Funeral services

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
AB 374 (2011-2012) HillSupportYes
An Act to Amend Sections 9615, 9740, 9741, 9741.1, 9742, 9743, 9744.5, 9745, 9748, 9749, and 9749.3 Of, to Add Sections 9605.3, 9607.7, and 9764.4 To, and to Add Article 9 (Commencing with Section 9789.1) to Chapter 19 of Division 3 Of, the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 7003, 7010.3, 7010.7, 7011, 7011.2, 7015, 7016, 7051, 7051.5, 7052, 7052.5, 7054, 7054.1, 7054.6, 7054.7, 7055, 7116, and 7117 Of, to Add Sections 7002.5, 7006.1, 7006.4, 7006.6, 7006.8, 7010.1, and 7054.8 To, and to Add Article 8 (Commencing with Section 8370) to Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 8 Of, the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Human Remains. AB 4 (2011-2012) MillerSupportNo
Under existing law, the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau licenses and regulates crematoria and various professions relating to the disposition of human remains. Violation of these provisions is a… More
Under existing law, the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau licenses and regulates crematoria and various professions relating to the disposition of human remains. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would require the bureau to license and regulate, as specified, hydrolysis facilities and hydrolysis facility managers, as defined, and would enact requirements substantially similar to those applicable to crematoria. By expanding the definition of crimes relating to the disposition of human remains and creating new crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
SB 1197 (2011-2012) CalderonSupportYes
An Act to Amend Sections 789.10 and 10127.7 of the Insurance Code, Relating to Life Insurance. SB 590 (2011-2012) CalderonSupportNo
(1)Existing law regulates the sale of life insurance to seniors, including annuities, as specified. Existing law requires a person who meets with a senior in the senior’s home regarding the sale of… More
(1)Existing law regulates the sale of life insurance to seniors, including annuities, as specified. Existing law requires a person who meets with a senior in the senior’s home regarding the sale of life insurance to deliver a notice in writing to the senior no less than 24 hours prior to that individual’s meeting, and to abide by other restrictions regarding contacting the senior in the senior’s home. The bill would specify that the above notice, including an additional statement regarding the senior’s rights, may be provided at the time of the meeting in the senior’s home when the meeting concerns the sale of life insurance designated by the purchaser as payment for funeral and burial expenses if the life insurance policy has an initial face value amount of $15,000 or less. The bill would also require, within 14 days of the purchase of that type of life insurance or annuity by a senior, that the issuer of the policy provide by first-class mail a written notice of the purchase and notice of a 60-day right of cancellation with specified content to the senior and certain other persons. The bill would prohibit the insurance salesperson who meets with a senior in the senior’s home to sell that type of life insurance or annuity to sell any other insurance policies or annuities without providing the required 24-hour advance notice. (2)Existing law provides that life insurance policies with a face value of less than $10,000, issued after July 1, 1974, shall contain a notice permitting the return of the policy within a period of time designated in the notice, which may not be less than 10 days nor more than 30 days. This bill would provide that a life insurance policy with an initial face value of $15,000 or less shall contain a notice permitting the return of the policy within not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days, provided that, for a policy relating to funeral and burial expenses described in (1) above, the right of return shall last 60 days when the 24-hour advance notice is not delivered. Hide
An Act to Add Section 594.37 to the Penal Code, Relating to Picketing. SB 661 (2011-2012) LieuSupportYes
Existing law makes it a crime for a person to disturb, obstruct, detain, or interfere with any person carrying or accompanying human remains to a cemetery or funeral establishment, or engaged in a… More
Existing law makes it a crime for a person to disturb, obstruct, detain, or interfere with any person carrying or accompanying human remains to a cemetery or funeral establishment, or engaged in a funeral service or an interment. This bill would make it a crime, punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding 6 months, or by both, for a person to engage in picketing, as defined, except upon private property, which is targeted at a funeral, as defined, during the time period beginning one hour prior to the funeral and ending one hour after the conclusion of the funeral. The bill would set forth related findings and declarations. Because this bill would create a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 789.10 and 10127.7 of the Insurance Code, Relating to Life Insurance. SB 397 (2009-2010) CalderonSupportNo
(1)Existing law regulates the sale of life insurance to seniors, including annuities, as specified. Existing law requires a person who meets with a senior in the senior’s home regarding the sale of… More
(1)Existing law regulates the sale of life insurance to seniors, including annuities, as specified. Existing law requires a person who meets with a senior in the senior’s home regarding the sale of life insurance to deliver a notice in writing to the senior no less than 24 hours prior to that individual’s meeting, and to abide by other restrictions regarding contacting the senior in the senior’s home. This bill would specify that the above notice could be provided at the time of the meeting in the senior’s home and that the other provisions do not apply if the meeting concerns the sale of life insurance designated by the purchaser as payment for funeral and burial expenses, the life insurance policy has an initial face amount of $15,000 or less, the policy provides a “free look” period in which the purchaser has 60 days to cancel the policy and be refunded payments made, and the seller is licensed, as specified. The bill would require the issuer of one of these policies exempted from the provisions requiring 24-hour advance notice and related requirements to provide a written notice of the purchase and the 60-day right of cancellation with specified content to the senior and certain other persons, except as specified. (2)Existing law provides that life insurance policies with a face value of less than $10,000, issued after July 1, 1974, shall contain a notice permitting the return of the policy within a period of time designated in the notice, which may not be less than 10 or more than 30 days. Existing law requires that, if the policy is returned, all premiums paid and any policy fee paid for the policy be refunded to the owner. This bill would provide that a life insurance policy with a face value of $15,000 or less, issued after January 1, 2010, shall contain a notice permitting the return of the policy within not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days, provided that for a policy relating to funeral and burial expenses described in (1) above, if certain notice requirements are not met, the right of return shall last 60 days. The bill would require that a refund of premiums and any policy fee be made not later than 30 days after the date that the insurer is notified that the insured has canceled the policy. Hide
An Act to Repeal and Add Section 1798.89 of the Civil Code, and to Amend Section 4506 of the Family Code, Relating to Social Security Numbers. SB 40 (2009-2010) CorreaSupportYes
Existing law requires any person, entity, or government agency that is presenting a document for recording or filing with a county recorder to only list the last 4 digits of a social security number.… More
Existing law requires any person, entity, or government agency that is presenting a document for recording or filing with a county recorder to only list the last 4 digits of a social security number. Existing law also requires a county recorder to use due diligence to truncate social security numbers in the public record version of official records. This bill would provide that a document containing more than the last 4 digits of a social security number is not entitled for recording. This bill would also provide that a recorder shall be deemed to be in compliance if he or she uses due diligence to truncate social security numbers in documents recorded, as provided. Existing law requires an abstract of judgment ordering a party to pay spousal, child, or family support to contain the social security number of the party who is ordered to pay. This bill would instead require an abstract of judgment to contain only the last 4 digits of the social security number of the party who is ordered to pay. The provisions of this bill would not apply to documents created prior to January 1, 2010. Hide