Bills and materials related to legislation affecting funeral consumers, pro-consumer lobbying by FCA and allied organizations, and documents pertaining to lawsuits.
A bill to allow funeral homes to sell insurance to fund prepaid funerals. The bill was defeated, preserving Maine's requirement that funeral homes deposit prepaid money in trust accounts rather than selling expensive and commission-laden insurance policies to consumers.
FCA of Maine's opposition testimony to a bill that would have allowed funeral homes to sell insurance to fund prepaid funerals. The bill was defeated.
FCA's letter asking for amendments to SB 370, which removed language from the law that had permitted family-directed funerals without the use of a commercial funeral home. Sadly, the bill passed unanimously, having the unintended effect of making Florida citizens' dead the property of the commercial funeral business.
The court decision overturning Minnesota's requirement that every funeral home and branch, regardless of need, construct an embalming room. The FCA of Minnesota and Verlin Stoll of Crescent Tide Funerals and Cremation were co-plaintiffs.
Decision reinstating Pennsylvania's restrictions on funeral home ownership, food service, etc.
Funeral director Ernie Heffner's appeal to the Supreme Court on his suit, which was overturned by the 3rd Circuit.