Legislative, Legal, and Lobbying Documents

Bills and materials related to legislation affecting funeral consumers, pro-consumer lobbying by FCA and allied organizations, and documents pertaining to lawsuits. 

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Minnesota Embalming Room Court Decision 10.2013 Minnesota Embalming Room Court Decision 10.2013

Date added: 10/15/2013
Date modified: 10/15/2013
Filesize: 491.85 kB
Downloads: 1581

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. 

MN House Bil 3151 Final Version 2010 MN House Bil 3151 Final Version 2010

Date added: 04/20/2010
Date modified: 04/20/2010
Filesize: 1.29 MB
Downloads: 4027
Bill restores families' rights to care for their own dead; eliminates Minnesota's requirement to embalm bodies that are on public view.

Proposed new regulations Montana 4-10-2013 Proposed new regulations Montana 4-10-2013

Date added: 04/12/2013
Date modified: 04/12/2013
Filesize: 87.65 kB
Downloads: 2831

Revisions that would restrict crematories from doing basic tasks necessary to run a retail business. FCA has opposed these. 

Wasserman Settlment Pennsylvania Wasserman Settlment Pennsylvania

Date added: 12/19/2012
Date modified: 04/24/2013
Filesize: 389.23 kB
Downloads: 2033

Agreement that the state of PA recognizes it does not have the right to regulate or interfere with religious persons or communities who care for their own dead privately without hiring a funeral home. 

Wisconsin LRB 3490 Combo Bill Wisconsin LRB 3490 Combo Bill

Date added: 01/11/2012
Date modified: 01/11/2012
Filesize: 29.2 kB
Downloads: 2682

A 2012 bill to overturn the ban on funeral home/cemetery combination businesses. 

WORC Press Release WORC Press Release

Date added: 01/11/2012
Date modified: 01/11/2012
Filesize: 385.23 kB
Downloads: 2263

Press release from the Astroturf "consumer group" Wisconsin for Responsible Consumerism, formed by cemetery interests. 

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