SB 1025
Modifies laws regarding the right to control the final disposition of a dead human body
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Last Action:
1/30/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SB 1025 - Under current law, a person may grant the right of sepulcher to any person as long as the designation is made in a written instrument meeting certain qualifications under current law, however, such a designation will not supersede the rights of the deceased's spouse or certain family members. This act deletes the provisions of law allowing for such a designation, and instead provides that an attorney in fact designated in a durable power of attorney that specifically grants the right of sepulcher shall have first priority for the purposes of determining who has the right to choose and control the burial, cremation, or other final disposition of the deceased designee's body.

This act is identical to provisions within SB 659 (2007).