015 Upper Valley New Hamphire Funeral Price Survey 2015 Upper Valley New Hamphire Funeral Price Survey

Date added: 03/02/2015
Date modified: 03/02/2015
Filesize: 273.44 kB
Downloads: 707

Courtesy FCA volunteer Michael Whitman. 

Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act 2011 Bereaved Consumers Bill of Rights Act 2011

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 580.63 kB
Downloads: 5248
A bill that would extend the Federal Trade Commission's Funeral Rule to cover cemeteries, crematories, and third-party merchandise vendors. Introduced by Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush on March 1, 2011.

California SB 658 - introduced 2011 California SB 658 - introduced 2011

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 141.47 kB
Downloads: 4455
A first-in-the-nation bill that would require funeral homes to post their price lists online if they have a website.

Caring For Your Own in South Carolina Caring For Your Own in South Carolina

Date added: 05/27/2008
Date modified: 05/27/2008
Filesize: 121.76 kB
Downloads: 9650

Catholic Cemetery Conference Letter 2010 Catholic Cemetery Conference Letter 2010

Date added: 05/14/2010
Date modified: 05/14/2010
Filesize: 105.6 kB
Downloads: 4884
Letter from CCC protesting HR3655 and asking for exemption for religious cemeteries.

Colorado Disposition Wishes and Agent Declaration Colorado Disposition Wishes and Agent Declaration

Date added: 10/17/2008
Date modified: 10/17/2008
Filesize: 5.53 kB
Downloads: 11081

Compra de servicios fúnebres Compra de servicios fúnebres

Date added: 03/31/2014
Date modified: 03/31/2014
Filesize: 505.08 kB
Downloads: 2610

Dr. Osterholm Letter on Embalming and Public Health 2009 Dr. Osterholm Letter on Embalming and Public Health 2009

Date added: 09/20/2011
Date modified: 09/20/2011
Filesize: 1.11 MB
Downloads: 3517

Legislative testimony from Dr. Michael Osterholm of the Center for Infectious Disease Policy and Research at the University of Minnesota. Delivered in 2009, this letter debunks claims from the funeral industry that dead bodies pose a public health risk.

El último adiós El último adiós

Date added: 03/31/2014
Date modified: 03/31/2014
Filesize: 433.52 kB
Downloads: 2525

FCA Amicus: Case challenging monopolistic state laws FCA Amicus: Case challenging monopolistic state laws

Date added: 11/26/2007
Date modified: 11/26/2007
Filesize: 106.67 kB
Downloads: 9148

FCA Comments on MO Board Proposed Bill 2008 FCA Comments on MO Board Proposed Bill 2008

Date added: 05/04/2008
Date modified: 05/04/2008
Filesize: 223.69 kB
Downloads: 6381

FCA letter supporting CA bill SB 658, 2011 FCA letter supporting CA bill SB 658, 2011

Date added: 03/15/2011
Date modified: 03/15/2011
Filesize: 199.38 kB
Downloads: 4481
FCA supports California's bill to require funeral homes to post price lists on their websites.

FCA of Central Ohio Testimony on SB 196; Preneed Reform FCA of Central Ohio Testimony on SB 196; Preneed Reform

Date added: 05/22/2008
Date modified: 05/22/2008
Filesize: 96.61 kB
Downloads: 6042

FCA Supplemental Testimony to House Energy Commerce Committee on Exempting Religious Cemeteries FCA Supplemental Testimony to House Energy Commerce Committee on Exempting Religious Cemeteries

Date added: 05/14/2010
Date modified: 05/14/2010
Filesize: 224.35 kB
Downloads: 5984

FCA's Response to Catholic Cemetery Conference FCA's Response to Catholic Cemetery Conference

Date added: 05/14/2010
Date modified: 05/14/2010
Filesize: 159.23 kB
Downloads: 4992
FCA rebuts CCC's letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee asking for religious exemption.

FCA/ICCFA Amicus Brief in St. Joseph's Abbey Casket Case FCA/ICCFA Amicus Brief in St. Joseph's Abbey Casket Case

Date added: 12/20/2011
Date modified: 12/21/2011
Filesize: 104.72 kB
Downloads: 3506

A joint friend of the court brief by Funeral Consumers Alliance and the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association, a trade group. It urges the 5th Circuit Court to uphold a ruling against the state of Louisiana. Monks at St. Joseph's Abbey sued the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors after the Board sent the monks a cease-and-desist order telling them it was illegal to sell caskets without employing a licensed funeral director and installing an embalming room. 

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