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Readshaw bill advances out of House committee


Last week, the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to move House Bill 1925 out of committee. The bill, introduced by state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, would provide for the right to dispose of a person’s remains.

“After discussions with other funeral directors, it appeared there needed to be a way to provide relief to families during a very sad, strenuous time in their lives,” Mr. Readshaw said. “There have been a number of instances where, without a will, a person’s final arrangements could not be made because immediate heirs could not come to an agreement. House Bill 1925 would allow arrangements to be finalized with a simple majority approval. This would eliminate long drawn out family disputes and delayed funeral arrangements for the loved ones.”

The bill now awaits consideration on the House floor.


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